Bayan Lepas

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Bayan Lepas
بيان لڤس
峇六拜
Town
Skyline of Bayan Lepas
Bayan Lepas is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Bayan Lepas
Bayan Lepas
Location in Peninsular Malaysia
Bayan Lepas is located in Malaysia
Bayan Lepas
Bayan Lepas
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°25′00″N 100°19′00″E / 5.41667°N 100.31667°E / 5.41667; 100.31667
Country Malaysia
State Penang
District Southwest Penang Island
Founded 1956
Municipality established 1976
City Status 2015
Government
 • Local Government Penang Island City Council (MBPP)
 • Penang Island City Mayor Dato' Patahiyah binti Ismail
 • Bayan Baru Member of Parliament Sim Tze Tzin (PKR)
 • Bayan Lepas State Assemblyman Nordin bin Ahmad (UMNO)
Area
 • Town 151.7 km2 (58.59 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13.1 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Town 141,000(38th)
 • Density 1,447/km2 (3,748/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,225,501
  (metro pop is a 2000 est)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
International dialling code prefix +604 (landline only)
Website http://www.mbpp.gov.my

Bayan Lepas (In Chinese, "峇六拜", "ba ler pai" in Penang Hokkien) is a district capital in South West Penang Island, Malaysia being home to the Penang International Airport. It has a population of about 141,000 people. Bayan Lepas is the main industrial hub of Penang, being home to the Free Industrial Zone, where factories of many multinational companies are located especially semiconductor industry. Penang International Airport also located at Bayan Lepas. Nowadays, the Greater Bayan Lepas has built majority of the condominiums and apartments when travelling on Penang Bridges.

Penang's shopping mall, Queensbay Mall, the Bukit Jambul Complex and Giant Hypermarket are located there. Bayan Lepas is connected to Georgetown via the Bayan Lepas Expressway or known as Lim Chong Eu Expressway. There are some tourist spots including the Snake Temple, War Museum, and the Fisheries Department Aquarium. Many new condominiums, housing estates are all currently under construction in this area.

Highway North Bound[edit]

  • 5 kilometres exit from Persimpangan Jawi
  • 17 kilometres from Persimpangan Bandar Baharu
  • 36 kilometres from Persimpangan Bukit Merah

South Bound[edit]

  • 5 kilometres from Persimpangan Juru
  • 10 kilometres from Persimpangan Jambatan Pulau Pinang
  • 12 kilometres from Persimpangan Perai

Climate[edit]

Bayan Lepas features a tropical rainforest climate under the Köppen climate classification. Bayan Lepas has a very lengthy wet season. As is common in several regions with this climate, precipitation is seen even during the short dry season. Temperatures are relatively consistent throughout the course of the year, with average high temperatures around 32 degrees Celsius and average low temperatures around 23 degrees Celsius. Bayan Lepas sees on average roughly 2300 mm of precipitation per year.

Bayan Lepas average rainfall 2013 can be compared with other places in Malaysia via Annual Mean Rainfall Locations In Malaysia 2013

Climate data for Penang
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.6
(88.9)
32.2
(90)
32.2
(90)
31.9
(89.4)
31.6
(88.9)
31.4
(88.5)
31.0
(87.8)
30.9
(87.6)
30.4
(86.7)
30.4
(86.7)
30.7
(87.3)
31.1
(88)
31.3
(88.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.9
(80.4)
27.4
(81.3)
27.6
(81.7)
27.7
(81.9)
27.6
(81.7)
27.3
(81.1)
26.9
(80.4)
26.8
(80.2)
26.5
(79.7)
26.4
(79.5)
26.5
(79.7)
26.7
(80.1)
27.0
(80.6)
Average low °C (°F) 23.2
(73.8)
23.5
(74.3)
23.7
(74.7)
24.1
(75.4)
24.2
(75.6)
23.8
(74.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.4
(74.1)
23.2
(73.8)
23.3
(73.9)
23.3
(73.9)
23.4
(74.1)
23.5
(74.4)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 68.7
(2.705)
71.7
(2.823)
146.4
(5.764)
220.5
(8.681)
203.4
(8.008)
178.0
(7.008)
192.1
(7.563)
242.4
(9.543)
356.1
(14.02)
383.0
(15.079)
231.8
(9.126)
113.5
(4.469)
2,407.6
(94.787)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5 6 9 14 14 11 12 14 18 19 15 9 146
Mean monthly sunshine hours 248.8 233.2 235.3 224.5 203.6 202.4 205.5 188.8 161.0 170.2 182.1 209.0 2,464.4
Source: NOAA[1]

High Tech Industrialisation[edit]

Bayan Lepas enjoys the foreign direct investment (FDI) from high technology companies. National Semiconductor, now known as Motorola is the pioneer of the MNC that set up the factory in Bayan Lepas .[2] Then, it was followed by the "children of Fairchild" such as Intel, AMD. In 1975, additional 5 MNC such as Osram, Hewlett Packard, now known as Agilent, Bosch, Hitachi and Clarion also followed suits. Together, these companies is locally known as "Samurai Eight"which bring prosperity thru the 70's until now.[3]

Sister cities[edit]

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Coordinates: 5°17′N 100°16′E / 5.283°N 100.267°E / 5.283; 100.267