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Hotel Lagenda (the old Rest House)

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October 14, 2008 4:35am

Since when it has turned into a hotel? No wonder I browsed through this photo gallery again and again to search for this rest house (and I told myself our super Kayes definitely has this pic.) At last I found this pic.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 16, 2008 5:08am

hi Susan, I think the old Town Rest House was turned into a hotel sometime in 1995. Have you stayed there before?
October 16, 2008 6:31am

Have not stayed there before but had lunch (several times) at the restaurant on the first floor of the left building.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 20, 2008 4:08am

hi Susan, here are three more recent pics for you, all taken on 18 October 2008 at about 1 pm.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/lagenda20.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/lagenda21.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/lagenda22.jpg
October 20, 2008 4:38am

Thanks Kayes! Smile Did you stay there or try the cafe's food? Is the hotel 3 or 4 stars? Didn't expect it has turned into a hotel!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 20, 2008 5:42am

Have not stayed there but my Mat Salleh friend from London stayed there for a week when it first opened. He said the aircon was not cold enough. I have eaten there once sometime in 1997/8. Can't remember how the food was. However, when it was still the rest house, I used to eat here whenever I was in Taiping. At that time, in the 70s, the caterer was a Hainanese couple and they had good stuff like chicken chop, beef steak, fried rice etc. Here's another pic I took on 18 October 2008.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/lagenda3.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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November 6, 2008 5:04am

Yesterday, 5 November 2008, I was in Taiping and was surprised to see that the Lagenda Hotel is no more. All the signboards have been taken down and the entire building stripped of aircons, furniture & fittings.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/lagenda4.jpg
November 9, 2008 12:00am

Hi Kayes, is it possible they want to restore it back to Rest House or maybe another hotel is coming up?



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