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!

Some shopping centers in Penang have their own attractions too other than shopping!

Table Of Contents:

11 Best Shopping Malls In Penang

Shopping Malls In Penang George Town

We’ve listed down 7 reputable shopping malls that are in George Town alone!

1. Gurney Plaza

If you’re on your way to Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, you will spot this waterfront mall!

This is the second-largest mall on the island is with 9-storeys! With International brands among its 380 tenants!

The Exterior Of Gurney Plaza Shopping Mall In Penang
The Exterior Of Gurney Plaza Shopping Mall In Penang – photo credits to mazahikokung (Instagram)

Gurney Plaza is along the popular walking esplanade, Gurney Drive. It is also next to G Hotel Gurney and Kelawai!

Anchor Department Store:

  • Parkson

Entertainment:

  • Golden Screen Cinemas
  • Red Box

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

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

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Contact: +604-222 8222

2. Gurney Paragon

Walk 5 minutes from Gurney Plaza to Gurney Paragon.

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

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)

Penang’s first BookXcess with the longest (70-metres long) and tallest (2-storeys high) bookshelf in Malaysia, is on the 7th floor!

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

Anchor Department Store:

  • TGV Cinemas

Entertainment:

  • Urban Playz

Supermarket:

  • Jaya Grocer

Pharmacy:

  • Caring
  • Guardian
  • Watsons

Beauty:

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

Fashion:

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

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

Next to KOMTAR and across from 1st Avenue Mall, Prangin Mall is the place to go for affordable local brand apparel and electronic gadgets.

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

Need a new pair of glasses? Make sure you stop by the acclaimed optician, Vision First Optic!

Catch the 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

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 Prangin Mall and KOMTAR. International fashion brands, a laser tag arena (LaserOPS) 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.

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

Anchor Department Store:

  • Parkson

Entertainment:

  • TGV Cinemas
  • Escape Room

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

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

Locals frequent the Giant supermarket in the plaza to do their grocery shopping. Go early on weekends to avoid the crowds!

Anchor Department Store:

  • Giant Supermarket

Pharmacy:

  • Guardian
  • Watsons

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

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Contact: +604-210 6060

6. Penang Times Square

Once bustling with shoppers, Penang Times Square mall has lost most of its tenants.

Penang Times Square
Penang Times Square – photo credits to clickshlickproductions (Instagram)

The mall has been forced to close due to unsuccessful funding from potential investors.

Location: 144, Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-226 4100

7. M Mall O2O

Note: Unfortunately, this mall is also closing down.

M Mall sets itself apart from competitors in George Town. As each level of the 4-storey mall depicts a different national theme from England, Japan, Thailand, and so on!

London Street At M Mall O2O Penang
London Street At M Mall O2O – photo credits to mmalltimessquare (Instagram)

The mall houses Penang’s first wax museum!

Location: Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-226 4100

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Shopping Mall In Tanjung Tokong

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

8. 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!

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

Supermarket:

  • Sam’s Groceria
  • K market

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

Read more: 17 Best Cafes To Visit In Penang

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!

9. 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 impressive décor in their main hall!

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

Visitors are always spoilt for choice at this five-storey mall. A plethora of tenants (~400) in the mall makes it a one-stop shopping centre!

Anchor Department Store:

  • AEON

Entertainment:

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

Supermarket:

  • AEON

Pharmacy:

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

Beauty:

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

Fashion:

  • G2000
  • Nichii
  • Timberland
  • Uniqlo
  • Puma

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

Read more: 21 Things To Do In Penang With Kids

Shopping Malls At Penang Mainland

Penang mainland has just as many interesting attractions as Penang island. It is also much quieter and less crowded here!

10. Design Village Outlet Mall

Design Village is a premium brand outlet, where you can get your designer brands for a bargain! 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)

Design Village Outlet Mall adopts an open-air layout with a huge car park and is the greenest mall in Malaysia!

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

Pharmacy:

  • Watsons

Beauty:

  • Sasa
  • The Cosmetics Company Store

Fashion:

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

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

Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 10pm

Contact: +604-589 9888

Read more: 27 Best Things To Do In Penang

11. Sunway Carnival Mall

Within the town centre of Seberang Perai is Sunway Carnival Mall! It is a walking distance away from The Light Hotel.

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

This 4-storey mall is a go-to spot for locals and tourists staying in this area. To get their shopping done, sample some food, and 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

It’s not difficult to get a Grab from most shopping malls in Penang:

On the other hand, you can request to be dropped off at a mall after a private tour with RayTheTour too!

Penang Tour - RayTheTour & Travelswithsun

Or we can fetch you from a mall to your hotel to drop your shopping off before starting the tour!

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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. They also have interesting onsite attractions for you to kill some time!

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