Maritime Suite, Karpal Singh Drive & Sunrise of New Lunar Year 2016

:: Our family from Busan visit us in Malaysia ::
On Chinese New Year eve, we drove down Penang and stay for 2 days 1 night - had reunion dinner with my family and celebrate the festive season in Penang. I rented a duplex apartment at Maritime Suites, Karpal Singh Drive thru Airbnb for 5 of us (my parents in law, brother in law, and us). We love this duplex unit with high ceiling windows overlooking seafront with beautiful sunrise & sunset.

About the Duplex Apartment

The duplex apartment name Safari Seafront Suite has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms suitable for 6 pax. Living room & a dining corner right next to the high ceiling window. Everything inside the apartment is exactly same as what is shown in their Airbnb website. Well maintain and worth for the price I pay for. I even have a discount of RM80 for my first booking (a credit given for first booking upon referred by my sister). The owner Eve is friendly and very responsive to our inquiry. We did not met her personally, everything is through text messaging. Easy and smooth check-in & check-out process. Great experience and we would love to rent from her again in future.


Bedroom upstairs has 2 queen size beds and an attached bathroom. While bedroom downstairs which is located next to the entrance & kitchen has 1 queen size bed, bathroom is not attached but just next to the bedroom. Both rooms are cozy, comfort and clean. Bathroom size is small yet complete with separate shower area with glass door, WC and basin. Hot shower, shampoo, body shower, toilet paper available except towel is not provided. 


Kitchen is next to the entrance, equipped with basic necessity e.g. refrigerator, microwave, tableware, dish-washing liquid & sponge etc. We found some fresh curry stains inside the microwave the next day morning when we reheat pastry for breakfast, probably overlook by the cleaner during cleaning session. Overall cleanliness is satisfactory.



Sunrise of the New Lunar Year of 2016

"Sunrise" is one of the the reason why I chose staying in Maritime Suite. Watching sun rising above the horizon on New Year's day is one of the most popular ways to celebrate a brand new start in Korean culture. So watching sunrise together to welcome New Lunar together with our family members from Busan is one of the "must-do-thing" during their visit. We have a unforgettable moment watching first lunar year's sunrise together for the first time. Share with you here the photos from dawn to sunrise on the 8 Feb 2016 ~ first day of Chinese New Year, also Seollal (Korean New Lunar Year) and my birthday too.

8 Feb 2016 | 07.22 am

8 Feb 2016 | 07.39 am

8 Feb 2016 | 07.40 am

8 Feb 2016 | 07.41 am

The sun is coming up over the mountains at Mainland~  truly a spectacular sight to behold. It only takes about 10-15 minutes until the sun is fully rise. I did not forget to make a wish, pray for good health and wealth and happiness for everyone including myself. 


Knowing that most eateries and shops will close for business on Chinese New Year day 1, therefore we bought some pastry and drinks at Starbucks & 7-Eleven downstairs the apartment the night before. So we could relax and enjoy our breakfast with sunrise & seaview from Maritime Suites.


These two men can't wait to send first sunrise of lunar year picture as new year greetings to friends & colleagues immediately. Everyone say I make a good choice - spacious living space for 5 of us, awesome sunrise, sunset & seaview, just 2km away from city centre / UNESCO Heritage Site and Penang first bridge. The suites has swimming pool and gym in the building, also amenities such as Automall, 7-Eleven, Starbucks, cafes, restaurants, etc just downstairs the apartment. And the seafront walk - Karpal Singh Drive where we can see Penang Bridge.

Safari Seafront Suite @ Maritime Suite
Address : Persiaran Karpal Singh 2, 11600 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8945979


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