Considered a small mall by standards, Island Plaza is located in Tanjung Tokong, a few kilometers apart from another mall Gurney Plaza. There is also Metrojaya, a big department store, is the anchor tenant inside. It also houses, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and the Starbucks which both offers a good cuppa. For groceries, there is the infamous Cold Storage Supermarket which world wide range of groceries. At the 4th floor W Cinemax; the first 3D Cineplex in Malaysia. It is a very sophisticated and a classy place to visit.
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Located in Paya Terubong, Ayer Itam, next to Permata Sports Complex, Kuta Bali Café is one stop hawker paradise. There is all types of food ranging from all three cultures. Example’s of food is nasi kandar, nasi lemak, char kuey teow, chicken rice, curry mee, tomyam soup, fish head curry , satay and many more delights to be explored. Kuta Bali Café is definitely a place to go and have dinner with family or friends without overstepping your budget.
One of the happening and hottest shopping mall in Penang Island, the mall was opened in year … Its open 10.30 am to 10.30 pm daily except for the Golden Screen Cinema(GSC) which open till midnight due to midnight movie screening which happens to be one of the mall hottest attraction. Besidns, the mall has more than 100 fashion outlets such Padini, Bonita, Forever 21, and much more. In terms of food, there TGI Fridays, Paddington House of Pancakes, Dragon-I, Hiagen Dazz, The Manhattan Fish Market and many more. There is also Jusco supermarket in the ground floor where all most of the restaurants are located and Popular Bookshop is locates not to mention Borders just a floor above it. So if you want to go for window shopping or retail therapy. Queensbay Mall is waiting for you.
All Seasons Place seems to be a happening place right here in down town Farlim, Ayer Itam. A strip mall by the renowned Belleview Group, it offers more than a regular shopping mall with the one of the best dining, healthcare and entertainment. It has a very trendy and modern outlook with 3 floors overall with glass façade elevators, an enormous promotion space with a feature 7-storey cascading waterfall and attractive colour-changing LED lighting and not to mention the parking lots available for customer’s convenience. The floors also hosts infamous restaurant such Secret Recipe, Pappa Rich and Chatime. All Seasons Place also is anchored by Malaysia’s home-grown supermarket Giant.
Five minutes from the Kek Lok Si temple and situated right behind the Ayer Itam wet market, is undoubtedly Penang’s famous Laksa stall or also known as Famous Ayer Itam Assam Laksa. Laksa is actually rice thick rice noodles together with fresh vegetables (pineapples slices, cucumber slices, mint leaves, onions inside a spicy and sour mackerel based soup together with a dollop of shrimp paste. The patron of the stall which has been operating since past decades offers a nice steaming bowl of laksa for an affordable price. The stall is open from the afternoon till midnight.Word of Advice, Try to eat-in if possible because takeaway is not recommended. If you need do to so, then by all means separate the soup from the noodles.
Gurney Drive is a popular seafront promenade in Georgetown, northeast of Penang. From the promenade, one could have a view of the Butterworth, over at the mainland. Nice time to visit Gurney Drive is during the afternoon and evening when it is more windy. Morning jog at the promenade would be great as you’ll be rewarded with a scene of beautiful sunrise. Taking a leisurely walk at late evening and at night will give you sense of satisfaction as you could see beautiful lightings lighting up the promenade and not to be missed the wide variety of tasty Penang hawker food at the Medan Selera food court or head over to the seafood restaurants located nearby. Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon shopping mall is just located along the promenade, so shopping and chilling out shall be in your itinerary as well. Tired or planning to stay over the nite at Gurney Drive, there are several hotels which you could check in namely G Hotel, Evergreen Laurel and Gurney Hotel.