Street art along Ah Quee Street, Georgetown. Pic: runmonty/flickr

Mike Aquino

I’m Mike Aquino – I write for a living, which means my office is anywhere I plug in my laptop. I’m based in Manila at the moment, but I’ve had spells working as an advertising copywriter in Singapore and Malaysia. In that previous life, I worked at FCB, Bozell, Publicis-AMA, and Mandate Advertising (Singapore). I’m currently the guide in charge of About.com Southeast Asia Travel.

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Sights and sounds: A tour of Georgetown

GEORGETOWN in Penang, Malaysia is a hotspot for history buffs; the town was once a British colonial trade depot serving as the foundation for the district’s dining, shopping and cultural attractions....

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel: Business class in Manila

A ROOM at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is not a bad deal for business travelers in Manila: check into one of the hotel’s 138 rooms and suites (which all have amazing...

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur: A guide

By Mike Aquino Shopping in Kuala Lumpur can be very rewarding. You’ll find a mall, market, or night market (pasar malam) in practically every corner of the Malaysian capital, almost...

Sampling street food in Georgetown, Penang

By Mike Aquino Nowhere in Malaysia can match Penang for its head-over-heels devotion to good food. Every Penangite is a natural foodie, with very strongly-held opinions on where you can...