SHOPPING & SPA
Shopping in Penang is a larger-than-life experience! Whether you are a fan of modern shopping malls, or traditional bazaars and street markets, Penang has something for everyone.
George Town is a great place for antique hunters and vintage lovers. One can spend a whole day hunting for Nyonya porcelain, lacquerware and pottery along stores on Penang Road and Chulia Street. For those that prefer to shop in comfort and from a more curated collection, there are antique outlets in malls like Gurney Plaza as well.
The city is also home to some of the oldest bazaars and markets in the country. Traditional craftsmen and modern artisans, inspired by the city’s ebb and flow as a trading centre, create a wide range of unique products, including carved signboards, contemporary & traditional Indian jewellery and fused glass.
Experience real Penang indulgence at luxury spas or seek out traditional Asian medicine practitioners to melt those worries away. Finish off a relaxing day with retail therapy at a night market.
When the sun goes down, the action heats up! Shopping malls and shops don’t close until 10pm so there’s plenty of time to wander around and work up a thirst at the many watering holes in George Town and the beach area of Batu Ferringhi.