Best Penang Shopping Malls

Penang shopping malls – Penang has many of these besides street food, street murals, culture and heritage!

Visitors who do not know what to buy in Penang can try these air-conditioned malls that are also a safe haven when the weather is not on your side!

So, get your retail therapy fix here at some of the best shopping malls in Penang! Some shopping centers in Penang have their own attractions too other than shopping.

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11 Best Shopping Malls In Penang

Shopping Malls In Penang George Town

We’ve listed down 6 reputable shopping malls that are in George Town alone!

1. Gurney Plaza

Located along the famous walking esplanade Gurney Drive, Gurney Plaza is one of the oldest and most prestigious shopping malls in Penang.

This waterfront mall is the second-largest mall on the island boasting 9-stories’ worth of International brands among 380 tenants!

The Front Of Gurney Plaza Shopping Mall In Penang
The Front Of Gurney Plaza Shopping Mall In Penang – Photo by Travelswithsun

Situated beside G Hotel Gurney and Kelawai, you’ll find a stellar selection of F&B restaurants, clothing outlets, and beauty brands all under one roof.

It makes the perfect hangout over the weekend, with elaborate festive decorations during major celebrations, creating ample photo opportunities perfect for the Gram.

Royal Selangor Official Store In Penang Gurney Plaza
Royal Selangor Official Store In Penang Gurney Plaza – Photo by Travelswithsun

Anchor Department Store:

  • Parkson

Entertainment:

  • Golden Screen Cinemas
  • Red Box

Dining:

  • Canton-I
  • Din Tai Fung
  • Full Xiang Spicy Hotpot

Supermarket:

  • Cold Storage

Pharmacy:

  • Guardian
  • Stay Well Pharmacy
  • Watsons

Beauty:

  • Estée Lauder
  • Innisfree
  • Kiehls
  • L’occitane
  • The Face Shop

Fashion:

  • Marks & Spencer
  • Adidas
  • Skechers
  • Calvin Klein Jeans
  • Charles & Keith

Dollar Store:

  • Daiso

Location: 170, Gurney Dr, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Penang

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Contact: +604-222 8222

2. Gurney Paragon

Not to be confused with Gurney Plaza Penang, Gurney Paragon is just a 5-minute walk from the former.

Surrounding a world-heritage chapel, this 9-story shopping mall features over 200 brands under its roof, flanked by a luxurious residential complex and executive office tower.

Night Time View Of Gurney Paragon - Popular Penang Shopping Mall
Night Time View Of Gurney Paragon – Popular Penang Shopping Mall – photo credits to thanyasornkaew (Instagram)

This modern mall appeals especially to the fashion-conscious with trendy local and international fashion outlets!

One of the highlights here is Penang’s first BookXcess bookstore on the 7th floor. It’s here that you’ll find the longest (70-meters long) and tallest (2-story high) bookshelf in Malaysia!

Book Xcess At Gurney Paragon Mall Penang
Book Xcess At Gurney Paragon Mall Penang – photo credits to qrt_srt (Instagram)

Entertainment:

  • Urban Playz
  • TGV Cinemas (anchor tenant)
  • I Am Singer

Supermarket:

  • Jaya Grocer

Pharmacy:

  • Caring
  • Guardian
  • Watsons

Beauty & Health:

  • Sephora
  • Bath & Body Works
  • L’occitane
  • Sasa
  • Hibari Clinic

Fashion:

  • Cotton On
  • H&M
  • Hush Puppies
  • Michael Kors
  • Kitschen

Music & Books:

  • BookXcess
  • Bentley Music

Location: 163-D, Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, 10250 George Town, Penang

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Contact: +604-228 8266

3. Prangin Mall

If you’re looking for a less crowded mall, the Prangin Mall is the place to go.

Native Penangnites will attest that this mall has lost its luster, with many leading brands have moved out over the years.

Prangin Mall, Classic Penang Shopping Mall
Prangin Mall, Classic Penang Shopping Mall – photo credits to lim_yeonu_ (Instagram)

Besides that, there’s a spanking new competition with 1st Avenue Mall that is accessible via a link bridge from Prangin Mall.

Despite all that, Prangin Mall is the place to go for affordable local-brand apparel and electronic gadgets.

Connectivity is excellent too because you can catch a free Rapid Penang CAT bus opposite Prangin Mall, which goes through different tourist sites in George Town!

Anchor Department Store:

  • Parkson

Entertainment:

  • Kidland
  • MM Cineplexes
  • Classic Bowl

Supermarket:

  • Giant

Food & Beverage:

  • McDonald’s
  • Nasi Melayu Asli
  • Sushi King
  • Starbucks

Pharmacy:

  • Guardian
  • Watsons

Beauty:

  • Magicboo

Fashion:

  • Body Glove
  • Giordano
  • Levi’s
  • Playboy
  • HI Style

Location: Prangin Mall, No 33, Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, George Town, 10100 George Town, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Contact: +604-262 2233

4. 1st Avenue Mall

Easily-accessible, 1st Avenue Mall links to both Prangin Mall and KOMTAR. International fashion brands, an arcade (K.B. Fun Arcade), and karaoke (Red Box) will keep shoppers busy!

1st Avenue Mall, One Of Many Shopping Malls In Penang
1st Avenue Mall, One Of Many Shopping Malls In Penang – photo credits to suhaimiaziz (Instagram)

Visitors especially love coming to this less-crowded mall to catch a movie and relax.

It hosts a variety of electronic shops on the second and third floor, making it the place to scout for second-hand MacBooks, and computers!

The food court on Level-4 also serves a wide range of food at reasonable prices!

Moreover, the opening of a Village Grocer here is bound to draw the crowd back.

Just remember to bring a jacket because the air conditioning is freezing!

Anchor Department Store:

  • Parkson

Entertainment:

  • Red Box
  • Toys Land
  • K.B. Fun Arcade
  • TGV Cinemas

Pharmacy:

  • Watsons
  • Guardian
  • Cosway

Beauty:

  • Sasa
  • Avenue Hair Specialist
  • Yun Nam Hair Care

Fashion:

  • Pierre Cardin
  • H&M
  • Hush Puppies
  • Cotton On
  • Brands Outlet

Location: 182, Jalan Magazine, 10300 George Town, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 10pm

Contact: 04-261 1121

5. Penang Plaza

Penang Plaza prides itself as one of the pioneers of Penang malls! Its modern look is a product of a major renovation back in 2010!

Penang Plaza
Penang Plaza – photo from the official Facebook

This modest-3 story shopping mall is still a favorite among locals who frequent the Giant supermarket for grocery shopping.

Go early on weekends to avoid the crowds!

Anchor Department Store:

  • Giant Supermarket

Pharmacy:

  • Guardian
  • Watsons

Dining:

  • Noble Season

Location: Penang Plaza, 126, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Contact: +604-210 6060

6. ICT Digital Mall @KOMTAR

The ICT Digital Mall is a sprawling 4-story podium that hosts over 250 shop lots of computer hardware and software solutions.

Attached to the iconic KOMTAR building and linked to 1st Avenue and Prangin Mall, you’ll find a dizzying array of the latest electronic gadgets and repair shops.

This mall sells second-hand options alongside brand new gadgets too, just be sure to shop around to get the best bargain before you make a commitment.

For our personal recommendation, check out the Kao Yek Wholesaler on the first floor where you’ll find a gamut of IT accessories at reasonable prices!

Location: Geodesic Dome, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 8pm

Contact: +604 – 295 4243

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Shopping Mall In Tanjung Tokong

Tanjung Tokong is a suburb of George Town along the northeastern coast of Penang! Here is where you can find another seaside mall!

7. Straits Quay Marina Mall

Housing a performing arts centre and a convention centre, Straits Quay is a seaside mall with an elegant façade and many swanky Western and Asian eateries.

Go For An Evening Stroll Along The Marina At Straits Quay Marina Mall In Penang
Go For An Evening Stroll Along The Marina At Straits Quay Marina Mall In Penang – photo credits to arydipotontro (Instagram)

Take a relaxing stroll along the seafront to admire the numerous docked private yachts or dine with a view at one of the restaurants facing the quay!

While there aren’t many big brands here, its list of bespoke merchants is enough to keep you in the mall for the whole day.

Note: You can find the famous Malaysian pewter smith brand, Royal Selangor at this mall!

Hailed as Malaysia’s first and only retail marina fronting the sea, the Straits Quay Marina Mall boasts a decent mix of tenants and spectacular views that are not to be missed if you’re more of a window shopper anyways.

Supermarket:

  • Sam’s Groceria
  • K market

Dining:

  • Don Corleone Pizza
  • Subway
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Fashion:

  • Shoepoint
  • Monica Quen
  • Wiss Boutique
  • Metta Fashion House

Location: Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang 10470 Tanjong Tokong, Penang Malaysia

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday: 9am to 1am
  • Sunday: 9am to 12am

Contact: +604-371 3333

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Shopping Mall In Bayan Lepas

From Bayan Lepas, you can see the Second Penang Bridge, the longest bridge in Southeast Asia!  You can also find Penang’s largest shopping mall here!

8. Queensbay Mall

Queensbay Mall is a few minutes’ drive away from the Penang Bridge!

During the Christmas season, the 2.5 million sq. ft. mall never fails to put up an impressive wintry display in their main hall! It’s different every year.

Queensbay Mall Penang Shopping Mall
Queensbay Mall Penang Shopping Mall – photo credits to davehooi (Instagram)

That aside, this shopping paradise plays host to many popular brands across different shopping categories, with the AEON departmental store and dining outlets standing out.

You’re always spoilt for choices at this five-story mall with its plethora of tenants (~400) that truly make Queensbay Mall a one-stop shopping center!

Anchor Department Store:

  • AEON

Entertainment:

  • Golden Screen Cinemas
  • Paradise Box
  • Laser Battle
  • Mission-Q

Dining:

  • Sushi King
  • Gong Cha
  • Pho Vietz
  • Haidilao Malaysia

Supermarket:

  • AEON

Pharmacy:

  • AEON Wellness
  • Caring
  • Guardian
  • Watsons
  • Ubatku Pharmacy

Dollar store:

  • Daiso

Beauty:

  • The Body Shop
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Sephora
  • Laneige
  • A.C

Fashion:

  • G2000
  • Nichii
  • Timberland
  • Uniqlo
  • Puma
  • Birkenstock

Location: Queensbay Mall, 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 10:30am to 10:30pm

Contact: +604-619 8989

9. Bukit Jambul Shopping Complex

Another shopping sanctuary in the southern region of Penang is the Bukit Jambul Shopping Complex. Here, you can shop for affordable gadgets, home essentials, and clothes.

In terms of aesthetics, it lacks the extravagance of newer malls but makes up for it with a decent array of mid-to-lower-priced items.

Over the weekends, the mall is quite packed and because it doesn’t have the luxury of space, parking spaces are pretty limited as well.

But if you’re looking for the best foreign currency exchange rate in Georgetown, then this mall is your best bet.

All in all, you can swing by here if you’re in town, or if you’re on the hunt for cheap IT repair work or FOREX rates.

Location: 3A, 06-01, Jalan Rumbia, Kampung Seberang Paya, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 10pm

Contact: +6011-3789 7782

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Shopping Malls At Penang Mainland

Penang mainland has just as many interesting attractions as Penang island, with a quieter atmosphere and smaller crowds.

This part of the state has its own reputable malls too.

10. Design Village Outlet Mall

Design Village is a premium brand outlet, where you can get your designer brands for a bargain! The majority of the shops here are of mid-range pricing!

Design Village Premium Outlet, Open Air Shopping Mall In Penang
Design Village Premium Outlet, Open Air Shopping Mall In Penang – photo credits to nisairah375 (Instagram)

The landscaping here is breathtaking with ample open space, outdoor light, and ornamental plants set among relaxing water features.

Adopting an open-air layout with a huge car park, the so-called greenest mall in Malaysia is wheelchairfriendly too!

On another note, adrenaline junkies can head over to the rooftop to enjoy the 1st rooftop go-karting experience in Penang!

Note: IKEA at Batu Kawan is only a short distance away! You can take the free shuttle to IKEA from Design Village.

Fashion:

  • Coach
  • Kippling
  • Kate Spade
  • Adidas
  • Guess
  • Padini Outlet
  • Reebok

Pharmacy:

  • Watsons

Beauty:

  • Sasa
  • The Cosmetics Company Store

Location: 733, Jalan Cassia Barat 2, Bandar Cassia, 14110, Penang

Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 10pm

Contact: +604-589 9888

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11. Sunway Carnival Mall

As one of the nicer shopping malls within the town center of Seberang Perai, Sunway Carnival Mall is a crowd-puller over the weekends.

Sunway Carnival Mall Dressed Up For Christmas
Sunway Carnival Mall Dressed Up For Christmas – photo credits to sunwaycarnivalmall (Instagram)

It is conveniently walking distance from The Light Hotel too, one of the top 5-star hotels in Penang.

However, don’t expect super lavish setups or anything fancy. Still, this non-descript 4-story mall is a go-to spot for locals and tourists staying in this area.

And it’s good enough to get your basic shopping done, sample some good food, or watch a movie!

Anchor Department Store:

  • Parkson

Entertainment:

  • Golden Screen Cinemas

Supermarket:

  • Sam’s Groceria

Pharmacy:

  • AEON Wellness
  • Natural Health Farm
  • Guardian
  • Watsons

Beauty:

  • Shins
  • Sasa
  • The Body Shop
  • The Face Shop
  • Elianto

Fashion:

  • Al-ikhsan
  • Birkenstock
  • Body Glove
  • Edwin
  • HLA

Location: 3068, Jalan Todak, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Contact: +604-397 9888

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Getting Around Penang

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Penang Tour - RayTheTour & Travelswithsun

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Conclusion

Have an entire day to spare in George Town? Visit a few Penang shopping malls at once! Most of them are close by while some of them are right next to each other!

Most of the shopping malls in Penang sell mid-range goods. A few of these malls have interesting onsite attractions for you to kill some time too.

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