If you are looking for a place to stay this Merdeka weekend, with the convenience to the delicious hawker food stalls in Georgetown. Put Hotel GLOW into your search list. Located on Macalister Road and within walking distance to KOMTAR/ 1st Avenue Mall and the famous New Lane hawker stalls. Not to mention, it is 300 – 500 metres walk from the freshly made tau sah pheah from Ghee Hiang. If you are an adventurous person and doesn’t mind the sun, it is a good starting point to discover the historical Penang.
Hotel GLOW focus on comfortable bedding, basic gym access, free WIFI access, self served breakfast to go and great showers and amenities. Best of all, at a reasonable price. Despite being in the heart of the city, Glow offers an ample of space in the room to allow their guests to unpack and roam around comfortably with a modern interior.
If you haven’t got your fill of yummies from the Plates, just take a walk to their dining area and bar, Inch Food Bar. Inch is a Southeast Asian bar and restaurant serving authentic Thai dishes in Tapas style while Plates serve a western brunch and snacks. Strategically located at Lebuh Muntri near the Georgetown heritage trails, Inch is perfect for a pint or two after a long tour around our beautiful town.
Penang’s night scene is saturated with night clubs and pubs which largely includes binge drinking and vomiting your guts out the day after, at least for teens and young adults these days. We do not endorse such lifestyle and much prefer to just lounge somewhere without feeling the vibrations of loud music on our skin. Tree Bar is one of G Hotel’s baby which was launched not too long ago. It is in close proximity to the backdoor of G hotel, right next to Chilli’s.
Tree Bar is named so because the bar is designed to encircle this big rain tree with the species name “Albizia Saman”. It was intentionally built around it because good environmentalists from G hotel decided that it is a pity to cut off this beautiful 80 year old tree. We sure glad that they kept they tree because it adds so much character and uniqueness to the place. It looks absolutely chill and serene with its dimmed lights and hanging decor at night, simply gorgeous!
We love Tree Bar for many reasons. Apart from its tasteful lounge music, the food was what stood out for us. Most food from bars and pubs leave a bad if not horrible impression I believe, and Tree Bar completely elevates the idea of bar food to something that is not just edible, but sophisticated and good. They offer a myriad of bites and fillers which are priced from RM16++ onwards, which we thought was very reasonable for the quality of food they serve.
Talk talk Wine Bar has been around the neighbourhood expanding from just Tok Tok Cuisine to a wine bar spot taking up 2 storeys tall of the Pekaka Square building in Sungai Dua. With a simple concept where friends and family settling in one corner to talk / chit chat while enjoying the trendy and unique interior ambience without the interference of technology. The initial approach was to have NO WIFI concept but due to numerous request, they gave in to the customers
On the first glance on the interior, it was definitely a mind blowing concept. Reusing the raw materials from iron pipes, old window planks, old sockets, old doors, and the traditional wires with a magic touch of refurbishing. Tadaa! Owned by two bosses, where one of them is the architect of the shop. He would spend his time scribbling ideas on the weekdays at the corner of their shop feeling inspired. For me, it will always have to be great ambience and great food. That’s where we will settle ourselves at. Another thumbs up to the shop for providing lunch/ dinner/ snacks with a variety of choices for drinks from coffee to beer to wine. Not only do they cater for the young adults but they also suit the needs of family with kids and the adults in the 40-50’s. Jazzing up the place on Fridays and Saturdays with live bands performance. The jazz selection of music on the other weekdays too is a very interesting choice.