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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My World - Straits Quay, Penang

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Last weekend, we made our way to Straits Quay, the latest attraction and the first seafront retail marina in Penang. Located at Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, it offers almost everything from boutiques to bistros, seafood restaurants to seaside cafes, antique shops to art galleries, bars and and also facilities for year-round performances and concerts.


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As the mall is relatively new, some of the shops are still not occupied, yet many people are already flocking here to take a look. This is the view of Straits Court, a gathering place for events and celebrations.


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Next to the Straits Court is the market street where we found a collection of fashion apparels, accessories and antique collections.

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As we entered the shopping center, I was quite impressed by the exquisite patterns, the amazing sky dome and the marble tile flooring is tastefully decorated in a classic contemporary design.


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We took a relaxing stroll along the promenade and I was amazed by the sweeping views of the sea where you can overlook the Gurney Drive and the coastline of Penang. The sea and sky were almost similar shades of blue and it shows what a lovely day it was when we visited.


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There are 160 luxurious apartments built around the waterside and marina which are almost sold out.

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During my visit, I saw a number of luxury yachts and elegant sailboats docked at the marina. A lot of foreigners have bought condo units here and some of them owned boats and parked them here too. I really like the fact that they can step out onto the balcony anytime and see their vessels parked below.


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That's the lighthouse overlooking the marina and it will be a 5 storey aquarium-themed restaurant set within the lighthouse.



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Some of the finest restaurants and bars are here, catering to visitors and locals alike. Here's one of them. This is German bistro that goes by the name of BERLIN'S BIER HOUZ(BBH).

I will definitely be making more frequent visits to Straits Quay as the promenade is quite inviting to say the least and I bet it looks even impressive at night when it is lit from within. If you've ever been thinking of visiting Penang, than don’t delay! You definitely can’t go wrong with Straits Quay and you'll be pleasantly surprised at what this mall has in store for you.


Straits Quay Penang
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang,
Tanjung Tokong,
10470 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : (+6) 04-891 8000
Fax: (+6) 04-891 2525
Email : info@straitsquay.com
Information Counter: (+6) 04-890 7726

That's My World

38 comments:

  1. waterfront shopping and dining, nothing can beat that.

    ewok

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  2. Fantastic photos. Very impressive Quay i especially like the contemporary design of the sky dome and marble flooring :-).

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  3. I love the idea of the mall having year-round concerts and performances. It will be a beautiful indoor setting unaffected by the weather. And what a creative idea it is to have a huge aquarium in the lighthouse. This would be awesome to see.

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  4. Wonderful shots of the city and new shopping mall.

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  5. I must visit it when I next visit penang!

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  6. the streets there look so nice, and elegant, or it has some inlightment of some sort... so cool that you there!

    fashionblog, hope you can check it out!
    http://theforeverperfects.blogspot.com/

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  7. This looks beautiful. I would be heading out here often just to look at that lotus designed floor.

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  8. Beautifully captured. Very contemporary. Everything looks vast and clean. Thank you for taking us on a tour, LR!

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  9. Next trip to Penang, will certainly visit this place.. thanks !

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  10. Oh, yes! I do agree with Ewok, nothing can beat a place like this! Love your captures! We posted similar shots for the day! Great minds, obviously! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  11. Straits Quay is a perfect place to enjoy from shopping to the ocean view. I'm interested in the last photo of a decent restaurant. It would be nice to have a lunch viewing the nice scenery.

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  12. Oh dear this place is in Tanjung Tokong *slapping my forehead now* as I just read about it in another blog with no location mentioned and scratching my thick skull where the heck is this place. Thanks to you for the rescue. Cant call myself Penang lang anymore so out of touch with Penang paiseh. No wonder why the traffic is at a crawl in Penang as most bloggers were in Penang then. I went for a wedding dinner and the island was like sinking and inundated with cars bearing 'W' or 'B' registration plate hahaha. tQ for the lovely pixz & the tour.

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  13. looks like a special place to shop

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  14. Nice place LR. Great view too! :)

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  15. Just kidding of course. So this is the latest attraction in Penang? Looks like a good place to be. It looks a bit foreign to me.

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  16. magnificent shots of beautiful buildings and the straits quay!

    lovely place. I also love the angle of the first picture!

    betty

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  17. Good morning sweetie, I am finally here! :)

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  18. I still can't believe that I have yet to visit Penang ha ha~!

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  19. If we ever head up to Penang, I will surely visit this shopping centre, it looks awesome!

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  20. Love the beach view too, loooooooong time no visit seaside! ;)

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  21. THanks so much for visiting my blog during my MIA, love n hugs! :)

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  22. I would like a beer at that bistro!
    It's a lovely place this quay, judging after your photos, Life Ramblings! My favourite is the first photo!

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  23. love the entrance! so grand n soothing, i especially love the partial outdoor feeling it has. :)

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  24. that was a lovely virtual tour of the quay! thank you.

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  25. Very nice photos you shared. I enjoyed the tour.

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  26. Excellent series of photos with frames wonderful and beautiful colors, very nice all.

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  27. Looks as though you had a very full day of pleasing sights and fun things to do.

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  28. I love the sweeping views of the sea, stunning picture. And the lighthouse looks so unlike any lighthouse you would find in the UK, looks like it will be a great place to go for a meal, those views will be speical.

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  29. Oooo my friend, so beauty!!!!
    Your photos are fantastic and the Penang is lovely place!!!!
    Thank you so much, for so interesting walk!!!
    Many greetings and kisses

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  30. morning dearie! wow what a nice shopping mall! its really been ages since the last time I went to Penang! :D

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  31. What a beautiful mall! Looks like people are already starting to sell things there. It must be so nice to live by the water and with warm temperatures.

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  32. I agree with you, this place is very inviting. I wanna see this place at night. Wow! I love looking at those yachts. Very well designed place. :)

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  33. Gosh I've never seen Penang like this! It's so clean and well organised. Must be the new govt at work. Must visit again...

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  34. Fabulous photographs. Definitely looks as though there are some affluent areas.

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  35. I really enjoyed this little snapshot into your world, thank you! I love the mall and the shopping centre - it looks so cool and relaxing, just what you need when summer temperatures soar!

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  36. The place is really wonderful, we have been there and we really had fun roaming around the place!The flooring on the shopping center caught my attention at that time. Really impressive, no doubt.tile flooring ideas

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