Sungai Ara

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Sungai Ara
Neighbourhood
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese新港
 • Hokkiensìn kang
Skyline of Sungai Ara
Sungai Ara is located in George Town, Penang
Sungai Ara
Sungai Ara
Location within    George Town in    Penang
Coordinates: 5°19′26.634″N 100°16′18.66″E / 5.32406500°N 100.2718500°E / 5.32406500; 100.2718500Coordinates: 5°19′26.634″N 100°16′18.66″E / 5.32406500°N 100.2718500°E / 5.32406500; 100.2718500
Country Malaysia
State Penang
DistrictSouthwest Penang Island
CitySeal of George Town.svg George Town
Government
 • Local governmentPenang Island City Council
 • Mayor of Penang IslandYew Tung Seang
 • Batu Maung State AssemblymanAbdul Halim Hussain (PKR)
 • Bayan Baru Member of ParliamentSim Tze Tzin (PKR)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)Not observed
Postal code
11900
Websitembpp.gov.my

Sungai Ara is a residential neighbourhood within the city of George Town in the Malaysian state of Penang.[1] It is located within the Southwest Penang Island District, adjacent to the town of Bayan Lepas. Sungai Ara also borders Relau to the north and Bayan Baru to the east.

Etymology[edit]

Sungai Ara literally means 'fig river' in Malay; it was named after an eponymous river which flows through the area.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

Residential properties at Sungai Ara

Sungai Ara was formerly an agricultural area; to this day, the original village of Sungai Ara still stands at the intersection of Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim and Jalan Tengah.[2][4] The development of Sungai Ara into a residential township only began in the late 20th century, following the creation of the adjacent Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone in the 1970s.

Transportation[edit]

Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim and Jalan Tengah are the main thoroughfares within the neighbourhood.[2][4] The former road was once known as Jalan Sungai Ara; the road was then renamed after a well-known Malaysian Quran reciter.[4]

Rapid Penang bus routes 301, 302, 306 and 308 include stops within Sungai Ara, connecting the neighbourhood with various destinations, including Penang's capital city of George Town, the Penang International Airport, Bayan Lepas, Bayan Baru, Queensbay Mall, SPICE Arena and Teluk Kumbar.[5][6][7][8]

Education[edit]

Sungai Ara is served by four primary schools and a single high school.

Primary schools

  • SRK Mutiara Perdana[9]
  • SRK Sungai Ara[10]
  • SRJK (C) Chong Cheng[11]
  • SRJK (T) Sungai Ara[12]

High school

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Town meliputi 'pulau', jelas Datuk Bandar" (PDF). Buletin Mutiara. 1 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Double Storey Terrace at Sg. Ara". Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  3. ^ "Joint effort to upkeep parks - Metro News | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  4. ^ a b c d "Review for Sungai Ara, Penang". PropSocial. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  5. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/301.gif
  6. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/302.gif
  7. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/306.gif
  8. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/308.gif
  9. ^ "SK MUTIARA PERDANA - PULAU PINANG - Carian Sekolah Malaysia". www.sekolahmy.com (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  10. ^ "SK SUNGAI ARA - PULAU PINANG - Carian Sekolah Malaysia". www.sekolahmy.com (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  11. ^ "SJKC CHONG CHENG". sisedupg.my. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  12. ^ "SJK(T) SUNGAI ARA - PULAU PINANG - Carian Sekolah Malaysia". www.sekolahmy.com (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  13. ^ "SMK SUNGAI ARA - PULAU PINANG - Carian Sekolah Malaysia". www.sekolahmy.com (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-02-04.