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Kepala Batas


Kepala BatasKepala Batas (22 July, 2015)



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.

Map of Kepala Batas

Hotels in Kepala Batas

  1. Hotel Seri Malaysia (GPS: 5.51558, 100.43153)

Sights in and around kepala Batas

  1. Bertam House (GPS: 5.51782, 100.43649)
  2. Bertam Fire & Rescue Department Air Base (GPS: 5.54938, 100.4855)
  3. Bumbung Lima Pillbox (GPS: 5.56225, 100.42786)
  4. Hospital Kepala Batas (GPS: 5.51155, 100.43735)
  5. Kraftangan Malaysia Pulau Pinang (GPS: 5.51649, 100.44676)
  6. Merdeka Bridge (GPS: 5.56376, 100.42806)
  7. Pantai Kamloon (GPS: 5.56404, 100.44477)
  8. Penang Golf Resort (GPS: 5.52586, 100.44303)
  9. Sunshine Bertam Shopping Mall (GPS: 5.51634, 100.44974)

Villages in Kepala Batas

  1. Bumbung Lima (GPS: 5.55601, 100.4416)
  2. Lahar Tiang (GPS: 5.5483, 100.48027)
  3. Pajak Song (GPS: 5.500556, 100.426105)
  4. Permatang Buluh (GPS: 5.55601, 100.4416)
  5. Permatang Tinggi (GPS: 5.54243, 100.43406)
  6. Pinang Tunggal (GPS: 5.55279, 100.50266)
  7. Tanjung Rambai (GPS: 5.48549, 100.42613)

Mosques in Kepala Batas

  1. Masjid Abdullah Fahim (GPS: 5.52052, 100.46396)
  2. Masjid Al-Jamiul Badawi (GPS: 5.51491, 100.42549)
  3. Masjid Jamek Al-Hidayah (GPS: 5.54885, 100.47977)
  4. Masjid Jamek Permatang Buloh (GPS: 5.48465, 100.42563)
  5. Masjid Kampung Banggol (GPS: 5.48505, 100.45024)

Chinese Temples in Kepala Batas

  1. Tau Bo Keong Temple (GPS: 5.50967, 100.43267)

Banks in Kepala Batas

  1. Affin Bank (GPS: 5.516578, 100.421659)
  2. Agro Bank (GPS: 5.517210, 100.430616)
  3. Bank Islam (GPS: 5.517230, 100.431872)
  4. Bank Simpanan Nasional (GPS: 5.517923, 100.438324)
  5. CIMB Bank (GPS: 5.515958, 100.430435)
  6. Hong Leong Bank (GPS: 5.517218, 100.431085)
  7. Public Bank (GPS: 5.517226, 100.431268)

Petrol Stations in Kepala Batas

  1. Caltex Kepala Batas (GPS: 5.522088, 100.426644)
  2. Petron Kepala Batas (GPS: 5.521113, 100.426132)
  3. Petronas Bertam (GPS: 5.517565, 100.449652)
  4. Petronas Kepala Batas (GPS: 5.515031, 100.418813)
  5. Shell Bertam (GPS: 5.517348, 100.432355)

Commercial Development in Kepala Batas

  1. Bertam Perdana (GPS: 5.51708, 100.44951)

Civic buildings & government departments in Kepala Batas

  1. Engineering Office, Public Works Department, JKR (GPS: 5.51306, 100.43862)
  2. Kepala Batas Post Office (GPS: 5.51664, 100.43064)
  3. Millennium Hall (GPS: 5.51442, 100.43763)
  4. National Registration Department, Bertam Branch (GPS: 5.51272, 100.43627)
  5. Penang Library, Bertam Branch (GPS: 5.51321, 100.43763)
  6. Seberang Perai Utara Land Office (GPS: 5.51451, 100.43598)
  7. Wisma Persekutuan, Seberang Perai Utara (GPS: 5.51218, 100.43611)

Roads in Kepala Batas

Businesses in Kepala Batas

Check list of businesses listed under the road pages. Below are the ones not listed there.
  1. Ban Li Spray Painting and Parts, TBP 4850 Lahar Ikan Mati, Paya Keladi, 13200 Kepala Batas, Penang.

Schools in Kepala Batas

  1. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Haji Abdul Kadir (GPS: 5.51469, 100.43017)
  2. SRJK Cina Pei Yu, Jalan Datuk Haji Ahmad Badawi

Housing Estates in Kepala Batas

  1. Taman Aman Putera
  2. Taman Bertam Indah
  3. Taman Haji Abdullah Fahim
  4. Taman Sepakat
  5. Taman Seri Indah
  6. Taman Seri Serdang

Getting there

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.

Kepala Batas is on the map of Seberang Perai

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