Fellow Penangites will have a new place to shop for their Chinese New Year goodies this year. The new Sunshine Mall in Far Lim is finally opened for business yesterday replacing the old Sunshine Far Lim which is a warehouse hypermarket setting. The new mall is just a stone throw away and it looks much bigger than the old venue and it has 2 levels.
We tried to get in earlier this evening but the place was jammed with cars parking along the main road. In the end we decided to go to the old location which is sparsely stocked now. It was rather quiet for a weekend as most people are at the new venue. Most of the fixtures were being removed so all the items are simply placed on boxes. At the corner where all the toys used to be are filled with discount furniture now.
It is rumored that this old warehouse will be converted to either a bas station or a budget hotel. Can wait to see what will be the fate for this old place… At least now the folks in Ayer Itam has a new and trendy looking mall to go to!