Upgrading Penang’s Shopping Possibilities

By Ernest Mah Herh Sun

September 2020 FEATURE
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A key feature of the 646,000 sq ft complex is St. Jo’s, originally a chapel-turned-international school. The building was restored and integrated into the Gurney Paragon development at a cost of close to RM10mil.
THE SHOPPING MALLS Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon along the popular Gurney Drive seafront promenade form the backbone of Penang’s luxury tourism. They cater to the fancies of deep-pocketed tourists, housing a collection of high-end designer labels the likes of Chanel, Tory Burch, Kate Spade and Michael Kors.The newer of the two, Gurney Paragon Mall was established in 2013. Core to its positioning as a premier shopping destination that targets the medium to upper class demographic, the mall is home...

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Ernest Mah Herh Sun

is currently pursuing his Master’s in English Language Studies at Universiti Malaya. A member of the varsity debating team, he loves singing, enjoys speaking and writing, and dreams of becoming the Malaysian Ryan Seacrest.