Sungai Dua

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Sungai Dua
Neighbourhood of George Town
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 双溪赖
Skyline of Sungai Dua
Sungai Dua is located in George Town, Penang
Sungai Dua
Sungai Dua
Coordinates: 5°20′38.295″N 100°17′45.5742″E / 5.34397083°N 100.295992833°E / 5.34397083; 100.295992833Coordinates: 5°20′38.295″N 100°17′45.5742″E / 5.34397083°N 100.295992833°E / 5.34397083; 100.295992833
Country  Malaysia
State  Penang
District Northeast Penang Island
City Seal of George Town.svg George Town
Government
 • 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

Sungai Dua is a residential neighbourhood within the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Located 8.7 km (5.4 mi) south of the city centre, this neighbourhood borders Universiti Sains Malaysia to the north, Sungai Nibong to the east and Bukit Jambul to the west.

Etymology[edit]

Sungai Dua is named after an eponymous river, Sungai Dua, which runs through the area.[1]

History[edit]

Formerly an agricultural area, Sungai Dua was first developed as a residential nighbourhood in the 1970s, following the establishment of the adjacent Universiti Sains Malaysia.[1][2] Beginning in the 1980s, high-rises, such as apartments and flats, were constructed within the neighbourhood to cater to the influx of university students.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Jalan Sungai Dua is the main thoroughfare within the neighbourhood, which is also served by Rapid Penang bus routes 301, 303 and 304.[1][3][4][5] Aside from these routes, Rapid Penang launched a free-of-charge transit service in 2018, known as the Congestion Alleviation Transport (CAT), within Sungai Dua.[6]

Education[edit]

The main campus of Universiti Sains Malaysia is situated north of Sungai Dua.

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang's premier public university, is situated immediately north of Sungai Dua. One of the top Malaysian public universities, USM was ranked fifth within the country by the QS World University Rankings as of 2016.[7]

In addition, a primary school and a high school are situated within Sungai Dua. Notably, Phor Tay High School, which is situated in the area, is the sole public Buddhist school in Malaysia.

Primary school

  • SRJK (C) Keong Hoe[8]

High school

Shopping[edit]

A Tesco Extra hypermarket within the neighbourhood was completed in the late 2000s to cater to the retail needs of the community.[1] In addition, Suiwah Corporation, a local retail firm, operates the Sunshine Lip Sin supermarket within the area.[9]

See also[edit]

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