The Elephant’s Nest , a shop house turned vacation home in George Town, Penang island.

That’s George, your host and guardian, realised by one of our local talent Bibichun*

There are just so many quirky types of accommodations on Penang island. Each with its own identity and charm. What is always popular are our beaches, with branded hotels that line our busy beach fronts at Batu Ferringhi. Rasa Sayang by Shangri-la is one of our oldest most established resort hotel , followed by the quiet charm of Lone Pine refurbished by E&O hotel and properties and many more as you follow the beach road till the end. Travellers now do both to discover more of the island, beach stays and city stays.  Today we picked the Elephant’s Nest, right smack in town. Walkable to most tourist attractions under the Unesco Heritage umbrella.

This shop house,  turned short stay for holiday makers, has 2 floors. The second floor has 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, a private balcony, and a cosy reading room that separates the rooms. It sleeps 5 comfortably, with a day bed in the largest room.

Bright and cheerful bedroom with king size bed and day bed for the extra little person.

Downstairs, you’ll find the living room, it’s tempting to just blast the aircon after a hot walk in town. Theres a flat screen tv mounted on the wall and a dvd player to play your favourite movies. Most guests will bring their own cables to watch their favourites. Wifi is strong throughout the whole house, so its good to catch up with folks at home and share the wonders of the day.

Cool, quality time in the living room.

Families will love the kitchen space, complete with dining table for 6, a cooker, newly purchased fridge, microwave to heat up left overs and a neat little electric kettle. Other necessaties include plates, pots and pans, cutleries, and mugs and such. You’re all set for a cosy holiday with family or friends!


The spacious kitchen at Elephant’s Nest.

This little nook also provides a washer and dryer, they can be found at the back of the kitchen that leads to a very convenient 3rd bathroom. There is a separate entrance at the back, a quaint little retro alley accessible from a parallel street to main front of the house, perfect for sweaty cyclists to enter from.

A few minutes walk away is the famous food court, New World Park , mostly busy during lunch times for the office crowd, the food is consistent, cheap and fresh. There’s also Giant, a super market for supplies during your stay. Cute little shops and cafes lace the streets, and also check out Jalan Nagore the spine for Nagore Square , bring your camera to capture the colourful buildings that surround you.

Booking Elephant’s House is easy . Discover Penang independently, at your own pace, and don’t forget to experience our street food and talk to the locals. Most of us love a chat.

*This is Bibichun in a nutshell:

“Bibichun does not believe in academic achievement. Shunning the studiousness of an engineering & graphic design student, he instead begins his artistic endeavors with chalk doodles. He credits who he is today to everyone he has met and befriended, artists & non-artists. Bibichun has participated in group shows and festivals around the world including, Urban Folklore (Kunstraum, Innsburk), Weapon of Mass Change, G40 (Art Whino, Maryland) and Beyond Pressure Contemporary Art Festival (Yangon).”


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Staci says:

    This place looks really cool! Thanks for sharing!


    1. Thanx for dropping by!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. thepenanglocal says:

    Sweet! Thank YOU!


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