Sungai Nibong

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Sungai Nibong
Neighbourhood of George Town
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 双溪里蒙
Sungai Nibong - panoramio.jpg
Sungai Nibong is located in George Town, Penang
Sungai Nibong
Sungai Nibong
Coordinates: 5°20′32.9418″N 100°18′1.0044″E / 5.342483833°N 100.300279000°E / 5.342483833; 100.300279000Coordinates: 5°20′32.9418″N 100°18′1.0044″E / 5.342483833°N 100.300279000°E / 5.342483833; 100.300279000
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 UTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed
Postal code 11900
Website mbpp.gov.my

Sungai Nibong is a residential neighbourhood near the eastern coast of Penang Island in Malaysia, about 8.6 km (5.3 mi) south of the centre of George Town, Penang's capital city. The neighbourhood, within the Northeast Penang Island District, was named after the rivers flowing through the area.

Sungai Nibong is best known as the site of the annual Penang Island Festival, more popularly called 'Pesta Pulau Pinang' in Malay.[1][2] The area is also home to the main interstate bus terminal for Penang Island, which is used by travelers commuting into and out of the island city from various parts of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.[3][4][5]

Etymology[edit]

Sungai Nibong Kecil, a minor river which has been canalised.
The Penang Island Festival site

Sungai Nibong was named after two rivers that pass through the area - Sungai Nibong Kecil and Sungai Nibong Besar.[6]

Transportation[edit]

Rapid Penang bus routes 102, 303, 304, 305, 308, 401 and AT (Airport Transit) include stops along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, which runs through the heart of the neighbourhood.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13] These routes link Sungai Nibong with George Town to the north and other southerly destinations on Penang Island, including the Penang International Airport, Bayan Baru and Bayan Lepas. Sungai Nibong is also served by Rapid Penang's Congestion Alleviation Transport (CAT) Sungai Dua route, a free-of-charge transit service which connects the neighbourhood with Sungai Dua, Queensbay Mall and Bukit Jambul.[14]

In addition, the Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal, opened in 2005, serves as the main interstate bus terminal on Penang Island.[3][4][5] Bus passengers from various parts of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and southern Thailand wishing to travel to Penang Island typically arrive at the bus terminal, while those travelling out of the island could board the various interstate buses at the terminal. The facility is currently managed by the Penang Island City Council and was last upgraded in 2016.[3]

Education[edit]

The neighbourhood is served by three primary schools and a high school.

Primary schools

High school

  • SMK Sungai Nibong[18]

Leisure[edit]

Sungai Nibong is well known for its festival site, which hosts the yearly Penang Island Festival (Malay: Pesta Pulau Pinang).[1][2][19] An open public space, the site is transformed every December into a mishmash of amusement parks, local cultural performances and bargain stalls. The festival, which had its origins in George Town, has been regularly held at Sungai Nibong since 1974.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pesta Pulau Pinang". Penang Monthly. January 2011. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Pesta Pulau Pinang 2017 - Visit PENANG Information Portal". Visit PENANG Information Portal. 2017-11-22. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  3. ^ a b c "Upgrades ongoing - Metro News | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal". www.easybook.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Terminal Bas Ekspres Sungai Nibong | CatchThatBus". www.catchthatbus.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  6. ^ "Sungai Nibong Local Property & Real Estate Trends, News & Guides | PropertyGuru Malaysia". www.propertyguru.com.my. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  7. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/102.gif
  8. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/303.gif
  9. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/304.gif
  10. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/305.gif
  11. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/308.gif
  12. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/401.gif
  13. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/at.gif
  14. ^ The Star Online (2018-02-14), Penang announces RM15m free bus service, retrieved 2018-04-01 
  15. ^ "槟城双溪里蒙光华小学 – 光耀槟江育英才,华章广世惠学子。". www.kwanghwa.edu.my. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  16. ^ "双溪里蒙时中分校". www.shihchungcaw.edu.my. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  17. ^ "SK SG NIBONG - PULAU PINANG - Carian Sekolah Malaysia". www.sekolahmy.com (in Malay). Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  18. ^ "SMK SUNGAI NIBONG - PULAU PINANG - Carian Sekolah Malaysia". www.sekolahmy.com (in Malay). Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  19. ^ "Pesta Pulau Pinang to feature heartwarming lights display and games - Metro News | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2017-12-22.