Penang is a major shopping destination in Malaysia because of its abundance of traditional bazaars as well as shopping malls. The Gurney Plaza, Penang Times Square, Gurney Paragon, Queensbay Mall, 1st Avenue Penang and Kompleks Bukit Jambu are among the locally-renowned malls. Among the most popular bazaars are the Chowrasta Market, Pasar Malam (Night market, which is open from 8pm through to 12am) and the market on Campbell Street.
The best place to enjoy Penang’s nightlife is the Upper Penang Road, where bars, lounges and up-scale restaurants with live band performances can be seen in plenty. Penang is also great for activities such as golfing, trekking, camping, cycling and snorkeling.
The Penang National Park and Penang Hill offer some great hiking opportunities. There are also some secluded beaches that make great places of group activities for families traveling with children. The Monkey Beach, Teluk Kampi, Muka Head and Pantai Kerachut are among the cleanest of the secluded beaches.