Tuesday, June 14, 2011
My World - Straits Quay, Penang
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.
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.
Next to the Straits Court is the market street where we found a collection of fashion apparels, accessories and antique collections.
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.
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.
There are 160 luxurious apartments built around the waterside and marina which are almost sold out.
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.
That's the lighthouse overlooking the marina and it will be a 5 storey aquarium-themed restaurant set within the lighthouse.
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,
10470 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : (+6) 04-891 8000
Fax: (+6) 04-891 2525
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