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    Penang is considered by many as the street food capital of Malaysia.

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    FEATUREThe best of Penang street food

    Loving Malaysian herbs

    A secret urban garden


    E&O IN THE NORTHERN REGIONAn unusual book launch


    E&O IN THE CENTRAL REGIONSimply Delicious

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    E&O IN THE SOUTHERN REGIONAvira makes its debut

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    STP COMMUNITY NEWSThink Green picks up pace


    STRAITS QUAY UPDATESNeverending fun at Straits Quay



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    In late May, 30 students from SK Tanjong Tokong participated in a co-creation activity and learned how to build Coco Husk Raised Beds. Coconut husks were used as building materials for this element as it is a renewable material, durable and easy for children to handle. The Coco Husk Raised Beds were designed and constructed to hold moisture in the soil, something that is required at the Think Green garden as it is really hot and sunny.

    The programme also taught various lessons on nature. At one, the Think Green cucumber plants were infested by the 12-Spotted Beetle (Epilachna Indica or Pelombong Daun). This was used as an opportunity to teach the children about pests and how to treat the problem naturally.

    The children were thrilled to identify different pests and some collected specimens in their insect bottles while others took a liking to spraying natural Neem pest repellent on the plants.

    All are welcome to join the children during their monthly activities. For more info, please email Tharman Anandan at tharman@easternandoriental.com.


    momentumThe Think Green

    proGramme Goes from sTrenGTh To sTrenGTh


    The Think Green Program continues this year, working alongside dedicated students from SK Tanjong Tokong who will keep spirits up with year-long Think Green activities. Every month about 30 students take part in natural farming activities guided by the team from the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP). A series of workshops are also being organised for the students. The first workshop, in conjunction with Earth Day on 19 April 2014 saw the students creating garden beds, kickstart a vegetable garden nursery and carry out garden care activities in teams.

    E&O Property volunteers were invaluable in guiding the children on teamwork. The children planted a variety of vegetable seedlings - from chilies to beans, brinjals to okra. After each session the children shared their thoughts on what it meant to work in a community food garden.

    Twenty young children from Tadis Ar-Rasyiddin Tanjung Tokong also visit the Think Green garden monthly. Collaborators from CAP organise activities for these kindergarteners to help them appreciate the workings of nature.

    Tadis Ar-Rasyiddin Tg Tokong pose fora group pix before their monthly activities.


    Primary school students from SK Tanjung Tokong busy building Coco Husk Raised Beds.



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    Offering the best of Malaysian arts and crafts, the Karyaneka outlet offers more than just souvenirs, gifts and handicrafts.

    For the past 30 years Karyaneka has been charged to develop and expand the handicraft industry via effective marketing and sales channels, through events, promotions, and other initiatives for raising the profile of Malaysian handicrafts worldwide.

    Staying true to its Malaysian spirit, the outlet features hand-drawn batik, brass, ceramic, pewter, precious songket, woodcarvings, sculptures and more.




    Boasting a splendid view of the Andaman Sea at Straits Quay, the Sea Queen ensures that all her patrons dine in a manner befitting royalty with the freshest treasures of the sea.

    Neptunes bounty is prepared by skillful chefs who have been specially trained in authentic and mouth-watering ways to bring out the best in seafood.

    The Sea Queen can accommodate up to 1,000 diners for both indoor and outdoor events including weddings, corporate dinners, anniversaries, birthdays and other important functions where a lavish seafood banquet is mandatory.

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    7 MaRch 27 apRil live & love life caMpaignCompassionate Penangites and tourists gathered at Straits Quay to be part of a fundraising campaign in aid of HOPE Worldwide Penang. Funds were raised for the organisations health and education programme. In line with the Easter Day and Earth Hour celebrations, each donor received a toy egg containing written wishes which were placed into a custom-made 60 foot high structure.

    St. patRickSDay The first ever Irish Festival organized by the Penang Irish Association was an exciting and lively event for shoppers of Straits Quay. Featuring the first ever St Patricks parade in Penang, the event was also graced by the Irish ambassador, HE Declan Kelly and internationally acclaimed band, Heathers.

    vegaS huManitaRian MiSSionVEGA, a 120-year old Norwegian sailing vessel docked at Straits Quay in the midst of its Mission of Mercy journey. Collecting books, bags, medicines and other necessities, the vessel will deliver these donations to underprivileged children in East Timor, Indonesia. Visitors, Seri Tanjung Pinang residents, schools and organisations donated a lot of useful tools, materials and supplies in support of the mission.

    8 & 9 MaRch

    21 MaRch - 31 apRil

    pReStigio cooking coMpetitionBig chefs and little chefs were assigned to cook up a storm in Prestigios portable kitchen at this family cooking competition. To add to the excitement, a mystery ingredient was revealed only on the day of the competition. There were literally heated battles between the participants. A happy ending awaited the winners as they were rewarded with Prestigio merchandise.

    17 May

    Beach volleyBalltouRnaMentStraits Quays first beach volleyball tournament was held to promote an active lifestyle. The tourney was organised in collaboration with Hurley, Ogival and the Penang Volleyball Association, and saw the emergence of a lot of budding talent in the sport.

    3 May - 8 June

    faMily funpicnicAimed at creating an avenue for a fun family outing in our city, Straits Quay transformed the Promenade into a Hawaiian-themed beach getaway with rows of deck chairs, colourful beach umbrellas, vendors, facilities for water games and more. While some families busied themselves with a lively picnic by the sea, others were entertained by the back-to-back performances.

    7 & 8 June

    longeSt Batik challengeIn conjunction with the theme, Our Budaya, celebrated during the Raya festivities, Straits Quay broke the Malaysia Book of Records for the Longest Hand-drawn Batik of 450 metres. With the help and support of various schools, colleges, hotels, corporates, associations and visitors, the mall proudly earned its first official record.

    4 July 3 auguSt

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    A multitude of activities and events draw

    visitors to Penangs unique Straits Quay.

    Dont miss out on the fun.

    Two major attractions give visitors all the more reason to make Straits Quay a destination not-to-be-missed.

    Straits Quay

    SpaRklingnew geMS atStRaitS Quay

  • Its Festival Time!Penang is no longer all about food and scenery but festivals. Apart from the renowned month-long George Town Festival that is going to be held for the fifth year running in August 2014, there is also Penang Yosakoi Parade, Penang World Music Festival and one organised by Performing Arts Centre of Penang together with Eastern & Oriental Berhad: the Fringe Festival @ Straits Quay.

    The E&O/penangpac Fringe Festival is not a product of conventional or mainstream theatre but a series of small-scale acts that usually occur around or out of a proper theatre. Amongst the famous international fringe festivals are those of Edinburg, Adelaide or New York - that permit artists from around the world to perform a broad variety of works.