Iconic POPULAR Bookstore At Komtar Penang To Cease Operations After 30 Years

It is undeniable that the pandemic has affected all our lives and livelihoods. As businesses struggle to stay afloat amidst the pandemic, kickstarting it in a new normal isn’t easy too. We’ve seen countless establishments falling victim to the pandemic. One of them sadly is Penang’s iconic POPULAR Bookstore at Komtar which will be ceasing its operations on 28th November 2021.

POPULAR Bookstore At Komtar, Penang To Close Down After 30 Years

As Penangites, we share the same pride in many things including both street food and landmarks including the POPULAR bookstore at Komtar. This particular outlet is a safe haven for many book lovers from all walks of life.

POPULAR Komtar Penang Closing DownPhoto: @Alice LI (Facebook)

POPULAR was established in January 1984 and has since become a household name in Malaysia with over 97 stores nationwide. In fact, POPULAR was listed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the largest bookstore chain.

POPULAR Komtar Penang Closing DownPhoto: @Alice LI (Facebook)

With different genres like fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, revision books, children’s books available in English, Chinese, and Malay languages, it is no wonder why POPULAR is a one-stop bookstore for most of us.

POPULAR Komtar Penang Closing DownPhoto: @Leexyan Khoo (Facebook)

In addition to that, there is also a large selection of magazines, stationery, gifts, and many more. While there are several POPULAR bookstore outlets in Penang such as in Gurney Plaza, Queensbay Mall, and more, nothing can compare to the one at Komtar.

POPULAR Komtar Penang Closing DownPhoto: @Alice LI (Facebook)

It has been around for 30 years meaning most of us grew up alongside this outlet. As all good things will eventually come to an end, this post by netizen Alice LI mentioned that POPULAR at Komtar will be closing down on 28th November 2021.

POPULAR Komtar Penang Closing DownPhoto: @Ace (Facebook)

POPULAR Komtar Penang Closing DownPhoto: @Alice LI (Facebook)

Thanks For The Memories

So if this bookstore is significant to you, you still have a month to pay them a visit before saying goodbye. Farewell, POPULAR! Thanks for the awesome childhood memories.

Address: Unit 2.05A & 2.05B, Tingkat 2, Arked Ria 2, Komtar, 10100, Penang

Operating Hours: 10AM-9PM (Opens Daily)

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