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|Wednesday, 22 February 2012 09:56|
Straits Quay - Penang’s first retail marina enclave, distinctly positioned to bring to life the holistic concept of ‘living by-the-seaTM’. Set within the fast-growing world-class waterfront development of Seri Tanjung Pinang, Straits Quay offers a comprehensive mix of outlets and attractions – from boutiques to bistros, seafood restaurants to seaside cafes, bars to boat rides, a promenade, a performing arts centre and a learning centre.
Coupled with spectacular views of the Andaman Sea at its doorstep and a clear view of the historical George Town skyline, Straits Quay is set to be a must-visit destination for locals and tourists, offering a unique festive marina lifestyle like no other in Penang.
From breakfast to supper, cafes to fine dining, there’s always something for every foodie in Straits Quay. Be it local flavours at Papparich and Nyonya Breeze, international cuisines from Chinese to Italian, or even casual dining like Malaysia’s home-grown brand Delicious Café, Straits Quay is definitely a F&B destination not to be missed.
Not to be missed would be the newly launched penangpac, Straits Quay’s very own performing arts centre, for world-class theatre and stage productions. It’s the first of its kind in Penang and the Northern Region.
Things to see and do
Straits Quay brings you a wide range of shopping. From international fashion labels like Versus to home-grown designer wear like Bran et Daguet, or the latest Apple gadgets from Switch, there are many shops to discover. For fun wear and bargain buys, visit Straits Quay’s Weekend Markets on Market Street; every weekend from March 2012. Over 50 stalls from which to shop!
Take a tour at Royal Selangor’s Visitor Centre to learn about the history of tin mining and create your very own handmade pewter bowl from their School of Hard Knocks. Another fun thing to do would be to take part in workshops at Sugar, a sugar art specialist and baking novelty store.
For quality local art & crafts head over to Sentuhan, the perfect place to pick up gifts and souvenirs. Sentuhan also promotes community works by empowering and establishing disadvantaged single women through sustainable creative and business opportunities.
End the day with aromatherapy massages and spa treatments at Thai Odyssey or simply relax with Spa Belleza. Top it off with services from the hair and nail salons, before heading down to the bars to enjoy the sunset at the marina.
Above Straits Quay are the luxury serviced apartments called the Suites @ Straits Quay, managed by the E&O Concierge. For short/long term stays and enquiries, please contact +604-890 7926.
Visitors can also enjoy boat cruises from Straits Quay Marina, be it to just savour the views of the island from the sea or trips to neighbouring islands. For enquiries, please contact Blue Whale Cruises at 016 – 459 8443.
Strategically located at Seri Tanjung Pinang, along one of Penang’s most travelled coastal roads, connecting the UNESCO World heritage Site of George Town to the popular beaches and tourist enclave of Batu Ferringhi.
Only 20 minutes by car from city centre of George Town or Batu Ferringhi and 35 minutes form the Penang bridge
By Rapid Penang No. 102 (Teluk Bahang to the Penang International Airport)
For all beach hotel guests they can hop onto the Straits Quay FREE Shuttle bus, which runs daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
For all enquiries, call Straits Quay 04 899 5228.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 10:20|
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