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Penang on 6, Gurney Paragon Mall

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by Justin Ong (subscribe)
Curious, adventurous, and solemnly swearing that he is up to no good.
Published May 13th 2014
Retro jibes in an urban chic place
It was on a random loitering/catch-up session with a friend when we stumbled upon this odd, charming place, which calls itself Penang on 6.

It took me until now to figure out the reasoning behind the name. This place showcases Penang on the 6th floor of Gurney Paragon, Penang's newest, arguably most chic shopping mall.

The grand entrance to Penang on 6

From the outside, we were on the alfresco roof of a rather swanky shopping mall yet to realize its full potential, with some lots yet to be fully utilized.

But once we stepped in, it was as if we stepped back in time, to the yesteryear of my hometown. You step out onto a spacious area, where your eyes take in the glorious paintings, the artistic design on the "buildings", and you can almost forget that you're in 2014.

When retro design & modern day lighting combine

For those looking to relax and take in the atmosphere, tired shoppers, or maybe just people feeling like going back in time, the small seating area and drinks stall cater to those needs at reasonable prices for locals and tourists alike.

Small, charming stall in a rather spacious, charming place

Look down the corridor to your left, and you will find small stalls selling souvenirs, adding a touch of Bohemian spirit to a place teeming with retro vibes.

A mix of retro Penang and Bohemain touch

All in all, Penang on 6 provides an alternate escape from the standard things you might do on a shopping trip, and it is well worth a visit, if only for a little while.

With a little help from Instagram, an old school bicycle shop comes back to life

Anyone fancy King Kong or Bruce Lee?

Paintings worth thousands of words

Pretending to be in 1920

Remember the name next time you're around
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Why? Escape into the past
When: Everyday, 10am-10pm
Phone: 604-228 8266
Where: Gurney Paragon, Jalan Kelawei, Georgetown, 11900 Pulau Pinang
Cost: Free Entry
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