Sungai Pinang is a residential neighourhood along the Pinang River within the city of George Town in
Penang, Malaysia. The neighourhood, bounded by the river to the north and Jalan Sungai Pinang to the south, is also geographically part of the Jelutong suburb.The neighbourhood includes a number of Malay and Indian villages, some of which have a history dating back to the 18th century. The neighbourhood of Sungai Pinang was named after the Pinang River, which, in turn, is named after the Pinang palm, scientifically known as areca catechu. Sungai Pinang is also a quiet town consisting of residential homes, shop lots, factories as well as wide open parcels of land. The small town close to the shoreline is surrounded by green hills and vast fields. Therefore, those who love the natural scenery would love this place as it gives a good natural vibe.
Rapid Penang buses 12, 301, 302, 303 and 401 serve the neighbourhood, by connecting it with Georgetown to the north and other destinations within the southern side of Penang Island, including Bukit Jambul, Bayan Baru, Bayan Lepas, Batu Maung and Balik Pulau. Sungai Pinang is also located just off Jalan Sungai Pinang, which directly links the town of Balik Pulau about 10 minutes’ drive away. The road then continues on to the towns of Bayan Lepas and Batu Maung, where the second Penang Bridge is located, approximately a 30 minutes journey away.
Sungai Pinang is situated in a place which balances connectivity thus making it easy for residents to access an abundance of amenities. Those nature lovers and health enthusiast are privileged to live here as there are parks located not too far from Sungai Pinang. Some of them are Armenian Park, City Park, Caring Park, Friendship Park, Irrawadi Pocket Park and Youth Park. In this park there are a lot of activities that could be done whether alone or with your family. Things such as jogging, trekking, cycling and even just taking normal evening or morning strolls to just sit back and enjoy the scenery in the park.
Despite the many factories that have cropped up in Sungai Pinang to cater agriculture and other industries in Balik Pulau, the town still offers a little glimpse into the past, with many of the wooden terraces homes and shophouses with their “ataps” roof still intact. Newer developments have also emerged in Sungai Pinang, such as neighbourhoods of modernly designed and recently built double storey terraces and semi-detached homes, while commercial shop lots have also been built in recent years to cater to the growing population.
When the topic such as amenities is brought up, worry not as Sungai Pinang is very well equipped for those visiting there as well as for those staying there. There are shops located in the area making it easy for residents and tourists to do their daily shopping for groceries. Some of the shops are Saabri Enterprise, AJ Top Mart, Bandar Baru Supermarket Sdn. Bhd, Ceria 99 Mart and Shikarina Enterprise. Restaurants like Laksa Mamu Famous Sungai Pinang, Kedai Kopi Quan Zhou Café, Nona Bali Restaurant, Ani Nasi Lemak and Ong Swee Hoe Duck Drumstick Noodle. Besides having a diverse choice of food, Sungai Pinang has many shopping centers, medical and education facilities in the area that is easily accessible for visitors and residents.
Speaking of shopping Sungai Pinang is one of the places you would want to be if you love shopping as Sungai Pinang is very close to the Biggest shopping malls in Penang. Some of them namely are Komtar Shopping mall, Penang Times Square, Maritime Automall, Gurney Plaza and 1 st Avenue Mall. Sungai Pinang is home to a number of local public schools as well as international schools that are located close to Sungai Pinang. Some of them are Wesley Methodist School Penang (International), Penang Japanese School (Private), Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) River Road, SML (L) Methodist and St. Christopher’s International Primary School.
Properties in Sungai Pinang are leasehold. The Median price in the neighbourhood is as high as MYR 240,000 where the median price psf is as high as MYR 385 making this area a mid ranged area and it is very affordable for those who wish to buy a place to move in with your family or even if you are single it does not matter as this is all in all a strategic place to live in. With more than 115 projects for you to choose from here are some of them. Serina Bay, Taman Sri Pinang, Bangunan Baharol Alam and Taman Serina.
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