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Hard Rock Hotel Penang Sand Bar

Posted by Jason Wong On May - 26 - 20121 COMMENT

It is another launching of another drinking hole on the Batu Ferringghi beach front in the recent months. This time it is Penang’s very own Hard Rock Hotel’s turn to fire up the night life at this otherwise not so “happening” beach front after the sunsets. Batu Ferringghi used to be one of the most happening places on the Penang Island, stretching from the now closed Teluk Bahang’s Mutiara Hotel to Tanjong Bungah’s Orchid-Copothone, it was filled with discos and lounges.

On the 19th of May 2012, Hard Roock Hotel Penang launched their very own Sand Bar with much funfair with the support from Jagermeiter, Carlsberg and Redbull. The Sand Bar was created with the idea of offering an alternative and very casual place where one can kick off their shoes, feel the sand between the toes, have some cool drinks, listen to some good music and watch sport matches or just chill-out on the beach and let the day go by.

The Sand Bar is located just next to their Pizzeria, a stone throw away from the pools and less than 10 steps from the Batu Ferringghi beach front. The bar serves chilled Carlsberg beer from the tap, cold Jagermeister shots, vodka, rum, cocktails, mock-tails and more that are sure to quench thy thirst. Pizza and light snacks are also served when hunger calls for satisfaction.  During the launch party, guests we served free rounds of drinks and samplers of their light snacks and pizzas from 7:00pm to 9:00pm non-stop. Service for the night was by the lovely girls in bikinis brought in by the principal for Jagermeister and Carlsberg and the waiting crew from Hard Rock Hotel. Service was prompt, I especially remember the two ladies from Carlsberg who were quick and attentive.There were other fellow bloggers present for the launch, each bloggers were chaperon and their needs taken care of by individually allotted marketing staffs from hotel.

The climax of the night was the symbolic launch of the Sand bar by their GM, John Primmer. Nothing elaborate or fancy just a “Jagermeister Bom”, where shot glasses filled with the 35% strong alcohol were placed on top of glasses half full of Redbull tonics, which were then pushed into the later through what they call the domino effect. The concoction had a sweet to a slight dry taste that seemed to also went down well with the ladies. We were thought the right way to enjoy the Jagermeister & Redbull drink as to maximise the layers of pleasure to our sense of taste.The highlights of the night was the live music strummed out the Bongga Bongga band, energetic dances by Danzity and the hotel staffs, mood charging party music spun out by Australian deejay, DJ Lkuk and beach games. It was full of fun fair and merry making through out the night.

For reservations please contact the follow:

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia
Email: fb.penang@hardrockhotels.net
Main Line: +604 8811 711

Sand Bar Business Hours: 11:00am to 11:00pm daily
Happy Hours: 6:00pm to 8:00pm.



Sigi’s Bar & Grill Beach Bar

Posted by Jason Wong On April - 23 - 20121 COMMENT

Shangri-La’s  Golden Sands Resort has just launched their Sigi’s Bar & Grill Beach Bar, an addition to their alfresco no-frills, real food restaurant by the beach. The have got the soft sand at their feet, whacky bean bags, relaxing reclining chairs, soothing sound of waves washing ashore sand, the cool sea breeze, the warmth of a setting sun and a variety of beers, Mojitos, wines, cocktails and soft drinks, but the picture is not perfect without you.The beach front bar that is capable to cater to 60 pax opens from 5:00pm to 12:00am daily with a mixologist a.k.a bartender mending the well equip 10 sitter bar sheltered in  a star-shaped canopy that allows you to enjoy the fresh and cooling sea breeze while taking in the magnificent sun setting at the horizon.  As the moon rises so does the “temperature” at the beach bar where a live band is ever ready to entertain you with their rendering of good old classics to the most recent chart toppers. During the launch event, attended by the likes of media journalist, food columnist, VIP guests and corporate partners, we were entertained by a bartender flipping bottles like the scene in Cocktail with Tom Cruise. Then there were the flame eaters that don’t only swallow the lit torches but also spit fire to heat up the excitement. As part of the launching program, the adventurous were given the opportunity to try their hand in mixing up their own cocktails to experience the flair of being a “bartender”.  One of their longest staying guests from Germany who have logged around 5,000 room stays was seen enjoying the action at the bar with the other invited guests. As the night got older and with all the Mojitos, beers, wines setting in, we had to bit farewell Golden Sands Resort’s and SBG’s team for the whirling good time, tasty Spanish styled Tapas and great drinks with a heavy heart.

If you are ever in Batu Feringgi in the evening, why not give them a try and see what they can serve up to you for your before dinner drinks to help you get the mood going before a proceeding to savour the tantalizing dishes churned out by their new in-house chef, Fredrick. Attending the event with us were Jazz & Trista, Jennifer and Joling. You may want to visit their blogs to see better looking photos and also read about their time there.

Sigi’s Bar and Grill On the Beach
Shangri-La’s Golden Sands Resort
Batu Feringgi Beach 11100 Penang Malaysia

Tel : 04 886 1852
Business Hours : 11am-6pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm (Beach Bar: 5pm-12midnight)

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