Friday, February 25, 2011

BURMESE TEMPLE IN PENANG



Located on Lorong Burma, this Burmese temple is the favoured venue for the Songkran festivities; Thailand's traditional New Year Day - which is celebrated in April. The temple's serene surroundings feature a Bodhi tree, wishing pond and pagoda.

Visiting time 8am-5pm
Tel : 04-226 9575

FAMOUS SLEEPING BUDHA TEMPLE IN PENANG





Wat Chayamangkalaram is a Thai Buddhist temple built in 1845 on land granted by Queen Victoria as a gesture of goodwill to Thailand. The temple has one of the largest Reclining Buddha statues in the world. Spectacular to behold, the statue is completely gold-plated and measures 33 metres in lenght. You can also appreciate the magnificent craftsmanship in the exquisite statues of Devas and other mythical creatures located on the temple grounds.

Opening hours from 8am-5pm.
Tel : 016-410 5115

WAR MUSEUM BUKIT BATU MAUNG, PENANG















Located South East of Penang Island is the mighty military fortress built in 1930's by the British to protect the island from enemies. Situated on 20 acres of land, it is an integrated fortress constructed on what is now called Bukit Batu Maung. The British Royal Engineers and a work force comprises of local labourers blasted and dug into the hill to create a fort with underground military tunnels, intelligence and logistic center, halls, offices, ventilation shafts, canon firing bays, sleeping quarters, cook houses as well as medical infirmary.

Relive an exciting adventure of the battle history, events and significant moments in Malaya during World War II and the life of British soldiers at Penang's largest preserved fortress. Come face to face with the largest military operations complex in Malaysia, the base of the regiment or deparmental corps where servicemen were trained. The war Museum is about education, relic admiration and experiencing events of war. Whether you are visitor from overseas or a local resident, a soldier or a lay person, you will find something that will interest you: history, culture, military gadgets, artifacts and relics or the mere beauty of the fortress.

Be friendly to the museum !
* Take nothing but photographs
* Leave nothing but footprints
* Do not smoke
* Do not bring pets, radio or bicyles into the museum
* Keep to dedicated walking paths

Friendly Tips
* Dress in light clothing
* Put on comfortable walking shoes
* Wear a hat in non-bright color
* Bring binoculars, insect repellent, notebook and pen

SNAKE TEMPLE BAYAN LEPAS, PENANG


This temple is famed for the pit vipers that coil around altars, pillars and potted plants which are believed to be rendered harmless by burning incense. The temple was built in 1850 in memory of Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist priest renowned for his healing powers. The temple also accept donations from the public.


Visiting hours 7am-7pm
Admission Fee Rm1 (adult) and free admission for child.

NAZA TALYA HOTEL PENANG


Situated just 10 minutes from city of Georgetown and the first hotel that welcomes you along the famed Tanjung Tokong beach stretch, the Naza Talyya Penang is a welcome place of rest for travelers the world over seeking sunshine, sea and sand.






Although close to the beach, you’re never far from the city’s attractions. Just a short hop from the hotel is the popular tourist strip along Gurney Drive, famous among locals as the place to enjoy the best of Penang food.


A leisurely drive away up north meanwhile will take you to the shopping, dining and entertainment paradise of Batu Feringghi.




Newly refurbished and renovated to provide a warm and contemporary ambiance, the beachfront hotel has 126 elegant and well-appointed rooms. Also awaiting guests is a magnificent view of the sea, above all during sunset and sunrise.






Sun, Sea, Surprises


At Naza Talyya Penang, excellent service and amenities create an environment as satisfying as it is memorable. From check-in to check-out, you’ll enjoy all the little luxuries of a value world-class hotel, including Wi-Fi all around and business centre services. For a relaxed dining experience in the midst of cool sea breeze, Kafe Ria delights with its menu of freshly cooked dishes and postcard-perfect view of the open sea.


•24-hour security

•24-hour safe deposit box

•Laundry services

•Free parking

•Airport transfer (upon request)

•Wi-Fi in all rooms, meeting rooms and public areas

•Adult & children wading pool (ground floor)

•Business centre services: Photocopying, facsimile, mail & postage, typewriting, PC & modem usage

•Swimming pool

•CafĂ©

Contact :
NAZA TALYYA PENANG

No.555, Jalan CM Hashim
Tanjung Tokong
11200 Pulau Pinang
Tel : 04-890 9300
Fax : 04-890 8600
Email : penang@nazahotels.com

HARD ROCK CAFE HOTEL PENANG


Hard Rock Hotel Facade


Hard Rock Hotel Penang is a luxury resort situated along the famous beaches of Batu Ferringhi. Located in the Pearl of Orient, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is iconic, bringing the multicultural Penang to new heights with its authentic Hard Rock experience. This hip and trendy resort in Penang is suitable for families, couples and singles for their relaxing accommodation in Penang.

With a total of 250 guestrooms, there is nowhere more luxurious than Hard Rock Hotel Penang to spend your holiday. With a contemporary feel, all rooms are well-designed with guests in mind. With Wi-Fi connections, iPod docking stations and 32-inch LCD screen TVs, you can stay connected with your loved ones and be entertained 24 hours.


Lobby Lounge

Swimming Pool
Pool 2

Pool 4

Seaview

Pool 5
For wine and dine in Penang, Hard Rock is synonymous with music, good fun and entertainment …… and Hard Rock Hotel Penang offers a plethora of options to entertain all and to have fun!


Anything from intimate private meetings in Penang to spectacular banquets for up to 300 guests, meeting planners will receive extreme Rock Star service and an event everyone will be talking about.

The walls in the Hard Rock Hotel Penang are adorned with images, memorabilia and icons reflecting the revolution that changed the face of music, fashion and arts. It's a celebration of popular culture from the 50's through the new millennium. Its fun atmosphere and clean, modern lines make this the ultimate ROCK RETREAT for all!


Contact :

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Batu Ferringhi Beach
11100 Penang, Malaysia
Email: info.penang@hardrockhotels.net
Tel: +60 4 8811711
Fax: +60 4 8812155

Come to Hard Rock Hotel Penang and feel like a star!
It is all about the experience !!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

PENANG BUTTERFLY FARM




The Penang Butterfly Farm @ Teluk Bahang, the world's first live tropical butterfly sanctuary features a Nature Park and the Museum of Asia Artefacts Four thousand live butterflies from 150 species and small reptiles live in their natural habitat in the Nature Park. The Museum of Asian Artefacts consists of an Insect Museum, an Art Gallery and a Gallery of Asian Artefacts. There is also a souvenir shop.

Visiting hours :
Weekdays 9am-5.30pm
Weekend and public holidays 9am-6pm
Admission Fee : RM20 (adult)
                         RM10 (child)

AN-NUR ANCASA EXPRESS GEORGETOWN



 





Located on the Carnarvon Highway to Buckingham Street, the location of the An-Nur Ancasa Express @ Georgetown provides comfortable budget accommodation in the heart of the historic city of Georgetown is recognized by UNESCO.


Adjacent to the Kapitan Square, a place for shopping and enjoy a variety of dishes prepared by restaurants and cafes, An-Nur Ancasa Express @ Georgetown provides 36 units of service apartments (3 rooms) with a reasonable price and suitable to the needs of every visitor.
 
Apartment 3 Rooms
 
Normal Rate                       Promotions Rate                          
RM300                               RM180
 
* Surcharges apply during peak season


* Private rooms available with
-RM80 (air conditioned)
-RM60 (non air-conditioned)

* Subject to room availability

Services & Facilities


24-hour counter service & security

Air-conditioned master bedroom

Parking facilities

Refrigerator

LCD Television (6 national channels)

Private bathroom facilities

To make a booking please contact :
An-Nur Ancasa Express @ Georgetown
Lot 1238, Jalan Kampung Kolam
10200 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Tel : 604-250 5570
Fax : 604-250 5575

Service apartments are clean and comfortable for everyone !!







Wednesday, February 23, 2011

LATE TAN SRI P.RAMLEE HOUSE


This is the house where legendary Malaysian actor, director, singer, composer, and prominent figurehead of the Malaysian film industry P.Ramlee (1928-1973) was born and raised. The restored house was rebuilt on the site of the old house, which had belonged to the late artiste's father and uncle. A gallery of photos from his life and personal memorabilia offer a glimpse of local culture even those who've never heard of him can appreciate.

P.Ramlee favourite mirror. He will spend about 1 hour infront of the mirror until he feels satisfied with his hair style. 
P.Ramlee bicycle
This landmark commemorates the late larger-than-life comedian, actor, singer, composer and film director located at P.Ramlee Road and open @ 10am-5.30pm (closed on mondays) admission is free.

FORT CORNWALLIS PENANG


Fort Cornwallis was built on the site where Sir Francis Light made his historic landing in 1786, or more popularly known as the Esplanade. It was named after the Governor-General in Bengal-Charles Cornwallis, and was one of the first few European structures constructed here. The star-shaped fort was just a simple stockade made out of nibong palm trunks in the beginning, before it was reconstructed using bricks at a cost of 67,000 Spanish Dollars then in 1793. The fort, used as military and administrative base of the British East India Company, was built to protect the island from possible onslaught launched by Frenchmen. However, no battle has ever taken place at the fort, not even during the Japanese invasion in the 1940s. Today the fort is considered an important landmark and a must visit tourist attraction in Penang. Among the existing relics which are full of historic colours and remain intact are the military barracks, room for the storage of gunpowder magazine, a Christian chapel, a Lighthouse, several cannons including the "infamous" Sri Rambai and cell rooms. Open daily from 9am - 7pm, entrance fee for adult RM2 and RM1 for children. It is fully managed by Penang State Tourism Development and Culture Office.

Artifacts of Fort Cornwallis

Francis Light Statue

The legendary Fort Cornwallis is one of the few legacies left behind by Sir Francis Light that remains intact after more than two centuries. It is therefore no surprise when the bronze statue of Francis Light is placed at the entrance overlooking the fort.

Sri Rambai Cannon

 In 1880, the Sri Rambai cannon was found in the Straits of Malacca. It was scooped out and placed at the North-West bastion of the Fort Cornwallis. Local folklore even believed that women who were intertile would be able to conceive by placing flowers in the cannon barrel as a form of special prayers.

The Chapel

 The chapel is one of the earliest roofed structures in Penang built in 1799. Located on the landward side of the fort, the first recorded service taking place was the marriage of Sir Francis Light's widow, Martina Rozells and John Timmers in the same year. The old chapel of a triangular shaped roof remains intact until today at the south-west corner of the fort.

The Cell

Before its conversion, the cell, built in 1811, was first used as barracks to house European artillery. The site has now become a favourite spot for photo opportunities. Visitors can now experience the feeling by going behind bars with the cell door chained with huge padlock!


Gunpowder Magazine

 Inside look of gunpowder

Constructed in 1814, the magazine located at the North-West bastion of the fort was used to store explosives. Its pillbox shaped design with thick wall was meant to minimise damage in the event of an explosion. Children who visit the place nowadays love to turn it into a place for hide and seek.