George Town Shopping Tour (Self Guided), George Town

George Town is a great spot for shopping – the city is blessed with many different colorful and interesting markets, plus there are loads of places where you can pick up an unusual souvenir to take home. Be sure to try some of the delicious snacks native to the island, while you browse the various stalls and stores on our George Town Shopping Tour.
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George Town Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: George Town Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Malaysia » George Town (See other walking tours in George Town)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: Maia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Little India
  • Campbell Street Market
  • Chinatown
  • Gift Shop Hong Giap Hang
  • Chowrasta Market
  • New World Park
  • Him Heang Tambun Biscuit
Little India

1) Little India

Little India Street has a clutch of exotic market stalls where you can find an exciting range of Indian products. There is a huge variety of Indian spicy foods here, such as roti canai, plus lots of traditional Indian goods, including sculptures and Punjabi suits. Make sure to have a look through the extensive displays of cheap DVDs and CDs while you are here.
Campbell Street Market

2) Campbell Street Market

The Campbell Street Market is one of the most popular community markets on the island, as well as one of its oldest. Some locals say it was established on the grounds of an ancient Malay cemetery. If you visit this market you will be delighted by the range of meat, rice, tea, coffee and assorted cooking products on offer.

3) Chinatown

The Chinatown district is one of the most fascinating areas of George Town. Here, among the crowded streets you can explore several different markets full of exotic Eastern products, as well as visit traditional temples and browse antique stores.
Gift Shop Hong Giap Hang

4) Gift Shop Hong Giap Hang

This store has what is probably the largest range of souvenirs in the city. It’s full of fantastic gift ideas, such as porcelain ware, fine ebony items, masks, pretty dolls and jewelry boxes that you can take home to that special someone.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm
Chowrasta Market

5) Chowrasta Market

The Chowrasta Market is another popular community market where you will always find crowds of people buying and selling all kinds of things. Food, flowers and souvenirs can all be bought here at great prices. When you visit, make sure to take a look around upstairs at the unusual selection of old books.
New World Park

6) New World Park

If you only have time to visit one shopping location during your stay in George Town, head to this former park which has been transformed into a one-stop shopping destination. There are all kinds of market stalls here, plus fashion stores, gadget shops, perfume stores, and even tattoo parlors. While you’re here you can catch a live performance at the stage area or enjoy some snacks and drinks.
Him Heang Tambun Biscuit

7) Him Heang Tambun Biscuit

The Him Heang Tambun Biscuit shop is the best place in George Town for anyone with a sweet tooth. Make sure to try the two most local treats: a "Tau sar peah", or biscuit with green bean filling; and "hneoh pneah", the same biscuit but with caramel. Both are amazingly delicious and sold at many cafes and shops around Penang.

Walking Tours in George Town, Malaysia

Create Your Own Walk in George Town

Create Your Own Walk in George Town

Creating your own self-guided walk in George Town is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Farquhar Street Walking Tour

Farquhar Street Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
George Town Introduction Walking Tour

George Town Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Penang's Top Religious Sites

Penang's Top Religious Sites

Penang is home to a number of beautiful churches rich in history and religious heritage. They are all situated close to one another so if you take our Penang Churches Walking Tour you can see them all in one trip. Highlights include the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows and the well-known St George's Anglican Church, which are both a significant part of the city’s architectural heritage.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 Km or 4.2 Miles
George Town's Top Religious Sites

George Town's Top Religious Sites

George Town has much to be proud of when it comes to religious heritage, as the city has a host of wonderful churches, temples, mosques and other religious centers. Each is beautifully decorated and has its own unique story to tell. Check out the most interesting religious edifices in the city with our Places of Worship walking tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Penang Upper Beach Street Walking Tour

Penang Upper Beach Street Walking Tour

The Penang Upper Beach Street area is a great district for visitors to explore in George Town. This area has many beautiful buildings, each with their own individual architectural style, plus a number of other interesting spots. Check out all the best sights of the district with our walking tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Penang Hill Walking Tour

Penang Hill Walking Tour

The Penang Hill area is a wonderful place to visit if you are seeking to enjoy the benefits of the outdoors. You can go hiking in the beautiful fresh air, see the amazing plant and animal life or ride the funicular railway. Every visitor will want to see the spectacular waterfall too. Take our Penang Hill Tour to see the top sights of the area.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 Km or 4.2 Miles