Looks like we ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.
More malls and plazas appear to be in the pipeline for Penang, if the lowyat website is any indication. (Click on the right of each link in the website to view the images.)
I know they look pretty futuristic and canggih and all that, but seriously folks, don’t you think it’s one mall (or two or three malls) too many? Especially when you consider that the people’s purchasing power is not exactly soaring and the population on the island is around 700000.
And a response from blog reader Sean:
No, no, you’ve got it all wrong. Penang needs places like this to reverse the brain drain. How to suck brains if they don’t have anything better to do when they come to stay in Penang? My local brand-new supermarket is so full of people with nothing better to do, standing around in the aisles enjoying the aircon, that it’s almost impossible to do any actual shopping there. It is packed with people day and night, even though never more than one third of the tills are open, there are are very rarely ever queues at the tills and nobody ever buys more than 8 items.
Penang must build these malls because there is simply nothing better to do. As long as the mall-owners can guarantee that Penang (and the rest of Malaysia) offers nothing better to do, sure got people standing around not buying anything to make the place look busy one!
I think your unwarranted, baseless and selfish attack is tantamount to an assault causing grievous pecuniary harm Anil. Why always like that, trying to take away honest, hard-working men’s dreams? Got nothing better to do is it? Go stand in the aisles in my supermarket to cool off like everyone else lah!