SEA-FRONT LIFESTYLE. Sri Tanjung Pinang is a 1,000 acre world-class master planned community on the
North-East coast of Penang. At the heart of Sri Tanjung Pinang is Straits Quay, a diverse development consisting of Penang’s first sea side retail mall, a cultural and banqueting venue, a Marina and Serviced Apartments.
The development benefits from easy access as it is directly off the main link road between Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi. There is also a water limousine service between the marina at Straits Quay and the pier of the Eastern and Oriental Hotel in Georgetown.The boat ride offers scenic views of Penang, the Pearl of the Orient.
Set within 11.63 acres, the development consists of 5 blocks of varying heights, between 5 and 7 storeys. Within the 5- block configuration there are 1385 parking spaces at levels 2 to 4. The car park is extremely eco-friendly with natural daylighting and natural ventilation.
There are also 217 Serviced Apartment units with 3 swimming pools, a gymnasium and a tennis court. The Serviced Apartments are located from the third floor upwards, above the retail mall that fully occupies the ground floor and skins the car park at higher levels. The mall has approximately 100 retail units with a variety of attractions, from boutiques to bistros. Within the mall there is a Performance Arts Centre, and a Festive Hall for conferencing and banqueting. The Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and the School of Hard Knocks has also
taken up residence in the sea front retail mall, creating an interesting mix of activities. A flea-market style avenue with booths and kiosks links the sea front promenade with the main thoroughfare through Sri Tanjung Pinang.
The F&B outlets within the mall make full use of their special location, with many alfresco dining tables set up at the sea front.The marina has 40 pontoon berths for vessels between 10m and 20m long and the sight of boats bobbing in the waves is a pleasant sea front view as diners sit and enjoy their meal. A floating stage is located in the middle of the marina and provides an ideal platform for concerts and activities.
The architecture of Straits Quay is reminiscent of times past, with intricate metalwork features that invoke a heritage style. This coupled with the white sun-washed walls and red terracotta tiled roofs give a relaxed colonial ambience to the development. Straits Quay is a place where one could stay in the luxurious Serviced Apartments, spend an afternoon shopping, catch a concert in the evening, have an al-fresco dinner or simply sit and watch the world go by with the background sound of gentle lapping waves