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Top 10 Shopping Malls in Penang For Shopaholics

Hello Foodies, as you all know food has always been our main focus, but in today’s post, we’re not going to touch on it, but malls instead. Penang might be small but it’s equipped with all sorts of entertainment, and that includes shopping malls. Chinese New Year is a month ahead, but you know, Chinese don’t do last minute shopping. So get your cards and cash ready as we go through the top 10 shopping malls in Penang that’s on our list!

10 Best Shopping Malls in Penang

Looking for shopping malls in Penang? Check out the list we curated for you – shopaholic!

1. Gurney Paragon

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Set to be the new premier shopping, entertainment, office and luxury residential address in Penang. It is a mixed development comprising a 700,000 sq ft shopping mall, an office tower, and two high-end residential towers. Most uniquely, it is built around and inspired by the former St. Joseph’s Novitiate – converted into St. Jo’s, an area for stylish restaurants and cafes steeped in the architecture of Penang’s heritage.Here, you could find some of the luxury brands such as Kate Spade, La Martina, Godiva and more.

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Address: 163-D, Persiaran Gurney, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)

2. Gurney Plaza

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Located at the same row with Gurney Paragon at Gurney Drive, it was opened back in 2001 and contains 380 shop lots spread out over nine floors, making it the second largest shopping mall in Penang. The mall has attracted various established international brands such as Dior, Chanel, Armani Exchange and more, making it one of the major retail and entertainment centers within Penang. Head over to Gurney Drive which is along the road within walking distance to enjoy local delicacies.

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Address: 170, Persiaran Gurney, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)

3. Straits Quay

First and only seafront retail marina, Straits Quay is a place for leisure activities. Here, seafood brunch on the promenade is served against scenes of sailboats and emerald seas. Over 100 shops, bistros, bars and boutiques look out across the festive marina at the heart of Straits Quay. Along with permanent attractions such as the Royal Selangor Visitor Center and Penang’s first dedicated Performing Arts Center, Straits Quay is the shopping mall in Penang that hosts the biggest New Year countdown yearly.

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Address: Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjong Tokong, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-1 a.m. (Daily)

4. Penang Plaza

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One of the oldest malls in Penang, the three-storey building underwent a revamp a few years back, yet the inside still remains the same neighborhood feel. Locals visit the mall of its big chain store Giant supermarket and Guardian pharmacy for their daily groceries and needs. On top of that is a bookstore located on the second floor with bargains. Penang Plaza is conveniently located within the commercial district and is adjacent to Hotel Royal Penang.

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Address: 126 Jalan Burmah, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)

5. Queensbay Mall

In contrast to to the first four malls above, Queensbay Mall is set at the other end of the island. Being the largest shopping mall in Penang, the mall features 5 retail levels of international and home-grown brands including fashion, lifestyle, dining, entertainment, sports, electronics, home furnishing and department store. The main anchor tenant is AEON and a Golden Screen Cinema complex is housed within its top floor. Queensbay Mall is the all-in-one mall that is perfect for everyone with different needs.

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Address: 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Daily)

6. M Mall O2O

Apart from other shopping malls in Penang, Mmall O2O is an online shopping mall, in becoming Asia’s leading online marketplace platform. It provides an online marketplace platform where sellers and buyers are brought together under one roof. Mmall provides sellers a comprehensive e-commerce platform while allowing buyers to enjoy highly secured and convenient shopping experience, meaning you could go online and offline purchasing. In here, you could find all sorts of fashion bargains at an affordable price.

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Address: Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)

7. KOMTAR

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KOMTAR Tower, in the city of Georgetown in Penang, standing 65-storey high is Penang’s tallest skyscraper and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia. The most popular attraction in this building would probably be The Top, the largest indoor theme park in Penang and walk 249m above ground on a Glass Rainbow Skywalk. Here, you could also dine 59 floors above ground and enjoy the 360 view of Penang. If you’re a tech nerd, then the ICT@KOMTAR would probably be the best spot to look for gadgets.

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Address: Lebuh Tek Soon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (The Top) 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
(ICT KOMTAR) 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. (Daily)

8. Prangin Mall

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Located right next to Komtar Tower, Prangin is not as fancy as other malls such as Gurney Plaza or Queensbay Mall. In fact, it’s a little shady and cramped but don’t be fooled by it’s appearance. Prangin Mall could be considered the best place to shop in Penang because you could get what you want at the best price, and prices are negotiable (not every item of course). Lot 33, a recent addition to the mall has changed the basement of the mall into a fancy and chic dining place. There’s a bridge located in the mall where it could link to KOMTAR and 1st Avenue Mall.

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Address: 33, Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)

9. 1st Avenue Mall

1st Avenue Mall spreads over seven levels, with the fifth to seventh floor consisting of parking spaces. The eighth floor, dubbed as Cloud Eight, has a glorious view of the city of George Town. This mall offers fashion, leisure, a cinema and a slew of dining outlets for the style conscious urbanites living and working in Penang. 1st Avenue is the ideal venue for young executives looking for a comfortable lunch and a perfect place to organize social get-togethers, as it is easily accessible from all parts of the city. The mall is also accessible to Prangin Mall and KOMTAR through internal bridges.

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Address: 128, Jalan Magazine, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)

10. Design Village

Located at Batu Kawan, Design Village is the first and only outlet mall in Penang, and is the biggest outlet mall in Malaysia. Design Village’s 400,000 square feet has 150 stores set in a lush 24-acre tropical garden, which hosts a broad variety of exciting international and local brands, both premium and high street. From fashion and children’s wear to sports and home from restaurants to cafes, Design Village will not disappoint. This is not your typical air-conditioned mall, the walkways are outdoors, leaving with only stores being air-conditioned.

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Address: 733, Jalan Cassia Barat 2, 14110 Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs) 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
(Fri-Sun) 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Enjoy your Shopping in Penang!

Get in your ride and head over to one of these malls now and shop till you drop! No worries if you don’t want to spend big bucks, window shopping isn’t bad as well, better than lazing at home. If you want to get updated with the latest events, happenings and guides, make sure to follow us for more. Have a great day ahead!

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