Top 9 Shopping Malls In George Town, Malaysia

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Located in the state of Penang, George Town is a fairly large city and one with a rich local history. The core of the city and the historic downtown area has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. The town was named after British King George and established as an outpost for the East India Trading Company in 1786. Due to the position of the city, many different cultures all have intermingled in the city giving it a very distinct mix of Colonial British and Asian architectural styles and cuisines. George Town is a great city where cultures come to meet. If you’re in the area and are looking to do a little shopping, here are some of the best shopping malls in George Town, Malaysia.

1. Straits Quay

Straits Quay
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Is it a mall? Is it a marina? Is it both? The Straits Quay opened in 2010 and it is many things, including a mall. Many locals come here to do their shopping. Because of its seaside location, people with boats come here and you can even park small vessels right on the property. On top of all that, there is even a convention center here and if you’re a tourist, there are luxury apartments available for rent. Get your shopping, boating, and accommodations done all one convenient location.

Straits Quay

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

Website: Straits Quay

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 1pm; Sun: 9am - 12am

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2. Gurney Plaza

Gurney Plaza Exterior
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If you can’t find what you’re looking for at Gurney Plaza, you probably don’t need it. Opened in 2001, Gurney Plaza is one huge mall. Spread out on 9 floors there are 380 shops with major retails and tons of international brands available as well as a movie theater on the top floor which is coincidentally the largest multiplex in Malaysia. If you’re done with your shopping and you want to kick back a little, there are a variety of entertainment options as well like laser-tag and an escape room.

Gurney Plaza

Address: 170, Gurney Dr, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Website: Gurney Plaza

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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3. Gurney Paragon

Gurney Paragon, George Town, Penang
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Gurney Paragon is also located on the lovely Gurney Drive and features both retail stores and condominiums as well as business blocks. Although not as big as Gurney Plaza, the size of the buildings here are quite a sight to behold as they are some of the largest buildings in Malaysia. The mall space has a cinema attached to it and there are over 200 stores including many international brands.

Gurney Paragon

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

Website: Gurney Paragon

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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4. Penang Times Square

Penang Times Square
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Inspired by the legendary Times Square in New York, Penang Times Square is not a shopping mall in the traditional sense of the word but are tons of shops and shopping spaces around the area. The development is relatively new but there are already many plans in the works for this area. Shopping blocks like the M Mall O2O are already opened along with Birch the Plaza which includes luxury boutiques, cafes and even a handful of nightclubs.

Penang Times Square

Address: 144, Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Website: Penang Times Square

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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Hello...I am ANG. Licenced Tourist Guide by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. I was born and raised in George Town, Penang. I just love Guiding !I have been actively doing guiding all these years. Drive my guests to interesting places in Penang Island, Sharing my knowledges & experiences of George Town. I wish their trip becomes story worth sharing.Will you be one of my esteemed guests ?

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Hello! I'm Reka. I love travelling and eating local food. I am a HR professional with a master's qualification in Business administration. My passion for travelling has led me to pursue my licence in tour guiding in Malaysia. Malaysia is a beautiful country with colourful & warm people and lots of local cuisines. While I still am attached to the corporate world, tour guiding usually takes the stress away. I will be happy to share some of our culture and food with you. I am available for KL city tours, food tours, day trip to Melaka and also not forgetting tours in the Pearl of the Orient, Penang.

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5. New World Park Penang

new world park hawkers
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In the west, shopping malls usually have food courts in them, but here at New World Park Penang, the mall is the food court. Foodies rejoice because if you’re looking for a quick and affordable meal, New World Park Penang is the spot. The mall is in an open-air space in a lively and bustling part of town. There are over 80 different food stalls here to choose from as well as live entertainment on Saturday nights.

New World Park Penang

Address: New World Park, 102, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Website: New World Park Penang

Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (daily)

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6. M Mall Penang

M Mall
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Located in Penang Times Square, the beautiful new M Mall Penang opened in 2015 and is one of the hottest shopping spots in the city. There are over 500 retail outlets in the mall and four stories worth of decoration promoting and showcasing different landmarks and icons of the country. Each subsequent floor in the mall is modeled after different countries and if you want to take a break some shopping, there is also a wax museum in the area, the first one in the city.

M Mall Penang

Address: Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Website: M Mall Penang

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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7. All Seasons Palace

All Season's Place, Penang
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Opened in 2012, All Seasons Palace is a strip mall in Penang and forms part of the business development known as the “All Season Park”. Aside from shopping offices and residential accommodations can also be found here. The mall was designed by renowned Australian architects and the strip has been designed to feature the storefronts facing the road and pedestrian walkway. In a city where traffic congestion can get pretty bad, the All Seasons Palace free and spacious parking so if you’re traveling here with a vehicle, you’re in luck!

All Seasons Palace

Address: Lebuhraya Thean Tek, Bandar Baru Air Itam, 11500 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Website: All Seasons Palace

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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8. t Avenue Penang

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1st Avenue Penang is a pretty large mall that opened in 2010 and features quite a cool design with a pedestrian bridge connecting the mall to another building across the street. The mall is pretty lively with tons of great retail stores from international brands like Victoria’s Secret, H&M and Hush Puppies. The building has seven floors including a movie theater at the top floor called “Cloud 8”. On top of all that there is a wide selection of dining options available as well like Baskin-Robbins and Starbucks. If you’re looking for some more entertainment there is a laser-tag area, escape room and karaoke here as well.

1st Avenue Penang

Address: Lot 3-16 & 3-17, 3rd Floor, 1st Avenue, 128, Jalan Magazine, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Website: 1st Avenue Penang

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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9. Prangin Mall

Penang Prangin Mall
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Prangin Mall is the other mall that connects to 1st Avenue Penang mall via its overhead sky bridge. Although in competition with its neighbor, Prangin Mall caters to a more middle-class market and fewer luxury spenders. The building has six floors of retail outlets while its top floor consists of entertainment spaces like a kid’s playground and a bowling alley. If you want to grab a bite to eat while you’re here, there are some food options available, mostly of the fast-food variety.

Prangin Mall

Address: No: 33-G-50, Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Website: Prangin Mall

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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Shop George Town

George Town, Penang, Malaysia
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George Town has plenty of great shopping options for people. Whether you’re looking for some luxury goods or are just shopping for some basics for the family or yourself, there are plenty of amazing malls around where you can find anything you’re looking for. The malls around George Town are filled with international stores and often delicious food options as well as entertainment. So, make a day out of shopping around George Town.

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