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  • Penang’s homegrown supermarket, Gama has been listed on the Malaysia Book of Records.
  • It has received a certificate for being the ‘Oldest Supermarket & Departmental Store’ in Malaysia.
  • Gama Supermarket was established back in 1967.

There are plenty of reasons to be a proud Penangite. From having world-famous street food to having the longest zip coaster in Malaysia, Penang sure is making its own name on the international arena. Today, there is one more reason worth celebrating. Penang’s Gama has just been listed on the Malaysia Book of Records as being the ‘Oldest Supermarket & Departmental Store’.

Homegrown Supermarket, Gama Makes It Into the Malaysia Book of Records

Gama Malaysia Book of RecordsPhoto: Buletin Mutiara

Gama Malaysia Book of RecordsPhoto: Buletin Mutiara

According to Buletin Mutiara, this homegrown supermarket brand was launched way back in 1967. Before being named Gama as it is today, it was actually ‘Pulau Pinang Supermarket’ at the Chowrasta Market on Penang Road.

Gama Malaysia Book of RecordsPhoto: @ChowKonYeow (Facebook)

Gama Malaysia Book of RecordsPhoto: Buletin Mutiara

Then, in 1980, the supermarket relocated to its current location on Jalan Datuk Keramat. And, in 2022, Gama has just turned 55 years old. In line with this milestone, they have also bagged the Malaysia Book of Records title as the ‘Oldest Supermarket & Departmental Store’ in the nation. This is indeed a huge achievement that is worth celebrating.

Gama Malaysia Book of RecordsPhoto: @randy_san (Instagram)

In fact, this certificate was supposed to be presented to Gama in 2020 but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Huge Congratulations!

Gama Malaysia Book of RecordsPhoto: @nicholas_hinz (Instagram)

So tell us, what are your fondest memories at Gama? One thing’s for sure, Gama holds a special place in the hearts of all Penangites.

Source: Buletin Mutiara

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