If you’d like to do some shopping, dining, or just enjoy the cool air-conditioning, Penang has quite a few malls to choose from.
The closest to our location is Queensbay Mall in Bayan Lepas. Located beside the waterfront, it also boasts a brand new cycling and walking trail, as well as a view of Pulau Jerejak and the Penang Bridge. It is popular with the locals for an after-dinner stroll.
1st Avenue Mall
If you’d like to do some shopping in the centre of town, 1st Avenue Mall is located on Jalan Magazine, right beside the iconic Komtar building.
Gurney Plaza is strategically located in the famous Gurney Drive promanade in Penang and approximately three kilometres to the north-west of city centre of Georgetown, Penang’s capital. It is Penang’s premier lifestyle shopping mall and a one-stop shopping and entertainment destination catering to both family and tourists arriving in Penang.
If malls aren’t your thing on vacation, try the Night Market at Ferringhi instead. It is an intense, exciting, chaotic experience with hundreds of stalls along the street selling everything from handicrafts to t-shirts to second-hand vinyls. Remember to haggle the price 🙂
If you’re up for a night market adventure, begin with this one on Jalan Van Praagh. Not to be outdone by other night markets, Jelutong Night Market is packed with food vendors tempting you with delicious offerings like assorted sushi, yong tau foo, roast pork, char koay kak, prawn crackers and more.