Taman Tun Sardon

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Taman Tun Sardon
Neighbourhood of George Town
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 敦沙顿花园
Astaka Taman Tun Sardon, a wet market-cum-hawker centre.
Astaka Taman Tun Sardon, a wet market-cum-hawker centre.
Taman Tun Sardon is located in George Town
Taman Tun Sardon
Taman Tun Sardon
Location of Taman Tun Sardon in George Town, with the city centre's UNESCO World Heritage Site in purple.
Coordinates: 5°22′8.4828″N 100°18′21.1962″E / 5.369023000°N 100.305887833°E / 5.369023000; 100.305887833Coordinates: 5°22′8.4828″N 100°18′21.1962″E / 5.369023000°N 100.305887833°E / 5.369023000; 100.305887833
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
 • Seri Delima State Assemblyman Syerleena Abdul Rashid (DAP)
 • Bukit Gelugor Member of Parliament Ramkarpal Singh (DAP)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Postal code 11700
Website mbpp.gov.my

Taman Tun Sardon is a residential neighbourhood within the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Located 5.7 km (3.5 mi) south of the city centre, this working-class neighbourhood, which neighbours Minden Heights to the south and consists of low-cost five storey flats, was created in the 1980s and forms part of the Gelugor suburb.[1][2] In all, 22 housing blocks were constructed within the neighbourhood to cater to the needs of lower-income citizens.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Taman Tun Sardon was named in honour of Sardon Jubir, a Johor-born politician who served as the Governor of Penang between 1975 and 1981.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Jalan Hilir Pemancar runs through Taman Tun Sardon, making it the main thoroughfare within the neighbourhood.[1][2] Residents within the neighbourhood are also served by Rapid Penang bus routes 206 and 302, which include stops along the road.[3][4]

Education[edit]

A single high school, SMK Datuk Haji Mohd Nor Ahmad, is located within Taman Tun Sardon.[5]

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