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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Straits Quay

"Turn left, recalculating distance... turn right...", the unrelenting, annoying GPS lady directed us straight to a pond on the right. The classic scenario - we had been driving past the same petrol station 4 times in the last hour but we were still no closer to the quay. The boys were getting restless and my patience was wearing thin but despite our pleas, Hubby refused to stop and ask for directions. And it wasn't some unfamiliar territory we were in - we were in his hometown and we visit his folks regularly. If it wasn't for the need to fill our growling stomachs and an urgent toilet stop, I was sure he was going to drive aimlessly down the same stretch of road another 10 times, cursing and swearing at every vehicle in front of us that was going either too fast or too slow.
At the coffee shop where we stopped to dine, I asked the waiter for directions to the quay, to which Hubby grudgingly noted. Yep, we found the place right away and the waiter's instructions were spot-on but it was already dark when we arrived at our destination and the mall at the quay was near closing time. What's with men and asking for directions? Grrrrrr!!!

Straits Quay is located in Sri Tanjung on the Malaysian island of Penang. It is Penang's first sea-fronting marina.
The brand new marina has 40 pontoon berths with a breath-taking view of the Andaman Sea
Millionaires' Row
Mediterranean-style waterfront villas and luxury condominiums - The most sought-after residential addresses on the Penang island.
The main foyer of the Straits Quay Mall
Interestingly, a new study finds that the average male driver drives 276 miles lost every year! That's a big carbon footprint for time badly spent!

23 comments:

Georgina Castellucci said...

Wow it looks amazing!!!!! Thank you for sharing xo

My Journey With Candida said...

So glad you found it... Very beautiful.

Your GPS must be related to ours. We have 4 of them..... no... we only have 3 of them now. Hubs threw one of them out the window. Then he went out and bought a newer, better version that still has no idea where we are when we really need her.

Mimi B said...

Let's start off with the good...that is a breathtaking view of the quay! Next...men! That's crazy how many lost hours they will drive! I'm so thankful for my phone's GPS! lol

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

I hate it when the GPS lady steers me wrong! Looks like a lovely spot all aglow at night though. Glad you finally made it!

stevebethere said...

LOL @ the GPS

Those photos are fabulous would love to visit there :-)

Have a GPStastic week ;-)

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots! :)

mail4rosey said...

How wonderful though, those pictures are fantastic! I'm glad you made it to your destination. ;) Our GPS has led us astray before too and hubby wouldn't stop, lol. It is what it is. :)

Maggie Cooper said...

The Quay looks so beautiful and I bet the weather was wonderful. I personally have had many fights with my GPS...If I hear re-calculating one more time!

autena said...

Wow, thanks for the beautiful night views of your city! SO glad you stopped by my blog today.

Ian Thomson said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Lovely photos thanks for sharing, the Quay looks like a lovely place to visit.

Sheba.

marty said...

What a gorgeous place to visit!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful night photography ~ Lovely place.

Stacey at RealWorldMom w/LINKY said...

Beautiful photos! Happy WW!

Kristi said...

I love your evening photos of the quay. What a pretty spot worth finding! I've got a husband just like that - adding to the carbon footprint! :)

BusyWorkingMama said...

Beautiful photos!

alissa apel said...

That does look amazing!!! I love how you captured everything. I can not get down night time photography.

Teresa Kindred said...

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Theresa said...

Beautiful shots! That certainly does look like a nice place to visit!

Parent Club said...

Looks amazing - thanks for sharing.

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Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful!

Faith said...

Glad you finally found your destination!! Fantastic photos :)

Donna said...

Gorgeous night photos. A wonderful place to visit.

Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails said...

I so agree about men & hating to ask for directions! beautiful lights & sights. I can see why it is called millionaires alley. do you think they would take a personal check?? (bounce!!)

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