Extraordinary Eastern and Oriental Hotel

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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The dynamic and indomitable Travelling Gourmet TM jets on Silkair to Penang, the tropical  island called Pearl of the Orient and tells you about a hotel that…

MOST hoteliers have heard of. It is, of course, the E & O hotel. This was the FIRST hotel built by the famous Sarkies’ brothers. Their second equally distinctive hotel is the Raffles in sunny Singapore…beloved of William Somerset Maugham and other celebrities. I have loved this property for many years and had the luck to stay her sometime ago  when it re-opened after a multi million dollar renovation and refurbishment. Now I am back and this time there is a new and very opulent Heritage Wing and my suite is very salubrious indeed. After all, life is too short to have less than the best! Previously there was only the historic old wing…but now there are two swimming pools and two gyms and a posh Spa too! OMG! Heavenly! One is an infinity pool and the ambience is so serence and tranquil…to swim and sunbathe while looking at the ships and fishing boats on the sea and far horizon. To feed the inner man I recommend the Traditional Afternoon Tea in 1885 restaurant. It is named for the year the E & O opened over 131 years ago! Scones, Cream, Strawberry Jam, Salmon and Cucumber Sandwiches, Strawberry Macarons, Cheesecake, Raspberry Panna Cotta and much more…What a civilised way to spend an afternoon…and to accompany the fabulous food, Irish Whiskey Tea! Yummie! Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM who is a celebrated Travel, Food and Wine Writer and Editor says, “Absolutely spiffing old chap!” 🙂 The extraordinary E & O hotel is loved by Orientals and Occidentals alike…

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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