Seberang Jaya

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Seberang Jaya
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese诗不朗再也
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Seberang Jaya is located in Penang
Seberang Jaya
Seberang Jaya
Coordinates: 5°23′49.2″N 100°23′54.204″E / 5.397000°N 100.39839000°E / 5.397000; 100.39839000Coordinates: 5°23′49.2″N 100°23′54.204″E / 5.397000°N 100.39839000°E / 5.397000; 100.39839000
Country Malaysia
State Penang
DistrictCentral Seberang Perai
 • Local governmentSeberang Perai Municipal Council
 • President of Seberang PeraiRozali Mohamud
 • Seberang Jaya State AssemblymanAfif Bahardin (PKR)
 • Permatang Pauh Member of ParliamentNurul Izzah Anwar (PKR)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)Not observed
Postal code
Area code(s)+6043

Seberang Jaya is a neighbourhood within the Central Seberang Perai District in Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia. Located at the southern bank of the Perai River and east of Perai proper, the township was developed in the 1970s.[1][2] Since then, Seberang Jaya has evolved into a booming neighbourhood, with various commercial and retail developments.


The township of Seberang Jaya was built in 1970 by the Penang Development Corporation (PDC), in tandem with the establishment of the Perai Industrial Estate.[1][2] The construction of the new township was aimed at providing a housing area adjacent to the newly-built industries in Perai, and erasing social and economic inequalities between the urban and rural inhabitants.


Two major highways cut through the heart of Seberang Jaya - the North–South Expressway and the Butterworth–Kulim Expressway. Both expressways intersect at the former's Interchange 163 within the centre of the township.

Rapid Penang's buses 703 and 709 connect the township with Butterworth and Bukit Mertajam.[3][4] These are complemented by Rapid Penang's Congestion Alleviation Transport (CAT), a free-of-charge transit service within Seberang Jaya.[5] In addition, Rapid Penang also operates Bridge Express Shuttle Transit (BEST) bus services towards Bayan Lepas on Penang Island, catering mainly to industrial workers, as well as an interstate bus service to the town of Sungai Petani in the neighbouring state of Kedah.[6][7]


Seberang Jaya contains two primary schools, two high schools and a private tertiary institution.

Primary schools

  • SRK Seberang Jaya[8]
  • SRK Seberang Jaya 2[9]

High schools

Private college

Aside from these, Seberang Jaya is home to the Penang State Library, the main public library of the State of Penang.[12]

Health care[edit]

The Seberang Jaya Hospital, administered by Malaysia's Ministry of Health, is one of the six public hospitals scattered throughout the State of Penang.[13] It also serves as the main hospital within the entire municipality of Seberang Perai. The 393-bed hospital offers various specialist treatments and procedures, such as general surgery, nephrology and obstetrics.[13][14] An ongoing upgrade of the hospital, slated for completion by 2021, is expected to increase its capacity by 316 beds.[14]


Sunway Carnival Mall at Jalan Todak

Sunway Carnival Mall, the sole shopping mall in Seberang Jaya, was opened in 2007 and is the flagship shopping centre of Sunway Group within the State of Penang. Its main anchor tenants include Parkson, Giant Hypermarket and Golden Screen Cinemas. The mall also contains the Sunway Carnival Convention Centre, a major venue for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE).[15] An ongoing expansion of the mall is expected to increase its gross floor area to 1,450,000 sq ft (135,000 m2) by 2020.[16]

Tourist attractions[edit]

The Penang Bird Park, founded in 1988, was Malaysia's first aviary.[17] It contains more than 300 species of birds, including sea eagles, flamingoes and hornbills.

Situated at Jalan Todak, the Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple has the largest gopuram in Malaysia, measuring 72 ft (22 m) tall.[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Peter Nijkamp, Amitrajeet A. Batabyal (2016). Regional Growth and Sustainable Development in Asia. Springer. ISBN 9783319275895.
  2. ^ a b c Sue-Ching Jou, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Natacha Aveline-Dubach (2014). Globalization and New Intra-Urban Dynamics in Asian Cities. Taipei: National Taiwan University. ISBN 9789863500216.
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  5. ^ "More free bus rides from April 1 - Nation | The Star Online". Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  6. ^ "Best step forward for public transport". Best step forward for public transport,. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
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  8. ^ "SK SEBERANG JAYA - PULAU PINANG - Carian Sekolah Malaysia". (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  9. ^ "SK SEBERANG JAYA 2 - PULAU PINANG - Carian Sekolah Malaysia". (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  10. ^ "MAKLUMAT SEKOLAH »". Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  11. ^ "List of colleges and institutions of higher learning in Penang" (PDF). investPenang. 21 February 2011.
  12. ^ Izzad. "CONTACT US". Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  13. ^ a b "Penang Seberang Perai Government Hospitals". Penang Trails. 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  14. ^ a b "Seberang Jaya Hospital to get 316 extra beds and car park complex - Nation | The Star Online". Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  15. ^ "Penang Meeting Planners Guide 2017-18". Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau.
  16. ^ "Sunway Carnival Mall gets RM500m expansion, facelift". The Edge Markets. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  17. ^ Opalyn Mok (16 December 2016). "A boyhood passion that became the Penang Bird Park". Malay Mail.
  18. ^ "Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple in Penang - Seberang Perai Attractions". Retrieved 2018-04-04.