Sunshine Square

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Sunshine Square
Bayan Baru Sunshine Square - panoramio.jpg
Location Bayan Baru, Penang, Malaysia
Coordinates 5°19′32″N 100°17′14″E / 5.325594°N 100.287279°E / 5.325594; 100.287279Coordinates: 5°19′32″N 100°17′14″E / 5.325594°N 100.287279°E / 5.325594; 100.287279
Opening date 1993
Owner Suiwah Corporation Berhad
Total retail floor area 148,534 sq ft (13,799.3 m2)[1]
No. of floors 5

Sunshine Square is a department store in Bayan Baru, Penang, Malaysia. Opened in 1993, Sunshine Square is the flagship store of the local retail firm, Suiwah Corporation.[1][2] The five-storey shopping centre caters to the surrounding community, as well as shoppers from the nearby towns and residential areas such as Bayan Lepas.

The department store off Jalan Mayang Pasir contains a hypermarket, eateries such as McDonald's and Pizza Hut, and function halls for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE), as well as a food court.[2]

History[edit]

The department store was built by the Penang Development Corporation (PDC), which had been earlier tasked with the development of the township of Bayan Baru.[3] Completed in 1993, Sunshine Square is the flagship store of Suiwah Corporation, a Penang-based retailer with stores throughout the state.[1][2]

The shopping centre originally contained a cineplex and a bowling alley, although these have since been converted into function halls suitable for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE).[2] Even so, the consistent upgrading of the department store and its competitive pricing have allowed it to maintain its customer base.

Transport[edit]

Rapid Penang bus routes 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 401E and CAT Bayan Baru include a stop at Sunshine Square, thus providing several transportation options for shoppers coming from the Penang International Airport or George Town.[2][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fresh image vital for complexes - Business News | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Sunshine Square". Penang Trails. 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  3. ^ Ooi, Kee Beng (2010). Pilot Studies for a New Penang. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. ISBN 9789814279697.
  4. ^ "Buletin Mutiara". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-04-01.

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