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Gurney Paragon Mall is a shopping mall situated in Gurney Drive, Penang. It is a mall combined with two condominiums and an office block. The Gurney Paragon Mall opened to public in 2013 and has been one of the top shopping places in the island of Penang.
The major tenant of the mall is the TGV Cinema, a multiplex that operates on the mall’s top floor. This TGV Cinema has an IMAX-equipped hall, and they are the first in the northern Malaysia. Apart from it, there are more than 200 retail outlets in the nine floors of shopping places, including some international brands.
The drive to the Gurney Paragon Mall from the city centre of Penang, George Town, will take just under five minutes, depending on the traffic that is, as the distance is less than two kilometres.
There are RapidPenang bus that goes to Gurney Drive, which is where the Gurney Paragon Mall is situated. RapidPenang buses are available anywhere and they go everywhere on the state with a cheap fare. Just make sure to get on the correct bus, as each and every single one of them has number that respond to routes that they are taking.
Taxis are abundant on the island and most of them are willing to go anywhere on the island or even parts of Penang that are located on the mainland. However, taxis can be on the expensive side. Make sure to only ride the taxis that are using the meter. If taking taxis from the airport, buy the ticket for the taxi at the stand.
Another shopping mall in the surrounding area. This is a waterfront shopping mall in Penang, with the biggest tenants being the Parkson Grand – a department store and a multiplex with 12 screens operated by the Golden Screen Cinema. There is a high-end grocer, Cold Storage, where customers can get imported and high-grade goods apart from the standard grocery items. This plaza has nine-storey, over 380 outlets with international clothing, fashion brands and also a great number of food and beverages selections. The Gurney Plaza is located just 350 meters from the Gurney Paragon Mall and it opens every day from 10 am until 10 pm.
Tanjong Tokong World War II Relics are the remnants of the military installation in Penang. These relics are located at the coast of Tanjong Tokong. Their constructions and installations happen during the World War II era as the coastal defences for the British empire against the Japanese invasion. Post war, these defences were left behind, unused and unmaintained until today. None of them worked any longer as they were not preserve. Today, the place has became a tourist attraction, especially for those who love history and everything about world war. The relics are located at the northern tip of the island, less than two kilometres from Gurney Paragon Mall.
Situated between two major tourist spots, the Gurney Paragon Mall and the Gurney Drive, the G Hotel Kelawai is definitely the place to stay when in Penang Island. This five-stars hotel provides with the best, most comfortable rooms and the friendliest staffs with the appropriate price tag. Its rooms start from around RM 482 up to RM 1042 per night, depending on the type and breakfast service. All of these rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi connection. The hotel also has a great view of either the bustling town itself or the relaxing ocean of the Penang Strait.