Bukit Mertajam

Median Price

RM 664k

Based on 13617 units sold preceding 12 mths.

Annual Growth

9.7%

Compound annual growth rate in median price.

Bukit Mertajam was previously an area that was inhabited by Malay and Siamese farmers before it was acquired by the British who then encouraged the cultivation of spices. It was only after that did Chinese settlers moved into the area that was known as Province Wellesley and is now known as Seberang Perai, a city where Bukit Mertajam is the capital of. Bukit Mertajam is commonly referred to as BM and is known for being the area of the largest Catholic pilgrimage in the whole of Malaysia. The closest town to Bukit Mertajam is Butterworth, another popular tourist destination and the largest urban settlement in the city of Seberang Perai.

The main roads within Bukit Mertajam include Jalan Pasar and Jalan Kulim. The North-South Expressway and Federal Route 1 are road networks that pass by Bukit Mertajam and link the area with the rest of Peninsular Malaysia. Jalan Baru can be used to get to Perai and Jalan Permatang Tinggi can be used to get to Simpang Ampat, some of the towns that are close to Bukit Mertajam.

Bukit Mertajam is located to Mertajam Hill, surrounded by flat alluvial plain. For those who enjoy the kampong life or would love to experience some of it, Bukit Mertajam would be a good choice. They can visit the paddy field near Mertajam Hill. Apart from that, since it was a place that is known for the largest catholic pilgrimage, the most popular spot to visit would be St Anne’s Church. It is one of the most recognisable landmarks and every year the church hosts one of the largest Novena festivals in Southeast Asia that attracts around 100,000 visitors. For those who enjoy holy places with a historical touch can also visit Hock Teik Cheng Shin Temple, a Taoist temple that was constructed in 1886.

Bukit Mertajam is the capital of Seberang Perai. Since the residential area is overflowing with tourists and locals migrating here, there are bound to be a variety of cuisines available for choices. From local to international, there is bound to be dishes that one would be able to find to fit their taste. For those living in Bukit Mertajam and prefers shopping for their own groceries and cooking at home, there are a few supermarkets in the area that they can frequent to get their groceries. Among the closest supermarkets are Econsave Cash & Carry Sdn Bhd, Billion Shopping Centre and Bonjour Superstore.

Since Bukit Mertajam is located close to the coastal lines of Penang, there is bound to be various beach spots one can visit during the day or night to enjoy the sea breeze. Most of the beaches are located northwest of Bukit Mertajam. A few popular one that one can enjoy are Monkey Beach, Batu Ferringi and Pantai Kerachut beach. Apart from that, the popular shopping destinations located in Bukti Mertajam are AEON Seberang Prai City and Summit Bukit Mertajam Plaza.

Bukit Mertajam houses two of the most top ranking secondary schools in Malaysia. For those who would love to send their children to either of this school should consider residing in Bukit Mertajam. Apart from elite schools such as Bukit Mertajam High School and Jit Sin Independent High School, there are other schools that parents can also consider. Public schools such as SMK Convent (M) Bukit Mertajam, SMK Permai Indah and SJK (C) Jit Sin A & B can also be taken into consideration.

Properties in Bukit Mertajam are mainly freehold properties. The median price for the properties in Bukit Mertajam stands at RM 683 k and the median price per square feet stands at RM 235. There are a total of 1,700 project listings as of now in Bukit Mertajam. This showcases the variety of property type that home owners and investors can browse through to find the one they fancy such as Juru Villa, BM Highland, Metropol, The Sky Urban Condominium @ Tripark and Hillpark Residences.

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