Shaded by rows of casuarina trees, Gurney Drive, Malaysia is a popular seafront boulevard in Georgetown. It is known as the best place to watch the breathtaking Penang sunset, while taking a leisurely stroll on the promenade. Commonly known as Gurney Drive or Persiaran Gurney, the place is christened after a former British High Commissioner of Malaya, Sir Henry Gurney.
Gurney Drive is a renowned tourist destination not only because of its scenic beaches, but also its Burmese temples and peaceful promenade. It is also one of the top attractions in Penang for passionate foodies! The hawker food centres on Gurney Drive are the must visit outdoor dining eateries by the sea. These food stalls come alive during the night when it starts bustling with both locals and tourists. Stir fired rice noodles, stir fried cockles, wok fried pancakes, red sugar cane juice and soy bean custard are some of the must try Penang delicacies served here.
Gurney Plaza, the thriving shopping complex in Gurney Drive is another popular hub in this cheerful city of Georgetown. Catering to the upmarket shopper with an array of experiences ranging from designer brands to wellness spas and movie theatres to stylish restaurants, this trendy lifestyle shopping mall is a true shopper’s paradise.