A Day at Gurney Paragon, Penang


Gurney Paragon is the latest mall in town, located along Gurney Drive with a spectacular beachfront sea breeze view. Also, it is now a premier shopping haven for food, fashion, gadgets and many more! Since I was back to Penang this weekend for Edric & YinHui’s wedding reception, so I thought to myself, why not just drop by to check out what’s new since the opening as Gurney Paragon has brought in many international brands which includes Michael Kors, Victoria Secret and many others.

First, we need to fill our stomachs and we stumbled upon Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨). A friendly and accommodate lady-boss attended to us and we asked her for recommendations.

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Food served at Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨) origins from ChongQing, which the name has reveals itself. It isn’t as oily and no preservatives is used. photo DSC_1706_zpsf9c207d2.jpg photo DSC_1708_zpsa5944fff.jpg photo DSC_1709_zps89a98c1d.jpg

I love the fish soup very much as fresh fish was used blending with slices of ginger and chilli as Chong Qing cuisine is towards the spicy side. photo DSC_1711_zps9dc4e8fe.jpg

Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨) focuses on home-cooked and we enjoyed ourselves very much exploring the Chong Qing cuisine.

Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨)
Add: 163D-5 05 & 06, Gurney Paragon Mall, No. 163, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang.

Next, we headed to 16 Degree, a place for cigar, wine and bistro. A big cozy place just to catch up with friends and they offer variety of wine, whiskey and imported beer. On top of that, cigar is also available at an affordable price 😉
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Pampering my sweet tooth! photo DSC_1759_zpsafcccf9a.jpg

It was a great evening to enjoy such pleasant food as well as to get to know more about wine, be it red or white wine. This is how wine is served. Once the cork had been removed, the wine has to be transferred to a wine decanter to provide the wine to “breathe”.

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Had salmon as main course. photo DSC_1746_zpsa3b70a6e.jpg photo DSC_1741_zpsec514fa9.jpg

While waiting for the food to be served, I roamed around to explore the place. 16 Degree offers variety of whisky, liquor, beer and also wine. photo DSC_1725_zpsce1bf2dd.jpg photo DSC_1722_zps14115c97.jpg

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On top of that, I was given a chance to explore the wine a little more. I was taught on wine-pairing as well. Its always interesting to learn new stuff and today, I have learnt to appreciate wine! Do drop by to learn more and understand wine better 🙂

16 Degree Cigar, Wine & Bistro
Address: 163D-LG-27, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang.

TWG Tea, a classy place for high-tea which serves the finest luxury tea brand in the world. Now, it is also available in Gurney Paragon. Its full most of the time.
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Variety of tea available on the shelf. If you are not able to decide, my advise is, ask! Just ask for recommendation and the friendly staff will be more than happy to serve you.  photo DSC_1773_zps570944d6.jpg

Can buy them as gifts too 🙂 photo DSC_1760_zpsbbcc5c6b.jpg

Macaron, anyone? There are ten flavours available. Yup, thats the one I love most.

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TWG Tea Salon & Boutique 
Address: L1-10, Level 1, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang.
Tel: +60 4 218 9733

Girls being girls. AGift was then the next stop. We were hunting for perfumes for quite a while which then we decided to drop by at AGift to check out what exactly is AGift offering. AGift is a corporate social responsibility project of Universal Joy Sdn. Bhd.  With significant contributions and creative input from special people.
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Those paintings on the perfume bottles are painted by special people. In a way, this is to provide employment opportunities as well as a form of charity from the public. photo DSC_1797_zps75b5ce5c.jpg

Aside from perfume, there are other items available such as shower creme, hand wash, etc. photo DSC_1798_zpsa55c13eb.jpg

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Testers are available. So, pick the flavour you desire most! photo DSC_1814_zps331a1089.jpg

Address: Lot L5.P1, Level 5, Gurney Paragon Mall, 10250 Penang.
Tel:  +604 218 9127

 Time flies when you are having great times. Before the sun sets, I gotta rush for Edric & YinHui’s wedding reception and all I remember is I need to look good tonight. Hence, I just need to get a good hair-do right before the dinner.

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 That’s when Hairvenly ease my worries and did me a huge favour. photo DSC_1841_zps297cccb2.jpg photo 20140301_183446_zpsd268aa96.jpg

Wonder how the talented hairstylist gonna transform my hair. I did a bit of snipping which is not significant to tell.

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A bit of snipping, washing and settings took me approximately 45 minutes. Quick enough for me to head over for the dinner.

Tadaaaaaa! So datin weih! I didn’t tell him what I want. I just mentioned I wanna look good and pleasant. Looks like he read my mind! All in all, it cost only RM60 for the entire thing! Its affordable and very convenient for me as I manage to get so many things done under one roof!
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Hairvenly Image Studio
Address: 163D-7-07, Level 7, Gurney Paragon Mall, 10250 Penang.
Tel:  +604 218 9053

Haven’t done this in ages, spending so much time in a mall. Best part is, I have done everything I want to and need to do under one roof!

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