December 29, 2016

[Penang] Penang 6D5N Year-End Trip 槟城年尾之旅 Day 1.3 Penang Time Square

Penang 6D5N Year-End Trip 槟城年尾之旅


December 19, 2016 (Monday)

Last post, I mentioned we ordered a whole lots of street foods at New Lane Hawker Centre. My sisters and I decided to go for a walk instead after the full meal. From our hotel, Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Penang Times Square can be clearly observed for about 5 minutes walk across the main road. It is located beside McDonald's Birch House Drive-Thru.

Penang Times Square 槟城时代广场购物中心


penang times square


- Address : Penang Times Square, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
- Operating Hours : 10AM–10PM


It might be unusual to visit shopping centres as part of the itinerary. However, personally I like to do so, first because they usually have air-conditioners (it's hot outside), and second to understand the local shopping behaviour (shop variety, pricing, interior design, etc.). This is because I enjoy shopping very much, be it window shopping.

After crossing the main roads, quickly we noticed a giant Bumblebee - the transformer, of course (not the real Bumblebee bee). Cooooool!!! It is almost three of our size!


bumblebee


As Christmas is around the corner, Christmas decorations and beautiful lighting are well-observed - it's everywhere! And especially beautiful during the night time.


penang times square christmas outdoor decoration




We entered the shopping mall through the nearest exit/door we could find. Apparently, we entered into the New Wing, where it is too quiet and not much people hanging around that area. Quickly we moved on from door to door, until we arrived (which I suppose) the Old Wing, where more people are observed and slightly more happening.

Feeling almost like entering into "Alice's Wonderland", we are so delighted to see beautiful wall paintings and interior decorations inside the shopping mall. The management must have spent much thought on it. The decoration varies from floor to floor, section by section - covered different seasons, countries and art elements.

Now join me and share my view.

- Penang Hill Railroad
penang hill railroad penang times square


- Indoor aquarium (ceiling painting)
penang times square


- Penang Bridge (3D art interior decoration)
penang times square


- Spring blossom tree (interior decoration)
penang times square


- Autumn maple tree (interior decoration)
penang times square


penang times square


- The crew behind the scene for Marilyn Moore's photo shooting (3D trick art interior decoration)
penang times square


- Playing drum for Korean traditional dance (3D trick art interior decoration)
penang times square


penang times square


- Time-machine (ceiling decoration)
penang times square


- Halloween (ceiling decoration)
penang times square


- Heart-gate (interior decoration)
penang times square


- Mini museum which displays old radios
penang times square


penang times square


- Restaurant underneath
penang times square


- Thailand's water market (3D trick art interior decoration)
penang times square


- Musical wall (interior decoration)
penang times square


penang times square


- Japan's cherry blossoms and red-painted bridge (interior decoration)
penang times square


- "I'm at the payphone, trying to call home" (interior decoration)
penang times square


- London's underground subway (3D trick art interior decoration)
penang times square


penang times square


- Big Ben (wall painting)
penang times square


I like their decorations very much. On the other side, it is weird that the shopping mall is not packed with people. Could these decorations been there for a long time? Which explains locals are not fancy that anymore. Obviously, the management did put a lot effort on putting them on.

It's a shame when I realized the pricing are relatively expensive. There is a pair of sunglasses (which apparently can be found easily from street market) costs RM79! (After that, it was proved that my intuition was right where I found the same sunglasses for RM30 from the other street) Anyway, probably because of rental and all, costing it so much. After all, it's up to the customer whether to buy, or not.

What do you say?

---stay tuned---

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