Category Archives: Recreation

Dino Gym @ The TOP Penang

Dino Gym is an indoor playground located within The TOP Penang Theme Park (in KOMTAR). The dinosaur-inspired playground is sort of a mini gym where children can exercise their bodies and minds. They can climb, run, jump, slide, swing, race and have lots of fun. The facilities/equipment in Dino Gym include slides, hanging bridges, swing sets, rock walls,… Read More »

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Decorations At Straits Quay (2023)

The Hari Raya Aidilfitri decorations at Straits Quay this year were simple and nostalgic. The decorations depict a kampung house and its surrounding on one side, and a sampan (wooden boat) and the sea on the other side. Both of these sceneries were synonymous with the Malay communities in the rural areas. There was a wooden walkway (bridge)… Read More »

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Decorations At Queensbay Mall (2023)

Queensbay Mall presented a golden Hari Raya Aidilfitri decoration this year. Transporting us back to the olden days “Malay Royal Courtyard”, the “Senandung Aidilfitri” decorations are royally beautiful and photo-worthy. There are golden arches with beautiful Islamic-inspired designs, and palm trees dotted around the area. For avid shoppers, there are various stalls on the side that blended well… Read More »

Asobiba – Kids Fun Playground At All Seasons Place

Asobiba is an indoor playground nestled within All Seasons Place, Bandar Baru Air Itam (Address: 6H-2-9, 6H-2-10, 6H-2-11, Level 2, All Seasons Place, Lebuhraya Thean Teik, Bandar Baru Air Itam, 11500 Air Itam, Penang. Tel: 016-6532552). It occupies a stretch of store space on the 2nd Floor of All Seasons Place. Asobiba may not be as well known… Read More »

Chinese New Year Decorations At Straits Quay, Penang (2023)

The Chinese New Year decorations at Straits Quay this year is simple and nice. The main attraction is a cherry blossom tree-shaped merry-go-round with comfy seats. The merry-go-round is flanked by “bridges” with lanterns. There are also lots of flowers. It is a bright and colourful creation. I didn’t see any rabbit in the decorations though, even though… Read More »

Colourful Deepavali Decorations At Gurney Plaza (2022)

Deepavali this year falls on Monday, 24 October 2022. At Gurney Plaza, the Festival Of Lights was ushered in with a colourful Deepavali-themed decorations at its Centre Atrium. There were colourful rangolis (or kolam) and a majestic peacock standing mighty & proud at the centre of the decoration. The kolams were created via the “Community Kolam Art Project”,… Read More »

Laguna Water Park At Grand Orient Hotel (Perai, Penang)

Grand Orient Hotel is a relatively small hotel in Perai (Address: No. 3079, Jalan Laguna 1, 13700 Perai, Penang. Tel: 04-3830099). Something special about this hotel is that it has a water park within it, called Laguna Water Park. Laguna Water Park is a water park with an Amazon forest theme. At the time of writing, it is… Read More »

Fun Fiesta At Straits Quay

As we enter the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities period, a fun-fair/carnival is being held at Straits Quay, running from 16 April 2022 to 15 May 2022 (10AM – 9PM). Dubbed Fun Fiesta @ Straits Quay, the carnival features many mini rides for children (and parents/adults). The event transforms Straits Court into an LED-filled spectacle in the evening, with… Read More »

Batik Aidilfitri At Gurney Plaza (Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2022)

With the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations just around the corner, Gurney Plaza has put up a wonderful Hari Raya decoration at its Centre Atrium. This year’s decoration, titled “Batik Aidilfitri di Gurney Plaza”, showcases the kampung (Malay village) and Malay culture. Inspired by the motifs of batik, a large section of the decoration showcases the intricacies of the… Read More »