In Penang, there seems to be only one shopping mall to hang around. Gurney Plaza. Where all the branded goods are and where all the beautiful people hang.
It has all most of the bigger names eating outlets. Well, at least to Penang. Starbucks, CoffeeBeans, Dome, Fish & Co, Sushi King, Secret Recipe….the usual chains of restaurants.
One can stay indoors, in the cold comfort of the air-conditioned restaurants or outside along the side-walks. In a tropical country like Malaysia, one cannot do without the air-con. However, it is hip to sit outside and pretend the heat doesn’t bother so much, isn’t it?
On weekends, there is a flea-market selling all sorts of stuffs. You can buy albino phytons, antiques, rabbits, thousands of RM dogs and cats and also accessories and handmade shoes. Those dresses hanging there are batiks, which are made from a handmade printed cloths from Malaysia.
This shop is just opened. I had been eating their cheese-cake in KL (the shop is in KLCC, outside of Isetan
Jusco). Have you tried Uncle Miki’s cheesecake? I think it is RM14 for each cake. Very light and fluffy cheese-cake. When I got my hands on one, I will take the photo of the cheese-cake, ok?
So, if you are in Penang, remember that there is only one shopping mall worth hanging around. Gurney Plaza.