We have a new plan when it comes to where we stay overnight. Instead of always staying in mediocre places, we have started staying somewhere really cheap for a few days and then using the money we have saved to stay somewhere quite fancy.
For the last three nights we slept in a large cupboard in Georgetown, and last night we stayed in a mini suite with a sea view on Gurney Drive, the most upmarket area in Penang.
The hotel also had a pool and waterslide. We were the only people around so we made the most of all the facilities.