Gurney Drive, Penang

Discover Penang’s best shopping and entertainment strip at Gurney Drive. Known as the New Esplanade, the picturesque street along the coastline is a shopper’s delight with world-class shopping malls, bustling food markets and excellent entertainment options coexisting side-by-side. Whether shopping for luxury items or looking for authentic local cuisine, visitors can find it all here.

Gurney Drive Shopping

The shopping malls along Gurney Drive make it easy for visitors to indulge in a spot of retail therapy while in Penang. The areas two largest retail centres offer more than 400 stores, complete with luxury fashion, high-street brands, footwear, jewellery, electronics, books, gifts, homewares and more.


Gurney Paragon

Designed around a historic chapel, Gurney Paragon combines the charm of boutique shopping with the convenience of a mall. Its 80 stores offer an eclectic mix of local labels and international high-street brands, while a huge al fresco dining complex on the edge of the shopping centre offers beautiful views over the coastline. Gurney Paragon also has an IMAX theatre on its top floor, bringing thrilling entertainment to the heart of the shopping experience.

Gurney Plaza

Gurney Plaza is the other prominent shopping mall along Gurney Drive. Boasting more than 380 upscale stores, Gurney Plaza is a one-stop shop for everything from clothing to electronics. A large cinema and a range of food stalls and restaurants make it easy for visitors to enjoy an afternoon relaxing inside the retail venue.

Nightlife and Hawker Delights

Aside from its shopping malls, Gurney Drive is famous for its nightlife and street food scene. Known as the hawker food capital of Malaysia, Penang's New Esplanade is packed with street food stalls throughout the day, offering fresh meals and authentic Malaysian snacks of all kinds.

Come nightfall, Gurney Drive comes alive with an amazing array of restaurants, from Pan Asian fine-dining to casual Italian options. Most of the restaurants are open well into the evening, making Gurney Drive one of the most popular nightlife locales in George Town.

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