Episode 20

World Trip I (pt. 11) – Georgetown, Koh Tao & Bangkok

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About this Episode

In this episode of "Sleepless in Singapore," I recount my journey from Tioman Island to Georgetown, Penang, and further to Bangkok. Georgetown's colonial charm captivates me, with its vibrant street food and stunning murals. A scooter tour reveals Penang's natural beauty, and an adventurous ferry ride leads me to Thailand, where I navigate border crossings and local trains.

Reaching Koh Tao, I relish the island's serene beaches and laid-back vibe, despite a rustic overnight boat journey. Bangkok greets me with the chaos of Khao San Road, a lost phone, and a strange encounter with a woman selling a house in Sweden. Yet, the city redeems itself with picturesque views from a skyscraper and a memorable seafood feast with an old friend.

Episode Links

  • myPenang — Official tourism website for Penang, Malaysia, offering information on attractions, activities, and accommodations in Georgetown and beyond.
  • Palm Mansion Boutique Suites, George Town — Listing for Palm Mansions, a charming colonial-style BnB in Georgetown, Penang.
  • @themugshotcafe — Popular café in Georgetown, Penang, known for its coffee and pastries.
  • @hippoburgerkohtao — Restaurant in Koh Tao known for its burgers and casual dining atmosphere.
  • Chatuchak Market — Official website for Chatuchak Market in Bangkok, one of the largest weekend markets in the world, offering a variety of goods and food.
  • ICONSIAM — A luxury shopping mall in Bangkok, known for its high-end stores, dining options, and river views.
  • The Grand Palace — Official website for The Grand Palace in Bangkok, a major historical and cultural site.
  • Ratchada Train Night Market — Information on the Train Night Market Ratchada, a popular night market in Bangkok known for its food, shopping, and vibrant atmosphere.