10 Best Penang Shopping 2014

Most Popular Shopping in Penang

With shopping podiums scattered all over and an abundance of street markets, Penang’s retail landscape is almost as comprehensive as KL’s.

Antiques are popular must-buy items on most trips to the island but be sure to wander through the nooks and crannies along the narrow alleyways off Penang Road, Jalan Burmah and Lebuh Campbell – you’ll be surprised at the amazing finds you’ll encounter.

KOMTAR Georgetown

The view from the observation deck at the top of Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR) makes a trip here worthwhile. Penang’s tallest building has two department stores, hundreds of boutiques and restaurants; KOMTAR Walk recently experienced a facelift and now houses a collection of upmarket F&B outlets, a performance stage. Read More...

Gurney Plaza Gurney Drive

Gurney Plaza may not be the largest shopping mall in Georgetown, but it’s certainly the most flamboyant. There are a number of high end designer stores and shops selling the latest gadgets and gizmos but it’s the vast stretch of alfresco cafés and eateries in the courtyard between the mall and G Hotel that are so wildly popular. Read More...

Chowrasta Bazaar Georgetown

Chowrasta Bazaar is one of Penang’s most popular markets. It’s divided into a number of sections: the wet portion of the market is the most popular amongst locals. On the second floor you’ll find second-hand books, wooden furniture and inexpensive sarees. You don’t have to shop to enjoy this strip: take a walk to soak in the lively ambiance. Read More...

Queensbay Mall Bayan Lepas

Featuring the same assortment of brands as Gurney Plaza (though there are more of them and they boast a wider selection) Queensbay Mall is Penang’s latest and largest shopping podium. Located on Persiaran Bayan Baru, there’s a good selection of eateries and electronics stores plus Golden Screen Cinemas has an outlet within the mall. Read More...

Little Penang Street Market Georgetown

Taking place every last Sunday of the month, the Little Penang Street Market is a small community project that was started in 2006. Stalls sell crafts and food but it’s the live music performances and book readings that really draws in the crowd. Vendors are all smiles, the atmosphere is vibrant throughout the day. Read More...

Gurney Paragon Mall Gurney Drive

Gurney Paragon Mall is a new beachfront lifestyle mall set to open along Gurney Drive, Penang. Similar to Kuala Lumpur’s The Gardens @ Mid Valley, the 700,000sqft complex is a mixed development project comprising a lifestyle mall, an outdoor dining strip, office tower and two luxury apartment blocks. Read More...

Penang Batik Factory Georgetown

The place to head to if you’re looking for batik prints, beach sarongs as well as Indian fabrics and costumes, the Penang Batik Factory displays a vast collection of batik paintings and creations. Entrance is free and the batik works definitely merit a visit to the factory. Read More...

Auto-City Seberang Perai

AUTO-CITY is a one-stop complex for shopping venues, F&B outlets and houses more than 30 brands of automobiles. A favourite outdoor event venue for concerts, exhibitions and more, besides the smorgasbord of F&B venues offering local and international fare and shopping opportunities. Read More...

Yahong Art Gallery Batu Ferringhi

Yahong Art Gallery is the largest arts and crafts centre in Penang. Displaying works by Malaysian and Asian artists, it is divided into four sections: the Art Gallery, Handicrafts, Batik and Jewellery & Antiques centres. It is best known for housing the artworks of Chuah Thean Teng. Teng is billed as the father of modern batik printing. Read More...

Night Market Batu Ferringhi

Comprising hundreds of stalls offering everything from fake designer bags to dirt-cheap pirated DVDs and home deco items to souvenirs, the night market is perhaps Batu Ferringhi’s main tourist attraction. Best of all, you can still bargain for the best prices. Read More...


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