Shopping in Malaysia is a fun filled and entertaining experience with a wide range of shops and stalls including many retail outlets spread across the cities. Penang is often described as one of the most convenient places to shop in Malaysia. From boutique shops to grand shopping complexes with designer brands, shopping in Penang has an array of unparalleled opportunities for shopaholics.
Today, the Penang Shopping Carnival has become a shopper’s paradise, boasting a comprehensive choice of items and products. The carnival is followed by a host of promotions, exclusive offers, bargain sales and special retail prices, increasing the buying frenzy of local and foreign shoppers alike. The main shopping areas in Penang are concentrated in Lebuh Chulib, Lbuh Campbell, Jalan Penang, Lebuh Kapitan Keling, and Lebuh Pantai. The reasonable prices and a wide variety of goods in Penang make it a unique shopping destination.
Different areas in Penang are dedicated to different commodities. Campbell Street, Chinatown, Little India and Chowrasta are some of those popular shopping zones. If you visit Chowrasta Market in Penang, you can try some mouth-watering preserved fruits and local delicacies. Chinatown in Penang is another unique shopping area selling cosmetic accessories, traditional costumes, medicine, herbs and antique ornaments from the orient.