Next door to Gurney Plaza, the night food stalls are set. Food is nice and cheap. Tiger beer go's down a treat! Sometimes there are souveniours or merchandise.
Gurney Drive is a popular seafront promenade in George Town.
Walk around the old streets of central Georgetown and you are bound to come across loads of interesting things. Bars, clubs, street life, food stalls, dodgy characters, they are all here.
We spent a good few hours walking around Penang Rd, Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Leith, Lebuh Pitt etc. Love Lane can be a bit dodgy if you're on your own (lots of 'ladies of the night' as well).
But not half as dodgy as London on a weekend !
Dress Code: Its hot so no jacket and tie !
Can't remember the exact name of this place - the first word was 'Art', but dont know the second.
This is a small bar on the main road, looks awful during the day, but at night it is lit up and the open air wooden structure looks great. Not a romantic sort of place - it plays loud music and shows sport on TV, but it had a good mix of people and the drinks were strong. It was 13RM for a G+T, probably extortionate for local prices but seemed OK to me coming from UK !
Dress Code: Casual as you like
As you soon discover drinking in Malaysia is not that cheap. One of the cheapest places was at where we were staying. They have a couple of tables outside and there is normally a few people around to talk to. I would like to point put that we did not drink all the beer that is in the pictures.
Dress Code: No dress code
Do not confuse Gurney Hotel with "Gurney Place at Gurney Plaza) which is at the other end of Gurney Drive (Pesiaran Gurney).
Gurney Hotel is located at the southern end of Gurney Drive near Pangkor Road and Northam Road.
There is a "Chill Out" for clubbers, cafes and restaurants as well as walk-in spas. A popular weekend hangout for the young and the young at heart.
After eating, I think the most popular night activity in Penang is shopping.
Most shops open until 9pm or later until 11pm for some hypermarkets.
There are night markets or small stalls along pathways to hypermarkets to branded shops in shopping malls
And in Malaysia, there is sales all year round, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Raya, Deepavali, Merdeka (Independence Day) and country wide sales. So a lot of excuses to shop till you drop or just window shop and exercise your legs and enjoy the aircondition environment.
During the day and night, this is a popular hangout for the young and the young at heart in Penang. Gurney Place is a row of cafes and eating places on the left side of the Gurney Plaza in Gurney Drive.
Do not mistake it with "Gurney Hotel' which has a similar night spot of cafes and dancing place but located at the other end of Gurney Drive.
So if you would to spend time with your friends or your notebook over latte and watch the world goes by, head to Gurney Place.
If your after a good bargain try the night markets alogn Batu Ferringhi..Here you will find many different things to buy. For example luggage, shoes, clothes, DVDs, CDs, toys, souveniers. You name it you can find it.
WATCH THIS SPOT FOR PICTURES.
Dress Code: Dress Casual..........
This is a nightlife spot because the road, Lorong Baru, is bustling with 'food' activities all the way to midnight and beyond. Expect to see street hawkers along the narrow road, dotted with tables by the roadside. Many walk and drive into the lane just for food. The variety of food is just too many food to count. Yum!
Dress Code: Just be in your most comfortable wear... something casual. You'll be sitting at the roadside.
Garage is originally an imitation of old penang. The design inside the building is unique, back to the old day.
There are a few pubs around the area. Penang nightlife spots change very fast, it had been once very crowded, but now getting less attention.
The ambience is nice, and has a wide variety of food and drinks selection. Mostly western food, and priced at a fairly high range, because it is frequented mostly by tourists, particularly westerners.
This restaurant/bar feature a large balcony where you overlook the street of Batu Ferringhi, great spot for people watching. Great place to sit and chat with friends.
Staffs are pretty friendly. I had a pina-colada and it was quite sour. So I have doubts about the food quality here. A drink like that cost about RM15, which is the price you pay when you go a-drinking in a bar or pub in Penang Island.
Dress Code: Casual.
Other than eating around at night... sitting on the beach and watching stars is another enjoyable thing....
Many locals go to the beach at night... chit-catting, held a gathering party etc.....
It really relax us from tiredness.... I suggest you to print the star map from the star map website and try to find out the name of the stars....
This would be a good choice if you prefer a more quite place.....
Interested in getting something more then just a relaxing massage? Check out the "health clubs" in most of Malaysia's larger hotels. All offer traditional massage service performed at reasonable cost (@RM60) by an expert massuesse. But most offer "special packages" for only 100 ringit more if you know who and where to ask. If you're male and single, you won't be sorry.
Another option for the more is to cross the border into Thailand (about 200 km away). There in the border town of Bukit Kayu Hitam or Hatyai (a little further inland), I'm sure you'll find what your looking for.
Chulia Street at night is a must for visitors to see something less-seen. Chulia Street is more for backpackers and budget tourists, therefore the place is also in budget settings to fit the needs. If you want to look for 'that', this is the place and many small streets along this road also have 'that'. Please don't ask me what 'that' is, I'm talking only about 'that' not that.
After eating and walking. Visitors might want to buy something as souvenir or just simply shopping for fun. If you have a car, you can drive to Batu Ferringhi's night bazaar or else you can shop at the Gurney plaza which is just a few steps from where you eat Rojak and Laksa.
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