Brown Garden is a working class neighbourhood in Gelugor. It was named after the original landlord of the Brown Estate, David Brown, who was the largest landowner on Penang Island. Brown Garden was developed in the early 1960's to house government servants. Much of the neighbourhood is comprise housing for the civil workforce. The neighbourhood is bordered by Bukit Gelugor to the north, Sungai Gelugor to the east, Minden Heights to the south and Bukit Gambier to the west.
Brown Garden is served by Rapid Penang bus 302 that pass through Hilir Pemancar, the main road in the neighbourhood. It is 7.9 km from Magazine Circus, making it of moderate distance from the city centre.
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Haji Mohd Nor Ahmad is a secondary school in Brown Garden. Other schools in the vicinity includes Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Bukit Gambir, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Gambir, Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Minden Heights and Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Gelugor. The nearest market from Brown Garden is the Jelutong Market. Tesco Penang is the nearest hypermarket while Queensbay Mall is the nearest shopping mall. The nearest hospital is Lam Wah Ee Hospital.
Discounting the traffic along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, the traffic in Brown Garden itself is moderate. The only bottleneck is at the Hilir Pemancar junction with Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, which gets quite congested during rush hour.
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