Penang’s Hottest
Shopping Street

Knick-knacks, glass art and exotic clothing. Photos by LEISA TYLER

At the beginning of this street in Georgetown’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll see Little Children on a Bicycle, the most famous of the many murals here. This public art forms a backdrop to the street’s traditional Chinese clan temples and shophouses that have been converted into boutique hotels, speciality shops and restaurants. Every Saturday evening it hosts a lively street fair, with crafts for sale and performances.

Armenian Street Penang

14 Living Story

14 Armenian Street

Selling retro knick-knacks and home decor, including the patchwork quilts draped in the storefront.

Fuan Wong Gallery

Fuan Wong The Gallery

13 Armenian Street

A glass art studio with hand-blown works ranging from trinkets to sculptures and installations.

Armenian Street, Penang

Bon Ton the Shop

86 Armenian Street

A trove of Malaysian batik clothing and Straits Chinese-themed accessories and souvenirs.


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