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We are Andrew and Syeng, coming from the art and design industry background. 


We love artistic home design and we dream of having our own dream house one day, and we are on our way there with Artsy Guesthouse - our first Airbnb unit in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.


Along with Artsy Guesthouse, we have also started curating a list of lodgings for travelers, each with their own uniqueness and reflecting the diversity of Malaysia’s wonderful culture. 

While Placefu may be a side hustle for us, we found joy in helping travelers to find a unique or designer place to stay, whether it’s an Airbnb, a homestay, a guesthouse or even a boutique hotel. 


So, we collaborate with other lodging owners around Malaysia, uniting a community who loves hosting guests and travelers as well as making their lodge different from the others.

Discover the Beauty of Lodgings in Malaysia with Us

Your vacations do not stop when it’s time to rest for the night. It is during these hours that you wind down and finds comfort in the lodging of your choice.

You probably already noticed that each lodging is unique to their hosts. Each has their own dreams and ideas of a perfect holiday home, and they take months to renovate, furnish and decorate the space to make everything come true. 


The results? Their idea is clearly reflected in their work - the very lodging that you are staying in while you visit Malaysia and explore everything we have to offer. 

This is where we come in. We want to make sure that you end each night of your vacation in a way that is just as unique as your day-time tour. So, we hand-pick lodgings around Malaysia with their own set of unique traits and feature the best ones here.


Below are some of the information that you will see for each lodging featured on our site:​

Host's Story

We interview each host and feature their inspiration, journey, complications and success stories as they create the guesthouse. Expect raw, true stories as they detail how a concept turned into reality.


Image Gallery

Our hosts provide us with high-quality images of their guesthouse and the surroundings so that you can have a clear idea of what to expect when you’re there. There won’t be any misleading images!



Our selected hosts will share some insider views on the best eateries and tourist spots near their place. You can also sign up as a member for free to view itineraries proposed by our local hosts.

Booking The Place

Our interview pieces will link directly to their booking page, Facebook page, and their contacts. So that you can complete your inquiries & book for your next staycation easier.

Curating Unique Lodging for Your Staying Experience

As Airbnb hosts and travelers ourselves, we understand what our guests are looking for in their lodging choices.


You see, even today we are still inspired by the amazing experiences that each lodging brings to their guests, hoping to give the same if not more to our own guests.

As such, we want to make Placefu’s curated guesthouses a directory that travelers can rely on to find their one-of-a-kind lodging for their staycation.




Here’s how our curated lodging are carefully chosen

Space Aesthetics

A one-of-a-kind lodging experience can only be made with a similarly unique space aesthetic.

You can be certain that our curated lodges are going to be Insta-worthy to say the very least!

Lodging's Rating

Only lodging with high ratings by their previous guests is chosen. We want to ensure that you will have the best-staying experience here, and low ratings are often a warning sign!

Host's Review

We want to make sure that the hosts are able to provide you with a good check-in experience and everything else that you may need during your stay. Rest assured knowing that the hosts for our curated lodging are all highly rated!

If you’re a traveler looking for recommendations for places to stay, we’re confident that our list of lodging will provide you with an unforgettable experience. 


We welcome you to browse our collection and find the perfect place to stay for your next trip.

Want to Know if Your Lodging
Makes the Cut?

We’d love to add more amazing places across Malaysia to our list, and your lodging might just be the next place to be featured on our curated lodging options for travelers.

Think you fit all three criteria and more? Submit your listing to find out more about how you can be included in our list today!

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