Queensbay mall is the biggest shopping mall in the state of Penang. It was opened to the public in the year 2006, with over 400 shops, spreading in five floors. The main tenants for this shopping mall are Aeon and the Golden Screen Cinema. Since its opening, the Queensbay Mall has become one of the biggest retail centres in Penang, competing against other established shopping malls such as the Gurney Plaza. In Queensbay Mall, there are few major international, and luxury brands such as Timberland, Levi’s, and others. This mall also housed three major bookstores; the MPH, Popular and Borders. The Queensbay Mall is located at Persiaran Bayan Lepas, in the Bayan Lepas district.
Driving from Penang Bridge from the mainland of Peninsular Malaysia, this will take about twenty minutes from the bridge to the mall.
Flag down any taxi in the state of Penang to bring you to the mall. It will take about twenty minutes or so from the Penang International Airport to the Mall. The estimated fare will be around RM10, based on the meter, and depending on the current traffic.
There are several RapidBus Penang lines that go to Queensbay mall. The trips will take roughly forty minutes back to back.
One of a kind temples in the world, this snake temple was built in the year 1850 in the memory of Chor Soo Kong, a Chinese that was born in China. The temple is filled with the smokes of burning incense and variety of pit vipers. Though the vipers were believed to be harmless, the snakes were all de-venom but keeping their fangs intact. Visitors are advised not to pick up the snakes and place them on their bodies to take pictures. The snake temple is just thirteen minutes’ drive from Queensbay Mall.
The biggest war museum in the Southeast Asia region, this museum was once a fort built by the British in the 1930s. It became famous as it became the battleground between the invading Japanese army and the British army. Nowadays, this place has become a museum, restored as a memorial place to its dark days as a prison base used by the Japanese army to torture human beings. The museum covered some 20-acre land, housing historical artifacts such as cannons, ammunition bunkers, and even some underground military tunnels. It opens daily from nine in the morning until seven in the evening.
Located less than 500 metres away from the Queensbay mall, this is one of the luxury hotels in the area. The hotel has received numerous reviews with mostly impressive reactions from the patrons. The location is strategic and very convenient as it is located in the city and very close to the mall. Some of their rooms also have the view of the Penang Straits. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The price for a night there starts from RM305 for a deluxe room.
This is a private residence turns to a hotel. Located towards the northern part of the island from the mall, the distance is just a couple of kilometers away. Previous customers had given this place great reviews, mainly due to its spacious rooms and comfort. It is a perfect place for a family vacation as the big rooms could definitely bring comfort to everyone. There are six types of rooms in total, differ in sizes and facilities available. Do note that some of the rooms do not have a Wi-Fi connection, so choose the type of room carefully before placing a booking. At the lobby, there are a free laptop and printer that the customers can use for free. The previous customers of this place loved their warm, and friendly services given by the staffs. This place is also perfect for a kickback and relaxes gateway as the place is relatively quiet and peaceful.