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Posted: 24 Jun 2011 07:17 PM PDT

Bora Bora By Sunset | Qyzzy

Posted: 24 Jun 2011 10:27 AM PDT

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If you remembered the beautiful chill out place formerly call Sunset Bistro up at Bayu Senja, Batu Ferringhi area which was burnt down due to the so-called arson attack in late January 2011, you would surely not miss out the reincarnation of such cool bistro which now carries the name of Bora Bora By Sunset. A brainchild of Ms. Melynda Soon, the bistro was opened towards the end of May this year at a new location. It's located just a shop lot away just before the Tarbush Lebanese Restaurant, hidden right behind some night market stalls along the famous Batu Ferringhi stretch. It has a better ambiance compared to the former with more cozy and dimly lighted corners for romantic couples. The bistro covers a long stretch of cemented pathways up to the edge of the beach, with an ejected wooden platform in between, to watch the beautiful sunset over the horizon of the Andaman Sea. Comfortable and uncomplicated, this snazzy bistro is actually a reminiscent of those smaller water holes by the beaches of some South East Asian countries. With an open rainforest concept, you are assured of cheap beers, reasonable priced beverages and a decent spread of cuisine, done in the simplest way to tempt any taste bud.

Cafe/Bistro Chinese Cuisine Type Dining Hours Dining Type Dinner Fusion International Italian Local Delights Lunch Supper Western ,

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011 12:00 AM PDT

Hard Rock Hotel PenangHard Rock Hotel Penang is the ultimate destination during our short trip to Penang. Hard Rock Hotel is an expansion of Hard Rock Cafe bar-restaurant chain. Currently, Hard Rock Hotel Penang, which opened its doors on September 19, 2011, is the only Hard Rock Hotel in Malaysia.

As Hard Rock Cafe is known for its collection of rock and roll memorabilia, Hard Rock Hotel Penang does not fall short of that as it is filled with rock and roll memorabilia all over its premises.

Seaview Deluxe

We stayed in a Seaview Deluxe under "Anything You Want (You Got It!)" package. And because we booked the room in advance, we paid MYR 570 only (not including tax) as we got 43% off the rack rates! The package included breakfast for 2 persons at Starz Diner, MYR 100 voucher redeemable at Hard Rock Cafe, Pizzeria, Starz Diner, The Shack, Lobby Lounge, Rock Shop and Rock Spa.

Below is the break down of our stay: -

King-sized Bed in Hard Rock Hotel Penang
King-sized Bed in Hard Rock Hotel Penang

The Beatles Poster on the bedroom wall
The Beatles Poster on the bedroom wall

Toilet @ Seaview Deluxe Room, Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Toilet @ Seaview Deluxe Room, Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Bathroom @ Seaview Deluxe Room, Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Bathroom @ Seaview Deluxe Room, Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Shower stall
Shower stall

Toiletries
Toiletries

32-inch LCD screen HD Ready TV with satellite channels
32-inch LCD screen HD Ready TV with satellite channels

Coffee & tea making facilities
Coffee & tea making facilities

Mini-bar
Mini-bar

Wardrobe
Wardrobe

Study desk
Study desk

"Anything You Want (You Got It!)" vouchers
"Anything You Want (You Got It!)" vouchers

Armchair
Armchair

Swimming Pool

Stunning view of Hard Rock Hotel Penang from our hotel room
Stunning view of Hard Rock Hotel Penang from our hotel room

Water slides
Water slides

Jezebelle sitting near the swimming pool
Jezebelle sitting near the swimming pool

Jezebelle only dared to swim near the drain
Jezebelle only dared to swim near the drain

For those who are afraid to go out to the open world, Hard Rock Hotel Penang has its own sands within its premises surrounding the swimming pool.

Jezebelle playing sands
Jezebelle playing sands

Jezebelle building a sand castle
Jezebelle building a sand castle

Jezebelle posing while playing with sands
Jezebelle posing while playing with sands

Jezebelle petting a toy dog near the water slides
Jezebelle petting a toy dog near the water slides

Lil' Rock Kids Club

Lil' Rock Kids Club
Lil' Rock Kids Club

Lil' Rock Kids Club is an indoor playhouse for little kids aged 4-12 years old.

Jezebelle playing the slide at Lil' Rock Kids Club
Jezebelle playing the slide at Lil' Rock Kids Club

Jezebelle riding on a wooden pony
Jezebelle riding on a wooden pony

Needless to say, this was the only other place which Jezebelle was looking forward to besides the swimming pool. It wasn't hard to coax her out of the swimming pool area to this place, but it wasn't easy at all to persuade her to leave Lil' Rock Kids Club!

Body Rock Gym

Body Rock Gym
Body Rock Gym

Gym with state-of-the-art equipment
Gym with state-of-the-art equipment

Body Rock Gym is a well-equipped gym with state-of-the-art equipment and stunning poolside view. It would be awesome to do workout in the gym. However, our intention in Hard Rock Hotel Penang was just to relax, therefore, we didn't allocate any time at all for the gym.

Rock Spa

Rock Spa
Rock Spa

Rock Spa is the place to be for services such as massages, body scrubs, body wraps, facials, manicure & pedicure and even hair removal.

Enjoy the sea view while getting pampered in the spa bungalow or in the beautifully decorated outdoor cabanas facing the sea.

Rock Spa was the only other place besides the Teens Club which we didn't have the opportunity to have a go at because we were busy looking after our toddler, who seemed to fully enjoy herself more than we did.

Other Water Sports Activities

There are other water sports activities available outside Hard Rock Hotel Penang premise run by a 3rd party operator such as jetskiing and paragliding. Pony ride and ATV are also available.

Paragliding
Paragliding

Pony ride
Pony ride

Jet skis
Jet skis

Memorabilia

Mosaic art of The Beatles
Mosaic art of The Beatles

Mosaic art of The Beatles outside Starz Diner
Mosaic art of The Beatles outside Starz Diner

Framed photo of the band "Kiss"
Framed photo of the band "Kiss"

At Night

Night view of Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Night view of Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Giant guitar in the front yard of Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Giant guitar in the front yard of Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Hard Rock Hotel neon lights with interchangeable colors
Hard Rock Hotel neon lights with interchangeable colors

Room Facilities

  • Spacious room size with a contemporary design
  • Double or single room configuration
  • Sleep Like a Rock® bedding with 300-thread count bed linen
  • Custom designed furniture
  • 32-inch LCD screen HD Ready TV with satellite channels
  • DVD/CD players
  • iPod docking station
  • 24 hours in-house movies
  • Wired and wireless internet access
  • Most rooms with balconies and seaviews
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar
  • Kiblat directional signage
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Wardrobe area
  • Bathrobe and bedroom slippers
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • IDD telephone
  • Hansgermany rain showers
  • Daily complimentary English newspaper
  • Complimentary streaming music channels

Hotel Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Elevator
  • Baggage Storage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lil' Rock Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Body Rock Gym
  • Rock Spa
  • Hair Salon
  • Rock Shop
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Concierge Service

Overall, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is not just a top notch hotel, it's an exceptional world-class hotel with world-class facilities. Jezebelle loves the place, we absolutely love the hotel. Our stay will be an unforgettable experience that will surely stay in our hearts. We will definitely come back here again and again and again — whenever the opportunity arises.

Getting There

By Bus

  • Rapid Penang bus (No. 101) from the Komtar

Map


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Contact Information

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Batu Ferringhi Beach,
11100 Penang, Malaysia
Phone: (604) 8811-711
Fax: (604) 8812-155

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Posted: 11 Jun 2011 07:24 PM PDT

June 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm

It is a sad day when a child has to suffer, especially when she is supposed to be enjoying herself on one of Malaysia's most popular beaches. But that is exactly what happened to Arina Kirana Azrin, 5, when she was knocked down by a horse ridden by a man on the beach. It is very fortunate that she suffered a dislocated left shoulder and not lost her life.

Unregulated beach activities at Batu Ferringhi have led to several nasty accidents recently

The man who rode the horse? He did not bother to stop and just tried to get away from enforcement officers who were at the beach at that time. No word in news reports whether the man was apprehended but the incident highlights a very, very, very old issue about Batu Ferringhi. Water sports and beach activities have been a bone of contention between operators and authorities, with no resolution in sight. Consequently, there is still no real enforcement, even though there is supposed to be a ban on some activities, especially after a horrific accident involving a Chinese tourist in February earlier this year.

It really does seem that those involved in the tourism sector in Penang have not learnt from the past. It makes us wonder how many more innocent people have to suffer, and what exactly will it take to actually see this situation finally resolved.

Do you think that it will take a death on the beach of Batu Ferringhi to finally fix this problem? Tell us what YOU think.

Read the full article below:
Gerakan has urged the DAP-led Penang government to enforce laws on sporting activities at the popular beach of Batu Ferringhi.

Local government bureau chairman Teh Leong Meng said serious attention must be given to public safety along the beach as it could affect the tourism industry.

"We have laws but they will not work if there is no strict enforcement and proper control," he said in a statement to Bernama here Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Arina Kirana Azrin, 5, dislocated her left shoulder after she was knocked down by a horse ridden by a man on the beach.

Teh said horse-riding and watersports were banned in Feb after Chinese tourist Zhu Li, 47, suffered broken legs after being hit by a flying jetski.

Penang Municipal Council had since issued guidelines to watersports operators including asking them to undergo first aid training and provide general insurance worth RM50,000.

Source: Bernama

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