Minden Heights

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Minden Heights
Neighbourhood of George Town
Skyline of Minden Heights
Minden Heights is located in George Town
Minden Heights
Minden Heights
Location of Minden Heights in George Town, with the city centre's UNESCO World Heritage Site in purple.
Coordinates: 5°21′53.391″N 100°18′18.9936″E / 5.36483083°N 100.305276000°E / 5.36483083; 100.305276000Coordinates: 5°21′53.391″N 100°18′18.9936″E / 5.36483083°N 100.305276000°E / 5.36483083; 100.305276000
Country  Malaysia
State  Penang
District Northeast Penang Island
City Seal of George Town.svg George Town
 • Local government Penang Island City Council
 • Mayor of Penang Island Yew Tung Seang
 • Batu Uban State Assemblyman Kumaresan Aramugam (PKR)
 • Bayan Baru Member of Parliament Sim Tze Tzin (PKR)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Postal code 11700
Website mbpp.gov.my

Minden Heights is a residential neighbourhood within the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Located 6.1 km (3.8 mi) south of the city centre, this upscale housing estate lies within the Gelugor suburb and neighbours Universiti Sains Malaysia to the south, as well as Taman Tun Sardon to the north.[1][2][3]


An 1818 aquatint depicting Glugor House, which would be converted into the Minden Barracks in 1939.

Minden Heights was named after the Minden Barracks, which was established in the area by the British Army in 1939. The barracks has since been subsumed as part of Universiti Sains Malaysia.


Minden Heights was first developed as a housing estate by Dr Che Lah, an ethnic Malay councillor of the Penang Island Municipal Council (now Penang Island City Council).[3] The neighbourhood, which borders Universiti Sains Malaysia's main campus, was completed in 1975, four years prior to the opening of the university's medical school.


Rapid Penang bus routes 102, 301, 303, 304 and 401 include stops along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, which marks the eastern limits of Minden Heights.[4][5][6][7][8]


The main campus of Universiti Sains Malaysia is situated south of Minden Heights.

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang's premier public university, is situated immediately south of Minden Heights. One of the top Malaysian public universities, USM was ranked fifth within Malaysia by the QS World University Rankings as of 2016.[9]

In addition, two primary schools are situated within Minden Heights.

  • SRK Minden Height[10]
  • SRK Sungai Gelugor[11]

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