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Penang, Malaysia » Entertainment » Shopping Centres

Penang is a shopper’s paradise for the people who love to shop and have a good hand at bargaining. There are a lot of shopping malls, roadside stalls and night markets (pasar malam) in Penang that offer endless range of products at reasonable and negotiable prices. The main shopping centres are located on Penang road, Jalan Gurney, Tanjong Tokong, Campbell Street and Burmah road in Penang. The roadside shops more popular as one can negotiate with the price. The Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR), Gurney Plaza, Queensbay Mall and Prangin Mall are a few of the popular shopping complexes that showcase a variety of fashionable goods, accessories and other items. The pasar malam at Batu Ferringhi also houses a few shopping and dining options that are easy on the pocket. In addition to all the above, there is also a flea market open till 2:00 pm everyday at the Lorong Kulit.

Batik

Batik Industry in Penang is booming in the manufacturing, exporting and retailing fields. There are shops and stalls along the Penang road, Campbell Street, in Batu Ferringhi, KOMTAR and other shopping malls selling different kinds of batik items to a lot of local visitors and tourists.
Georgetown
A Abdul Latiff & Co
Address: No. 217, BA, Jalan Penang, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10000
Tel. No: +60 4 261 2635

Syarikat Kasthuri
Address: 106A, Lebuh Penang, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No: +60 4 262 6933

Sintha M
Address: STOR 76, Bazaar Penang, Jalan Penang, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10000
Tel. No: +60 4 261 7202

Purnama Jaya
Address: 255-O, Jalan Penang, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10000
Tel. No: +60 4 262 6855

Pusat Batik Mutiara
Address: No. 515, Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No: +60 4 263 1878

Sam's Batek House
Address: No. 159, Jalan Penang, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10000
Tel. No: +60 4 262 1095

Goodwill Trading Co
Address: No. 128, Labuh Penang, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No: +60 4 261 0909

Abdul Latif Othman
Address: No. 387, Sungai Rusa, Balik Pulau, Penang, MY 11010
Tel. No: +60 4 866 9732

Craft Batik Sdn. Bhd.
Address: No. 422, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Penang, MY 10350
Tel. No: +60 4 229 3775
Batu Ferringhi
Muthu Karpan Irlandi
Address: No. 389, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, MY 11100
Tel. No: +60 4 881 1973

Yahong Art Gallery
Address: 58-D, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, MY 11100
Tel. No: +60 4 881 1251
Jalan Penang
Syarikat Abdul Aziz Abdul Latiff
Address: STOR 13, Bazaar Penang, Jalan Penang, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 261 8640

Yuyi Batik House
Address: 3rd Floor, Arked Penang 3 Komtar, Jalan Penang, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 262 0375
Other
Shahul Hameed M S K Abdul Rahman
Address: No. 5, Setor Pasar Chowrasta, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 261 0146

Jewellers & goldsmiths

For the Chinese and the Indians gold acquires the top position. Among the Indians, 24 or 22 carat gold made into coins and jewelry is gifted by the guests in wedding and other ceremonies. There are also expensive silk sarees woven in real gold thread. Among the Chinese, gold necklaces and rings are gifted to the newly wed couples in the tea ceremony. Many of the goldsmiths create traditional Malay, Indian, Chinese and Western designs. There are a lot of jewelry shops along the Pitt Street, Campbell Street and Little India.

Lebuh Pitt

Anverdeen Jewels
Address: No. 139, Lebuh Pitt, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 263 6277

Berkat Jewels
Address: 91, Lebuh Pitt, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 261 6611

City Jewellers
Address: No. 83, Lebuh Pitt, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 261 7162

J K Jewellers
Address: No. 89, Lebuh Pitt, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 264 3971

Thai Loong Jewellers
Address: No. 90, Lebuh Pitt, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 261 8137
Lebuh Campbell

Boon Wah Jewellers
Address: No. 44, Lebuh Campbell, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 261 7215

Cheong Yoon Jewellers
Address: No. 52, Lebuh Campbell, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 261 6871

Tai Meng Jewellers
Address: No. 44, Lebuh Campbell, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 261 7215
Gurney Plaza

B P De Silva (M) Sdn Bhd
Address: BA, Blok 170, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 227 5267

Habib Jewels Sdn Bhd
Address: 1st Floor, Blok 170, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 226 5498
Jalan Penang

Hj. S. Abdul Wahab
Address: 2nd Floor, Arked Penang 2 KOMTAR, Jalan Penang, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 261 7786

Kim How Jewellers
Address: 1st Floor, Arked Penang 1 KOMTAR, Jalan Penang, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 262 9293

Kum Kok Hung Gold & Jewellers
Address: 1st Floor, Arked Ria 1 KOMTAR, Jalan Penang, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 263 0543

Poh Foong Loong Jewellers
Address: 3rd Floor, Konkos 3 KOMTAR, Jalan Penang, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 261 7120
Others

Shameer Jewels Sdn Bhd
Address: 106A, Lebuh Penang, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 264 2916

Faruk Jewellers
Address: No. 5, BA, Mara, Lebuh Buckingham, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 262 4235

Soon Heng Goldsmith & Jewellers
Address: No. 413, 1st Floor, Chulia Street, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 262 7014

Varusai Jewellers
Address: No. 65, Lebuh Ah Quee, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 262 9663

Amee Philips
Address: No. 91, Lebuh Bishop, Penang, MY
Tel. No: 60 4 261 4263

Pewter

Malaysia occupies the first position in the pewter production industry. Fashionable mugs, plates, pewter dessert forks, statuettes, pen holders, candle holders, key chains and other gift items are a popular buy among the tourists. Pewter ware is comparatively easy to handle and to take care of. The items can be washed off easily with warm soapy water. A few shops along the night market in Batu Ferringhi, the little stalls along the Kek Lok Si Temple and a few shops in the shopping complexes in Georgetown sell Pewter ware items.

George Town

Hong Giap
Address:308-310, Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang, MY
Tel. No::+60 4 262 5092

Hong Joo
Address:No. 368, Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang, MY
Tel. No::+60 4 226 0529

Chop Chin Giap
Address:No. 356, Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang, MY
Tel. No::+60 4 226 4306

Jia-Nian Gifts & Souvenirs
Address:No. 5, Jalan Kek Chuan, George Town, Penang, MY
Tel. No::+60 4 226 1175
Province Wellesley

Penang Pewter & Metal Arts Sdn Bhd
Address:6316 Mak Mandin Industrial Estate, Butterworth, Province Wellesley, Penang, MY 13400
Tel. No::+60 4 331 2775

Renaissance Pewter
Address:24, Lintang Kapal, Off Jalan Chain Ferry, Butterworth, Province Wellesley, Penang, MY 13400
Tel. No::+60 4 333 0866
Others

Royal Selangor
Royal Selangor has got four outlets in Penang.
Address:30 Leboh Light, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No::+60 4 263 6742

Address:Holiday Inn Resort, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, MY 11100
Tel. No::+60 4 811 3340

Address:Sunshine Square, 1, Jalan Mayang Pasir, Bayan Baru, Penang, MY 11959
Tel. No::+60 4 643 3332

Address:170-G-29 (Ground Floor), Persiaran Gurney, Penang, MY 10250
Tel. No::+60 4 227 9858

Other local goodies

Penangite’s have got a great affection for sweets, cookies and pastries. There are a lot of shops selling a variety of traditional Penang sweets, cookies, candies and pastries. Tau Sar Peah is a button-shaped cookie truly loved by all the local Penangite’s and foreigners. Beh teh saw (a pastry cookie mixed with sesame and molasses), soh peah (pink or yellow crumbly pastry stuffed with red bean paste and decorated with red Chinese characters), phong peah (crumbly biscuits richly stuffed with sweet filling) coconut cookies and candies, sugared tamarinds and crispy banana fritters are some of the popular goodies adored by most of the local residents. In addition to this preserved persimmons, sour plum syrup, sugared cuttlefish, crispy satay fish, rojak sauce and durian dodol are also purchased by most of the people.

Tau sar peah

Tau sar peah or tambun biscuit is a button shapped sweet and flaky cookie stuffed with mung bean filling. Completely enjoyed by the Penangite’s, the cookie is also sometimes stuffed in with pandan flavours and gula melaka filling. Tau sar peah is available at Xiang Phing Bakery, Sin Hock Seng, Loong Num, Lee Hoay Seng and Hoe Peng.

Hoe Peng

Address:434 Jalan Pinang, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 226 2375

Lee Hoay Seng
Address:1G Jalan Macalister, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 226 4458

Loong Num
Address:322 Jalan Pinang, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 261 5569

Sin Hock Seng
Address:316 Jalan Pinang, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 263 2667

Xiang Phing Bakery
Address:4 Jalan Concord 10, Tanjung Bunga, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 890 2128
Phong peah

A crumbly biscuit, richly stuffed with sticky caramel filling, phong peah is a truly enjoyed local delight. Phong peah is available in Him Heang, Ghee Hiang and other shops at Chowrasta.

Him Heang
Address: 162A Jalan Burma, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 228 6129

Ghee Hiang
Address:No. 216, Jalan Macalister, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 227 2222
Address:No. 95, Lebuh Pantai, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 262 0635
Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a popular spice, food and medicine sold in Penang. It is avocado or pear shaped and is widely grown in areas surrounding the hill slopes of Balik Pulau. The spice is generally sold in dried, pickled, powdered, creamed or liquid form. Nutmeg is available in a lot of shops at Chowrasta on Penang road, in a few supermarkets and also in groceries and souvenir shops along the Kek Lok Si temple road. Cheong Kim Chaun located at Ayer Itam is a famous producer and retailer of nutmeg products.

Cheong Kim Chuan
Address:611F, Jalan Balik Pulau, Ayer Itam, Penang, MY 11500
Tel. No:+60 4 828 4316
Fax: +60 4 828036

Shopping complexes

Shopping complexes in Penang provides each and everything under one roof. So be it clothes, food, CD’s, DVD’s, electrical items, salons, clinics, opticians, haberdasheries, cinemas, video arcades or antiques one can get it inside the complex. Most of the complexes are located at Penang road, in Georgetown and along the Gurney drive. A few of them are also situated in Bukit Mertajam, Bayan Lepas, Air Itam and other parts of Penang.
Gurney Plaza
Gurney Plaza is a seven level complex with a Golden Screen Cineplex, the Parkson Departmental Store, antiques and furniture shops, British India and Versace boutiques and a few cafes.
Address:Gurney Drive, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 228 1111
Island Plaza
Island Plaza houses a variety of international and local branded shops. The place also hosts kids’ parties and weekend bazaars along with providing ATM, laundry, surau, money changer and wireless internet services.
Address:Suite 8A-B, 8th floor, IP Tower, Island Plaza, 118 Jalan Tanjong Tokong, Penang, MY 10470
Tel. No:+60 4 890 8888
Fax: +60 4 899 0526
Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR)
The first shopping mall built in Penang, KOMTAR is a four level complex with different shops, restaurants and office space. There is a viewing gallery on the 58th floor of the construction. A sky bridge joins the KOMTAR with the Prangin Mall located on the other side.
Address:Penang Road, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 263 7570
Prangin Mall
A five level complex showcasing a variety in dining, shopping and entertainment options, Prangin Mall is very popular among the local residents. People with bargaining skills can enjoy negotiating with the prices in various shops situated on the 1st, 2nd and the 3rd level. There is an e@prangin on the 4th level that exhibits computer shops along with Canon, Epson and HP outlets. The complex also houses a Megapavilion Cineplex on its 5th level.
Address:Prangin Road, George Town, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 262 2233
Bukit Mertajam Plaza
Bukit Mertajam Plaza is located below the Summit Hotel. The place is a house for “The Store”, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald's, Ampang Superbowl, Hot Market, Bata, Bintang Fashion, Sukaramai Fashion, Watson's Personal Care Store, Guardian Pharmacy and the Golden Screen Cinema.
Address:Jalan Arumugam Pilai, Bukit Mertajam, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 538 2828
The Sunshine
The Sunshine or the Sunshine chain has got three malls in Penang. It is famous for housing the local goods at reasonable prices.

Sunshine Farlim
Address:No. 1, Ltg Kampong Melayu, Air Itam , Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 827 1111

Sunshine Square
Address:1st Floor, Sun Shine Square, Jln Mahsuri, Bayan Lepas, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 641 1111

Sunshine Jelutong
Address:No. 9, Jln Lenggong, Jelutong, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 281 2222
Megamall Penang
Address:Seberang Perai, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 397 6688

One-Stop Midlands Park Centre
Address:Jalan Burmah, George Town, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 226 3768

Penang Plaza
Address:Burmah Road, George Town, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 226 8080

Kompleks Bukit Jambul
Address:Jalan Rumbia, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 641 1188

Chain markets

Courts Mammoth
Courts Mammoth is popular for selling electrical items and home furnishings. People can buy items on installments or by paying full cash at one go. The shop also organizes sales.
Address:1-1-07 & 1-1-08, 1st Floor, Tesco Penang, 1, Lebuh Tingkat Kudin 1, Bandar Jelutong, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 656 7788
Makro Cash & Carry
Makro Cash & Carry is a hypermarket with an excellent collection of all kinds of products.
Address:138 MK13, Jln Sungai 2, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 655 2103
Tesco
Tesco is a famous worldwide franchise housing a collection of Tesco high quality products along with other popular brands.
Address:Jelutong, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 659 4944
Carrefour
Carrefour sells a range of household items, edibles, footwear and other products.
Address:Jalan Kelisa Emas 1, Seberang Jaya, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 370 1234

Flea market & second hand goods

Lorong Kulit
Lorong Kulit is Penang’s one and only market selling everything. The market has a collection of records, books, clothes, aphrodisiacs, antiques, spectacles, electrical appliances and fruits. The market is open from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm everyday and is open for almost the whole day on Sundays and public holidays.
Address:Jalan Dato' Kramat, Penang, MY
Salvation Army Thrift Store
Salvation Army Thrift Store is the best place to find old radio sets, VCRs, video cassettes, music cassettes, books, magazines, used clothes and shoes in a good condition and home décor items.
Address:Perak Road, Penang, MY
Tel. No:+60 4 227 5389

Chowrasta Market used book stores
Chowrasta Market used book stores has got an excellent selection of books and magazines. The shop also exchanges books.
Address:1st Floor, Lower Penang Road, Penang, MY

Wet Markets

A place to buy only fresh fruits, green vegetables and meat, wet markets are located in the main areas of different towns and are open only in the mornings and evenings. Campbell Street Market, Cecil Street Market, Chowrasta Market, Pulau Tikus Market, Dato Keramat Market, Bayan Baru Market, Balik Pulau Market, Batu Lanchang Market and Ayer Itam Market are some of the well known wet markets in Penang.
Campbell Street Market
Campbell Street Market is the oldest wet market in Georgetown. Housewives living in the areas of Campbell, Buckingham, Carnavon and Chulia generally come to this street market and shop for vegetables, fresh fruits, fish and freshly cut meat.
Location: At the junction of Campbell Street and Carnavon Street, Penang

Cecil Street Market
Cecil Street Market is located near KOMTAR. It is a late afternoon market selling dried vegetables, canned food, sea food, roasted meat, chicken, pork, salted fish, mushrooms and anchovies along with household items and clothes. The market also houses a hawker centre serving char koay teow, dumplings, chicken rice, duck meat koay teow th'ng, chee cheong fun, wantan mee, laksa and nyonya cakes.
Location: Cecil Street, Penang

Chowrasta Market
Chowrasta Market is located on the crossroads formed by Penang road, Kaula Kangsar road, Tamil Street and Chowrasta Street. The market sells a wide variety of Penang goodies, medicinal ointments, dodol, bedak sejuk, durian cakes, tau sar peah and pickle nutmeg along with fruits, vegetables, fish and meat.
Location: Ground Floor, Lower Penang Road, Penang

Pasar Malam (Night Markets)

Pasar Malam or the Night markets are located near the housing communities and modern villages. Kebabs, satay roasted chicken, burgers, roti canai, noodles and cakes along with clothes, shoes, CDs, DVDs, perfumes, fresh fish and vegetables are generally sold out here. These markets are mostly crowded by the office workers. Pasar Malam or the Night markets generally open at 6:00 pm and close by 10:00 pm.
Days and Areas
Sunday
Sungai Nibong pesta site carpark, Jalan Tengah, Bayan Baru
Monday
Jalan Relau, near Relau Agri station
Tuesday
Tanjung Bungah Integrated Market
Wednesday
Medan Angsana field, Bandar Baru Ayer Itam
Thursday
Lengkok Mahsuri, Bayan Baru
Friday
Lebuh Nipah, Lip Sin Garden
Saturday
Near SJK Wen Khai, Batu Maung, Jalan Sungai Dua