Penang’s Oldest Shell Station Unveils its “New” Landmark
Jan 10, 2022
Kuala Lumpur – Shell today unveiled the new look of Shell Penang Road to commemorate one of its oldest stations that has been serving Penangites and the wider community for generations since the 1920s. With ambitions to preserve Penang’s living heritage whilst maintaining an important connection to the past, Shell’s innovative restoration of its station represents the rich history and modern advancement.
Shell Penang Road continues to serve generations of customers with its new look
From left: Ooi Chok Yan (CEO, Penang Global Tourism), YB Yeoh Soon Hin, (Penang State Executive Councillor), Seow Lee Ming (General Manager, Shell Mobility Malaysia and Singapore) during the officiation ceremony of the new Shell Penang Road.
From left: Lim Beng Hai (Shell Penang Road – Retailer), Ooi Chok Yan (CEO, Penang Global Tourism), YB Yeoh Soon Hin, (Penang State Executive Councillor), Seow Lee Ming (General Manager, Shell Mobility Malaysia and Singapore), Lim Yee Kang (District Manager for North, Shell Malaysia).
Exterior of Shell Penang Road, January 2022.
The sleek and modern interior of Shell SELECT store at Shell Penang Road.
Local childhood snacks sold in Shell SELECT store, only available at Shell Penang Road.
Shell Heritage Jute Bag exclusive for Bonuslink members that is available only at Shell Penang Road.
Shell Penang Road is proud of its enriching journey in serving the community through thick and thin, as exemplified by the station surviving World War II and witnessing Malaysia’s independence. Situated in the Buffer Zone of the Penang Heritage zone, an area popular with tourists for its rich historical context, Shell Penang Road will be listed under the Penang Heritage directory, reflecting its significance as an important cultural landmark. Shell is collaborating with Penang Global Tourism to elevate Shell Penang Road as a tourist landmark.
“Shell Penang Road has been a part of Penang’s colourful history and heritage for 100 years, and I am pleased that Shell continues to preserve the heritage of this station while innovating to cater to all of its customers’ needs. I hope that this latest addition to the Penang Heritage zone will encourage Malaysians to visit Penang and support local tourism and businesses,” said YB Yeoh Soon Hin, Penang State Executive Councillor.
While Shell strives to commemorate Penang’s beautiful colonial architecture as reflected in the station’s new look, it embraces modernity with its sleek interior. The station’s offerings include modern comforts such as a clean rest stop for motorists and delicious local snacks.
“As we evolve to meet our customers’ dynamic demands and needs, it is important to remember our roots and hold on to our core values. Shell Penang Road stands as a testament to Penang and Shell’s history in Malaysia, reflecting how far we have come together. This station truly reflects Shell’s commitment to continue providing the best for the communities that we operate in,” said Seow Lee Ming, General Manager, Mobility Malaysia and Singapore.
To commemorate the launch, Shell is offering BonusLink members a limited-edition Shell Heritage Jute Bag, which features Penang’s cultural elements. Exclusively available at Shell Penang Road, the Shell Heritage Jute Bag is redeemable with 1,200 BonusLink points. Customers who sign up to be a BonusLink member at Shell Penang Road will be able to purchase the bag for RM15 while stocks last. Customers can sign up for BonusLink easily at any Shell station nationwide, or they can register by downloading the BLINK app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Shell Penang Road is now open for visitors from 6 AM to 12 AM daily. Please visit https://www.shell.com.my/motorists/shell-station-locator.html to locate the station.
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