Loke Thye Kee Residences @ Georgetown, Penang

“Where in Penang are we staying this time?” I asked. As always, his response would be “It’s up to you. You know the budget, you choose.” At times a bit stressful, but most times I enjoy exploring the options. Good thing is both our preference would be in a charming boutique hotel. I’ve always had some names on top of my head as I came across them during my last stay. Given a short notice, I did a quick search on these places for the best possible deals that weekend. Most of the familiar names I knew were all booked out. Either that, or they were overpriced. Little did I know then, it was Georgetown World Heritage City Day weekend. There’s a festival held each year in the city in honour of this day. Continue reading “Loke Thye Kee Residences @ Georgetown, Penang”

Muntri Grove Hotel @ Lebuh Muntri, Penang

Muntri Grove is a charming heritage boutique hotel along Lebuh Muntri, Penang under the George Town Heritage & Hotels group. The hotel was part of a row of ten old heritage houses built for workers serving the wealthy families then. Though restored, some fabrics of the building had been retained so that guests can experience the essence of Straits Chinese houses in the 19th century. Continue reading “Muntri Grove Hotel @ Lebuh Muntri, Penang”

Kebaya Dining Room Restaurant @ Seven Terraces, Penang

Kebaya Dining Room is a restaurant that’s part of Seven Terraces Hotel along Stewart Lane, Penang serving modern Peranakan and Indo-Chinese cuisine. Each guest is served a 4 course meal at about RM120++ per pax including choices from starters, main course, vegetables and dessert. Each serving was portioned in a generous amount. I’d suggest to order different dishes and share-share with your friends, so you’ll get a variety and able try a bit of everything. Continue reading “Kebaya Dining Room Restaurant @ Seven Terraces, Penang”