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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | MYT 12:00 AM

Food bazaar with retro feel

THE newly opened food bazaar at Design Village Outlet Mall in Bandar Cassia, Penang, evokes a nostalgic ‘lost in time’ ambience.

The 16,000sq ft food bazaar by award-winning BluWater Studios showcases the past with its design to create an exciting experience for diners.

The design village’s communications consultant Tay Ai Leen said the food hall was decorated with enormous ceiling lanterns made of 1960s vintage posters.

“The lanterns are a reinterpretation of old oriental lanterns known as ‘tanglung’ and they demarcate the spaces in the food hall.

(From left) Penang Tourist Guides Association president Chin Poh Chin, Tay, food journal general manager Elvina Ngo, Penang Centre of Education Tourism president Mary Ann Harris and Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry Penang executive Priscillia Dawson at the opening of the food bazaar. (Left pic) Diners enjoying the nostalgic ambience.
(From left) Penang Tourist Guides Association president Chin Poh Chin, Tay, food journal general manager Elvina Ngo, Penang Centre of Education Tourism president Mary Ann Harris and Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry Penang executive Priscillia Dawson at the opening of the food bazaar. (Left pic) Diners enjoying the nostalgic ambience. 

“We were inspired by the unique old kopitiam facade and used various types of corrugated metal and vertical signs for the stall fronts. Each stall has its own little personal touch,” she said.

Throughout the food bazaar, sketches of hawker’s stalls, old biscuit tins and Milo tins populate every corner, evoking a nostalgic feeling.

The bazaar serves Penang delights like char koay teow, assam laksa, prawn noodles, chilli pan noodles, nasi lemak and chicken rice. It also dishes up Western food.

PE Land (Penang) chief operating officer Andy Song said the mall’s central plaza had strategically located water features where shoppers could convene for activities.

“There are cool weather- sheltered walkways, parks and a children’s playground.

“We offer a mix of international and home-grown brands for the ultimate shopping experience.”

For more information on the various promotions and discounts offered by the mall, visit http://designvillage.today/.

The public can also visit Facebook @designvillagepenang and Instagram @designvillage.penang.