For holiday makers who like to shop, here is a list of shopping malls for some quality retail therapy in air-conditioned comfort, as well as street markets for you to scout for souvenirs to bring home.
Whether you're looking to stock up on some high street apparel and essentials or hunting for rare finds in flea markets, we've got you covered. Happy shopping!
Located approximately 20 minutes away from PARKROYAL Penang Resort, the waterfront-located Gurney Plaza is one of the island’s most popular malls, housing over 380 stores under its roof including various brands for shopping, dining and entertainment. Gurney Plaza carries well-established international brands such as Rolex, Fossil, Coach, Versace, Mark and Spencer, Nichii, Dorothy Perkins etc
If you need another upmarket shopping option, simply take a four-minute walk from Gurney Plaza to Gurney Paragon Mall which is part of a mixed-used development that includes a serviced residence and an office tower. House in its nine levels of retail space are high street fashion brands like H&M, Sephora and Victoria’s Secret, home furnishing stores, health and beauty retailers as well as upscale restaurants. Fashion brands can be found on the first and second levels, while the best dining options are primarily offered at its al fresco frontage. What’s interesting about this mall is that it is the first shopping mall integrated with a heritage building. The entire 700,000 sqft complex has been built around St. Joseph’s Novitiate, a 1925 chapel that has been beautifully restored and incorporated into the mall’s open-plan layout design.
Located right in the heart of George Town, 1st Avenue mall for the more budget-conscious with array of household brands offering plenty of options for your shopping needs. It is easily accessible for locals and tourists alike with a convenient location right next to Rapid Penang bus terminal in Komtar. This mall primarily targets young executives and professionals, young families and tourists. Enjoy exclusive savings with their Tourist Privilege card, that can be registered on the spot with your passport.
From 1st Avenue mall, hop over to Prangin Mall through the overhead skybridge that is connecting the two buildings. Patronised by mostly locals, this five-level mall is a bargain paradise for fashions finds, electronic goods, houseware furnishing, beauty and healthcare and souvenirs. Perfect for stretching your Ringgits!
Touted as the largest shopping mall in Penang, Queensbay Mall is located further than the above shopping malls. Approximately 45-minutes’ drive from PARKROYAL Penang Resort, this lifestyle shopping mall is a one stop shopping and entertainment destination offering international and home-grown brands of fashion, lifestyle, sports, home furnishing, electronics, dining and department stores. With five retail levels anchored by AEON departmental store and more than 400 merchants, this well-planned tenant mix is family-friendly and popular among locals and tourists.
|Address||100 Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
|Opening Hours||7:00pm to 12:00midnight
If you are staying at PARKROYAL Penang Resort, you can make several trips to this night market, as it is located right in front of the resort. Popular among tourists, the street market is great for getting yourself in the lively atmosphere, but be prepared to haggle hard with the vendors. The hundreds of stalls offer everything from home decorations and souvenirs to designer-inspired bags. Take your time to peruse the whole stretch of stalls before making a purchase to find the best bargain!
|Address||625, Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10460 George Town, Penang
|Opening Hours||8:00pm to 1:00pm
If you are looking for some old collectibles or unique craft items, head over the Lorong Kulit Flea Market. More like a curio market, this eclectic destination is Penang’s only flea market that sells second-hand goods of anything and everything. From old vinyl records, electrical items, used musical instruments to old toys, the prices here are usually very affordable. Be sure to get there early, as the vendors usually start closing up from noon.
Only available on the last Sunday of the month, the Little Penang Street’s main mission started out as a community project to showcase Penang’s creativity in traditional and contemporary crafts and culture. Apart from local food vendors, designers and musicians, you will get a chance to meet local artists and cultural entrepreneurs. If you looking for a unique souvenir to bring home or experience some weekend live music performances and the occasional book reading session, get immerse in Penang’s art scene right here.