Queensbay Mall in Bayan Indah is claimed to be the largest and longest shopping mall in Penang. It was opened with a flourish to the public in December of 2006. Visitors to this happening mall will have ample opportunities to not only shop but play, relax, get together, entertain or be entertained with an eclectic mix of activities and facilities.
With the requirement of ‘Completion by July 2007’, Queensbay Mall is a project that was revived by CP Mall Sdn Bhd in June 2005. Previously , it was 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 also safe shopping environment.
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 with a gross built up area of 2.5 million sf, and also a total nett lettable area of 1 million sf. The anchor tenant at the mall is Jusco, which opened its first ever Penang outlet and takes up about 25% of the net lettable retail space, or 255,000 sf. Then, another major tenant is Borders, the widely known American bookstore chain, which is also the first on the island.
Strategically sited 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 positioned 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 while benefiting from its close linkage to alternative routes such as Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Tun Dr Awang and also 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 also the RM1 billion Penang Outer Ring Road (PORR) carriageway connecting to Gurney Drive. The Mall is sited 10 minutes from both the Penang Bridge and also Penang International Airport with Rapid Penang buses U304, 307, 401E and 308 serving routes to the Mall on top of all the excellent access ways.