Savoring The Best All Over Town…

For the holy month of Ramadan this year, The Light Hotel Penang, would like to invite guests to embark on a culinary journey, brimming with traditional flavours, sumptuous delights, and warm hospitality, under its “Semarak Nusantara” Ramadan Buffet promotion from 12 March 2024 until 20 April 2023, from 7.00pm until 9.30pm, priced at RM138+ per adult, RM128+ per senior citizen and RM108+ per child (above 4 years old) and RM68+ per child (below 4 years old). Limited early bird promotion of RM128+ per pax is ongoing, subject to availability while stocks last. Daily spreads during the holy month would be on rotational basis, therefore you would be expecting various surprises at the buffet line to soothe your appetite. You would also be entertained with guest appearances of Rayyan Band and Wan Andre. For enquiries and reservations, kindly contact +604-382 1111 or email today.

Here’s a glimpse of what to expect during your visit.

Do check out on other upcoming and ongoing new launches as well.

Cili Kampung, a cherished name in Malaysian cuisine, is opening of its newest branch located at Level 3, The Light Hotel, Seberang Jaya, Penang, offering its renowned Malay culinary delights to the gastronomic capital of Malaysia, an unparalleled dining experience to both locals and tourists. Food enthusiasts can explore its rich Malay culinary landscape of highest quality ingredients. Patrons can look forward to savouring a wide range of Malay favourites such as Masak Lomak Hornshell, Masak Kicap Chicken and Sambal Cili Api Squid, each dish bears the hallmark of Cili Kampung’s culinary excellence.

The Light Hotel Penang, renowned for its commitment to innovation and sustainability, proudly announces the inauguration of its latest facility, the cutting-edge Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station. This addition reflects the hotel’s dedication to providing eco-friendly services while meeting the evolving needs of today’s conscientious travellers.

Key Features of The Light Hotel Penang’s EV Charging Station:

● Cutting-Edge Technology: Equipped with the latest charging technology, the station ensures a fast and efficient charging experience for electric vehicle owners.
● Multiple Charging Points: The facility boasts a strategically positioned array of charging points, allowing simultaneous charging for multiple vehicles, and accommodating guests and visitors alike.
● User-Friendly Interface: The EV Charging Station is designed with user convenience in mind, featuring an intuitive interface for a seamless charging process.
● Compatibility: The station supports various electric vehicle models, making it an inclusive facility for a broad spectrum of eco-conscious travellers.
● 24/7 Accessibility: Available around the clock, The Light Hotel Penang’s EV Charging Station provides continuous service, offering flexibility to guests and promoting a sustainable lifestyle.

Thanks to the management, chefs and staff for having us over for the preview.

The Light Hotel is located along Lebuh Tenggiri 2 at Seberang Jaya, Penang. Upon entering the main entrance of the hotel, just drive around to find your parking space at the front of the premises. Walk into the lobby of the hotel and you can see Spice Brasserie on your left.

The Light Hotel
Address: Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-382 1111
Business Hours: 7.30am-11.00am (Breakfast), 12.00pm-2.30pm (Set Lunch), 7.00pm – 10.30pm (Set Dinner)
Google Map:

Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About The Light Hotel: The Light Hotel Penang is the flagship hotel of Pelita Group in Penang. The hotel is positioned in proximity of Penang Island and exit to Kuala Lumpur. Conveniently located just 10 minutes away from Penang Bridge, we are also 30 minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. This offers easy access to the rest of the city as well as major attractions via an extensive train network ERT at Penang Sentral just 15mins drive away. A sanctuary that exudes luxury business charm, the 301-guestroom hotel are furnished with modern-day comforts. Combining authentic and enriching experiences with world-class meetings and convention facilities, we also offer a suite of business, recreational and dining facilities including 12 meeting and event venues, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre as well as restaurants and bars.


Café Jen at JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La, is currently having its Sinar Ramadhan Eat All You Can Buffet Dinner from 31 March 2023 until 21 April 2023, from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. The buffet is priced at RM108nett (adult), and RM54nett (child). Shangri-La Circle’s members can use their points to redeem the Ramadhan buffet dinner too. For reservations or enquiries, please call +604-262 2622 ext. 8392 or send an email to

Some of the main highlights of the Ramadhan buffet you should watch out for are their signature’s Curry Fish Head, Lamb Stew, Bamboo Clam Kam Heong, Daging Goreng Jintan Acheh, Ayam Masak Kicap Minang, and some of the street food such as Pasember and Hokkien Mee at the action counters.

On top of that, the hotel also provides a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for families and groups of friends to break their fast together in their own private event at our function room, with a minimum requirement of 50pax from as low as RM85nett per pax only, according to guests’ preference. Early reservations are highly recommended.


The hotel also provides some takeaway promotions as below:



JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La is located along Jalan Magazine just next to the iconic Kompleks Tunku Abdul Razak (KOMTAR). Just walk into the main lobby of the hotel and you can see the Café Jen at the most left side of the hotel.


Address: Jalan Magazine, 10300 Penang, Malaysia.
Business Hours: 7.00pm-9.30pm
Contact: +604-262 2622
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Ambience: 7.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 7.5/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)


JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La: Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel owners and operators, currently manages over 100 hotels globally in 75 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Catering to immersive explorers so they can seize the stay, the Hotel Jen brand delivers quality, comfort and value with a playful twist. Hotel Jen embraces the love for life and travel by offering guests spontaneous experiences, unpublished insights and unconventional perspectives. Launched in 2014, JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La offers 9 vibrant hotels in some of the best locations across South East Asia, China and the Indian Ocean, including Singapore; Manila, Philippines; Johor and Penang in Malaysia; Hong Kong, Beijing and Shenyang in China; and Malé, Maldives. JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La is slated to open in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, in 2020. For more information, visit or join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


The Tamarra By Irama Dining, a bespoke event location by the sea in Penang, serving modern Malay gastronom, is currently holding its spoiled for choices “Senandung Rasa By The Sea” Ramadhan Buffet 2023 from 27 March 2023 until 20 April 2023, from 7.00pm until 10.00pm. Priced at RM138.00nett/pax (adult), RM118.00nett/pax (senior citizen) and RM75.00nett/pax (children 6-12yo), it’s a great gathering venue for your family members, business associates and friends for a sumptuous Ramadhan buffet spread by the sea, while enjoying the scenic view of the Andaman Sea. Early birds with payment before 31 March 2023 get to enjoy a discounted price of RM118.00nett/pax (adult), RM98.00nett/pax (senior citizen). For any reservation, please call or WhatsApp +6011-1248 7582 or +604-262 0982

The Tamarra By Irama Dining has been known to be one of the top key players during the holy month of Ramadhan to churn out many unique dishes with remarkable plating styles, clearly proven at their maiden Ramadhan buffet launch last year. In my opinion, their Signature Kerabu Platter, surrounded with fresh vegetables, kerisik, salted fish, salted eggs, fresh water prawns, Solok Lada, etc was one of the best I’ve tasted so far. Combined with an assortment of other kerabu and sambal, it was the perfect meal for my diet. The main dishes of Kambing Briyani, Nasi Kuning Kacang Dhall, Ketam Gulai Nenas Tok Ma, Ayam Goreng 7 Rempah and more are some of the dishes to look out for.

The outdoor live action stalls on the other hand had Kambing Golek, Satay, Grilled seafood/meat on skewers, Shawarma, Mee Bakso and Kari, Gulai Kawah Kepala Ikan, and more.

Desserts are in abundant with various local kuih, sweet Bubur Kacang Durian, Serawa Pisang and even durians served with Ais Kacang and Cendol.

Getting to the Tamarra By Irama Dining won’t be hard as it’s just located next to KWSP building along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. Park your car at the ample parking space and walk right into the entrance.

Address: 36A Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10500 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +6011-1248 7582
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm (buffet time)
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Ambience: 9/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 9/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 9/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)



Posted by crizlai On April - 25 - 2020

This year, with the extension of Malaysia’s Movement Control Order, Lexis Suites Penang would be making your Ramadan season more special with their top-notch food delivery offerings throughout this holy month. All you need to do is to stay home and be safe. You won’t need to venture out to hunt for your ingredients to prepare Iftar and Sahur for the whole family anymore. All you need to do is just to place your order with the hotel and scrumptious traditional Malay cuisines will be delivered right to your doorstep without any hassle. Terms & conditions apply.

Terms and conditions
a) Operation Hours: 10-00am-6.00pm (Last Order is at 6.00pm)
b) Free delivery if total purchase is more than RM50. If not, delivery cost is RM10 per trip.
c) Delivery Areas: Batu Maung, Bayan Lepas, Sungai Ara and Balik Pulau

They will be 3 sets of full meal packages for 4, 8 and 12 persons with complimentary rice, soup of the day, dry kurma and a 1.5L bottle of soft drink. On top of that, there are also other options to add on your favorite dishes from their signature and la carte menu. Please click to view clearer.

Here are the 3 sets:

Set A: RM90nett for 4 pax (choose 3 dishes from the set menu below)
Set B: RM175nett for 8 pax (choose 5 dishes from the set menu below)
Set C: RM250nett for 12 pax (choose 7 dishes from the set menu below)

All meals are prepared and delivered by trained staff who take hygiene and safety very seriously, and contact-less delivery is available upon your request. Self-pickup option is also available, so place your order now at

Here’s a peep on the Set B @ RM175nett for 8 persons. It’s indeed a great bargain with 5 great portions of the main dishes (Ikan Masak Masam Manis, Kambing Kurma dan Kentang, Ayam Masak Merah, Petola and Telur Masin, and Sayur Lodeh), on top of the complimentary items (rice, soup of the day, dry kurma and a 1.5L bottle of soft drink).

Lexis Suites Penang is located right at the end of Teluk Kumbar before the main road into Gertak Sanggul. In fact, it’s located just next to the Hao You Teluk Kumbar Seafood (公巴好友海鲜). The Roselle Coffee House is located at level 1 of Lexis Suites Penang. Just walk into the main lobby of the resort and move towards the right side of the lobby and you will see the elevator there. Take the lift to the first floor and you would see the restaurant there.

Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-628 2888
Business Hours:
Breakfast: 6.30am-10.30am
All Day Menu: 11.30am-10.30pm
Buffet Menu: 6.30pm-10.30pm
Room Service: 24 hours
GPS: 5.287210, 100.232760

Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Lexis Hotel Group: Lexis Hotel Group provides discerning leisure and business guests with practical and luxurious accommodations across various properties in Malaysia. It is steadfast in offering professional management services for hotels and resorts, and has successfully built a strong, profitable and visible premier niche brand in the hospitality industry especially in managing award-winning unique water chalets as well as pool villas. The brand currently manages four properties, namely Lexis, Grand Lexis and Lexis Hibiscus, all located in Port Dickson, as well as Lexis Suites Penang, situated at the Pearl of the Orient.
About Lexis Suites Penang: A luxurious resort by the beachfront that stands out as the only hotel on the island which offer guests the luxury of an individual private pool and steam room in every one of its 222 suites. Located at the idyllic Teluk Kumbar, Lexis Suites Penang is about ten minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. The guestrooms feature two king-sized beds and a host of practical amenities in a spacious enclave, with an awesome view of the sea.


The Iconic Hotel Penang has outshone many others again this year by being the first in the region to convert its car park into a comfortable venue for diners to break their fast in a cool air-conditioned environment. Moreover, you will also be entertained by a live band. With the theme of “Luxurious Middle East”, the Cita Rasa Warisan promotion is priced at RM78+ per adult and RM39+ per child (6-12 years old)/senior citizen (60 years old and above) from 7.00pm until 10.00pm, from 6 May 2019 until 3 June 2019. The hotel would be contributing RM1 from each adult purchase to charity. For reservations, please call +604-505 9988 to make your reservations. There would also be a special promotion of RM68+ for each adult purchase if you booked by 12 May 2019. Terms & conditions apply. For reservations, please call +604-505 9988 to make your reservations.

For appetizer, salad and soup, you could check out the section for various choices starting with various crackers in tins, fresh greens, Ulam-Ulam Kampong, Ikan-ikan Masin, not forgetting various soups such as Soto Ayam, Tomyam Seafood, Sup Daging Utara, Bubur Lambuk and more.

As for main dishes, some of the highlights would include their Dajaj Mashwi (Arabian Grilled Chicken), Beef Tagine with Chickpea, Ketam Masak Lemak, Kepah Masak Paprik, Nasi Kabsa, Nasi Tomato and more.

The action stalls have some interesting items which could be really delicious, namely Kambing Golek, Satay, Asam Laksa, Char Koay Teow, Ikan Goreng Bawal, Shawarma and so on.

Desserts could be quite an abundance with choices such as local kuih-muih, assorted cakes, Bubur Durian, Bread Pudding, Lai Chi Kang, jellies, puddings and more.

Check out the menu available for the buffet dinner during the promotional period as below.

Iconic Hotel Penang is located at Icon City, opposite of Juru Autocity. Just use the North-South Expressway towards south and upon reaching the traffic lights to Juru Autocity, turn left into Jalan Kebun Nenas until you see the Petron petrol kiosk on your left. Turn left into the road before the petrol kiosk, Lorong Nenas. Drive on and you can see the hotel on your right. Park your car at the hotel’s car park as it could be rather hard to find public parking space during peak period. Parking rate is RM3 for the first 2 hours and RM2 for each subsequent hour. The venue of the buffet dinner is located at Level 6 of the building.

Address: 71 Jalan Icon City, Bukit Tengah, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-505 9988
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.342106, 100.432846
Promotion Period: 6 May 2019 – 3 June 2019
Price: RM78+/pax (Adults), RM39+/pax (Child/Senior Citizen)

Ambience: 9/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 7/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Iconic Hotel Penang: Iconic Hotel is owned by Iconic Group of Companies, one of the successful property developments based in Penang. In the past two years, Iconic Hotel has won up to 9 awards including CTrip Chinese Preferred Hotel, Tripadvisor,,, Expedia,, Luxury New Hotel, Luxury Design Hotel and Travel and Hospitality award winner. Iconic Hotel located in the heart of Icon City Bukit Mertajam, one of the hottest and lively areas at Mainland Penang, Iconic Hotel is accessible within 5 minutes from Juru Toll Plaza and 10 minutes from Penang Bridge. The 195 stylishly designed rooms are to deliver an “Impressive, Incomparable and Inspiring” experience with its three unique themes – Modern, Urban and Contemporary. All rooms are equipped with a 40-inch LED TV, stylish workspace with high-speed internet access, safe deposit box, minibar, digital health machine and coffee and tea-making facilities with Harney & Sons Teabags and Segafredo capsule. Iconic Hotel also has 5 function rooms which can accommodate up to 400 guests, 1 conference room, business centre, and 1 VIP dining room. The hotel recognized the need of a healthy lifestyle with leisure services such as swimming pool, 24 hours’ gym and sauna are available for guests to rejuvenate after a long tiring day. When we say we make our guests stay ICONIC, that also extends to looking after their broader needs for their travels in the modern age. We are committed to providing our guests with the best premium facilities. The new BMW i-Charging and SOCAR Facilities as a new milestone for the hotel. The hotel has 2 F&B outlets offering a wide selection of flavours. Mezza 9, an all-day dining restaurant which serves variety cuisines for buffets and ala-carte menu. Crumbles & Cream, a café offering pastries, coffee ice cream and other delicious desserts.

For the holy month of Ramadan 2019, Spice Brasserie @ The Light Hotel, Seberang Jaya, Penang, would be serving Khazanah Sajian Nusantara Ramadan Buffet Dinner from 8 May 2019 until 4 June 2019 from 7.00pm until 10.00pm. The prices would be at RM110nett per pax (adult) and RM88nett per pax (child & senior citizen). For reservations and enquiries, please contact +604-382 1111 or email to

Note: You would also be entertained by the Ar Rayyan Band with a medley of Arabic, Malay’s oldies and contemporary music nightly. For the convenience of all Muslim guests, The Light Hotel Penang has made conducive arrangements for separate male and female prayer rooms with Imam for Tarawih prayer too.

On top of that, there would also be two more promotions available at Flavor@3, Level 3 of the hotel, such as the Biryani Dome Set, comprises of Biryani Rice, Ayam Bawang, Kambing Kari Pekat, Sambal Sotong, Egg Kurma/Dalca, Sayur Goreng Masala accompanied with a serving of kurma, desserts, a jar of beverage of the day for a minimum of 6 persons at RM50nett per person or the A La Santai Buffet Dinner with a feast of mouth-watering array of our local favourites with stall concept at the air-alfresco dining area of Garden Terrace @ Level 3 at RM88nett per pax (adult) and RM68nett per pax (child & senior citizen).

There are also other customized packages available. Private Ramadan Meeting Package starts from RM90nett per person. Ramadan Room package from RM230+ which is inclusive of breakfast/sahur for 2 persons and from RM380+ which is inclusive of breakfast/sahur and Ramadan Buffet Dinner for 2 persons. Terms & conditions apply. For Group Berbuka Puasa gatherings of 100 persons or more, the hotel could offer specially tailored buffet menus for those interested in organizing private or special get-togethers during the festive month of Ramadan. The Hotel would be able to arrange for events to take place at the pillar-free The Light Grand Ballroom that seats over 1,200 persons, or in any of the other function rooms. Buffet menus are priced from RM90nett onwards depending on the menu selections.

The dishes presented by The Light Hotel Penang during their Ramadan Buffet has always impressed me with their creativity and innovation to come out with something unique yearly to pamper its guests. This year, you would get to savor home-style dishes from the various states in Malaysia with the main highlight being the Minangkabau dishes from Negeri Sembilan. The Kitchen team would arrange more than 170 dishes which would include 6 live action stalls, 2 types of carving, 6 types of Gulai Kawah, up to 20 main dishes, 2 types of savory rice, and more than 15 types of desserts to get your saliva dripping from the minute you stepped into Spice Brasserie.

Let’s have a tour on what are the items available for your Ramadan buffet dinner experiences. We would start off with Salad, Appetizer, Soup, Selection of Breads & Rolls including Roti Benggali, Grill Station, Roast and ‘live’ action station such as carvery, noodles, deep-fry, Indian Station, Chinese Station as well as Western favorites that will certainly satisfy your palate. Perennial favorites of Nasi Impit drizzled with sweet peanut sauce, and Lemang accompanied with Serunding and delicious rendang will be part of the arrays too. Wide variety or traditional salads or locally known as ulam, a popular main dish in traditional Malay villages and a variety of aromatic spicy sambal to give it that extra zing.

The main menu would be rotated daily throughout the Ramadan month with flavourful cuisines comprising of the key highlight such as Lamb ‘Percik Minang” (Kambing Percik Minang), Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin (Daging Lembu Tenderloin Dengan Salutan Kopi Istimewa), Chilli Crab (Ketam Bercili), Field Beans & Drumstick Salted Fish Curry (Kari Ikan Masin Dengan Kacang Bidang & Murunggai), Duck Egg Bird’s Eye Chilli Coconut Gravy (Telur Itik Masak Lemak Cili Padi), Hot & Spicy Assam Stingray (Ikan Pari Asam Pedas), Beef Rendang “Nogori” (Rendang Daging Nogori), Pineapple with Dried Shrimp in Sweet-Spicy Coconut Curry (Pajeri Nenas Udang Kering), Lamb Keema in Pita Bread (Kambing Keema Dengan Roti Pita), Gearbox Soup (Sup Tulang Daging) and special Lamb Char Koay Teow (Koay Teow Kambing). A must-try for Minangkabau dishes among others, Daging Rendang Nogori, Gulai Lemak Nanas Ikan Talang Masin, Sambal Gesek, Gulai Pisang Muda, Gulai Pucuk Ubi Ikan Bilis, Gulai Ikan Sembilang Salai, Gulai Daging Salai Pucuk Ubi & Terung Telunjuk and more.

To completing the Ramadan culinary journey, sink into the sweet stuff, the dessert assortments of more than 50 types, including traditional Malay Kuih-Muih such as Kuih Seri Muka, Karipap Pusing, Lepat Pisang, Tapai Ubi, Apam Kelapa Kuih Bahulu, Kuih Tiram and Jeli kelapa are among some of the desserts along with our famous Bread & Butter Pudding, Warm Apple Crumble, Bubur Durian with Roti Benggali, a host of sliced and whole seasonal local fruits, cakes and cookies. Do not forget to check out their Teh Tarik section, where you would get to savor one of the best beverages in this region.

Moreover, the hotel would also be collaborating with Merry Me, an ice cream parlor with “Malaysian Inspired Ice Cream” since 2016, to have a stall at the lobby to sell their signature ice creams at RM8.90nett per scoop. Do check out two of their signature flavors such as Gula Melaka and Salted Egg Cookies & Cream.

Thanks to the management of The Light Hotel Penang for having us over for the review.

The Light Hotel is located along Lebuh Tenggiri 2 at Seberang Jaya, Penang. Upon entering the main entrance of the hotel, just drive around to find your parking space at the front of the premises. Walk into the lobby of the hotel and you can see Spice Brasserie on your left.

Address: Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-382 1111
Business Hours: 7.30am-11.00am (Breakfast), 12.00pm-2.30pm (Set Lunch), 7.00pm – 10.30pm (Set Dinner)
GPS: 5.394646, 100.397951

Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 9/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 9/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About The Light Hotel: The Light Hotel Penang is wholly owned and managed by The Light Hotel (M) Sdn Bhd. It is located within a fast-developing industrial area of Seberang Jaya, Penang. The 5-star Hotel offers a luxury resort-style experience with a total of 303 rooms of 6 different categories. Its private and fully equipped meeting facilities and boardrooms offer high class stylish business environments which cater to all business needs. Meet your partners or hold your business gatherings in the comfort of our function rooms. Expand the possibilities in fascinating surrounding and ultra-modern interior of The Light Grand Ballroom with 1200 banquet seating or choose from any of the 12 other meeting rooms that caters for a small intimate affair to larger scale events. Opt for a casual all-day dining at Spice Brassiere or an exquisite experience at Flavour@3 that caters for in-door and Al fresco style dining whereas Lumino Lounge serves refined food and beverages as well as fine cigar brands. The beautiful outdoor landscaped swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna room, yoga studio, kid’s playroom, are namely some of the facilities on the 3rd floor, whereas the Spa is located on the Mezzanine floor. The Light Hotel Penang represents the perfect combination of luxurious destination of Delightful Mix of Business and Comfort for a truly unique experience. Visit for more information.


For the holy month of Ramadan this year, Breeze Café at Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort would be holding its Pelangi Ramadan Buffet, from 13 May 2019 until 2 June 2019, from 7.00pm until 10.00pm, at a reasonable price of RM65nett per adult and RM40nett per child (5-11 years old). For inquiries and reservations, kindly contact 04-899 9999 ext. 8205 or email to today.

Items available would include APPETIZERS such as ulam-ulam, acar buah, rojak buah, jeruk buah, garden salad, kerabu tauge, acar timun nenas, sotong kang kung, ketupat palas & lemang, CONDIMENTS such as sambal belacan, sambal kicap, sambal mangga, thousand island, budu, serunding ayam & serunding daging, SOUPS such as soto ayam & condiments, roti bengali & soft roll & bubur lambok ayam, MAIN ENTRÉES such as ayam masak rose, rendang daging “tok”, goreng ikan keli berlada, udang masak masam manis, masak lemak lala dengan belimbing buluh, goreng kacang buncis dengan telur & hati ayam, telur ikan goreng berempah, nasi minyak & nasi putih.

As for the ACTION STALLS, you would get to try out mee goreng mamak, roti jala dengan kari ayam, ayam percik “idaman kalbu” & kambing golek “mawar berduri” and more.

There are lots of DESSERTS available to round up your meal such as seasonal fruits platter 3 jenis, assorted cakes, bubur gandum, pudding & jelly, kuih-kuih melayu buah tamar, ice cream & condiments & children tidbits, plus BEVERAGES such as air sirap bandung, air jagung, cincau, air limau Kasturi, coffee & teh tarik.

The hotel also treated 40 children from Sekolah Menengah Pendidikan Khas Persekutuan nearby as part of their CSR programs on 23 March 2019.

It’s not hard to locate the restaurant as it’s within the premises of Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort Penang. Drive all the way up towards Tanjung Bungah. Upon seeing Mutiara Food Court on your left, keep to your right and make a U-turn at a junction further up before the traffic lights, and you would see the hotel on your left next to Flamingo Hotel. The restaurant is just right inside the shop lots area next to the resort’s car park. There will be a security guard house there. Don’t hesitate to ask for direction from the guard if you are not sure of the location.

Address: 527, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-899 9999
GPS: 5.467412, 100.289317

Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)


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Have you tried the Olive’s Ramadhan Buffet at Sukkah Coffee House @ Olive Tree Hotel, Penang, during the holy month of breaking fast? The buffet has an array of appetizing yet authentic Malay and Middle Eastern dishes coupled with other international selections. The promotion would be from 6 June 2016 until 5 July 2016 from 6.30pm to 10.00pm. It’s priced at RM98+ (adult) and RM50+ (child), where diners could enjoy the delicious iftar dishes until their hearts’ contents. For reservation and enquiries, please contact Sukkah Coffee House at +604-637 7856 to make prior booking to avoid any disappointment.

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The Appetizers and Salads would include Individual Salad (Chicken Salad, Pasta Salad, Seafood Salad & Mushroom Salad), Gado-gado with Peanut Sauce, Ulam-ulaman with Sambal Belacan, Sambal Cincaluk, Sambal Mempelam, Sambal Udang Kering, Sambal Kelapa, Jelatah, Tau Kua, Acar Buah, Acar Rampai, Sambal Ikan Bilis, Ikan Masin, Telur Masin, Jeruk-jeruk, Keropok Lekor, Keropok Ikan, Keropok Udang, Papadum, Ketupat, Lemang with Serunding Ayam, Serunding Daging, Serunding Udang, Hummus, Babaganoush and Tabouleh.

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There would also be a section for Seafood on Ice which would consist of Shrimps, Snow Crab Legs and Fresh Oysters. For seafood lovers, these would be just some basics but it would still be enough to fill up your appetite.

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For Hot Dishes, you would expect to have dishes such as Sayur Campur, Kobis Goreng Kunyit, Ekor Lembu Masak Merah, Kambing Kerutuk Pantai Timur, Ayam Masak Madu, Burung Unta Goreng dengan Halia, Kari Kepala Ikan, Sotong Goreng, Udang Karang Berlada, Otak-Otak, Tandoori Wrap, Koay Teow Goreng, Nasi Hujan Panas and Nasi Puspa Wangi. For a change, it was great to have tried out their garlic stir fried ostrich meat (Burung Unta Goreng dengan Halia) which was indeed juicy and tender. The aromatic toasted and sambal fried dried cuttlefish (Sotong Goreng) was also another great dish to savor especially with fragrantly steamed rice.

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From the Action Stalls, some of the items would include Beef & Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, Beef & Chicken Tandoori, Roti Prata with Dhal Curry, Murtabak with Pickled Onion, Pasembur with Condiments, Roasted Lamb, Sheesh Kebab (Mutton & Chicken), Sup Kambing, Koay Teow Soup with Condiments and Bubur Lambuk with Condiments. From my dining experiences savoring all the buffets amongst the hotels, Sukkah Coffee House indeed served the best Chicken Satay with big chunks of well marinated and juicy skews of grilled meat, just with the right flavors to my liking. Surprisingly, these delicious skews were skillet-grilled until perfection.

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For Desserts and Beverages, you would get items such as Ice Cream Potong, Crushed Ice & Tutti Fruiti with Condiments, Leng Chee Kang, Buah Kurma Madu, Local Seasonal Whole Fruits, Assorted Fruit Platter, Assorted French Pastries, Whole Cakes, Cream Caramel Pudding, Cream Brulee, Bubur Kacang, Linzer Torte, Durian Crepe, Fruit Pavlova, Local Kuih-Muih and beverages such as Air Bandung, Soya Milk with Cincau, Mata Kucing, Young Coconut, Teh Tarik and Kopi Tarik. We did try out their Apple Crumble and it was heavenly with just the right amount of added grounded cinnamon and sweetness to my personal liking. Moreover, the fresh pods made Vanilla Sauce had just the right creamily and consistency to boost up the flavors of the lovely dessert.

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Overall, the spreads for the Olive’s Ramadhan Buffet was up to its standard with some dishes outshone many other buffets out there. However, there are still rooms for improvements especially at the dessert section where the jellies were rather “plain” without much uniqueness to my personal liking. They could have come out with some crystal jellies, puddings, etc rather than having some large servings of konnyaku jellies.

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The Sukkah Coffee House @ Olive Tree Hotel Penang is located just opposite the Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre (SPICE – formerly known as PISA aka Penang International Sports Arena) along Jalan Mahsuri. If you are coming from Bukit Jambul via Jalan Tun Dr. Awang towards the Penang International Airport (PIA), turn left into Jalan Mahsuri at the traffic lights immediately after you have passed the SPICE. Keep right and drive up until the traffic lights and make a U-Turn. You can see the hotel on your left. Park your car and use the elevator or escalator to Level 2 and you can see the Sukkah Coffee House there.


Address: 76, Jalan Mahsuri, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-637 7856
Business Hours:
Breakfast: 6.00am-10.30am
Lunch (Monday to Friday): 12.00noon-2.30pm
Lunch (Saturday & Sunday): 12.00noon-3.00pm
Dinner: 6.30pm-11.00pm
GPS: 5.327101, 100.279070

Ambience: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Olive Tree Hotel: Nestled along the industrial and corporate corridors of Penang, the Olive Tree Hotel is a Green Building Index (GBI) compliant hotel that boasts easy access to major landmarks and hosts a convenient and conducive environment for business and leisure travelers alike. A 25-storey statement of well profound architecture and hospitality with a choice of 228 rooms and 24 suites, guests can expect not only a functional space that is sure to give the utmost comfort, but also a memorable experience. The Olive Tree Hotel Penang is also built to cater to meetings, conventions, banquets and weddings. It houses a Grand Ballroom with a mezzanine gallery that that can comfortably accommodate up to 720 people and 7 function rooms with various dimensions for various events.



The Lemongrass Restaurant @ Hotel Neo+ Penang by Aston is currently having its Sajian Selera Nusantara Ramadan Buffet Dinner from 9 June 2016 until 3 July 2016 during the holy month. The promotion would be priced at RM55nett (adult) and RM32nett (child) from 7.00pm until 10.00pm. Diners would get to savor the many types of kampung-style cuisine with a twist of Indonesian cuisine. The highlight of the buffet dinner would be Chef Faizal’s well marinated roasted whole lamb.

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The menus would be on daily rotation basis starting from the Salads and Appetizers Section with items such as Ulam-Ulam Melayu (Tomato,Timun, Petai, Ulam Raja, Daun Selom, Pucuk Paku, Kacang Botol, Terung, Bendi), Kerabu Pucuk Paku, Kerabu Manga Ala Thai, Acar Rampai, Telur Masin, Ikan Masin, Bergedil Ubi, Potato Salad, Sambal Belacan, Sambal Tempoyak, Sambal Budu, Cincaluk,Sambal Mangga, Sambal Kicap, Air Asam, Sambal Bawang. Chips, Pickles and Nuts were also available such as Keropok Ikan, Keropok Udang, Papadam, Keropok Sayur, Jeruk Mangga, Jeruk Papaya, Jeruk Kelubi, Asam Boi, Kerepek Ubi,Kerepek Pisang,Tempeyek Kacang,Kuih Siput,Maruku,Kacang Hijau Bersalut Tepung, Acar Limau and Jelatah.

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As for Soup, they served Indonesia Soto Ayam with Condiments which was a unique combination with a tad of spiciness compared to the ones I’ve tried or even cooked before. The soup had some lemongrass and chili peppers added in which was notably quite Indonesian style.

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As for the Main Dishes, we tried out their Nasi Putih, Nasi Goreng Thai, Mee Mamak, Nasi Arab, Gulai Ayam Ubi Kentang, Sotong Masak Kicap, Mutton Varuval, Udang Masak Lemak, Tofu In Egg Sauce, Sayur Goreng Istimewa, Opor Ayam and Sambal Goreng Kentang. Bubur Lambuk with Condiments was also served daily.

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At the Action Counter, we had many kinds of grilled items such as Ikan Bakar (Pari, Kembung, Talapia, & Sardine Cicah Bersama Air Asam), Chicken and Beef Satay with Condiments, Otak-Otak Ala Johor plus Penang Laksa with Condiments.

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On the other hand, the Carvery Station had Roasted Whole Lamb, served with black pepper and mint sauce.

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For Desserts & Fruits, you could always try out their ABC (Ais Batu Campur) and Cendol with shaved ice and assorted syrup plus condiments, Bubur Kacang Hijau, Bubur Cha Cha, Kuih Keria, Lepat Ubi, Kuih Seri Muka, Kuih Ketayap, Kuih Lapis, Crème Brulee, Black Forest Cake, White Lady Cake, Dates, Jelly & Puddings (Honeydew, Mango & Coconut), Pisang Goreng, Keledek Goreng, Ice Cream (at least 3 types) and Assorted Sliced Fruits.

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As for Beverages, they have Teh Tarik, Laici Asam Boi, Air Soya, Air Cincau, Air Chrysanthemum Tea and Coffee.

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Here’s the menu of what was served on that day.

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Overall, the dishes served here had a rather home cooked style with lovely traditional grills and condiments. Some of the dishes indeed had some different Indonesian flavors in them.

The Lemongrass Restaurant is located at Level 2 of the hotel. As you enter the hotel, walk towards the left side of the building and go a floor above and you can see the entrance to the restaurant.

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Address: 68 Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-255 1000 (Ext. 1103)
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.479097, 100.254663

Ambience: 7.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 7.5/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Hotel NEO: Hotel NEO+ Penang features 196 guest rooms and suites decorated in a modern-contemporary style that befits the new trends in hotel design. With uncluttered open spaces, the atmosphere is at once stylish and relaxed, topped off with twenty-first century conveniences such as complimentary high-speed WiFi, LED TVs and home entertainment systems. The new NEO concept aims to open doors to a world of wellbeing and sensual satisfaction. Designed in a stylish and contemporary style befitting the latest trends in hotel design, NEO Hotels offer uncluttered open spaces for an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility within these chic yet reasonably priced new-build hotels and resorts. The brand has been described as “hip and new,” with aesthetics reminiscent of cutting-edge fashion designs. Customer Focus Groups have credited Archipelago International for “bringing sexy back”, thus hailing NEO Hotels as a brand fit for savvy young travelers and Generation Y parents alike. Images of NEO Hotels can be found at
About Archipelago International: Archipelago International is Indonesia’s largest hotel management chain with a portfolio of over 110 hotels and 15,000 rooms. It also continues to have the fastest growing brands with over 100 properties in the pipeline across Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Their 7 core brands include favehotel, NEO, Quest, Harper, Aston, Alana and Kamuela, ranging from ultra-luxurious villas to select-service, economy-class hotels to serviced apartment residences. You can view more at


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Sarkies @ E&O Hotel (Eastern & Oriental Hotel) would be having its “Selera Kampung” Buffet Dinner in conjunction to the holy month of Ramadhan this year from 6 June 2016 until 5 July 2016 from 7.00pm until 10.30pm daily. It would be priced at RM133.30nett (adult) and RM60.95nett (child from 6-12 years old & those below 6 years old get to eat free). You would get to savor not only kampung style Malay cuisine but also get to experience some international and local fares as well, both indoor and outdoor.

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Before even checking on the outdoor dishes, the dishes within the restaurant itself would already be enough to amaze anyone. From the salads and appetizer sections, Japanese dishes section, cold buffet section, hot kitchen section, action stalls until the main dishes section, there would always be something for everyone. Of course, you should not miss out some of their signature dishes such as the herbal soups, roasted duck, grilled meat, sushi, sashimi and more. There would be too many dishes to write in detail here as Sarkies had always been known as the grandest of all buffets. Let the photos speak for themselves below.

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There were abundance of Western and local fruits and desserts available for everyone, ranging from an assortment of fruit cuts, Malay kuih, sweet soup to cakes and finger pastries.

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Let’s start exploring the al fresco area now where a lots of mouth watering dishes await your arrival. You would find food counters for your quenching local beverages such as air bandung, teh tarik, dishes such as som tam, gulai kawah (bubur lambuk & flower crab curry), roti canai & murtabak with curries, grilled whole lamb with condiments and satay with ketupat served with spicy peanut sauce.

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Overall, Sarkies @ E&O Hotel has always impressed me with their international spread of dishes. It’s great to see that they have improved a lot over the past year with more innovative dishes. Even their appetizer section had some different flavors with some Japanese touches compared to the last time I was there.

You can click to enlarge and check out the menu on a rotation basis as below:

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Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang (next to Penang Bowl) is located along Lebuh Farquhar. If you are coming from Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah towards Weld Quay, keep to your left immediately after passing by CitiBank. When you see the Penang Bowl building on your left (UMW Toyota opposite), please slow down. Turn left immediately after the Penang Bowl entrance. The E&O Hotel car park is situated just inside the Victory Annexe building. Parking charges would be a maximum of RM6 (weekdays: Monday-Thursday) and RM12 (weekends: Friday- Sunday)

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Address: 10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-222 2000
GPS: 5.423624, 100.334988

Ambience: 8.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 9/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)


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