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kayes



Registered: July 2008
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The new Springtide Condo which was formerly the old Springtide Hotel. No more delicious spring rolls and incee kabin.
· Date: December 22, 2008 · Views: 13087 ·
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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,378
December 22, 2008 2:56am

http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/spring10.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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December 22, 2008 2:59am

http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/spring11.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,378
December 22, 2008 5:02am

As seen from the Tanjong Bungah Beach Hotel.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/spring57.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,378
December 22, 2008 5:07am

Opposite the road.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/spring69.jpg
BeeBee

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 8
June 29, 2009 2:24pm

These are great pics Kayes. I enjoyed spring rolls and incee kabin many a time at the old Springtide Hotel. They used to make some good sandwiches too. It was a peaceful place to sit with an ale or two and look out over the water.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,378
June 30, 2009 4:20pm

hello BeeBee, the old Springtide Hotel was also one of my fav places in Penang. A friend of mine from London liked to stay there as he enjoyed bathing with a scoop which guests used to scoop water from a huge urn. No fancy showers.
Garry

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 3
July 3, 2009 12:14pm

Thanks for the photos, Kayes. I frequented the Springtide in the 70's and 80's, and Bill Tan was a personal friend. The bar there was built by RAAF Police in the late 70's. I attended Bill's funeral in about 1981, and it was a very sad occasion during which I shed a few tears. Thanks again for the memories.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,378
July 10, 2009 10:55am

hi Garry, glad to hear from you. I also used to enjoy all my visits to Springtide with my family in the 70s. The inchee kabin and spring rolls were legendary.
JimJoyce

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 58
July 11, 2009 2:33am

My wife and I used to fish off the rocks nearby the Springtide,quite often.Our Social Club used to hold functions there quite often,the spread was always quite good
Ken Chan

Registered: August 2008
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Posts: 21
July 11, 2009 3:25am

Jim,
I spent many quiet evenings hanging out by the rocks and boulders near the Springtide Hotel too. Penang is still a wonderful place but it is rather sad to see such quaint places like the Springtide being replaced by condos that appear to be molded from the same cookie cutter.
Saw Yeng Keen

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 2
July 12, 2009 6:27am

I have not written for ages. I came across this photo - my late father used to take us to Springtide for meals on Sundays. I could still remember the Springtide Hotel ( painted yellow outside ). It was also a popular venue for weddings. Are those 3 apartments opposite new as well? Will be back in 2 weeks.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,378
July 12, 2009 10:54am

hello Saw Yeng, in the good old days, it was often a choice between Springtide and Hollywood for lunch or dinner. I would say the food was equally good in those two places. Springtide had the edge because it was easier to park.
JimJoyce

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 58
July 19, 2009 5:38pm

Actually Ken,no offence to the pixman,but I thought it looked rather like a CD stacker
Norman Kelly

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 40
July 20, 2009 10:26pm

Hi Kayes,


Looking in on these photo's only reinforces my vertical fears, AKA vertigo, have to say though I remember 'Tanjong Bungah' fondly as being populated by smart bungalows in the 70's, and these new streets in the sky do nothing for me, but that's my opinion, alas, you cannot stop progress I guess.


It is not long for me now to be domiciled at the 'E & O' Hotel, 5th September, to be precise, and I'm hoping 'Kayes' for a update on the rope swing bridge at Penang Hill, is it now open? also details would be much appreciated of the building, at or near the Indian Temple, Ayer Itam, that as been recently refurbished, if you can update me with details, I will if possible visit and gaze upon the architectural splendour of said building.


My offer of a Tiger beer or two is still on the table, and I personally would love to while an hour or two with you along th epromenade of the 'E & O', given your intimate knowledge of all thing Penang, you know my name and I'll be sporting the 'Rolex Explorer 2' white face, you'll not get a better offer I'm sure this year 'Kayes' so seek me out.


Best Wishes to you and all 'Penang Talkers'
Norman Kelly

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 40
July 20, 2009 10:53pm

Hi 'Kayes'


I have checked my arrival details, and find it is the '9th September' that my beloved and self are domiciled at the 'E & O', nonetheless the offer still stands, and that is a 'Tiger or Two' or whatever your tipple is.


We are hoping to catch up with Mr Lim at 'Balik Pulua' when we check his 'Orchid Nursery' which is always fascinating, incidentally I have bought as a way of gratitude a bona fide 'Alfa Romeo' keyring, one for Mr Lim enduring our time spent with him, and as always for us both, our fascination with things he grows, much in a 'Heath Robinson' method, but as always beautiful orchid specimens.


I also am in contact with the 'Optician' near the 'Chinese Girls School' Jalan Gottlieb, whom we will visit in Penang, and service from whom we have not enjoyed here in the UK, so again many thanks 'Kayes'.


I owe you.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,378
August 3, 2009 11:43am

hi Norman, you owe me nothing. By the way, I have not seen Lim's Alfa Romeo for some time now. I wonder whether he has sold it. He did tell me it was for sale.
Norman Kelly

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 40
August 3, 2009 9:54pm

Hi 'Kayes'


Please forgive my exuberances previously, I am after all becoming excited at our pending visit to the 'Pearl of the Orient', it was also meant for me to be in control of the 'Tiger Beer' not the other way about.


I will still visit Mr Lim at his 'Orchid Business' where he grows the most exotic specimens I/We have ever seen, and he is so accommodating, answering all my beloved's questions on Orchids, a very knowledgeable chap indeed - and though he may not have his 'Alfa Romeo', I'm sure he his in touch with all his 'Alfa Romeo' colleagues, and so therefore the small gift I have bought will no doubts be used in whatever way Mr Lim deems.


I was hoping you could tell me if the 'Rope Bridge' is now open at Penang Hill, where we intend to ascend on one of our days, and enjoy Afternoon Tea at 'David Browns' at the top.


As always, many thanks 'Kayes' you have been a wealth of information for me over the years, for which I thank you.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,378
November 17, 2009 10:36pm

Email from Terryfoto (terryfoto@gmail.com)


"Hi Kayes, Old Springtide is my childhood place, it run by my family member, my father and mum is the chef during those days and the business is take care by my uncle Mr.Bill Tan, I still remember the curry kapitan, spring rolls, inchee kabin is the most popular dish. If you would like to have a similar taste, the nearest place is at Batu Ferringi near Park Royal hotel. The stall name Beach Conner".
poji

Registered: March 2017
Posts: 3
March 27, 2017 10:57am

hi... can someone tell me more about new springtide hotel. still exist? now i know there were old and new springtide,


i ve just seen a pic of old hotel bill.. just wanna know more infos.
Existing in which period, & does the date make sense (1948)?


thanks
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,378
March 27, 2017 11:03am

hi Poji and welcome to Penang Talk Smile The original Springtide Hotel has been demolished and is no more. In its place they have built a condo called also "Springtide". A hotel bill dated 1948 should be interesting. Can you scan it and send me a copy and I will put it on this thread. Maybe someone can shed more light Smile
poji

Registered: March 2017
Posts: 3
April 3, 2017 9:07am

kayes,..how am i going to send the file? i see no attachment button
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,378
April 3, 2017 9:09am

Poji, you can email the image file to me and I will put it up on this thread. My email is kayes777@yahoo.com
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,378
April 3, 2017 9:23am

Have you eaten at the Springtide in 1948 and could this be your bill? Bill courtesy of Poji.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics10/newspringtide.jpg
poji

Registered: March 2017
Posts: 3
April 3, 2017 9:49am

3 years after WW2.. pricey bill.. my mom went to school in her Kedah kampung bringing few cents and sometimes eggs to butter trade at canteen



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