Shopping mall, Penang
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.
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.
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.
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...
This is one of the newer air-conditioned shopping complexes It is situated between Gurney Drive and the Jalan Kelawei.
It opened its doors at the end of July 2001. It is modern with a vareity shops to choose your gifts for people back home or just to buy things for yourself. It has a lot of shops like Versace, Nike, Giordano, and British India. To name a few.Outside the shopping complex are a lot of restaurant like the Dome, Starbucks. Where you can sit and have a cup of coffee or refreshing cold drink.
When you get tired of shopping you can always cross the road and take a walk along the boardwalk.
What to buy: there is a variety of goods. anything your heart desires can be found here
Prangin Mall is the largest shopping mall in penang. There's a department store, supermarket. a cinema, food courts, computer shops, hair beauty salons and boutiques. Adjacent to the famous Komtar tower. Prangin Mall is a popular hang out for the young and trendy.
Gurney Plaza is located at one of the most relaxing areas in Penang - Gurney Drive . Not only does it offera variety of shopping outlets. It is also dotted with
delightful eateries boasting of local and international cuisine.
Along Gurney Drive, you'll find Gurney Plaza, one of Penang's most popular shopping mall. On weekends, there will be traffic jams leading to the car parks and the mall would be swarming with people, enjoying a day out shopping and dining at the many shops and restaurants there.
What to buy: Gurney Plaza has it all in one place. Here's a sample of the shops founds here :
- Parkson Grand
- Somerset Bay
- MPH and Popular bookshops
- Mobile phones and PC shops
- Optical shops
- Jewellery shops
- Watch shops
I cannot praise Patrick and his staff high enough for their quality service and friendliness upon my recent visit to Vision First. You can find positive reviews about them on this site and others and I wanted to add to that. It was a flying visit for me to Penang and on the first morning of my visit I went straigt to the shop which is located behind Pizza Hut in Prangin Mall. I wanted a new pair of glasses for myself and had my eyes tested and 24 hours later my multi focal lenses in a modern Esprit frame were ready. I also wanted to get glasses for my son and had with me his Aussie script but it was incomplete as it did not have the pupil diameter on it. Apparantly this is a common occurance with Aust optometrists so it you are taking a script with you o/s make sure that it has this on it. Patrick rang the Australian optometrist for me to get the complete script. Can you imagine an Aussie optometrist ringing Malaysia for the same thing??? I was even driven back to the hotel after making my purchases which also included 2 pairs of Ray Bans. By buying my specs here I saved approx $300AUD per pair and at least $100.00 per pair on the Ray Bans. A+++ for a fab service. :)
Queensbay Mall is the longest shopping mall in Penang Island located in Bayan Lepas. The measurement of the mall is around 2.5 million square feet and over 1 million square feet net lettable area. with Jaya Jusco and five level retail shops. it is sure surely a shopping haven for all woman.
There are various shopping malls located around the Komtar building (Penang's tallest building). We went into a couple, one of which made us feel as if we had stepped back into the 80's (it had the name Super Komtar?). From the way the building was laid out to the glittery jewelery that was for sale everywhere. More than half of the shops looked as if they had been closed down for a while.
For a better shopping experience try the Prangin Mall.
What to buy: Anything that you think that you cannot buy at home. For me it was a simple piece of costume jewelery to keep as a memory.
What to pay: How much do you want to spend?
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 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.
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.
Next to Komtar , many floors to explore
What to buy: Women's clothes are more suitable for those with slender and svelte figures. Not for those in their 50s or 60s unless they have managed to maintain the above mentioned figures.