Friday, December 26, 2008

Shopping In Penang

Penang is a fabulous shopping center. From high-design stuffs in posh and up-market shopping malls to chic street fashion, Penang offers everything. Gurney Plaza, BJ Complex and Island Plaza stock all major and international labels. Those who are too much into brand culture, can have a good time in Penang. These hip and swanky shopping courts add some glitz to the city.

Penang is equally good for shoppers who can go to any corner of any city for the sake of shopping. The road-side shops offer a wide range of goods. You name it and you will get it here. The 'pasar malam' or the night markets can be fascinating experience for you. A must visit in Penang, these markets can be worth paying a visit even if you are not the shopper type. Check out the stalls all along the Batu Ferringhi main road which bustles with its more than 1000 souvenir stalls.

Shopping centers and departmental stores rises all over the Penang landscape updating themselves according to the overwhelming requirements of the shoppers. You will get the typical range of stuffs from designer labels to fresh fruits under one roof in any of these malls.
Komtar Shopping Centre in Penang is the most famous and the oldest shopping mall at the heart of George Town. For more than a decade from the early 1980s, Komtar, nestled at the foot of the Komtar Tower, has been an important part of the overall integrated redevelopment of George Town.

Features of Komtar Shopping Centre in Penang:-
- Komtar Shopping Centre in Penang is a huge four-storied and air conditioned mall where you have everything under one roof. - Apart from the little shops, there are also two department stores, Superkomtar and Yoahan. - At the top of the shopping mall, there is a towering 64-floor round building with mostly offices. - You can buy tickets for the elevator at the tourist information in the middle of the shopping centre. - The panoramic view including the Penang Bridge and Butterworth on the mainland, is simply amazing. - Komtar Shopping Centre also features several cinemas screening the latest movies and offering tourists other alternative sources of entertainment. - Have your lunch or dinner at the McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut or at one of the many Malaysian restaurants.

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