Category Archives: Recreation

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 »

Chinese New Year Decorations At Straits Quay (CNY 2022)

To usher in the Year of the Tiger, Straits Quay put up some Insta-worthy Chinese New Year decorations at its Straits Court. The area is flooded with Chinese traditional drums, a hallmark of prosperity and celebration. The cherry blossom trees and bright red lanterns create a wonderful Chinese New Year vibes for visitors. Visitors can walk around the… Read More »

Splendour Of Spring At Gurney Plaza (CNY 2022)

This year, Gurney Plaza has put up an elaborate Chinese New Year decoration for the Lunar New Year Of The Tiger at its Centre Atrium. Dubbed the Splendour Of Spring, the decoration depicts a celestial garden surrounded by tall and strong bamboos, whilst being embellished by delicate blossoming flowers. In the heart of the garden, there is a… Read More »

A Nautical Christmas At Straits Quay (Christmas 2021)

This year, Straits Quay celebrates Christmas with a huge Christmas tree decoration at the centre of Straits Court. Standing tall at 30 feet, the giant Christmas tree is beautifully decorated with boat helms, life buoys, starfish and glittering lights. The theme of Straits Quay’s Christmas celebration this year is “A Nautical Christmas”, so the decorations consist of lots… Read More »