Queensbay Mall in Bayan Indah is claimed to be the largest and longest shopping mall in Penang that set new standards in the island for other malls to emulate. It was opened with a flourish to the public in December of 2006. With an eclectic mix of activities and facilities, visitors to this happening mall will have ample opportunities to not only shop but play, relax, get together, entertain or be entertained.
Queensbay Mall is a project that was revived by CP Mall Sdn Bhd in June 2005 with the requirement of ‘Completion by July 2007’. It was previously named Bayan Bay Megamall, a joint venture between Bayan Bay Development and the Penang Development Corporation. The Megamall stalled in 1998 at the height of the Asian Financial Crisis, at 60% completion. However, the company managed to complete it ahead of schedule and the community was able to enjoy a conducive and safe shopping environment.
With a gross built up area of 2.5 million sf, and a total nett lettable area of 1 million sf, Queensbay Mall is at present the most preferred shopping destination for both local visitors and tourists, with 5 storeys of retail space, fit for 500 outlets. The anchor tenant at the mall is Jusco, which opened its first ever Penang outlet and takes up approximately 25% of the net lettable retail space, or 255,000 sf. Another major tenant is Borders, the widely known American bookstore chain, which is also the first on the island.
Strategically located along the south-eastern foreshore of Penang Island, Queensbay Mall is midway between the Penang Bridge interchange and the Bayan Lepas Industrial Park. It is also situated in an area declared as the Penang Cybercity 1 (PCC1) which forms part of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). Accessibility to the Mall is supported with excellent infrastructure via the dual carriageways of Bayan-Lepas Jelutong expressway whilst benefiting from its close linkage to alternative routes such as Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Tun Dr Awang and Jalan Aziz Ibrahim.
Queensbay Mall’s location will further be enhanced in the near future with the development of the proposed second link bridge and the RM1 billion Penang Outer Ring Road (PORR) carriageway connecting to Gurney Drive. On top of all the excellent access ways, the Mall is located 10 minutes from both the Penang Bridge and Penang International Airport with Rapid Penang buses U304, 307, 401E and 308 serving routes to the Mall.
Dining, shopping and simply chilling out at the popular Queensbay Mall is now the in-thing to do. It is a lifestyle mall of international standards catering to people who are looking for good value-for-money and the latest in designs and styles. Visitors would definitely be spoilt for choice in the Mall which houses over 500 local and international brand names of the latest trendy fashion as well as the widest selection of sumptuous food for a great dining experience.
Together with a host of the most happening events to keep visitors entertained, Queensbay Mall promises to be an exciting shopping and entertainment haven for everyone. Even more significantly, the mall has revolutionized the retail scene in Penang as a truly family-oriented lifestyle shopping mall. Its tagline of “It is all happening here!” aptly epitomizes the enriched lifestyle that Queensbay Mall offers – a place which is vibrant and full of life.