|District||Southwest Penang Island|
|• Local government||Penang Island City Council|
|• Mayor of Penang Island||Yew Tung Seang|
|• Bayan Lepas State Assemblyman||Azrul Mahathir Aziz (Amanah)|
|• Balik Pulau Member of Parliament||Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik (PKR)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC+8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Not observed (UTC)|
Teluk Kumbar is a town in the Southwest Penang Island District, Penang, Malaysia. Located at the southern coast of Penang Island, the town lies between Bayan Lepas to the east and Gertak Sanggul to the west.
According to historians in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Teluk Kumbar was founded by two Malay pioneers - Nakhoda Seedin from Deli and Panglima Long from Setul - sometime in the late 18th century. The agricultural town was one of the handful of autonomous Malay settlements that were established at the south of Penang Island at the time.
Until the late 20th century, the town's residents depended on rice farming and fishing as the main economic activities. In the 1990s, the development of Teluk Kumbar was spearheaded by the Penang Regional Development Authority (PERDA), an agency of the Malaysian federal government which was tasked with the development of rural reas within Penang.
According to the 2010 National Census conducted by Malaysia's Department of Statistics, Teluk Kumbar contained a population of 1,084. Ethnic Malays formed more than 3⁄4 of Teluk Kumbar's population, whilst the Chinese made up another 1⁄5 of the population.
Jalan Teluk Kumbar is the main thoroughfare within the town. It forms part of the pan-island Federal Route 6, linking Teluk Kumbar with Bayan Lepas to the east and Gertak Sanggul to the west. To alleviate worsening traffic congestion in the area, the Malaysian Public Works Department has widened a stretch of the road leading to the town in 2017.
Rapid Penang bus routes 308, 401 and 401E include stops within Teluk Kumbar. These routes connect the town with various destinations, including Penang's capital city of George Town, the Penang International Airport, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Queensbay Mall, Sungai Nibong, Bayan Lepas and Balik Pulau.
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