WHERE TO SHOP IN PENANG
We tried to choose bazaars that were distinctive from each other while handpicking the 10 Great Penang Markets, each offering something for every form of traveller. After all, when we are on vacation, we all enjoy markets, since they are the best place to get bargains on local items, from crafts and souvenirs, to local delicacies and treats on the street side.
1. Batu Ferringhi Night Market
Location: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Operation hour: everyday, 6Pm – 11pm
The Batu Ferringhi Night Market is an extensive one, extending up to one kilometre and supplying shoppers with 100+ stalls, ideal for travellers looking for variety. They sell everything from clothes in batik prints or sporting in-style fads (such as pyjamas with Frozen cartoon character stitches), to homeware pieces such as decorative lacquer plates and embroidered pillow cases and even handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bejewelled accessories.
photo by www.timeout.com
2. Little Penang Street Market
Location: Upper Penang Road, Georgetown
Operation hour: 10am – 5pm (every last Sunday of the month)
The aim of this market is to promote independent , local entrepreneurs and artists, mostly frequented by the island’s hip, urban crowd, so most spaces are allotted to up-and – coming vendors. They sell personal antiques, handmade jewellery, homeware and food, and visual artists who, like on-the-spot batik prints, aim to showcase and sell their work. For hourly book reads and popular music and dance events, the market also has dedicated locations.
photo by www.justgola.com