Penang has a variety range of shops. Penang is definitely a shopper's paradise, with hundreds of retail establishments located conveniently, in and around the city. The main shoppind areas in Penang are concentrated in Jalan Penang, Lebuh Campbell, Lebuh Kapitan Keling, Lebuh Chulia and Lebuh Pantai.

One of the biggest and most famous shopping complexes in the city is Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR). This 65-story complex, located in the heart of Georgetown, offers some of the best shopping on the island. Komtar houses of boutiques, fast food outlets, restaurants and shops as well as two of the biggest department stores. A duty free shop on the 57th floor offers good shopping, and the souvenir center is yet another place to get memorabilie of Penang.

Batik, the highly versatile fabric is available as individually designed pieces or as clothing, table-cloths, napkins and furnishings. These may be purchased at factories in Teluk Bahang and in souvenir shops at Batu Feringgi; specialist shops in Penang Road and in most department stores and shopping complexes. Batik paintings can also be found in galleries in Jalan Penang, Lebuh Leith and Batu Feringgi. At Lebuh Campbell can be found the fine jewelry, and Lebuh Kapitan Keling are the places to go.

Penang is also a haven for antique lovers in search of rare bargains. The junk shops along Jalan Pintal Tali offer a range of antique items and bric-a-brac such as porcelain ware, coins, old glass, old ceiling lamps and antique clocks.