Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Straits Quay Penang (Straits Quay)

Hugo Wolf made a visit to Straits Quay Penang early 2011. Straits Quay is Penang island's latest happening area since it opened in 2010 November. We felt a slight déjà vu with the name Straits Quay to Singapore's Clarke Quay which is also a tourist attraction place, but the similarities don't just end there.

Straits Quay located at Seri Tanjung Pinang is a brand new waterfront hub in Penang consisting retail shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants. Although there are still lots of shops in Straits Quay Penang that are not opened yet, many visitors are already flocking here to have a look.

Straits Quay Penang is owned by the illustrious E&O Group who owns the historical 150 year old Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang, most famous for its colonial style building designs and the rich heritage that it brings. E&O hotel is the best hotel in Penang if you ask us and that quality comes with a hefty price.

You see a lot of red a yellow decorations in Straits Quay due to the Chinese New Year in Penang. Chinese New Year is the biggest event in Penang due to the majority population of Chinese living here. Straits Quay never forgets to bring out the festive mood in Penang.

Straits Quay Penang is also a place enclosing million dollar houses and condominiums by the sea which are almost sold out. Imagine the number of rich people in the world! This is a picture of a signboard across the road from Straits Quay's carpark.

Hugo Wolf with the lighthouse at Straits Quay Penang. This lighthouse strategically located at the northern coast of Penang faces the expanse of the Indian Ocean. It will definitely be the landmark at Straits Quay for the ships sailing by.

There are a row of shops, mainly restaurants and bars facing the sea view of Straits Quay Penang. A great place to chill out at night but definitely not daytime unless you wanna get roasted. Penang island is the hottest place in Malaysia, no contest!

Straits Quay also host many major celebrations in Penang from Christmas 2010 to Chinese New Year 2011. Straits Quay is bound to continue hosting these events as part of the tourist attraction scheme.

Hugo Wolf kissing the fish at Blue Reef Fish & Chips. Many shops in Straits Quay are not opened for business yet, some others are just preparing.

Starbucks, arguably the most popular shop in Straits Quay Penang is open as most of the shops are empty in the warm afternoon but only Starbucks has business. It is understandable that in this hot and humid weather in Penang, most people rather stay at home than to come to Straits Quay.

This gorgeous signboard at Straits Quay is simply elegant. Look at the beautiful blue sky, there are barely any clouds hovering the skies of Penang but Hugo Wolf will continue to show you more pictures in part two of Straits Quay Penang, see ya next time!

Straits Quay Penang
Straits Quay website: http://www.straitsquay.com/home
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


  1. It seems to be an interesting place to visit.
    By the way, I like those mini stars falling down your blog :)))

  2. Thanks! I purposely made it subtle so that it doesn't get annoying :D

    Straits Quay is a nice place but much better at night, which unfortunately we did not go this time. Makes room for a next visit for the night sea view of Penang island :)

  3. Yes, looks like a nice place to go.

  4. We would love to visit this wonderful place with you Hugo :-) The lighthouse is so imposant and we would feel very happy to spend a night in this oriental hotel. But the money in my sheep purse probably wouldn`t be enough haha...