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Olive Tree Hotel, Penang, had again impressed the public for the third consecutive year, with the building as well as the surroundings transformed into a colorful Christmas Land (first week of December 2018 to 7 January 2019). With the theme “An Enchanted Christmas”, the premises had been brightly lighted up with wonderful props of Christmas feels and even a selfie corner within to create timeless memories for years to come.

Christmas is about spending time with family and friends and for the joyous and memorable festive season, Sukkah Coffee House @ Olive Tree Hotel, Penang, had set up two specially catered promotions on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day respectively. For reservation and enquiries, please contact at +604-637 7873 to make a prior booking to avoid any disappointment.

There would also be some and Christmas caroling by the Penang Cheshire Home and Glory Mission Church during specific dates as shown below.

For your Christmas Eve feast, celebrate the night with a Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner at Sukkah Coffee House. An array of buffet spreads of a salad bar, Japanese corner, compound salads, cheese platter, hot dishes, carving station, pasta station, Brazilian grilled and sweet delights will satisfy hearty appetites. The selections of tantalizing Christmas dishes are favorites like Roasted Whole Turkey with Raisin & Chestnut Stuffing, Roast Beef Wellington with Rendang Sauce, Seafood on Ice of Scallops, Prawns and Mussels, Pan-fried Salmon with Dill Sauce and many more. For the finishing experience, indulge in sweet delights like our Christmas Tiramisu Cake, Christmas Pudding with Vanilla Anglaise, Raspberry Crème Brulee, Crepes Suzette with Condiments and many more.

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
Date: 24 December 2018
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Price: RM138+ (adult), RM69+ (child aged 5 – 12 years old)
Location: Sukkah Coffee House, Level 1
*Top up MYR30+ for a free flow of beer and wine. Diners enjoy 20% discount on adult pricing for bookings made and paid before 16 December 2018.

On Christmas Day, continue to share the joy of Christmas at Sukkah Coffee House. Combining the use of fresh ingredients with classic Christmas trimmings, one can expect something to suit every palate from our buffet brunch. Choose from an ensemble of appetizers, soup, a selection of cold cuts, or whet your appetite with your favorite cheese to celebrate this special day. Wide varieties of hot dishes include highlights such as Beef Stroganoffs with Mushroom and Parsley, Roasted Baby Potatoes with Herbs and Seasoning, Sambal Udang Bistari as well as the carving station of Roasted Lamb Leg with Condiments and Sauce. Have a sweet ending with Christmas desserts like Christmas Pudding, Mixed Fruit Cakes Loaf, Stollen and many more.

Christmas Day Buffet Brunch
Date: 25 December 2018
Time: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Price: RM95+ (adult), RM47+ (child aged 5-12 years old)
Location: Sukkah Coffee House, Level 1

Delicious items to look out for would be their Roasted Whole Turkey with Raisin & Chestnut Stuffing and Honey Glazed Turkey Square with Pineapples.

Here’s a peep at some of the items available during the promotions.

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: 7.5/10 (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.


Swez Brasserie @ Eastin Hotel, Penang would be offering an extensive range of traditional delicacies for Christmas 2018. For more information and reservations, please contact +604-612 1111. All the prices above are not applicable with any other discounts including credit card discounts, EXCEPT if you reserved your booking with the special privileged 15% discount given to all my readers by quoting “XMAS CRIZ”.

Here’s the summary of all the Christmas Promotions available:

The highlight of the promotions would be their Traditional Roasted Turkey with Classic Ingredients and Condiments. Do watch out for the Yorkshire Puddings, Chestnut Stuffings and Roasted Striploin with Mushroom Sauce.

Some of the items would include Tomato, Cucumber, Carrot, Coleslaw, French beans, Variety of Garden Salad, Assorted Dressing and Condiments, Italian Mushroom Salad, German Potato Salad, Maki and Futomaki Sushi Roll with Condiments, Seafood on Ice and Selection of Sashimi (Tuna & Salmon), Seafood Bouillabaisse with Garlic Crouton, Assorted Roll & Bread, Buttered Rice, Lamb Chop Provencal with Grilled Vegetable, Wok Venison with Ginger and Spring Onions, Baked Salmon Fillet with Herbs Vinaigrette Infused Mushrooms, Beef Steak with Tonkatsu Sauce, Grilled Chicken Yakitori, Assorted Vegetables with Salted Fish and Nuts, Stuffed Squid with Otak- Otak and Spicy Peanut Sauce, Potato and Cheese Timbale served with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Christmas Yule Log Cake, Black Forest Cake, Christmas Stolen, Assorted Christmas Cookies, Tiramisu in Glass, Christmas Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, Traditional Carrot Cake, Assorted Fruit Platter and more.

Here’s a peep at what are the items in store for you.

You could also make a special order for one whole bird of turkey at RM338nett (2 days prior booking is required and available from 1-26 December 2018 only). Do check out the poster below and fill up the form as well.

The Swez Brasserie is located at the ring wing of Eastin Hotel, Penang (next to Queensbay Mall). If you are coming from Georgetown towards Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone via Bayan Lepas Expressway, do watch out for the Pulau Jerejak signboard (leading to Pulau Jerejak jetty). Ignore the turning and drive on to the next left junction. Turn left into Jalan Aziz Ibrahim and drive on until you a roundabout. Turn 3 o’clock and drive on until you see a big Eastin Hotel signboard at the first right junction. Turn right and drive on. Park your car at the basement car park. Take a lift to the first floor lobby and you would see the restaurant there.


Address: 1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queens Bay, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-612 1128
Business Hours: 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch), 6.30pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
GPS: 5.33643, 100.306345

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: 7.5/10 (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 Eastin Hotel Penang: Eastin Hotel Penang is a contemporary International business class hotel. Strategically located within the integrated waterfront development of Queensbay, Eastin Penang is adjacent to Queensbay Mall. Its superb location is minutes’ drive away from the Penang International Airport and the iconic Penang Bridge as well as within the vicinity of the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone. It features 328 meticulously decorated guest rooms and suites, facing the shimmering blue sea and the verdant green hills of Pulau Jerejak, home to tropical rainforest that is over 130 million years old. For more information, please visit



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In conjunction with the joyous and festive season of Christmas, Lexis Suites Penang, would be having its Christmas buffets at two venues, namely Hibiscus Grand Ballroom (Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner from 6.30pm to 1.00am at RM120nett for adult and RM70nett for child/senior citizen) and Roselle Coffee House (Christmas Day Buffet Lunch from 12.00pm to 3.00pm at RM88nett for adult and RM58 for child/senior citizen). Executive Chef, Chef Johnno and his team would be crafting mouth-watering spreads to pamper your presence. Diners will also stand a chance to win great lucky draw prizes during their Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner and at the same time get to enjoy special live band performances. Santa Claus and Santarina would also be making random appearances and giving out candies and gingerbreads. All prices quoted are not applicable with any other ongoing discounts or promotions. For more information and reservations, kindly contact Lexis Suites Penang at +604-628 2888 or email to

The highlight of the night would always be the Roasted Turkey, Yorkshire Puddings and a variety of stuffings, served with different condiments such as roasted baby potato, chestnut and apple stuffing, and cranberry, giblet, butter vegetable sauce.

Kick off your buffet with a variety of hors d’oeuvres such as Smoked Salmon Platter, Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella with Balsamic Reduction, Australia Potato Salad, in savoury little bites that will get the appetite going. Then, it is on to the different types of salads such as Chicago Turkey Salad coupled with different types of dressing which will keep the taste buds wanting for more. To sooth down the throat, they do serve piping hot pumpkin golden soup, accompanied by freshly baked bread, rolls and butter. They would also be many classic dishes available such as Poached Sea Bass with Fresh Drill and Saffron Butter Sauce, Deep Fried Cheese Ball, Baked Creamy Seafood Stew, Homemade Chicken Roulade with Creamy Pomegranate Sauce, Grilled Lamb Chop with Mints Jerry, Fragrant Prawns with Nutmeg Mayo Sauce, Mini Burgers with Salami among others. Besides, one can also indulge in our western style Pan Fried Smoked Duck Breast for a different filling. Christmas would not be great if you missed out the sweet temptations. There would be the Chocolate Truffle Cake, Floating Island with Almonds and Caramel, Lexis style Bread Butter Pudding, Chocolate Fountain, Honey Dew Sago and many more, accompanied by Christmas Cookies, Stollen and Yule Log.

Here some peeps at the dishes prepared by the team to make your dining experiences memorable.

For those who are gearing up to celebrate the year 2018 and usher in the new year of 2019, Lexis Suites Penang will be having a grand countdown dinner and party on the 31st December 2018. Feast on a scrumptious buffet dinner at Hibiscus Grand Ballroom and then head up to Sky Terrace after that for the countdown party. While you are there, do enjoy the magic show, live band performance, games session and many more, all prepared exclusively for you. Diners also will stand a chance great lucky draw prizes as well. It is priced reasonably at RM188nett for adult and RM100nett for child/senior citizen.

Thanks to the management of Lexis Suites Penang for the memorable evening.

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.

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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-11.00pm
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: 7.5/10 (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 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 three properties, namely Lexis, Grand Lexis and the iconic Lexis Hibiscus, all located in Port Dickson. Another upscale property, Lexis Suites Penang, opened for business in the 1st quarter of 2016.
About Lexis Suites Penang: A luxurious resort by the beachfront that stands out as the only hotel on the island which offers 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.

Do hop over to celebrate your Christmas 2018 at the Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hotel, Bandar Perai Jaya, Penang, with sumptuous gourmet dining, lucky draw, meet and greet with Santa Clause and Ixora’s mascot Hitam San as well as the smooth sounds from Nova Band duo performance are all part of the splendid celebrations. Table reservations are highly recommended. Call +604-382 8888 or email for further enquires.

Do check out the wonderful promotion this year as there are also the early birds deals of “Come 4 Pay 3” with advance payment before 20 December 2018.

The festivities begin with Christmas Eve Flaming Buffet Dinner follow by Christmas Day Buffet Lunch with a wide range of buffet menu specially designed by our culinary experts. For a gastronomic feast, The Straits Café features a marvelous buffet spread including chicken lasagna, seafood thermidor, specially prepared seafood chowder soup, barbecued baby lamb, marinated chicken chop and marinated beef, mouthwatering slow roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and plenty more along with a wonderful chocolate fountain and selection of Christmas’s traditional and contemporary desserts. Last but not least, taste your way through our list of house-pouring wines from Australia, handpicked for your indulgence at only RM25+ per glass or RM100+ per bottle.

Christmas Eve Flaming Buffet Dinner
24th December 2018, 7.00pm until 10.30pm
Selling Price at RM108+ (Adult) and RM58+ (Child)
Promotion: Come 4 Pay 3 (Adult only, full payment before 20th Dec 2018)
Book & pay online link (Christmas Eve):

The festivities continue with a lavish Christmas Day Buffet Lunch, opens with a fine selection of buffet spread of cold cut platter along with delicate main course, a pasta action stall alongside the chef’s special slow roasted turkey is one of the many culinary highlights. Be spoilt for choice of dessert buffet which offer specialties such as Christmas pudding, strawberry and praline log cake, apple crumble with vanilla sauce, chocolate tart, assorted Christmas cookies and stollen short bread.

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch
25th December 2018, 12.00noon until 2.30pm
Selling Price at RM68+ (Adult) and RM48+ (Child)
Promotion: Come 4 Pay 3 (Adult only, full payment before 20th Dec 2018)
Book & pay online link (Christmas Day):

From Christmas log cake to savory roasts, guest may select from a range of festival treats and handcrafted pastry available for takeaway from The Straits Café. Perfect for gatherings at home with friends and family or as gifts for loved ones.

X’Mas Roasted Turkey To Go
Price at RM480+ per bird with condiments
Pre-order 3 days in advance from 15th to 25th December 2018
Note: As for their “Turkey To Go” with various condiments, you could order the bird from 15th until 25th December 2017 at RM460nett per bird. 3 days advanced booking is required with a RM200 deposit and the item is only available for takeaways.

X’mas Bakery
Satisfy your yum this holiday season with our delicious Christmas Pudding, Christmas Log Cake or Christmas Fruits Cake for RM50+ each / 500gm. Pre-order 3 days in advance from 1st to 31st December 2018
Note: For the whole month of December 2017, you could also order some of the festive desserts as below. 3 days advanced booking is required with a 50% deposit of the item.

– Christmas Yule Log – RM50nett/cake (500g)
– Christmas Pudding 0.5kg – RM50nett each
– Christmas Yule Cake 0.5kg – RM50nett each
– Fruit Cake 0.5kg – RM50nett each

Other than the various spreads of delicious savory and sweet items, you would also get to try out the Cocktail & Mocktail of the month (December 2018) which would consist of “Christmas Rudolph” (Cocktail – RM22nett) and “Santa Punch” (Mocktail – RM18nett).

Here are some of the dishes available during this festive season:

Do also check out their current European Cuisine Buffet Lunch for December 2017 from Monday until Friday, 12.00pm-2.30pm at Straits Café & Lounge with 4 different menus on rotation weekly. Some of the highlights would include Cream of Garlic with Oysters, Prawn Gumbo Soup, Slow Braised Chicken Stew with Vegetables, Braised Lamb with Tomatoes and Capsicums, Fillet of Fish and Potato Baked, Braised Vegetables with Tomato Sauce-Ratatouille, Burnt Cream, Chocolate Choux Puff and more.

Getting to The Straits Café @ Ixora Hotel won’t be hard as it’s just located next to the Megamall Shopping Complex at Bandar Perai Jaya. If you are coming from the island via the 1st Penang Bridge, just look out for the second exit on your left upon reaching the mainland. Drive all the way via Jalan Baru until you reach the 1st traffic lights. Turn left into Jalan Perai Jaya 1 and you can see Ixora Hotel at the junction of Jalan Baru/Jalan Perai Jaya 1. Drive straight for about 10m and you can see the basement car park on your left. Park your car and go up Level 1 and you can see the café & lounge there.


Address: Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, 13600 Perai, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-382 8888
Business Hours: 6.00am-10.00am (breakfast), 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch), 6.00pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
GPS: 5.378357, 100.398322

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: 7.5/10 (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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