Gurney Paragon Mall, located along Gurney Drive (Pesiaran Gurney), is a shopping and entertainment complex designed around the former St. Joseph’s Novitiate, now called St. Jo’s. Built in 1925, this heritage building is a unique focal point of the Gurney Paragon Mall. There are two courtyards on either side of the building, making it a perfect place for al fresco dining. The idyllic garden atmosphere, with the cool breeze blowing in from the seafront at Gurney Drive in the evening, is a very charming place to have a relaxing dinner with friends and families.
Gurney Paragon at Gurney Drive (with construction of the shopping mall still going on in the background)
St. Jo’s (the former St. Joseph’s Novitiate built in 1925) looking very regal and elegant in soft lighting. Feeling nostalgic just looking at this beautiful building, which is 1 year older than 1926 Heritage Hotel, Penang
Close-up view of the beautiful facade with elaborate motifs and stained glass windows; Anno Sancto (Latin for Holy Year) and the wordings St. Joseph’s Novitiate (an invaluable piece of heritage and history being preserved for posterity)
Brussels Beer Cafe for dining and drinking on the right-hand side as we enter
Way to the well-preserved and restored heritage building, St. Jo’s (formerly St. Joseph’s Novitiate)