Shopping Centres / Malls
Most of the modern shopping malls are found in the island rather than the mainland. Famous ones like Gurney Plaza, Komtar, Prangin Mall and Island Plaza is all located there. Branded fashion items, electrical appliances, household products are all available here. It's women's paradise! And to those men who love shopping as well, these places are meant just for them.
Bukit Mertajam Plaza
Locate at below the Summit Hotel Bukit Mertajam. Tenants include Golden Screen Cinema, Ampang Superbowl, Bintang Fashion, Hot Market, Watson's Personal Care Store, Bata, Sukaramai Fashion, fastfood franchise and pharmacies.
Add: Unit No 2-56, Plaza Bukit Mertajam, Jalan Arumugam Pillai, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
A mall located at Penang's most popular seafront, The Gurney Drive. Feature a variety of designer's labels outlet cafes, department stores and cinema. And if you are tired and hungry after a long day shopping, why not proceed to the Gurney Drive hawker centre located just next to the mall.
Add: Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Pulau Pinang
Island Plaza located near the Batu Ferringhi with Metrojaya & Cold Storage, offering many international and local brands and has become a favorite amongst the mid, upper class locals and tourists, complete with wireless internet services, ATM, money changer, prayer room for Muslims, laundry service and more.
Add: Suite 10-1D, 10th Floor, Island Plaza Tower, Island Plaza, 118, Jalan Tanjong Tokong, 10470 Pulau Pinang
Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR)
KOMTAR was the first Penang shopping malls and the tallest building in Penang. Located in the heart of George Town, KOMTAR features four floors of shopping, restaurants and office space. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Penang from the viewing gallery on the 58th floor. There is a sky bridge connecting KOMTAR with Prangin Mall next door.
Add: Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR Complex), Jalan Penang, 10000 Pulau Pinang
With over 1,000 shop lots, you can "shop till you drop". It is house entertainment outlet such as bowling alley. Also have Cineplex and many pubs and clubs catering to all taste.
Add: No. 2828, Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, Seberang Prai Tengah, Pulau Pinang
One-Stop Midlands Park Centre
Slightly smaller with over 200 shops Midlands Park is featuring with wide range of bargains galore. Tenants include traders selling ceramics, pottery & feng shui items. Others include restaurants, cafe, shopping centre and computer shops.
Add: Jalan Burma, 10350, Pulau Pinang
Located next to the Sheraton Hotel, Penang Plaza is a quiet and well-maintained shopping complex whose tenants include the Giant Supermarket, Guardian Pharmacy, a bookstore, furniture showroom and jeweler.
Add: Jalan Larut, 10050, Pulau Pinang
The largest shopping mall in Penang and a "bargain hunter's" paradise for the shopping frenzy. Featuring five floors of non-stop shopping, dining and entertainments. Others include department stores, supermarket and a lot more.
Add: Lower Ground Floor, Atrium Perangin Mall Komtar, 10100, Pulau Pinang
Queensbay Mall is located in Bayan Lepas and just minutes away from the Penang Bridge. It is also touted as one of Asia's largest retail, dining and entertainment complex. The mall caters to both locals and foreigners with Jusco being its anchor tenant coupled with more than 10 junior anchors and over 400 retail merchants occupying its massive building.
Add: Queensbay Mall, 100, Persiaran Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
HOTELS IN PULAU PINANG
There are plenty of old buildings in Penang, giving you a feeling of 'nostalgic'. Hence some of the hotels there may look really old but you can still find great atmosphere when you adapt to the lifestyle in no time. There's also better accommodation in the business centre. If you are on a backpack and needs budget hotel, look for them in Lebuh Leith and Lebuh Chulia.
Guide to Penang Hotels