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“Good place to shop” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Prangin Mall

Prangin Mall
Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
04-2622233
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Ranked #4 of 12 shopping in Georgetown
Type: Malls
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Perth, Australia
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“Good place to shop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

There are two sections to the Prangin Mall, seperated by a road going through the middle of it, so make sure you shop at both sections to get those great bargains.
If you get off at Komtar, cross the road, to where the Mcdonalds ice cream shop is located at the top of the stairs. You are in the 1st wing of Prangin Mall. Turn right and walk right through the shopping centre till you reach a road. Cross this road and you are at the 2nd wing of Prangin Mall.
The 2nd wing is where you will find Patrick Ung at Vision First Optic.

Visited October 2012
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“Plenty of Affordable Items”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

It's considered the biggest mall in Penang island, where you can get affordable items suits your pocket money. You will find lots of discounts on clothes, shoes, accessories or even kids toys. They got plenty of Asean restaurants on the ground floor. It would be nice droping in before you turn back to KL

Visited November 2011
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Tabouk, Saudi Arabia
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“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We got lost there, since this mall is connected with other malls like 1st Avenue. You don't know where you are.
Overall average mall.

Visited July 2012
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“Get Lost!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We were heading for the Komtar building to pay a water bill.

There are four shopping malls and a major bus depot on this one intersection. It´s madness;
All the malls have overpasses into the others, and it´s almost impossible to know which mall you are in, except that the Komtar building is the oldest, so its run down and neglected with many shops boarded up.

The Prangin Mall seems to be the newest and most modern, with many designer shops. We found two massage shops on 3rd and 4th floors and tried them both. With foot massages running out at RM40 per hour, we still prefer the parlor across from Tesco Extra; the best Thai massage for RM30/40 per hour for feet and body respectively.

The food court on the 5th floor is a hidden gem. It was hard to find, and looks deserted and closed up until you turn a corner, and there it is (see photos). We loved this food court. We chose fish teriyaki (RM8.50) and spag bol (RM10), and enjoyed both immensely.

Other points of interest are the Condom shop on the first floor and a big cinema complex on the fifth floor. If you enjoy getting lost while shopping, this is definitely the place for you. You can wander endlessly among the four buildings and never know exactly where you are.

This is not my favorite mall however. For my money I like Queensbay mall for variety, restaurants and general interest. For serious shopping such as appliances and the like I suggest Penang Megamall in Butterworth. You´d be surprised how much cheaper everything is. We just purchased a twin filtered water unit for a mere RM58. It´s easy to get to. If you are driving, it´s just over the bridge coming from Penang. If you come here from Penang via ferry, you could walk there from the port.

Visited July 2012
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“Just the crazy mall you were looking for in Georgetown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

In Malaysia shopping malls designed on Western lines are plentiful nowadays. I think of KLCC and Pavillion in Kuala Lumpur with the flagship stores of world brands; also the Gurney Mall and Queensbay Mall in Georgetown are mostly oases of Western shopping joy. Fortunately, shopping malls, where things are being done the Malaysian way (and please read this as a big compliment) increasingly Asian with the number of the floor you are on, are luckily not yet made obsolete. A good example is the Sungei Wang Mall in Kuala Lumpur (Bukit Bintang area), and the Prangin Mall is also organized along those lines, where the atmosphere becomes more Malaysian the higher the floor with corridors with interesting shops and restaurants. Shops are making their presence felt by trying to drown the noise of other shops with their noise. The Prangin Mall has a big atrium and a smaller atrium. Sadly on the highest floor of the small atrium, many shops were shuttered up. To complete the overview: The Prangin Mall houses a Parkson department store; in the basement is a Giant supermarket and on the highest floor is a big food court, however my preference is for the restaurant "Little Oasis" on the third floor. (See my review). The outside of the Prangin Mall had been freshly painted I observed. So, after the Gurney Mall, do not skip the Prangin Mall, next to Komtar. You will not be disappointed.

Visited January 2012
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