Butterworth


Butterworth, PenangThe British Recreation Club Building in Butterworth, now renovated and renamed Dewan Dato Haji Ahmad Badawi (29 Janaury, 2009)




Butterworth (Penang Hokkien: Koay1 Kang4) is the main town of Seberang Perai, and is often synonymous with the whole mainland area. The town has not yet existed when the British acquired the piece of land on the mainland and named it Province Wellesley after Richard Wellesley, the Governor-General of Bengal at the turn of the 19th century. There was however already a settlement by the name of Bagan, which means pier, and refers to the wooden piers or jetties that jut out of the coast as well as along the Prai River. At that time, there was already a river settlement on the other side of the river, which appeared in British maps as Prye.

Butterworth was only established in the mid 19th century as a counterpart of George Town. It was named after William John Butterworth, the Governor of the Residency of the Straits Settlement from 1843 to 1851. Throughout the over one hundred years of its existence, Butterworth had always played second fiddle to George Town. Butterworth was founded to be a transportation hub supporting George Town, a role it still holds today. This is where the railroad, road network, ships and ferry have their terminus.

Location of sights in Butterworth

Hotels on Penang Mainland

  1. Pearl View Hotel CHECK RATES (GPS: 6.435766, 100.190755)
  2. De Garden Hotel Butterworth CHECK RATES (GPS: 6.435766, 100.190755)
  3. Hotel Palm Inn Butterworth CHECK RATES (GPS: 6.435766, 100.190755)
  4. Aroma Hotel Butterworth CHECK RATES (GPS: 6.435766, 100.190755)

Sights in Butterworth Town Centre

  1. Butterworth Convent School (GPS: 5.39616, 100.36847)
  2. Butterworth Lay Buddhist Society (GPS: 5.4407, 100.39185)
  3. Butterworth Post Office (GPS: 5.39225, 100.36918)
  4. Butterworth Railway Station (GPS: 5.39304, 100.36723)
  5. Dewan Dato Haji Ahmad Badawi (GPS: 5.40853, 100.36937)
  6. NB Tower (GPS: 5.39686, 100.3668)
  7. Padang Pemuda Merdeka (GPS: 5.40848, 100.3698)
  8. Penang Sentral
  9. Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim (GPS: 5.39468, 100.36366)
  10. Taman Pantai (GPS: 5.40557, 100.36718)

Eateries in Butterworth

  1. Old Market Food Court (GPS: 5.39813, 100.37022)

Street Art in Butterworth

  1. Man & Turtles Mural, by Martin Ron (GPS: 5.42093, 100.38172)
  2. Sabek's Raja Uda Mural (GPS: 5.41621, 100.37922)

Shopping centres in Butterworth

  1. Econsave Butterworth (GPS: 5.39919, 100.37653)
  2. Econsave Raja Uda (GPS: 5.43375, 100.38828)

Places of Worship in Butterworth

  1. Butterworth Floating Mosque (GPS: 5.40959, 100.36613)
  2. Butterworth Gospel Hall (GPS: 5.40441, 100.37215)
  3. Butterworth Nine Emperor Gods Temple (GPS: 5.4403, 100.38734)
  4. Butterworth Tian Gong Tan Temple 北海天公壇 (GPS: 5.40878, 100.37389)
  5. Gurdwara Sahib Butterworth (GPS: 5.39773, 100.37121)
  6. Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (GPS: 5.39766, 100.37301)
  7. Guan Yin Ting Dou Mu Gong Temple (GPS: 5.43138, 100.38356)
  8. Lam Then Keon (GPS: 5.40107, 100.38148)
  9. Leng Eng Tean (GPS: 5.42273, 100.38565)
  10. Lim See Sai Hoe Tong Province Wellesley (GPS: 5.41074, 100.37557)
  11. Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Temple (GPS: 5.4126, 100.3703)
  12. Masjid Jamek Bagan Dalam (GPS: 5.39209, 100.37098)
  13. Masjid Jamek Kubang Buaya (GPS: 5.42023, 100.37487)
  14. Masjid Jamek Telaga Air (GPS: 5.41379, 100.376)
  15. Mak Mandin Tua Pek Kong Temple (GPS: 5.4224, 100.38571)
  16. Nam Thean Kong Temple (GPS: 5.41507, 100.37583)
  17. Sri Muneeswaraswami Devasthanam Temple (GPS: 5.4708, 100.38337)
  18. Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple (GPS: 5.41174, 100.37124)
  19. St Mark's Church (GPS: 5.40541, 100.3677)
  20. Thean Hock Keong Temple (GPS: 5.44453, 100.38069)
  21. Wesley Methodist Church Butterworth (GPS: 5.40794, 100.40942) in Permatang Pauh

Petrol stations in Butterworth

  1. Petron Bagan Luar (GPS: 5.407668, 100.370427)
  2. Petron Chain Ferry Road, north side (GPS: 5.400118, 100.377675)
  3. Shell Chain Ferry Road, north side (GPS: 5.400898, 100.377123)
  4. Shell Chain Ferry Road, south side (GPS: 5.400118, 100.377675)

Banks in Butterworth

  1. Affin Bank (GPS: 5.400895, 100.368018)
  2. Agro Bank (GPS: 5.401173, 100.368114)
  3. Bank Islam (GPS: 5.400484, 100.367953)
  4. Hong Leong Bank (GPS: 5.396809, 100.367115)
  5. HSBC (GPS: 5.399929, 100.368436)
  6. Public Bank (GPS: 5.399939, 100.367798)
  7. Standard Chartered (GPS: 5.396670, 100.366960)

Schools in Butterworth

  1. SMK Convent Butterworth (GPS: 5.39616, 100.36847)
  2. SMJK Chung Ling Butterworth (GPS: 5.43354, 100.39308)

Hospitals in Butterworth

  1. Bagan Specialist Centre (GPS: 5.39616, 100.36847)

Condominiums in Butterworth

  1. Cassia Resort Condominium (GPS: 5.4259, 100.3821)
  2. Harbour Place (GPS: 5.39607, 100.37252)

Neighbourhoods and villages in Butterworth

  1. Kampung Benggali
  2. Mak Mandin (GPS: 5.42478, 100.39263)
  3. Pekan Darat (GPS: 5.47358, 100.40118)
  4. Permatang Tok Gelam (GPS: 5.4895, 100.39785)
  5. Permatang Tok Jaya (GPS: 5.45764, 100.40123)
  6. Taman Mesra (GPS: 5.41388, 100.379)
  7. Taman Villa Permai
  8. Teluk Air Tawar (GPS: 5.47999, 100.38343)

Other sights in Butterworth

  1. Khian Guan Biscuit Manufacturing Co. (GPS: 5.41388, 100.379)

Roads in Butterworth

  1. Butterworth Outer Ring Road
  2. Jalan Allen
  3. Jalan Assumption
  4. Jalan Bagan Dalam
  5. Jalan Bagan Luar
  6. Jalan Heng Choon Thian
  7. Jalan Kampung Benggali
  8. Jalan Jeti Lama (Old Jetty Road)
  9. Jalan New Ferry
  10. Jalan St Mark
  11. Jalan Sungai Nyior
  12. Jalan Telaga Air

History of Butterworth

Butterworth gained significance from 1861 onwards, and the increase in mining activities in the Larut District propelled an economic boom that was experience by both Penang Island and Province Wellesley. Butterworth became the place where the railway station was built to receive tin ore from Larut. The ore is then transferred directly to steam ships docked at the wharves in Butterworth. From George Town comes railway passengers who bought their tickets in George Town, and were then transferred to the railway ferry to be taken to the awaiting train in Butterworth.

Today Butterworth continues to play its role as a transportation hub. The Butterworth Outer Ring Road cuts through the centre of town, allowing for rapid traffic dispersal across the town. The Deepwater Wharves are located to the south of the ferry terminal, Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim, while the North Butterworth Container Terminal is located to the north. There is a limited number of high-rise buildings in Butterworth compared to George Town.

Crossing the Prai Bridge, between Butterworth and Prai (20 October, 2009)

360° View of Butterworth on Google Maps Street View

View towards the Butterworth Ferry Terminal.

Getting there

Butterworth can be reached by road, rail and ferry. The Butterworth Railway Station is a major train terminus and is served by trains from Kuala Lumpur and Hatyai; you can even visit Butterworth when you stay in Bangkok. Visitors by road to Butterworth exit the North-South Expressway at the Prai Interchange (Exit 162) and take the Butterworth Outer Ring Road to Butterworth, exiting at either the Deep Water Wharves Interchange or the Chain Ferry Interchange.

Butterworth (29 January 2009)

Traveling in Malaysia

Butterworth Railway Station is one of the major railway stations in West Malaysia. However, most travelers either continue to George Town or head south to Kuala Lumpur or north of Bangkok. Whether you plan to stay in Kuala Lumpur or George Town, you can book your accommodtion online before you arrive.

List of housing estates in Butterworth

  1. Taman Aman Jaya
  2. Taman Bagan Lalang
  3. Taman Bayu
  4. Taman Bintang
  5. Taman Bunga Raya
  6. Taman Cantek
  7. Taman Cempaka Sari
  8. Taman Dahlia
  9. Taman Dedap
  10. Taman Dedap Indah
  11. Taman Limbungan
  12. Taman Mawar
  13. Taman Merbau
  14. Taman Mesra Permai
  15. Taman Molek
  16. Taman Pandan
  17. Taman Rathna
  18. Taman Riang
  19. Taman Robina
  20. Taman Segar
  21. Taman Sentral
  22. Taman Sin Tat
  23. Taman Tanjung
  24. Taman Tanjung Indah
  25. Taman Terbilang

List of villages in Butterworth

  1. Telok Air Tawar
  2. Kampung Bagan Dalam
  3. Kampung Bagan Jermal
  4. Kampung Bagan Lallang
  5. Kampung Gajah
  6. Kampung Jawa
  7. Kampung Manggis
  8. Kampung Nyiur
  9. Kampung Perlis
  10. Kampung Pokok Keras
  11. Kampung Sama Gagah Dalam
  12. Kampung Setol
  13. Kampung Siram
  14. Kampung Sungai Puyu
  15. Kampung Tengah

List of industrial estates in Butterworth

  1. Kawasan Perindustrian Mak Mandin
  2. Kawasan Perindustrian Teras Jaya
  3. Taman Perusahaan Sungai Lokan

List of road in Butterworth

  1. Gerbang Melur
  2. Gerbang Riang
  3. Jalan Allen
  4. Jalan Anggerik
  5. Jalan Bagan 1
  6. Jalan Bagan 6
  7. Jalan Bagan 11
  8. Jalan Bagan 13
  9. Jalan Bagan 15
  10. Jalan Bagan 17
  11. Jalan Bagan 19
  12. Jalan Bagan 21
  13. Jalan Bagan 23
  14. Jalan Bagan 25
  15. Jalan Bagan 27
  16. Jalan Bagan 29
  17. Jalan Bagan 31
  18. Jalan Bagan 33
  19. Jalan Bagan 35
  20. Jalan Bagan 37
  21. Jalan Bagan 39
  22. Jalan Bagan 41
  23. Jalan Bagan 45
  24. Jalan Bagan 47
  25. Jalan Bagan 49
  26. Jalan Bagan 53
  27. Jalan Bagan 59
  28. Jalan Bagan 61
  29. Jalan Bagan 65
  30. Jalan Bagan 67
  31. Jalan Bagan Baru 1
  32. Jalan Bulan
  33. Jalan Bunga Tanjung 1
  34. Jalan Bunga Tanjung 3
  35. Jalan Bunga Tanjung 4
  36. Jalan Bunga Tanjung 7
  37. Jalan Cempaka
  38. Jalan Ceri
  39. Jalan Chain Ferry
  40. Jalan Dedap
  41. Jalan Dedap 1
  42. Jalan Dedap 2
  43. Jalan Dedap 3
  44. Jalan Harbour Place
  45. Jalan Heap Seng Whatt
  46. Jalan Intan
  47. Jalan Kampung Baru
  48. Jalan Kampung Gajah
  49. Jalan Kampung Jawa
  50. Jalan Kampung Kastam
  51. Jalan Kapal
  52. Jalan Kemuning
  53. Jalan Kenanga
  54. Jalan Kilat
  55. Jalan Limbungan
  56. Jalan Loader
  57. Jalan Mak Mandin
  58. Jalan Melur
  59. Jalan Merbau
  60. Jalan Metcher
  61. Jalan Mewah
  62. Jalan Mewah 2
  63. Jalan Mohd Saad
  64. Jalan Ong Yi How
  65. Jalan Pantai
  66. Jalan Permatang Pauh
  67. Jalan Pulai
  68. Jalan Raja Uda
  69. Jalan Riang
  70. Jalan Selat
  71. Jalan Sinar
  72. Jalan St Marks
  73. Jalan Stewart
  74. Jalan Sungai Nyior
  75. Jalan Sungan Puyu
  76. Jalan Taman Molek
  77. Jalan Tanjung Jaya 1
  78. Jalan Teratai 1
  79. Jalan Teratai 2
  80. Jalan Teratai 3
  81. Jalan Terbilang
  82. Jalan Thamby Kecil
  83. Lebuh Riang 1
  84. Lebuh Riang 2
  85. Lebuhraya Kapal
  86. Lengkok Kapal
  87. Lintang Bulan
  88. Lintang Kapal
  89. Lintang Kenanga
  90. Lintang Riang
  91. Lintang Teratai
  92. Lorong Bagan Sena
  93. Lorong Berani 1
  94. Lorong Berani 3
  95. Lorong Bulan 1
  96. Lorong Bunga Rampai 3
  97. Lorong Bunga Rampai 4
  98. Lorong Bunga Rampai 5
  99. Lorong Bunga Rampai 6
  100. Lorong Bunga Rampai 8
  101. Lorong Bunga Tanjung 2
  102. Lorong Bunga Tanjung 5
  103. Lorong Cantek 1
  104. Lorong Cantek 2
  105. Lorong Cantek 3
  106. Lorong Cantek 5
  107. Lorong Cantek 6
  108. Lorong Cantek 8
  109. Lorong Cantek 10
  110. Lorong Cengal 1
  111. Lorong Cengal 3
  112. Lorong Cengal 4
  113. Lorong Cengal 6
  114. Lorong Cengal 7
  115. Lorong Cengal 8
  116. Lorong Cengkeh 1
  117. Lorong Cengkeh 3
  118. Lorong Cengkeh 5
  119. Lorong Cengkeh 7
  120. Lorong Cengkeh 9
  121. Lorong Ceri 1
  122. Lorong Ceri 2
  123. Lorong Ceri 4
  124. Lorong Ceri 5
  125. Lorong Ceri 6
  126. Lorong Ceri 7
  127. Lorong Dedap Indah 8
  128. Lorong Jawa 1, Kampung Jawa
  129. Lorong Jawa 2, Kampung Jawa
  130. Lorong Jawa 3, Kampung Jawa
  131. Lorong Jawa 4, Kampung Jawa
  132. Lorong Jawa 5, Kampung Jawa
  133. Lorong Jawa 6, Kampung Jawa
  134. Lorong Jawa 8, Kampung Jawa
  135. Lorong Kapal
  136. Lorong Kampung Kastam 1
  137. Lorong Kenanga
  138. Lorong Limbungan Indah 1
  139. Lorong Limbungan Indah 2
  140. Lorong Limbungan Indah 3
  141. Lorong Limbungan Indah 4
  142. Lorong Limbungan Indah 5
  143. Lorong Limbungan Indah 6
  144. Lorong Mak Mandin 1
  145. Lorong Mak Mandin 2
  146. Lorong Mak Mandin 4
  147. Lorong Mak Mandin 5
  148. Lorong Mak Mandin 5/1
  149. Lorong Mak Mandin 5/3
  150. Lorong Mak Mandin 5/5
  151. Lorong Mak Mandin 5/6
  152. Lorong Mak Mandin 5/8
  153. Lorong Melur 4
  154. Lorong Melur 5
  155. Lorong Melur 6
  156. Lorong Melur 7
  157. Lorong Melur 8
  158. Lorong Melur 10
  159. Lorong Merbau 1
  160. Lorong Merbau 3
  161. Lorong Merbau 5
  162. Lorong Molek 1
  163. Lorong Pandan Indah
  164. Lorong Pandan Indah 1
  165. Lorong Riang
  166. Lorong Segemal 1
  167. Lorong Segemal 3
  168. Lorong Segemal 4
  169. Lorong Segemal 5
  170. Lorong Segemal 6
  171. Lorong Segemal 7
  172. Lorong Seri Pinang 1
  173. Lorong Seri Pinang 2
  174. Lorong Seri Pinang 3
  175. Lorong Seri Pinang 4
  176. Lorong Seri Pinang 6
  177. Lorong Seri Pinang 7
  178. Lorong Seri Pinang 8
  179. Lorong Tanjung Aman 1
  180. Lorong Tanjung Aman 2
  181. Lorong Tanjung Aman 4
  182. Lorong Tanjung Aman 8
  183. Lorong Tanjung Indah 1
  184. Lorong Tanjung Indah 2
  185. Lorong Tanjung Indah 3
  186. Lorong Tanjung Indah 4
  187. Lorong Tanjung Jaya
  188. Lorong Teras Jaya
  189. Lorong Teras Jaya 1
  190. Lorong Teras Jaya 2
  191. Lorong Teras Jaya 3
  192. Lorong Teras Jaya 5
  193. Lorong Teras Jaya 7
  194. Lorong Teras Jaya 9
  195. Lorong Teratai
  196. Lorong Teratai Indah 2
  197. Lorong Teratai Indah 4
  198. Medan Cantek
  199. Medan Limbungan
  200. Medan Melur Utara
  201. Medan Riang
  202. Persiaran Seri Pinang
  203. Pintas Berani 1
  204. Pintas Berani 2
  205. Pintas Berani 3
  206. Pintas Berani 4
  207. Pintas Berani 5
  208. Solok Berani 1
  209. Solok Bulan
  210. Solok Cantek
  211. Solok Cengkeh
  212. Solok Riang
  213. Taman Dedap
  214. Taman Riang
  215. Taman Intan
  216. Taman Merbau
  217. Taman Pandan
  218. Tingkat Bagan Baru 1
  219. Tingkat Bagan Baru 2
  220. Tingkat Bagan Baru 3
  221. Tingkat Bagan Baru 4
  222. Tingkat Bagan Baru 5
  223. Tingkat Bagan Baru 6
  224. Tingkat Bagan Baru 8
  225. Tingkat Bagan Baru 10
  226. Tingkat Bagan Baru 12
  227. Tingkat Bagan Baru 14
  228. Tingkat Bagan Baru 16
  229. Tingkat Bagan Baru 18
  230. Tingkat Bagan Baru 20
  231. Tingkat Bagan Baru 22
  232. Tingkat Bulan 2
  233. Tingkat Bulan 4
  234. Tingkat Cantek 1
  235. Tingkat Cantek 3
  236. Tingkat Cantek 5
  237. Tingkat Kampung Kastam
  238. Tingkat Kemuning
  239. Tingkat Kenanga
  240. Tingkat Limbungan 1
  241. Tingkat Limbungan 2
  242. Tingkat Limbungan 3
  243. Tingkat Melur 1
  244. Tingkat Melur 3
  245. Tingkat Melur 5
  246. Tingkat Melur 7
  247. Tingkat Merbau 2
  248. Tingkat Molek
  249. Tingkat Teratai 1
  250. Tingkat Teratai 5
  251. Tingkat Riang
  252. Tingkat Selat

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