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Activities galore at Straits Quay’s
Gong Xi Fa Cai by-the-sea™
Tanjung Tokong, Penang, 13 January 2011 – Welcome the Year of the Metal Rabbit with a month-long Gong Xi Fa Cai by-the-sea™ themed celebration that will run from 15 January to 17 February at the Straits Quay festive retail mall. The recently-opened Straits Quay has become Penang’s latest must-visit destination, offering a unique retail experience against a breathtaking, seafront setting.
Weekly events that will surely appeal to the young and old include the Luminous Dragon Dance where the luminously lit dragon will mimic the movements of the river spirit in a sinuous and undulating manner. Another interesting performance is the Unicorn Dance featuring the Qilin, the mythical Chinese fire-breathing creature, which is auspicious for bringing in serenity and prosperity. The intriguing Chinese Mask Changing Performance, an ancient art that has enthralled audiences for centuries, will also be something to look out for.
Straits Quay’s line-up of other performances include the Traditional Lion Dance with Laughing Buddha, Chinese Yoyo Performance, Acrobatic Lion Dance on Stilts, Chinese Acrobatic & Balancing Arts Display and 24 Thundering Drums Performance.
There will even be special appearances by not one but five Heavenly Gods of Prosperity to spread good luck and prosperity to shoppers with lucky scrolls and sweets giveaways.
The weekly Arts & Crafts Fair will feature stalls for fortune telling, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, dough art figurines, clog making, rattan making and rice art. Look out for these stalls at Straits Court.
There will also be a charity Tnee Kuih (traditional Chinese New Year sweet, sticky glutinous rice cake) making workshop. Proceeds from the sale will be distributed to select charities.
During the month-long celebrations, shoppers with proof of purchase of RM88 and above in a single receipt from any shop in Straits Quay are entitled to redeem a packet of specially designed ang pow packets from the Customer Service Counter while stocks last.
The celebrations will culminate with the Chap Goh Meh celebrations on 17 February 2011 at the waterfront. There will be special performances and the traditional orange throwing ritual at the waterfront.
Visitors will have great photo-taking opportunities at Straits Quay during this festive season as the mall will be decked with custom-designed Chinese New Year decor elements anchored by an impressive centrepiece at Straits Court, the mall’s main courtyard.
For more details, visit www.straitsquay.com
About Straits Quay
Straits Quay, developed and run by Eastern & Oriental Berhad, is the first retail marina enclave in Penang, distinctly positioned to bring to life the holistic concept of ‘living by the sea’. Set within the fast-growing world-class masterplanned waterfront development of Seri Tanjung Pinang, Straits Quay offers a comprehensive mix of outlets and attractions – from boutiques to bistros, seafood restaurants to seaside cafes, bars to boat rides, a promenade, a performing arts centre and a learning centre.
Coupled with spectacular views of the Andaman Sea at its doorstep and a clear view of the historical George Town skyline, Straits Quay is set to be a must-visit destination for locals and tourists, offering a unique festive marina lifestyle like no other in Penang.
About The E&O Group
Eastern & Oriental Berhad (collectively referred to as ‘The E&O Group’ or ‘E&O’) is listed on the Main-board of Bursa Malaysia. The Company is involved in 3 core business activities; namely hospitality and lifestyle, property development and property investment.
E&O undertook the meticulous refurbishment and upgrading of the heritage Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&O Hotel) as well as Lone Pine Hotel in the late 1990s. Since it was established by the Sarkies Brothers in 1885, E&O Hotel has charmed travellers from near and far, creating a reputation to match its sister hotels – The Raffles, Singapore and The Strand, Rangoon – also founded by the Sarkies. Lone Pine Hotel is the oldest beach hotel, established in 1948, along
In 2007, E&O embarked on a new lifestyle food and beverage (F&B) venture, via acquisition of a substantial stake in The Delicious Group, which it currently owns 100%. Named after the original “Delicious” concept restaurant, the group now operates seven restaurants in some of the most vibrant spots of Kuala Lumpur. With F&B closely linked to lifestyle in the modern mindset, synergies arise from the strategic positioning of Delicious Group outlets in E&O’s prime commercial / retail properties.
E&O’s reputation as a premier property developer is built across a series of exclusive addresses in Kuala Lumpur and Penang Island. Its track record includes prestigious residential projects such as Sri Se-Ekar and 202 Desa Cahaya (202 DC), whilst at nearby Kampung Warisan, Malaysia’s celebrated cartoonist Datuk Lat successfully conceptualised a traditional Malay village ambience within the heart of the capital.
E&O’s more-recent landmark developments include the high-end condominium Dua Residency, located within the vicinity of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) as well as Idamansara, located in Kuala Lumpur’s upscale Damansara Heights. Seventy Damansara is another E&OProp signature development with 12 exclusive detached homes within a gated and guarded community. Located right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Central Business District is E&OProp’s recently launched St Mary Residences. On Penang Island, E&O’s masterplan seafront development Seri Tanjung Pinang is one of the most sought-after residential addresses among locals and expatriates on the island especially with its latest launch, the Quayside Seafront Resort Condominiums, the first condominium in the region with a 4.5 acre private waterpark.
The newly-established Property Investment division’s core mandate is the acquisition of select landbanks and properties that provides E&O with steady, recurring income flow and opportunities for capital appreciation in the longer term.