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Straits Quay, Penang #2

My hands have been feeling itchy lately as they keep wanting to press the camera shutter button of my new camera. =D To ease my itchiness, I went to Straits Quay in the afternoon to press a feel shutters on my camera. I haven’t really been there during the afternoon and when the sun is hanging high above my head.

It was a quiet Monday afternoon and Straits Quay was, quiet. Feeling bad for the restaurant and cafe owner as there’s so little people visiting their shops at that time. If it’s at Singapore or Hong Kong, there will be people almost at anytime. Guess Penangites are too lazy to come out to spend time at the cafe or perhaps selfish to buy themselves expensive beverage.


I went there with my girlfriend, Hueisean. It was windy and the warm sea breeze blows on my face which it’s not really a good time to spend outdoor.

Took some shots of her of course as she had become my spontaneous model. It’s not all about building, landscape and random people anymore. After changing a new camera, my feel in photography is getting stronger again, it’s like boost up which makes me want to takes more photos! =D

Straits Quay is a good hang out place and the concept is great, somehow it’s not really accessible to public as there’s no public transport going there. And the pubs only opens till 1am because there’s residence on top of it, so no live band and late closing, which is not that good.

Anyway, it’s a good place for some better dining experience and a new spot to hang out in Penang.

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Nick is an interior designer and tech enthusiast based in Penang, Malaysia who constantly exploring places, indulges great food, discovering good design and is a shutterbug. Nick usually writes about Penang, happenings, travel, food, design and personal thoughts.


  • Airaniez62
    June 28, 2011 at 2:58 am

    nice compositions.^_^ love the colours!

  • Thristhan
    July 1, 2011 at 3:27 am

    When I was in Penang a few years back, they were still building this place. Looks quite amazing now.

    • Nicholas Chan
      July 1, 2011 at 3:54 am

      Yeah. It’s now open and there’s still some development around this place. =)


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