Shopping in Penang is often described as a convenient and entertaining experience with an enticing range of shops including hundreds of retail establishments spread throughout the city. From night markets to grand shopping malls and antique shops to cultural areas, Penang boasts a comprehensive choice of commodities making it a shoppers' paradise.
The main shopping areas in Penang are concentrated in Lebuh Chulib, Lbuh Campbell, Jalan Penang, Lebuh Kapitan Keling, and Lebuh Pantai. The reasonable, cheap prices and wide varieties of goods in Peneng make it a unique shopping destination.
Georgetown in particular presents an array of unparalleled shopping opportunities, from attractive bargains to mainstream offerings. Extensive shopping malls intermingle with independent shops and roadside stalls adding an eclectic contrast that offers plenty of choices as well as good value for money.
The famous shopping complex KOMTAR located at the heart of Georgetown houses a labyrinth of shops, boutiques, restaurant, fast food outlets and amusement arcades. A prominent landmark of Penang, the towering building of KOMTAR dominates the city skyline. The first-ever shopping mall in Penang, it features 65 storeys of retail, office and recreational spaces.
100 years of shopping
Perhaps the most popular market in Penang, Chowrasta Market is over a century old and sells all types of favoured local delicacies including preserved fruits, fresh nutmegs and the classic Ghee Hiang biscuits.
A truly unique shopping zone, Chinatown in Penang is where one is bound to find an abundance of crystals, traditional costumes, jade, traditional Chinese medicine, herbs and antiques.
The two large shopping malls Prangin and Queensbay are also worth noting as both contain five levels of retail, entertainment and dining spaces granting an exhilarating shopping experience.