-Georgetown Malaysia offers an almost infinite variety of shopping experiences fitting all needs.
Very interesting are Chinese antiques mostly quality items to be found in the Chinatown shops. Even if you only do some window shopping you will be amazed about the variety available. There are beautiful Chinese ceramics, porcelain and other usuful and decorative items. Its not even pricey and a the right Penang shopping area for souvenirs. There are also books, garments, Chinese medicine, Chinese silk, paintings and all you can imaging from a oriental bazaar
Asking yourself where to shop in Penang, the answer is easy, Penang shopping malls are plenty and little India and part of Chinatown is real exotic, relative to the size of Penang Island, shopping streets are virtually everywhere. There are also plenty of imported luxury goods to purchase, but that gets expensive, its no use for you can buy this stuff everywhere, anyway they offer fine shopping opportunities for designer luxury goods, apparel, jewelry and Malaysian native goods.
The Georgetown Malaysia Chinatown area is crowded with old lanes and pretty courtyard houses and the shops there have a great atmosphere in a colorful ambience.
Antique and cloth markets are mainly at “little India” and Chinatown. Copies of expensive European clothing, bags and copy watches are everywhere to be found. If you search for some exquisite Chinese antiques or Indian curios there is no need to look further than the two aforementioned parts of Penang. There are Chinese antique, collectable, souvenir and other items you probably have never dreamed about.
It’s real fun to visit this shopping streets and sometimes even educational, do some haggling over a vase imported from China which could have been created a month or a hundred years ago, nobody knows except the shop owner and he or she wont tell. All the Georgetown Chinatown antiques shops also have a vast array of arts and crafts plus jewelry items including jade, pearls and furniture.
Myanmar Jade Jewelry
Chinese medicine shop
Several old shopsselling Chinese medicine are in between and almost everything in this Chinese pharmacies also looks strange somehow.
Penang Shopping Antiques at Georgetown
Penang Antiques Shopping
– There is a Penang night market at Batu Ferringhi starting at about 8pm.
Countless stalls selling all kind of copy items such as Penang copy watches, handbags, sport shoes and dozens of other discount store items plus handicraft from Malaysia and Thailand. There is clothing such as T-shirts, cheap pants and DVDs with even the newest movies. Anything you buy needs some bargaining, if you ever been at Bangkok Patpong Night Market or Kuala Lumpur Night Market at Petaling Street in Chinatown you know what’s going on.
As everywhere with this cheap copy stuff if you are lucky the goods you purchase are ok and work for a while, if you are not so lucky the are broken tomorrow but this also can happen with the original stuff, the difference is, with the original things you bought there comes some warranty attached, with the items you purchase at the hawker stalls there is no warranty. It is also quite common that some of the stalls at the Batu Ferringhi Penang Night Market are there today, but gone tomorrow, the whole is very flimsy, all together there are crafts, gifts, copy items and real discount stores.
Penang Copy Item Market
Penang Little Indian Silk Dress Shopping