February 6, 2023

Places and Foods

Family Lifestyle Food and Travel Blog

About Us

About us – PlacesAndFoods.com: 

Welcome and thank you for supporting PlacesAndFoods.com. PlacesAndFoods.com is a Family Travel and Food Blog. We (Wilson Ng & Rachel Ting) enjoy sharing our passion as we travel locally and also internationally. We also write about our experiences as parents with our two boys.


We work with tourism boards such as Tourism Authority of Thailand, Korea Tourism Organization, Tourism Akita Japan, Macau Government Tourist Office, Tourism Victoria, Tourism Tasmania, Tourism Australia, Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia Perlis, Tourism South Australia, Destination New South Wales and Singapore Tourism Board to promote their destinations. When we work with tourism boards, our goal is to deliver results in terms of stories and reach in both in our website and on our social media. Thus, we also keep in touch with most tourism organisations for future co-operation, engagement and promotions.

For the past few years, we travel to more than a dozen media trips with various tourism boards. We can offer more detail stats for our sponsors, advertisers and clients.

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For brands, we were the online influencer for Sony Malaysia for their SONY ZV-1 camera. We also worked with Malaysia Airlines, Eva Air, Klook Malaysia, Klook Singapore, Handy Hong Kong, Skyscanner, Agoda.com, WD (Western Digital) Malaysia, AirAsia, AirAsiaX, McDonald’s Malaysia, Singapore Airlines, Samsung Malaysia and many more.


Engagements are very important in blogs and social media. In case you are wondering, why comments numbers are so low because my readers interact more on my Facebook Page. Instead of having the same group of bloggers commenting on our stories, we focus on real readers commenting on our Facebook Page with links to our story. You can see real time engagement which includes number of likes, comments and number of shares.

Features and Contributions:

We were featured in The Star Newspaper in 2020 for Family Travel and Father’s Day. You can read it at: https://www.placesandfoods.com/2020/06/featured-in-the-star-newspaper-for-fathers-day.html


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We were featured on TV such as NTV7 Malaysia and Channel New Asia.

We also featured  and contributed to a few magazines. Below is some of our stories in various magazines. In the past we contributed stories to Oxygen Lifestyle magazine, Gaya Travel Magazine, Santai Travel Magazine, The Travelist, Leisure Travel magazine, Malay Mail newspaper, Let’s Travel and AirAsia’s TravelThreeSixty Magazine.

Some of our travel pictures were featured in newspaper like Sin Chew Chinese Newspaper and The Sun newspaper many years ago.

Our Story on Maritime Museum of Ushuaia in Oxygen Lifestyle Magazine Divinity Issue


Read HERE.
My Travel Postcard in Lonely Planet Magazine Asia July-August 2010 Edition

My Article on Krabi’s Four Islands Tour in Gaya Travel Magazine August Edition

Read HERE.

2009-10-12, My photos in Malay Mail centerspread


We were also interviewed by Radio Stations such as Capital FM and AI FM.

Blog Awards Recognition:

We have picked up 4 blog awards so far and finalist in a few local and international blog awards.

Best Travel Blog World Bloggers and Social Media Awards 2012

PlacesAndFoods.com won the World Blogger and Social Media Awards 2012 for the BEST TRAVEL BLOG.

PlacesAndFoods.com also won Malaysia International Tourism Duty Free Shopping Blog for Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards 2012 and 2013. 


Updated picture: Received the award from Malaysia Tourism Minister Datuk Ng Yen Yen at Saloma Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Us or Advertise with Us:

We have a monthly unique visitors of 100,000 and page view of 400,000 views and above. Our website readers are 80% from Malaysia* with readers profile of age 24 years old and above*.

For our social media, we have our Facebook Page and Twitter as followers;

Facebook Fan Page: 100,000 Followers

Twitter Followers @placesandfoods: 50,000 Followers

Youtube: 50,000 Followers

Instagram: 14,000 Followers

We are reachable on email at  [email protected]


88 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi there Wilson,

    How are you doing? First up Happy New Year!

    We met at the recent Formula Drift Malaysia at Serdang’s MAEPS, u remember?

    Anyways, just wanted to drop a note after visiting your interesting blog. Let’s keep in touch and possibly work together on future Automotive and Motorsports (if you are going into these circles).

    By the way, for places to eat or visit I’d need your recommendations of course…



  2. Hi Wilson,

    My name is Kathleen and Im a PR Consultant with FacadePR. I would like to send an invitation to you for a Restaurant Launch at Desa Sri Hartamas the latest eatery to hit Kuala Lumpur. Its called SAMSARAA.

    The people behind Samsaraa are our very own local funny man Harith Iskandar and FHM ” Girls Next Door Winner 2009″ Jezamine Lim.

    Conceived to be particularly eclectic and attractive to everyone looking for good food. The Samsara, brings back the style and coolness of the city to the old Hartamas with an offering unavailable elsewhere in town, including a mouth-watering menu conceptualized by the local celebrities themselves.

    You are invited to sample a variety of mouth-watering dishes.

    Please send me your email add so that i could send you the invite.

    Thank you

  3. Hi Wilson,

    I have read your trip journal of Pantagonia from malay mail dated May 04. I would like to get traveling tips from you for my big trip next year calls World End Trip covered South America, Africa and Middle East. I am ‘lone ranger’ backpacker and have been backpacked to South East Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Mexico, Europe (except Serbia, Baltic States & Scadinavia).

    I plan to bcakpack South America, Africa and Middle East, Central Asia by land in 2011. The trip gonna takes 15 months. Pantagonia is ‘must-place’ of the trip. I would like to get details of ur trip to Pantagonia.

    Appreciate of ur respond.


  4. I’m sure that there will be private tour companies offering Patagonia trip in Argentina but it’s going to be very expensive. Traveling on our own with 4x4WorldExplorer.com is not cheap either. We filled up the cars everyday and its more than RM 100+ per day, just on petrol. That’s exclusive some of the hotels we stayed in certain places. Towns like Bariloche and San Martin would cost a bomb in lodging. I will be spreading the Patagonia stories in details here, please do come back often as there are more to come. I update my blog almost daily and thanks for reading.

  5. Hi Wilson,
    Read your article and loved the adventure. Just wondering whether you do accept people to join in your 4×4 expedition.

  6. Bumped into your site from foursquare and I really like your blog cause I have the same passion!!! Rachel is such a babe 🙂 shall add your site on my bloglist if u don’t mind.

  7. Dear Wilson,

    I have stumble upon your website and find it very interesting and wide extensive of information that covers mostly on food and travel places. Therefore, I would like to invite you over to have a dinner food review at our coffee house, Tonka Bean. We serve Guilty Pleasures Buffet on Monday-Thursday, Southern BBQ on Friday and Saturday and Carvery Dinner on Sunday Night. Our dinner buffets are served from 6:30pm till 10:30pm. Do let me know when you are free to come over. Many thanks..

    Impiana KLCC Hotel
    13, Jalan Pinang
    50450 Kuala Lumpur.

  8. Hey there,

    We have been reading the articles on your website and are very impressed with the quality of your information.

    We have a team of copywriters who specialise in writing articles on various topics and would like to write an original article for you to use on your website – this article will not be used anywhere else on the Internet.

    In exchange all we ask is that we can have one or two links within the body of the article back to one of our sites. You can view a sample of the quality of our articles at http://blog.pricepirate.com.au/

    If you are interested in having us write an article for your website please just let me know and we would be more than happy to have one written for you within two weeks.

    Kind regards,

  9. Wow, that’s interesting! I would search on Google to find other relevant articles. Actually, I came across your blog on Google Blog Search. I’m going to add your RSS feed to my reader. Continue posting please!

  10. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the great work Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  11. Nice site guys.
    Im impressed,and envious.
    I also gotta tell you I love KL as well,your hometown.
    Its such a civilised town these days.
    And of course,always flying Air Asia these days [Flying Gold Coast to KL is cheaper than me flying Locally to say Sydney or Melbourne]
    Makes KL my gateway to the world nowdays.
    I really gotta get my own site going too.
    Like you, I have been travelling many years,and have a wealth of info.
    Good Luck
    Dennis The menace

  12. Places and Foods. This two kind of things are my favorite too! I love travelling and i love eat…
    By the way, you have a great and nice website.

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  16. Super Wilson? Really envy your profession. It’s nice to get to travel around and get paid doing it. How I wish I can be full time blogger. Any tips for me? 🙂

  17. Hi Dillon,

    We are not full time blogger. We are just doing it for our passion and our love for traveling. Not all our trips are paid for or sponsored. It depends on projects and campaigns.

    You can contact us via email if you want to know more.



  18. hi, just wonder would you be interested to do food review for us on Thai Buffet Steamboat @ Restoran Q Thai…

  19. Hi Rachel and Wilson,
    I am very impressed with your in-depth, organize & clean blog. I’m a Malaysian living in NYC. Always wanted to write something on on Malaysia but its kinda far to reach for me. I just started tweeting @BarefootWithJen, but I would love to start a travel blog..do you have any advice?

    🙂 Jen

  20. That is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and sit up for looking for extra of your great post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

  21. Hi Rachel & Wilson,
    Hope all is well. I wrote an email to you last month (?) but have not heard from you. I guess it might have gone to your junk email box. Anyway, I started a twitter, instagram acct & blog (tried load pic last night)and will follow you guys on your exciting adventure 🙂


  22. About Us | Places and Foods, Travel and Food Blog Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  23. Greetings!

    I am wondering if you’re offering guest post opportunities. I would like to provide you with some of my travels, but these will include affiliate links. Will that be okay?

    Do respond as soon as possible.

    Thank you and best regards!

  24. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is excellent, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about About Us | Places and Foods, Travel and Food Blog .

  25. Hi ,

    Greetings of the day!

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  26. Hi Wilson,

    I was not able to locate the blog entry on ‘How to purchase Kansai Thru Pass’ in your blog. Please direct me to your link? Thank you in advance.


  27. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is great, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about About Us | Places and Foods, Travel and Food Blog .

  28. Greetings from Hong Kong. We actually wanted to send you a social media release on who we are and Christmas deals for travelers to Hong Kong but thought we’d best say hello first as I don’t want to spam you.

    We’re a digital/tech/tourism (phew) startup, Tink Labs, based in Hong Kong. We are also travel bloggers or just locals/expats who love to travel. Our first product is handy (handyhongkong.com) It’s a complete digital city guide on a smart phone that you rent by the day.

    It has loads of ‘best of’ lists, reviews, suggestions for shopping, dining, drinking and what to see. It’s city guide you can rent, that’s never out of date, that comes with unlimited international/local calls + 3G internet. It has itinerary’s (based on themes or routes) for people who just want to be taken around. It’s great for tourists and business travelers who dont have much time.

    The ‘unlimited aspect’ means if you’re a blogger, no more hunting for wifi. You can video call your mum and share the view from Victoria Peak. Or upload pictures of you trying to eat chicken feet in real time (or whatever floats your boat)! It’s also like a concierge – book hotels, restaurants, buy discount deals all through the phone to save you time.

    We’re expanding in Asia and we’re really proud of how far our little company has come since just April this year. Could we possibly send you our release? It would be great actually if we could get some banner ad pricing from you, or any kind of pricing whatsoever, if that’s possible?


  29. Hello,

    I am italian and I like travelling and foods and I am planning to write a blog about places and food in Asia in my native language.

    May you give me your support, some suggestions and can I translate to Italian some of your writing?

    Thank you.

  30. I have discovered and would like to share GOOD FOOD -the famous Kota Bharu, Kelantan Beef Noodles (Lim Siong Kee – about 36 years history) has travelled to PUCHONG (I have waited for more than 30 years for its arrival). I had travelled all over Malaysia and this is the best Beef Noodles – (‘Ngau Lam Meen’) I have tasted in Malaysia – I will give 101%.
    Open daily from morning to lunch & closed on Sundays. I have taken it many times and I love it (no need to go back to KBharu). Usually that is the first food I go for when I go back to Kelantan and I will “Ta Pao” back to KL. You should go and try it.
    Located at Restoran KH20 – 67, Jalan Kenari 20, Bdr. Puchong Jaya (opposite IOI Mall).
    GPS coordinates: N 03 02.628, E 101 37.302
    Kelantan Supporter

  31. Invitation To Blog About A Cooking Contest Organised by Cornell.

    My name is John Lim, from BizwithSocial.com. (Apologise my website is currently under maintenance at the moment). To keep it simple, we are a Malaysian social media agency.

    I’m representing my client, Cornell Appliances Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Pensonic) to write on behalf to invite you to write about a cooking contest event organised by Cornell.

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  33. hello,im a student who study in malaysia n from China.I wanna arrange singapore visit visa.I hv already booked the flight ticket on 17th of August,could u help me to arrange the visa?

  34. Hello Wilson and Rachel,

    Hope you are doing great. I was reading your blog and really got inspired by the fact that you guys quit your job and started traveling across the globe.

    We here at ResolutionTweet have decided to create an infographic on the top 10 couples who have quit their day jobs to pursue their passion in globetrotting. I am pleased to inform you that you are one among those selected. 🙂

    I request you to provide us with the following information which will be added to the infographic. We hope to inspire a whole lot of people and build an interest in traveling,

    1. First travel date?
    2. Most memorable place they have traveled ever?
    3. What is so special about traveling?
    4. Tip for fellow travelers?

    Looking forward to receive your answers.

    Thank you,

  35. Nice to ‘meet’ you via the Global Bloggers Network on facebook.

    You have quite an interesting blog. I’ve never been to Asia, but can see that your site would be a handy resource.

    I will be covering Asia in the third volume of my chocolate travel book, Chocolatour, but likely won’t be able to begin my research there for another two years.

    I look forward to connecting further with you and will check out some of your social media sites.

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    Good morning.
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    Currently, we are recruiting passionate & potential publisher like you, to be part of our Performance Network, we are keen to have your site under our network.

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  38. I am carmen from horsemen group, we are a group of passion in food and with a big mission of preserving the soul of street food. TEN YEARS are our first baby and will be launch in market soon, we would love to invite you for a food tasting next tuesday. Kindly call me if you are interested, 0123832832. Looking exciting for your reply!!!
    Have a nice day : )

  39. Dear sir

    My name is Ava Zeraatkar, I’m the marketing manager of Alrifai company. The company works at the field of importing nuts from Lebanon. We have opened a sampling kiosk in Bangsar shopping centre & we are going to have a grand opening at 29th September. It would be our pleasure to have you as one of our honoured guests.
    Thanks & Regards

  40. Dear Wilson Ng & Rachel Ting,
    Warmest greetings from Ramada Plaza Melaka!
    Your blog looks amazing and we would like to invite you here for a food review. Kindly revert directly to the e-mali above.

  41. I hope this email finds you well today.

    Will Meyrick, chef behind acclaimed Sarong Group Bali, also the sexy Mamasan Bali and MamaSan Kuala Lumpur is currently cooking in Kuala Lumpur. For a week until the 29th of January, he will be in his restaurant and will be able to meet.

    Are you able to come and sit with Will for a chat? If so let me know the best time and date.

    I also attached Will Meyrick’s bio, and photos on a dropbox link.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Warmest regards,

  42. Hi, Wud U plz add my email to your subscribed addresse list. Tnx

  43. Hi Wilson Ng and Rachel Ting,

    I am Thipa from Point Blank Mediaworks. If you dont mind, can I get your contact number in case of future discussion. Thank you.

  44. Dear blogger,

    Good day to you.
    Let me introduce myself, my name is Ray from KMT Jaya Sdn Bhd.
    Our company is a Leading Korean Food Company in Malaysia.

    During the period of 26/10/2018 until 11/10/2018, our company will collaborate with Isetan KLCC to organise a Korean Food Fair.

    In the Korean Food Fair, we will sell various of Korean products including Shin Ramyun, Pepero, Hong Cho Vinegar Drink, etc.

    We would like to invite you to join this event and help us to promote this Isetan Korean Food Fair.

    We believe that with your influence power, you can help us in attracting and pulling more crowd to the fair.

    We are looking forward to further discuss with you in details.

    My contact details as per following:
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 016 2479220

    Thank you.

  45. Hay Wilson Rachel: Thank you very much for maintaining such a nice and useful blog. Your photos graphs are awesome. I think you have moved to mirror less. Thats a good decision.

  46. Hello ,
        I see advertising on the website http://www.placesandfoods.com and it is impressive. I was wondering if there is any content or advertising opportunities available on your website?

    What is the price if we want to publish an article on your website?

    Note: the article can not be text as sponsored or advertising or something like that


    william damian   

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