Prangin Mall

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Prangin Mall
Cmglee Penang Prangin Mall.jpg
Location George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Coordinates 5°24′53″N 100°19′53″E / 5.4148°N 100.3314°E / 5.4148; 100.3314Coordinates: 5°24′53″N 100°19′53″E / 5.4148°N 100.3314°E / 5.4148; 100.3314
Opening date 2001
No. of stores and services 150
No. of floors 6
Website www.prangin-mall.com

Prangin Mall is a shopping mall in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It is located at Prangin Road (now Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong), next to Komtar Tower, and is linked to both Komtar and neighbouring 1st Avenue Mall via overhead skybridges.

It was opened to the public in 2001 as Phase 3 of the Komtar project.[1] The shopping mall faces competition from the newer 1st Avenue Mall, and today, Prangin Mall caters mainly to lower- and middle-income earners. Even so, Parkson, its main anchor tenant, has retained its outlet within the mall.[2]

The mall has a total of six floors, including a sub-basement level.[3]

Retail Outlets[edit]

Prangin Mall's main anchor tenant is Parkson, which has continued to operate its outlet within the mall.[1][4]

In addition, Prangin Mall has emerged as a major electronic retail centre in George Town, with several outlets offering various electronic gadgets at lower prices.[5][6]

The mall has managed to retain its lower- to middle-income customers due to the large number of cheaply-priced local retail shops.[7] There are also a number of major fashion brands, such as Body Glove, Giordano, Padini and Takashimaya.[1][6]

The eateries within the mall include Starbucks, Subway, Pizza Hut and McDonald's.[6]

Entertainment[edit]

A cinema and a handful of other entertainment options are sited within the top floor of Prangin Mall. These include a kids' indoor playground, arcades and a new bowling alley.[3][6]

Location[edit]

Prangin Mall is situated in the centre of George Town, along Prangin Road (now Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong) between Komtar and 1st Avenue Mall. In fact, Prangin Mall was named after Prangin Road, which, in turn, was the name of the canal that once existed here.[8][9]

Getting Here[edit]

Prangin Mall's location at the heart of George Town, right next to the Rapid Penang bus terminal in Komtar, makes it easily accessible to locals and tourists alike. One can take the free-of-charge Rapid Penang CAT bus from anywhere within George Town's UNESCO World Heritage Site to get to Prangin Mall.[10] As most Rapid Penang bus routes on Penang Island pass through the Komtar bus terminal, Prangin Mall can also be reached via any Rapid Penang bus heading to Komtar.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Prangin Mall". 2016-05-03. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Store Locator". Parkson. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  3. ^ a b pranginmall. "About". www.prangin-mall.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  4. ^ pranginmall. "About". www.prangin-mall.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  5. ^ "Prangin Mall". Time Out Penang. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Top 10 Shopping Malls In Penang - Best places to shop in Penang". penang.ws. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  7. ^ "Prangin Mall". 2016-05-03. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Old Penang: Prangin Canal (Sia Boey) as you have never seen it - anilnetto.com". anilnetto.com. 2016-04-24. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  9. ^ "Prangin Canal could have been Penang’s own Venice if area had not been developed - Community | The Star Online". Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  10. ^ "myPenang - CAT Shuttle Bus in Penang". mypenang.gov.my. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  11. ^ "Rapid Penang | www.rapidpg.com.my". www.rapidpg.com.my. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 

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