The Bata shoe company was founded in 1894 in the then Austria-Hungary (now the Czech Republic). It has since grown and has retail presence in over 70 countries. The Bata brand has been around in Malaysia since the 1950s, starting with a factory built in Klang to manufacture rubber footwear. Those growing up in Malaysia in the 1980s would have known Bata as a branded shoe company. I remembered getting a pair of Bata shoe means getting a good quality pair of shoes. Today, Bata still has a major presence in Malaysia, with shoes in the mid-range prices. Many people look to Bata for good quality shoes at an affordable price. Some of the brands in Malaysia owned by Bata include Bata, Marie Claire, Comfit, Power, Weinbrenner, Northstar, Pata Pata, Bubblegummer and Premium Leather collections.
If you are trying to locate a Bata store in Penang, here is a list that will be useful to you (Bata store locator):
- Bata Queensbay Mall
LG71/70, Queensbay Mall, 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Tel: 04-6411070.
- Bata Ideal Avenue Penang
i-DEAL Avenue, 1-1-19 & 20, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Tel: 04-6410881.
- Bata Lotus’s Penang (formerly Bata Tesco Penang, near E-Gate)
Lot 1-2-06, 1-2-07, Lotus’s Penang, No. 1, Lebuh Tunku Kudin, 11700 Gelugor, Penang. Tel: 04-6560268.
- Bata Farlim (Bandar Baru Air Itam)
Lot 16H-G, Farlim Business Centre, Lebuhraya Thean Teik, 11500 Air Itam, Penang. Tel: 04-8270615.
- Bata Gurney Plaza
Unit 170-01-58, 170-05-50 & 170-03-79, C/O Parkson Grand Gurney Phase 2, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Georgetown, Penang.
- Bata Lotus’s Tanjung Pinang (formerly Bata Tesco Tanjung Pinang)
Tesco Tanjung Pinang, LT F20, No. 1, Jalan Sri Tanjung Pinang, 10460 Tanjung Tokong, Penang. Tel: 04-8990623.
- Bata Macalister Road
Ground Floor, 120, Jalan Macalister, 10400 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 04-2263645.
- Bata Prangin Mall
33-G-27, Prangin Mall, Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong, 10100 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 04-2618412.
- Bata Design Village
Lot G98, Design Village, 13700 Batu Kawan, Penang. Tel: 04-5860995.
- Bata Megamall Pinang
Lot 47-48, Megamall Pinang, No. 2828, Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, 13900 Prai, Penang. Tel: 04-3999628.
- Bata Sunway Carnival Mall
F-32, First Floor, Sunway Carnival Mall, 3068, Jalan Todak, Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Perai, Penang. Tel: 04-3994811.
- Bata AEON BIG Butterworth
AEON BIG Butterworth, Lot No. F2.14, Ground Floor, 2929, Jalan Kelisa Emas 1, Taman Kelisa Emas, 13700 Seberang Perai, Penang. Tel: 04-3904579.
- Bata AEON Bukit Mertajam
Lot F-16, First Floor, AEON Bukit Mertajam, 13600 Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Tel: 04-5489709.