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Kompleks Bukit Jambul, or otherwise known as BJ Complex, is a 9-storey complex in Bayan Lepas that is renowned for its affordable prices and a favourite destination for the latest wide range of computers and hand phone technology in the market. It is also known for hosting charity and other large-scale events.
Ideally located at Jalan Rumbia off Jalan Tun Dr Awang, in growing satellite township of Bayan Baru, the mall is surrounded by exclusive resort condominiums, high class residential area and the middle and low class locality. It is conveniently accessible through public transport by Rapid Penang buses plying the area.
BJ Complex was opened to public in May 1997 and was positioned as the largest upmarket shopping mall with a total built-up area of 1.1 million sqft. It was anchored by Cosmart Hypermarket and Looking Good Department Store, together with other big tenants like Toys R Us, Popular Bookshop and Reject Shop.
During the 2008 financial crisis, many businesses shut down including their anchor Looking Good, which also affected the complex as they could not find a replacement. Without an anchor tenant, crowd became lesser and other outlets had to leave. The loss of big names like Cosmart, Coffee Bean, DeliFrance and Toys R Us led to loss of middle-class market, and tighter competition further led to losing the mall’s lustre.
In 2009, Bukit Jambul Complex enticed Kamdar Department Store, followed by Mydin. These helped the complex get back on track but now with a different market.
To date, BJ Complex houses more than 400 shops including popular international brands like McDonald’s, KFC, Popular and Watsons. There is also a supermarket, amusement centre, movie theatre and a bowling alley.
The mall is less than 15 minutes’ drive from Penang Bridge so even shoppers from the mainland and other Northern states have easy access to it.
The 9-storey complex is home to many local brands in ladies and men fashion, Malay fashion, jewellery, housewares and even beauty and wellness products. They are mostly located on the first 3 levels of the mall.
Big names here include Body Glove, Hush Puppies, Adidas, B.U.M., Guardian, Watson’s, Popular and their anchor Kamdar.
Level 1 also showcases many mobile phones and accessories and other gadgets, while the 4th level has the most shops IT and digital products and service centres. A supermarket is located at the basement of the mall.
BJ Complex houses many restaurants, fast foods and cafés like McDonald’s, KFC and Kenny Rodgers Roasters. A fine Chinese Cuisine Restaurant is located at the5th floor while White Coffee House restaurant is at the 1st floor.
BJ Complex features family-friendly amusement centre at the 5th floor.
Watch the latest blockbusters in the latest 6 Cineplexes by Star Screen Cinema, or enjoy playing with friends in the 40-lane bowling alley BJ Bowl.
Indulge in the many Beauty and wellness centres like La Herballe and Bayu Beauty Salon.
G: F&B, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty & Health, Mobile & Digital, Electrical, Service
L1: F&B, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty & Health, Mobile & Digital, Optical, Service
L2: Fashion & Accessories, Beauty & Health, Hobbies, Malay Fashion, Mobile & Digital, Optical, Service, Toys, Homeware
L3: Fashion & Accessories, Beauty & Health, Hobbies, Jewellery, Mobile & Digital, Service, Sports, Tailor, Salon, Books
L4: F&B, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty & Health, Mobile & Digital, Office, Jewellery, Service, Tailor, Books
L5: F&B, Entertainment & Leisure, Books
- ATM kiosks
- Mini Post office
- Money changer
- Prayer Room/Surau
- Customer Service
- Wheel chair (please ask customer service)
No. of Floors: 9
Opened: May 1997
Location: Bayan Lepas
Address: 3A-06-01, Jalan Rumbia, Bayan Lepas, Penang
Opening Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Tel. No: +604 645 6788
- Rapid Penang buses 401E , 301, 302, 303, 305, 304, 306, 307, 308, 309,
- By Car
- from George Town city centre – 20 minutes
- from Batu Feringghi – 45 minutes
- from the Penang Bridge – 15 minutes
- from the Penang International Airport – 12 minutes