Pantai Acheh

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Pantai Acheh
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 班台亚齐
Pantai Acheh, Penang.jpg
Pantai Acheh is located in George Town, Penang
Pantai Acheh
Pantai Acheh
Location within    George Town in    Penang
Coordinates: 5°24′53.82″N 100°11′46.9104″E / 5.4149500°N 100.196364000°E / 5.4149500; 100.196364000Coordinates: 5°24′53.82″N 100°11′46.9104″E / 5.4149500°N 100.196364000°E / 5.4149500; 100.196364000
Country  Malaysia
State  Penang
District Southwest Penang Island
City Seal of George Town.svg George Town
 • Local government Penang Island City Council
 • Mayor of Penang Island Yew Tung Seang
 • Telok Bahang State Assemblyman Zolkifly Md Lazim (PPBM)
 • Balik Pulau Member of Parliament Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik (PKR)
Time zone UTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed
Postal code 11010

Pantai Acheh is a coastal village within the city of George Town in the Malaysian state of Penang.[1] It is located within the Southwest Penang Island District, at the western coast of Penang Island between Teluk Bahang to the north and Balik Pulau to the south.


Jalan Pantai Acheh is the main road that runs through the heart of the agricultural village. Rapid Penang bus route 404 is the sole public bus route to Pantai Acheh, linking the village with the town of Balik Pulau.[2]


Pantai Acheh contains a single primary school - SRJK (C) Chin Hwa.[3]


The Sheikh Tahir Jalaluddin Falak Observatory, one of the several Islamic observatories in Malaysia, is situated near the village.[4][5] It functions as a site for the sighting of the new moon at the start of every fasting month.


  1. ^ "George Town meliputi 'pulau', jelas Datuk Bandar" (PDF). Buletin Mutiara. 1 May 2015. 
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  3. ^ "SJK(C) CHIN HWA (PANTAI ACHEH) - PULAU PINANG - Carian Sekolah Malaysia". (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-02-02. 
  4. ^ "Fasting starts on Sunday". NST Online. 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2018-02-24. 
  5. ^ Azli Ibrahim, Ibnor (December 2013). "Astrofiqh Observatories in Malaysia: A Continuation of Islamic Astronomy from West Asia" (PDF). International Journal of West Asian Studies. 5.