Shopping in Penang is a unique experience, with its modern shopping malls juxtaposed with traditional bazaars and street markets. However, for those on the hunt for something special Lebuh Armenian is the place to go with its plethora of funky artisanal boutiques.
to look out for include, Studio Howard for bright, unique photography, Fuan Wong for artisanal glass sculptures and Jonathan Yun Sculptural Jewelry.
Close by is Galeri Seni Mutiara which regularly showcases promising
and established Malaysian artists. While China Joe's is directly opposite the Yap Kongsi has a great collection of art books
and Asian furniture. 41 Living Story at Love Lane stocks a wide range of
small handicrafts and unusual handmade knick-knacks.
are a number of antique shops to be found along Lebuh Chulia and Lebuh
Campbell. For high quality antique furniture and period porcelain a visit to Seven Terraces is a must; this beautifully-restored
row of terrace houses is also a popular boutique hotel.2014-02-27
Other boutique hotels in the heart of the George Town World Heritage Site include, Penang Museum Hotel, Hotel Penaga, Campbell House, and Armenian Street Heritage Hotel. Away from the city are the historic Lone Pine Hotel in Batu Ferringhi and Malihom nestled in the rolling hills of Balik Pulau.
Things to do
There are numerous traders and craftspeople in Penang that still create and sell heritage products such as stone seals, furniture, traditional lanterns, wooden signboards, calligraphy, antiques, coffee powder etc. To find out more visit www.gtwhi.com.my or www.pht.org.my