A friend and I are visiting Singapore (3 nights), Penang (3 or 4 nights), Ipoh (1 night), Tanah Rata (2 nights), Kuala Lumpur (1 or 2 nights) the end of September.
My google maps is littered with pins and suggestions, and must-try’s for food in the respective cities many of which from @klyeoh on several topics on these boards and from older posts on Chowhound. There was a wonderful thread where he compared Singapore vs. Penang as far as food, culture, and its modern appeals (https://www.chowhound.com/post/singapore-penang-990746).
I pulled a ton of suggestions from last year’s thread as well: Trip to KL, Penang, Singapore, and BKK
We’re going to start in Singapore, fly to Penang, and rent a car in Penang and drive the rest of the trip until we fly out in Kuala Lumpur.
Anything in particular we should know or tips for the trip, places we must stop at since we have a car, or suggestions for must-sees or must-try’s for restaurants in Tanah Rata or otherwise? (a pancake shop Yong Teng Cafe posted in MFW just caught my eye)
On this trip, we’re most likely going to try to spend most time eating in hawker centers, kopi shops, street food stalls, etc.
Is the rainy weather that much of a factor this time of year or is it manageable, as far as hikes around Tanah Rata or Penang Hill?