Gurney Drive is a prestigious waterfront promenade in Georgetown, and one of the best places for tourists to sample local cuisine. Hawker food stalls near the oceanfront offer great selection and value in a city already well-known for its cuisine.
The beaches in this area have undergone land reclamation projects to reverse erosion, leaving the soil richer than ever, so that mangrove trees sprout up and down the coast. New condominiums and hotels are being built at a similar pace, with a great selection of accommodation on Gurney Drive emerging.
Aside from its hawker stalls, Gurney Drive is best known for Gurney Plaza, an up-market shopping mall built in the early 2000s. It’s anchored by Parkson Grand department store and has dozens of shops and a massive food court. A new wing opened in 2008 adding expansive retail space. With extensive entertainment options, Gurney Plaza is as popular with tourists as with business travelers.
Hotels near Gurney Drive are typically in the top tier of Georgetown accommodation. There’s an emphasis on style and luxury here, and guests can easily connect to the shops and seaside promenade.