Kepala Batas (GPS: 5.51666, 100.42552), (Traditional/Simplified Chinese: 甲抛峇底; Pinyin: Jiǎpāo Bādǐ) is a township in Seberang Perai Utara. It is the northenmost major town on Penang Mainland. The name Kepala Batas means "head of the bund". It is a common name in agricultural villages where rice is grown. There is another town called Kepala Batas in Kedah.
Kepala Batas in Penang is the hometown for Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, a former prime minister of Malaysia, who was also the Member of Parliament for Kepala Batas from 1978 until 2013.
Jalan Kubang Menderung is the main road through Kepala Batas. It runs east-west, connecting the Federal Route 1 to the west with the North-South Expressway Northern Route. The other main road in town was named Jalan Datuk Haji Ahmad Badawi.
Sunshine Bertam Shopping Mall is a newly opened shopping mall in Kepala Batas. It is located just off Jalan Kubang Menderung. Located just off the North-South Expressway is the Penang Golf Resort designed with a number of man-made lakes. At the heart of Kepala Batas, near the main intersection between jalan Kubang Menderung and Jalan Datuk Haji Ahmad Badawi, is Hotel Seri Malaysia.
Check list of businesses listed under the road pages. Below are the ones not listed there.
Ban Li Spray Painting and Parts, TBP 4850 Lahar Ikan Mati, Paya Keladi, 13200 Kepala Batas, Penang.
Schools in Kepala Batas
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Haji Abdul Kadir (GPS: 5.51469, 100.43017)
SRJK Cina Pei Yu, Jalan Datuk Haji Ahmad Badawi
Housing Estates in Kepala Batas
Taman Aman Putera
Taman Bertam Indah
Taman Haji Abdullah Fahim
Taman Seri Indah
Taman Seri Serdang
If you are coming by car, get out of the North-South Expressway at Exit 166 (Bertam Interchange). Rapid Penang bus 601, 604A and 610 serve Kepala Batas. The bus stops are along Federal Route 1 (called Jalan Kedah here), Jalan Kubang Menderung and Lorong Bertam Indah 15.
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