Sungai Pinang

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This article is about a neighbourhood in George Town. For the adjacent river, see Pinang River, Penang.
Sungai Pinang
Neighbourhood in George Town
Skyline of Sungai Pinang
Sungai Pinang is located in central George Town, Penang
Sungai Pinang
Sungai Pinang
Location of Sungai Pinang in George Town, with the city centre's UNESCO World Heritage Site in purple.
Coordinates: 5°24′24.5514″N 100°19′10.6896″E / 5.406819833°N 100.319636000°E / 5.406819833; 100.319636000Coordinates: 5°24′24.5514″N 100°19′10.6896″E / 5.406819833°N 100.319636000°E / 5.406819833; 100.319636000
Country  Malaysia
State  Penang
District Northeast Penang Island
City George Town
 • Local Government Penang Island City Council
 • Mayor of Penang Island Patahiyah Ismail
 • State Assemblyman Lim Siew Khim (DAP)
 • Jelutong Member of Parliament Jeff Ooi Chuan Aun (DAP)
Time zone Malaysian Standard Time (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Postal code 10150

Sungai Pinang is a residential neighbourhood along the Pinang River in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. The neighbourhood, bounded by the river to the north and Jalan Sungai Pinang to the south, is also geographically close to the suburb of Jelutong.

The neighbourhood includes a number of Malay villages, some of which have a history dating back to the 18th century.[1]


The neighbourhood of Sungai Pinang was named after the Pinang River, which, in turn, is named after the Pinang palm, scientifically known as areca catechu.[2]


  1. ^ "Sungai Pinang, George Town, Penang / Pulau Pinang". Retrieved 2017-03-02. 
  2. ^ Simon Gardner, Pindar Sidisunthorn and Lai Ee May, 2011. Heritage Trees of Penang, p. 206. Penang: Areca Books. ISBN 978-967-57190-6-6