|Suburb of George Town|
|• Hokkien||ji̍t lo̍h tōng|
Karpal Singh Drive at the coast of Jelutong
|District||Northeast Penang Island|
|• Local Government||Penang Island City Council|
|• Mayor of Penang Island||Patahiyah Ismail|
|• State assemblywoman||Lim Siew Khim (DAP)|
|• Jelutong Member of Parliament||Jeff Ooi Chuan Aun (DAP)|
|Time zone||Malaysian Standard Time (UTC+8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Not observed (UTC)|
Jelutong is a suburb of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Located south of the Pinang River, Jelutong has been inhabited since as early as the late 18th century, when traders from Aceh and India settled around the area. It was once notorious as a turf for gangsters and triads until the 1980s, when urbanisation transformed the area into a residential suburb of George Town.
In the mid-19th century, the then forested area was first cleared for agricultural purposes. Factories were set up much later in Jelutong, as the urban population spilled southward from George Town proper. In spite of industrialisation, some fishing communities continued to exist up until recently and charcoal makers still make a living from the mangrove swamps along the coast.
The growing population in Jelutong led to rampant crime and thugs roaming the streets. It was only in the 1980s with a rise in the standards of living and urbanisation that Jelutong's criminal notoriety was eradicated.
It was in the Jelutong parliamentary constituency where Karpal Singh, a prominent Malaysian lawyer, first entered the national political scene. The Democratic Action Party politician held the seat for over 20 years until 1999, earning him the nickname the 'Tiger of Jelutong'.
- Karpal Singh Drive
- Nicol David International Squash Centre (where Nicol David, a top international squash player, first trained as a kid)
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|Batu Lanchang||Penang Strait|