Straits Quay , Penang
The island’s first retail marina enclave, Straits Quay provides a comprehensive mix of outlets and attractions from boutiques to Western and Asian restaurants, cafes and bars with panoramic view .
There are bicycles for hire here if you’re interested to cycle around. The private water limousine is also available for a little adventure . 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 . 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 .
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 . 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 .
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
10470 Tanjong Tokong, Penang Malaysia.