On the last Sunday of each month, you will find the Little Penang Street Market, located on Upper Penang Road and open from 10am to 5pm.
Run by a small team of volunteers, this non-profit making community venture provides low-cost opportunities for local artists and artisans to sell their handmade arts and crafts. They also support local Penang charities who are there selling goods and raising money for their cause.
Each month you will find different performers showcasing their talents with a strong emphasis on local performers.
The Penang Animal Sanctuary Shelter are there each month raising money to build a much need animal shelter in Penang.
The Little Penang Street Market showcases the work of local artisans.
The Penang Bookshelf are specialists in fiction and non-fiction books about Penang, Malaysia and other parts of Asia. They usually have a good variety of books for sale at the market.
At the end of the market, near the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, you will find a stall selling potted herbs.
There are also some interesting characters to meet at the market. There is Eugene Lim who sells his unique eco-friendly homemade handbags under the brand name, Etanzo. His collection of bags are made from different materials and prints such as baju kurung cloth, batik and canvas cotton.
There is May Lim who is a nyonya bead work artisan. See her sewing the tiny beads into intricate patterns for bracelets, earrings, shoe faces and some charming dragonflys. In conjunction with the Penang Heritage Trust, May runs beading workshops. Contact the Penang Heritage Trust for more information.
The Little Penang Street Market has firmly established itself as Penang’s premier monthly street market. It’s a place for visitors to buy some great gifts, catch a performance and of course, eat and drink. For locals, this is an opportunity to support some of Penang’s charities and catch up with friends.
The Penang Street Market is held on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 5pm. Located on the Upper Penang Road, between Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah and Lebuh Farquhar.