Penang is a pretty small place and there are only that many malls on the island. Gurney Plaza, Island Plaza and Midlands One Stop are located around the Pulau Tikus/Tanjung Bungah area, while the Bukit Jambul complex is on the other side of the island near the Airport. KOMTAR and Prangin Mall is at the town centre. Aside from these malls - there are a few other smaller ones and hypermarts about - Tesco, Giant, Sunshine etc.
Gurney Plaza is the newest and most happening mall about town. It's actually located along Gurney and right beside the Sunrise Tower (where McDonald's is). You can't miss it since there's bound to be a traffic jam especially on weekends.
It's not really that big a mall, but it's nice to walk about. It has the usual stores and the anchor store there is Parkson. There's a stretch of coffee places though outside which is quite happening on weekends. The popular coffee houses like Starbucks and Coffee Bean are there, plus there's the local favourite Segafredos.
Great place to chat, catch up with friends and do some people watching.
For food, there's McDonalds, A&W and Sushi King. Breeks is a pretty nice place for Western Foods as well.
well, this complex is rather dead as it loose its attractions to those big giants in town. anyway, it's a convenient shopping complex where those tourist stay around bukit jambu, relau.. as far as i know equatoria hotel and victoria hotel. on top of that, there are lots of small restaurant opp. of this complex selling various kind of local food and cuisine such as "steamboat", crepe- pancake, nasi kandar etc
You can find just about anything here...just make sure you have alot of time up your sleeve if you love shopping. There are so many shops to see, only got to see half the shopping centre :-(
What to buy: Clothing, shoes, watches (anywhere from 10RM on) , CD's(6rm), DVD's (8rm), computer software(6RM), cameras and electrical items (beware some are not that much cheaper than home at all) , food, giftware, handbags etc
What to pay: Expect to pay about a third of the normal Aussie price. You can ask for their best price but this is not the place to barter.
Komtar stands for Kompleks Tuntu Abdul Rahman. It was once the tallest building in SE-Asia, but now left with a lot of empty stores and gradually forgotten by most of the people. Still, there are 2 shopping mall inside which are Super Komtar and Yaohan. The upper storeys are government offices.
What to buy: Everything you need
One Stop is a huge mall with lots of small shops inside... They sell all the usual shopping centre things...food, clothes, electrical, music, luggage, medicines etc...
What to buy: My friends bought a digital camera for A$100 less than in Australia... We also bought some computer games...
Deemed to be the largest shopping mall in Penang, but not all shops are opened. A girl can find almost everything she wants in this mall, mostly knick knacks at reasonable prices. There's a departmental store, supermarket, a cinema, variety of small eats shops, computer & dvd shops, hair & beauty salons, etc..
What to buy: Mostly casual clothes, fancy handbags & accessories, DVDs.
What to pay: Most prices are fixed, but can still try to bargain 10% discount.
Pragin Mall is quite a big mall. It will take you at least one whole day to do window shopping.
What to buy: Clothes, Pharmacy, Saloon, Cafe, Restaurants, Giant supermarket, Local Haker Food ......almost everything you need can be found here.
On my last trip I did most of my shopping at Gurney Plaza but I prefer the Island Plaza on Jln. Tanjung Tokong that is less crowded. You can find many of the same shops in both malls, for example, Factory Outlet Stores, Mango, and Vinci. Thereýs also the Midlands Park Centre at Burmah Road.
you can find almost everything here under one roof. books, ladies & gents garments, gifts, shoes, food...etc
What to buy: pirated dvd 9 for only RM10-RM15.
pirated vcd for RM5
pirated games for PS as well as cd... go and check it out urself, you won't be regretted.
further more, for ladies... with only RM10 could get you a new pair of sandles or a t-shirt.
one of the earliest skycrapper in Penang, and still is the tallest building in Penang. There are four levels of shops inside the podium offer for bargain. And there are two supermarket in adjacent with the podium, that is Lifestyle and Super Komtar. The other four are One-Stop, Bukit Jambul Complex, Island Plaza and Bahagia Complex. There are variety of shops in each shopping complex offers a variety of high quality products.
Kompleks Bukit Jambul is a RM350 million complex featuring more then 400 shops, a hypermarket, eateries, a state-of-the-art cineplex and 40-lane bolwing alley.
Sunway Carnival Mall has become the latest landmark and attraction in the Seberang Jaya. which had a built up area of 800,000 square feet.
Mega Mall Pinang is the largest shopping mall on the mainland of Penang. It offers an exclusive with its mix of local retail outlets.
This is the latest shopping mall in town. The coming up shopping mall is times-square which is still under construction.
If you stay at Batu Feringgi side, except Super Tanjung, Gurney Plaza is the nearest shopping mall. It is situated at Gurney Drive. There is a cinema inside, is Golden cinema if I am not mistaken.