Thursday, August 17, 2017

Penang Street Art Instagram Guide for Gays!

Penang Island - The most popular island in Malaysia -- What can I say -- I've lived in Penang for 4 years but unfortunately, I didn't get to enjoy the tourist boom that Penang experience nowadays.

Back then, Penang island was still a very laidback island, popular among local Malaysians and the Caucasian backpackers & retirees from the Commonwealth countries. The olden part of Georgetown was left dilapidated, the streets & beaches were filthy, KOMTAR was neglected, pollution, no major shopping centers -- all these changed once Penang was accorded the World Heritage Site in 2008.

But there are things which I prefer back in the olden days :

1) Good food at cheap prices -- Yes! Foods in Penang were very cheap! ( Prices in 2002 vs 2017 )

  • Penang Road Teochew Chendol - ~ RM1.30 vs RM4 
  • Air Itam Asam Laksa  ~ RM2 vs RM5
  • Kayu Nasi Kandar ~ Yes, it was RM3.50 for 1 vegetable+1 chicken vs RM10
  • Regular Penang Char Kuey Teow ~ RM2.50 vs RM6
  • The arrogant Lorong Selamat Char Kuey Teow lady ~ RM4 vs RM10
  • Ais Kacang ~ RM2 vs RM5.50
  • Pasembur ~ RM3 vs RM8
  • Nyonya Kuihs ~ RM0.50 vs RM1.10 
  • Him Heang Tambun Biscuits ~ RM7.50 vs RM14 
  • Back then, it was very difficult to buy the 160-year old Ghee Hiang Tambun biscuits, whereby you need to pre-order first as they won't entertain any walk-in customers -- somehow, I don't know why, they decided to commercialize their products and now you can buy Ghee Hiang everywhere & you can even get it at Lot 10's Hutong food court - but at a higher price, of course! )

2) Mini Buses & Yellow Buses

  • Yes, those days Mini Buses is the way to go. It was so convenient, fast & efficient, wide coverage and high frequency -- Before the government decided to takeover the public transport which became so inconvenient  -- Those days, I only needed to wait like 10 minutes for a bus vs 1 hour nowadays ( certain routes )

3) Traffic Jams

  • Not to say that Penang wasn't jammed back then, Penang roads are forever small and the limited space in the island itself is no help to the traffic. Even after the government has widened the Penang Bridge from 4-lanes to 6-lanes and built a second-bridge, it's still very jammed during peak hours. Nowadays, don't even think of visiting Penang island during Public Holidays!

But one thing for sure that hasn't change throughout the years in Penang is -- Penang has the WORST drivers in Malaysia -- LOL!

Yes ! There are so many articles justifying this statement ...

  1. 9 Reasons Why KL Drivers Fear For Their Lives When Driving in Penang by July 2016 ( Please read it, very factual indeed! )
  2. Penang Drivers : Crazy or Misunderstood? Dec 2016 
  3. The Survivors Guide to Driving in Penang Nov 2016

Therefore, it has become a known fact that once a person conquers his/her driving skills in Penang, then driving in Malaysia will be a breeze! ( Please note : do google search if you really don't know, Why Driving in Malaysia needs you to be mentally prepared )

Alright, enough of reminiscing ... Moving forward :

One of Penang's most popular tourist attractions is the "Penang Street Art" murals, which were started by a Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic in 2012. Ever since them, numerous street arts by various artists have cropped up all over Penang and it has become one of the top instagrammable activities in Penang!

The street arts has also garnered the attention of popular gay travel blogger, " The Nomadic Boys " where they even published an article on " Gay Guide in Penang Island " recently.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Merman Boys @ Mermaid Guys!

Mermaid + Man = It's called "Merman"

It seems that dressing up as a Merman and swimming like a mermaid boy is gaining popularity around the world as one of the Must-Do activities among gay boys! It has been mentioned in a few international articles.

a) From Rio De Janeiro, Brazil -
b) Huffington Post
c) From China :

Boys in Boracay Beach, Philippines ...

Boracay Beach is currently the hottest place to get a merman costume and they even have Mermaid Academy to teach you guys how to wear and swim in mermaid suit!

Even the popular gay travel bloggers, The Nomadic Boys even posted an article about it:

The Nomadic Boys

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Summer Boys with Inflatable Floats - Part 4!

We are still in the summer season .. And this season's swim floats have become more and more outrageous! What started off with an innocent swan / unicorn float , has turned into swim floats with various designs! Of course, being gays, some of us like to be loud and grab all the attention! 

So, here is a collection of some of the best summer floats this season! 

Pineapple Float by @ziozxo

Thursday, July 20, 2017

I Wear Speedos - DESPACITO PARODY by Mikey Bustos

There is no doubt, that the Summer Song of 2017 belongs to "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi fr Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber! -- Who can resist not gyrating to its' slow, but catchy, infectious beats! 

It has created lotsa parodies on the internet, but this version, I feel, it's the best Despacito Parody, that also truly represents the summery feel of gay men! 

Please watch this "I Wear Speedos" by the cute Pinoy, Mikey Bustos -- I bet you will enjoy the lyrics!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

2016 Malaysian LGBT Travel Survey

Dear fellow Malaysian readers,

I am currently doing a survey on the Travelling Habits of Malaysian LGBTs. Sincerely appreciate your kind assistance in helping me out by participating in the survey.

It contains 9 pages of questionnaires and takes about 10 minutes for you to complete. Once I have the desired participants to create the results, I shall share it with you guys.

Ask your friends to help out --- Share it out on social media ( By clicking on the google form link below )-- Hopefully we can truly see a trend on the travelling habits of our Malaysian LGBTs ! --- Not many surveys done regarding Malaysian LGBTs, and I do hope that this survey will unite us LGBTs and create a social awareness in our society.

You can fill up the survey DIRECTLY on this website .. Or CLICK THE LINK below ( Especially those on mobile phones, the alignments of the google form is a bit off! )

As for my wonderful Non-Malaysian readers, I shall create one survey for you guys as well once I'm done with my Malaysian boys! Cheers

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

#bathtubselfie Guys

The hashtag #bathtubselfie was popularized by none other than Miley Cyrus herself with her risque selfies on her Instagram. #bathtubselfie even gained a fan in the form of Justin Bieber!

But I believe, that these straight people are actually hijacking the #bathtubselfie novelty from gay men! -- Who does it better than gay guys, right?! Most gays can't stand looking at an empty bath tub -- It will be a SIN for not enjoying yourself, immersed in a hot bath!

Yes, it's a SIN to leave the bathtub empty!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Happy 4th of July from Asian Americans!

So, the Americans celebrated their Independence Day on the 4th of July. What better way to celebrate this meaningful day than sharing the patriotism shown by these Asian Americans ! No doubt, the recent US elections have shown the terrible side of racism ( Unfortunately, racism is getting worse & worse in Malaysia ... ), but these generation of Asian Americans are born and BRED in the United States of America. God Bless Asian Americans!

Who says Asians are not attractive?! Please follow this sexy chef, Ronnie Woo, you' mother'fackers! =)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Guys with Tongue Out Selfies

Yes, there is a term specifically named for this social media craze or rather nuances? -- whereby people stick their tongue out during selfies --- It's called "Tongue Out Selfies"

Excerpts taken from:

a) Sticking out one's tongue offers the perfect combination of sexuality and irony for the Instagram user who doesn't want to be sexualized but also really does, who doesn't want to be taking a selfie but also really does!

"I don't want to tell people but I'm sexy -- But I guess taking a simple selfie with my tongue out will make me look innocent - right? "

Instagram : Yusei Yagi from Japan

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