Sitiawan

Sitiawan is a very big region of 331.5 square kilometers within the Manjung District in the state of Perak. Sitiawan has seen tremendous growth, in 2000 the population numbered 95,920 and by 2015 Sitiawan has more than 150,000. Apparently, the early settlers of Sitiawan were migrants from the province of Fuzhou, China came to settle in Malaysia in the 1850s as there was a rush for tin ore and rubber sheets. In 1903 two Christian pastors bringing refugees escaping from the Boxer Rebellion in China settled into today’s Kampong Koh. Other nearby major towns include Lumut, and Ipoh.

At the center of Sitiawan Town is known locally as Simpang Empat, where two main roads, Jalan Lumut (Federal Route 5) which goes past Sitiawan town on the way to Lumut, and Jalan Kawasan Perindustrian Kampung Acheh (Federal Route 3145) which joins the other faster route to Lumut called the West Coast Expressway, or the Lumut Bypass (Federal Route 100). Further up the Federal Route 5, we have towns of Ayer Tawar (which branches off to Jalan Bruas – Ayer Tawar (Federal Route 71) to Beruas), Batu Gajah, Menglembu, Gopeng, and Simpang Pulai. With the completion of the major toll highway of North – South Expressway (PLUS AH2), residents of Sitiawan can travel faster and easily to the north and south of Malaysia via Simpang Pulai. The Simpang Empat of Sitiawan town center is a major bus stop.

Sitiawan is surrounded by vast swatches of trees, oil palm and families can enjoy time together playing at the Disneyland Ayer Tawar, Padang Astaka. Enjoy beaches like the Teluk Batik beach and its Taman Awan Teluk Batik. One can also find rejuvenation along the banks of the Sungai Manjung, at the Taman Lestari Baru, and Lumut Waterfront Esplanade Wing. Golf and holidays can be enjoyed at the Swiss Garden Damai Laut Golf and Country Resort.

Grocery shopping in Sitiawan can be done at many independent retailers and grocery shops, such as 612 Pasar Mini, Top Two Mart, Eco-Shop, Harga Borong Super Star, and Pasaraya Madura.  Not forgetting the traditional Pasar Awam Sitiawan, Astaka Wet Market, and Hup Soon which is a fresh food market. Come nightfall, there is the Pasar Malam TF, Bazar Ramadan Astaka Sitiawan, Saturday Night Market Seri Manjung, and Psar Malam Padang Tembak, for those useful household items at a reasonable price.

Sitiawan is famous for its local Foochow dishes such as Red Rice Wine Vermicelli, Kompiang (unleavened flatbread with meat baked in a clay oven) and Go-row (porridge with fish maw). Other small food industries thrive there, such as the making of soy sauce, and variants of Kampong Koh or Sitiawan chilli sauce, with or without garlic. There are many restaurants and shops that cater for Malays, Chinese, and Indians, and about 13 cafes, such as The Farm Café, Cik Din Corner, Mysterious Café and Bread Forest Bakery Café, and a number of high class restaurants. For more choices, there are malls nearby such as AEON Mall Seri Manjung,

Many government and national schools are nearby which include the famous SMK Methodist Anglo Chinese School (ACS) of Sitiawan, SMJK Nan Hwa, SMK Ahmad Boestaman and SJK (C) Chinese National Kampung Koh, and City Harbour International School. Universities include the Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (UniKL-MIMET), and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.

Currently, the vital drivers of Sitiawan are agriculture due to oil palm plantation, the food industry, and to some degree, tourism due to the closeness to Pangkor Island. Production wise in Sitiawan there are the production and manufacturing of rubber gloves, palm oil production, processing of mineral ores, fishing and fisheries, and shipbuilding. With so many commercial developments happening in Sitiawan, residents have plenty of job opportunities available.

Residential properties in Sitiawan are a mix of both freehold and leasehold. As Sitiawan has a large population, it is good news for investors and homeowners to find that the median price psf is MYR 188, with a median price of 268,800. Interesting projects nearby worth examining include Residensi Sitiawan, Taman Pantai Damai, Taman Highland, Taman Acheh Jaya, Taman Sitiawan Maju, and Taman Sejati @ Manjung.

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