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It was coincident that I had fun at Hard Rock Cafe Penang on their opening night. It all started from a random thought I twitted as below. FB Discussion

It was the right move that I drove back late afternoon on Hari Raya Eve and got into least traffic jam for such festive. 5 hours drive (normally 3.5 hours)  and I was home relaxed before they pick me up to the new hotspot going-to-be in town.


According to Eleen, they were not allowed to dine there without reservation ended up dinner somewhere else. Not too sure if it only apply for the opening day or otherwise.  When we reached around 11pm, we need to queue in order to get in (crowd control). Although need to stand for about 20 mins, worth it totally.

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Entrance of Hard Rock Cafe & Hotel Lobby

Crowd were kinda well behave when we stepped into HRC. Everyone seems to enjoy the band a lot. Music was awesome with great performance.


Nice setup

First thing we requested was the finger food menu. I was damn hungry by that time (didn’t take proper dinner). Ordered Pina Colada, Magarita, single malt Glenfiddich and mocktail for aunty Pauline.  The BBQ Chicken was a bit salty but it was done that way in order to goes well with alcohol and celery I guess. In other hand, the Cheesy Cream Chips was true failure. HRC should just take it out from menu. Every thing stick together like an odd shape pie and it was pretty much tasteless and horrible.

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A bite of celery and the BBQ Chicken make a good match. Else too salty.

Mr. Tony from Holland got us another round of drinks towards the end of the night … Thank you very much if you are able to read this (unlikely).

20090919 - Hard Rock Penang3Now everybody started to shake their bum bum on top of chairs

HRC just basically didn’t care how you want to dance and where you want to dance. You can just be on chairs, tables or even on stage when it’s empty. Check out the video below, even the waitress dance along on a chair.

Once it reached midnight, all werewolf in house hailed to the moonlight band and the atmosphere got even better with all the mat salleh (westerner) party animal around. There was a mat salleh lady danced on a table and broke it. She should reassess her weight before went on the table I think.  Lucky no major injury occur from it.

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Spot the lady on table and bar tender got busy with the order

Dancing Queen in the house

Nice to meet up with Eleen and Aaron again and also their friends who sat somewhere behind this picture below.


KSC, Eleen, Jo, Pauline Aunty & Aaron (This pic curi-ed from Eleen)

I sneaked out middle of the session to wonder around the hotel. The set up pretty much complete in two words. Clean & Neat.

20090919 - Hard Rock PenangHotel Entrance, Lobby, Lobby Bar and Walkway to Restaurants

The design of the rooms located on the ground floor and the pools I LIKE. Basically, for ground floor’s rooms instead of balcony it replace by area with deck chair with wooden partition between rooms. You can chill there and walk into the pool from staircase leads into the pool and back to your room just after that without going through lobby and long walk. How cool this is right?

20090919 - Hard Rock Penang1Rooms and pool – side by side, pool and lobby bar

Hard Rock Penang Garden ViewOver view of Hard Rock Hotel’s Graden (pic source)

20092009715Trip never complete without having a picture of the giant guitar?

Location, click here

Hard Rock Cafe Penang
(c/o Hard Rock Hotel Penang)
Jalan Batu Feringghi
11100, Penang

Hard Rock Cafe Penang

(c/o Hard Rock Hotel Penang)

Jalan Batu Feringghi

11100, Penang


Tel: +604 8811 711

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  1. eiling

    The hotel looks good! Hey how come you blackened my face ah?!!

    September 22, 2009 at 11:36 pm
  2. S C

    Should go again next time when u return to Pg.

    September 23, 2009 at 12:05 am
  3. Myhorng

    Eiling, cos not sure if u mind to disclose ur FB identity mar.

    SC, definitely need to go.

    September 23, 2009 at 12:30 am
  4. porpaborpapa

    WOW! I love the interior design.. NICE!

    September 23, 2009 at 9:54 am
  5. Kuen Hoong

    Thanks for dropping by, you have a nice coverage on the HRC. Hopes our experience for this coming Sat dinner there will be as joyful as yours.

    September 23, 2009 at 10:21 am
  6. Shimmers999

    i love it too!!! though i didn’t go for the opening, was thinking i’ll let the crowd die down first.. hehehe

    September 23, 2009 at 1:26 pm
  7. Emmy

    awesome!!!sure will pay a visit!!

    September 23, 2009 at 1:29 pm
  8. Myhorng

    Porpaborpapa, indeed.

    Kuen Hoong, better try do reservation for dinner just in case ended up like my friend. It will be fun i think and do share it with us.

    Shimmers999, lucky i’m still alive. ;)

    Emmy, do it with ur hubby.

    September 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm
  9. Yatz

    giler stim..i see cute girls :P

    September 23, 2009 at 7:10 pm
  10. valyn

    looked very romantic at night~!

    September 23, 2009 at 10:30 pm
  11. Jess

    I just blogged about this event too! :)

    September 24, 2009 at 3:27 pm
  12. Hobosic

    Where are you from? Is it a secret? :)

    September 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm
  13. Myhorng

    Yatz, ur eyes only can see cute girl only 1.

    Valyn, with the right person most of the place also can be lomantic no? :P

    Jess, Yup… full coverage nice 1.

    Hobosic, nope, it is pretty obvious up there. why said so?

    September 25, 2009 at 12:02 am
  14. Eleen

    Hey Horng, u sure captured that nite’s fun pretty well, I must say… :)
    We really did enjoy ourselves that nite, eh. In fact, we loved the band so much that we went back again this weekend. Had yet another AWESOME nite!
    Remember to call/txt me when u get back next, k? Like I promised u, there is never a dull weekend in Penang with us! ;)

    September 27, 2009 at 11:30 am
    • Myhorng

      eleen, oh yes it was certainly fun. everyweek like that i think my liver going to merajuk. LOL

      September 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm
  15. Pet

    Fun night ya!

    Hotel is still new, the newest in the BF street, rit?

    September 28, 2009 at 11:20 am
  16. scarletdoherty

    hm~ seemed upsetting to me. i was expecting something CLASSIER than just low-class-performers and atmosphere.

    YMCA and dancing queen? oh cmon! at least invite a band that could perform bon jovi’s or aerosmith’s songs…

    September 30, 2009 at 11:23 am
  17. Myhorng

    Pet, it was fun. total refurbish, not totally new.

    scarletdoherty, to bad it upset u. I enjoyed it as never have HRC = classy in my mind so far. bon jovi or aerosmith will be awesome, with gun n roses lagi best right? hehe..

    September 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm
  18. Samoys

    lot about you

    October 3, 2009 at 10:08 pm
  19. mamajamie

    hey, pauline is my colleague in pg :)

    October 6, 2009 at 8:01 am
  20. Myhorng

    mamajamie, wow.. wat a small world. nice meeting u HERE. LOL

    October 6, 2009 at 10:04 pm
  21. Pauline

    hey jamie..

    myhorng is my uncle…


    October 9, 2009 at 12:09 pm

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