Gurney Drive
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A complete and utter let down until pets on leash allowed
1.0 of 5 bubblesFeb 2024
Long awaited park a total let down for my family! Public parks are meant to be shared spaces that foster community engagement, recreation, and a sense of well-being. However, the current policy prohibiting pets, even when leashed, seems to contradict the very essence of inclusivity. Pet ownership is a common and cherished aspect of many families' lives, promoting outdoor activities, exercise, and socialization. By implementing such a restrictive policy, the management is inadvertently limiting the accessibility of these public spaces to a significant portion of the community. It's crucial to recognize that responsible pet owners, who ensure their animals are well-behaved and kept on leashes, can coexist harmoniously with other park-goers. Moreover, promoting a pet-friendly environment aligns with global trends where cities are adapting policies to accommodate the needs of pet owners. Numerous studies have shown the positive impact of pets on mental and physical health. Allowing pets on leashes in public parks not only enhances the well-being of pet owners but also contributes to a more vibrant and diverse community life. The call for a reconsideration of the current policy is not an attempt to undermine the importance of rules and regulations in public spaces. Rather, it is a plea for a balanced and inclusive approach that accommodates the diverse needs of the community. The management should actively engage with the public, seeking input and feedback, to arrive at a policy that strikes a fair balance between pet owners and non-pet owners. In conclusion, Penang's public parks have the potential to become even more enriching spaces for the entire community if we embrace a pet-friendly policy that allows well-behaved animals on leashes. It's time for the management to reassess their current stance, recognizing the benefits of inclusivity and the positive impact it can have on the well-being of the community as a whole.

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LorTingWei@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
One of the food heaven in Penang (recommended by my friends who lived in Penang). They serve various kinds of dishes in this place and there is also divided into two part which is Halal and non-Halal. I woud like to recommend to try out the Wan Than Mee here.
Written April 19, 2020
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bettytglim
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
My brother went to this Famous disco Pasembur stall to get 3 pieces of taufoo , 2 pieces of potatoes and 1 piece of cracker, total 6 pieces, and to his horror the stall operator top up extra many pieces of cracker without asking him and straight away pour the sauce over the ingredients , and ask him to pay RM28 for it. He is furious but didn't want to make a scene out of it and just paid.
When he brought the big plate to our table I asked him why he buy so much? he said he only took 6 pieces actually . At that time a lady from the next table asked him how much he paid, and when he said RM28, the lady said she also being forced to pay all the extra without her consent , and was being charged RM36.
I would like to highlight this stall 09 Anjung Gurney, they are not honest . They butchered the tourist. Please beware of this stall.
Written June 17, 2018
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B M
Great Yarmouth, UK1,145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
It' a long beach promenade, apart from an evening stroll after dinner, it's idea for early morning walks and jogging, great veiws accross the bay, although when the tides out , its muddy! From Geogre town end, there's various resterants and bars, with a night food market at the other, that's visited by locals and visitors alike, as you come from the roundabout towards the traffic lights, there'a Mc Donalds. If u go by car, there's parking bays all the way along Gurney Drive, it's scratch card parking, cheap to park, expensive if you don't pay!! "Fine" it's buzzy and a good focal point for all to go. Buses run to and fro from Batu and George town. If you found this helpfull, I'd apreciate a helpfull vote.
Written February 15, 2015
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,913 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We had reservations on Gurney Drive after reading so many negative reviews. It turns out that it is still the prime place to sample Malaysian street food. The small area has a nice collection of hawker stalls that serve quick meals from barbecue to Penang's signature char kway teow. It is also quite easy to find a table now and enjoy freshly made delicacies. Price is simply cheap.
Written January 20, 2024
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trex300812
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
My family and I visited Penang during the Raya holidays in August. As usual we headed for Gurney Drive for food. We were happy to find a table as the place was very crowded. My husband went to order char kuay teow nearby while my 10 year old son sat at the table. My daughter and I went to get some drinks about 5 feet away. Just as we were starting to eat, the operator from another drinks stall approached us and started telling us very loudly and rudely that we cannot sit at that table as we had ordered drinks from across. He continues to harass us until we had to leave and as we could not find another table, we had to finish our food standing up. Later on, we saw another operator telling off some patrons for moving some stools to another table. Why do Penangnites put up with this treatment? Are you suckers for punishment or you are so apathetic and couldn’t be bothered? Gurney Drive is overrated – average food and free flow of abuse. So farewell Penang and Gurney Drive. We won’t be returning any time soon.
Written August 30, 2012
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AGI
Penang Island, Malaysia170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Oww👌 delicious 😗and spicy 😋Pasembur with different types of fresh seafoods. What we have to do is choose and collect the items we loved then past to the chef there. He will sliced it and mixed it with some vegetables, delicious, spicy and gravy sauce 👍👌😗😋
Written July 6, 2019
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Bubette99
Perth, Australia2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
You can't simply sit anywhere at this place to eat your food even though there are plenty of empty tables everywhere and they all looked the same. Each table has an "invisible" stall owner names on them and you won't know until some one came over and chase you away. We bought a plate of indian rojak but we were chased from table to table, we were told that we sat at the "wrong" table and we didn't get any drinks from this place - which was an unwritten rule here! The whole thing was getting too difficult for us and we felt very unwelcome here and so we took our business somewhere else after sampling the indian rojak and satay. The food quality was poor and very overpriced. We won't recommend this place at all, it's just a waste of time. We also won't bow down to their ridiculous unwritten rule! Luckily there are many other food courts, hawker centres and coffee shops that served up reasonably priced and better quality food then here and the best part was you can sit at any tables without having to buy a drink and they have no such silly rule like this hawker place! Their silly rule has chased away their customers and gave themselves a bad reputation.
Written July 22, 2017
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GuliWhere
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia195 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
There is a crazy war going on . A war involving tables and self created borders. Some rude traders will pull away your chair if you do not order from them. Takeaway solves that problem. Good place for soya bean drinks , otak -otak , grilled charcoal roasted squid ,sugar cane drink and rojak . Assam laksa is geared towards KL visitors.
Written June 24, 2015
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E L C
52 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
I have been to Gurney Drive 3 times in the last two years. Gurney Drive is supposed to be famous for tourists to experience authentic Penang hawker food, but at my most recent visit all the standards have dropped. We had the char kway teow, oyster omelette, Penang prawn noodle (or Hokkien mee), lor bak, and noodles in soup. Each dish tastes different from how they are supposed to taste, as if the hawkers are cutting costs by substituting or eliminating some ingredients that are vital to the taste of the dish. My perception was confirmed by a local taxi driver who told us that all the "real" hawkers had moved elsewhere. If you are in Penang for the food, I suggest staying at Traders, which is in the middle of Penang's business district, and within walking distance to a number of small local coffeeshops where the locals (not tourists) eat. Here, in these coffeeshops, you will be able to find the "real" Penang food. In some instances, you would even be able to smell the aroma of the foods from across the road. Only visit Gurney Drive if you want to feel like a tourist in Penang.
Written October 5, 2014
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overseaswriter
Penang Island, Malaysia446 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
we do not like Gurney Drive simply because there are too many cars, walking in car fumes is not our way of recreating and the fact that the Gurney mud-flats are stinking to high heavens! then there is the haze, Penang's famous nature disaster! the only good thing is that one can flee into one of the two shopping malls but that is just about it!
Written March 22, 2014
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