Macallum Street Ghaut, George Town, Penang



Macallum Street Ghaut, as seen from Kompleks Pulau Mutiara Block 8A (25 January, 2013)

Macallum Street Ghaut is both a street as well as neighbourhood in George Town, Penang. The Macallum Street Ghaut area was created in the early 1980's as an extension of Macallum Street when land reclamation extended the shoreline outward. This enabled the served by Macallum Street Ghaut and Cecil Street Ghaut to be developed. Until then, both streets were paths that led to the swampy coast. (Much of the eastern coastline of Penang Island was lined with mangrove swamps which were progressively cleared, though the mangrove reestablishes itself in some places.)

The Macallum Street Ghaut neighbourhood was developed in stages with low- to medium-cost apartments. Among the earliest were the PDC Flats namely blocks 346, 349, 350, 352 and 354, located between Macallum Street Ghaut and Cecil Street Ghaut. Facing Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway are the Macallum Flats block 1, 2 and 3.

Macallum Street Ghaut, as seen from street level (25 January, 2013)

A more recent development in the Macallum Street Ghaut area is a high-rise apartment complex known as Pelangi Apartment. It comprises blocks 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 along Lintang Macallum 2, and Blocks 358, 360 and 362 at Lintang Macallum 1, near the mouth of Sungai Pinang. There is also a small area of landed low-cost houses accessed via Pintasan Cecil. The newest development is presently the Sri Saujana Apartment blocks 42A, 42B and 43C, occupying part of the area that was the former Koay Jetty.

In addition to the residential property, there are also commercial properties at Macallum Street Ghaut. Perhaps the most prominent are Kompleks Pulau Mutiara, which houses the wholesale market relocated from Sia Boey, and Harbour Trade Centre.

Sri Saujana Commercial Block, Macallum Street Ghaut (25 January, 2013)

Sights in the Macallum Street Ghaut neighbourhood

  1. Harbour Trade Centre
  2. Hong San Keong Temple
  3. Kompleks Pulau Mutiara
  4. Medicine Buddha Shrine Hall (Pu Ai Community Service Centre)
  5. Nine Emperor Gods Temple
  6. San Jiang Temple

View inside Sri Saujana Apartment block (25 January, 2013)

Eateries in the Macallum Street Ghaut area

  1. Each a Cup
  2. Kedai Kopi QB
  3. Kim Lye Cafe
  4. Leong Seng Kopitiam
  5. Restoran Seven Star
  6. Ru Yi Cafe
  7. Sin Ban Leng Cafe

Apartments in the Macallum Street Ghaut area

  1. Macallum Street Ghaut PDC Flats
  2. Pangsapuri Pelangi
  3. Sri Saujana Apartment

School in the Macallum Street Ghaut area

  1. Li Tek Primary School
  2. Olympia College, Penang

Businesses at Macallum Street Ghaut

  1. 7-Eleven
  2. 24 Xpress
  3. 99 Optics
  4. 101 Minimarket
  5. Abadi Gemilang Tuition Centre
  6. Akuarium Macallum
  7. Al Ameen Mart
  8. Arizona Internet Cafe
  9. Chee Khoon Printings Sdn Bhd
  10. E-Perfect Hair & Beauty Salon
  11. EC4U (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (exterminator)
  12. Emay Hair Saloon
  13. Feel Hair Studio
  14. Impact Artworks Sticker Shop
  15. In-Style Hair Dressing
  16. JV Hair Saloon
  17. Kedai Gaharu Lean Heng Heong
  18. Kedai Kain Goh Huat (M) Sdn Bhd
  19. Kedai Serbaneka Saujana
  20. Kim Hong DIY Enterprise
  21. Klinik Bersatu
  22. Lily Style Hair Salon
  23. Lovings Dough
  24. Macallum Pharmacy
  25. P. Siva Enterprise Hair Saloon (barber)
  26. Pao Pao Mini Market
  27. Pasaraya Madina
  28. Pasaraya Senyum Mart
  29. Pasar Mini Majujaya
  30. Poh Kim Mini Market
  31. Pro Eyecare
  32. Public Bank
  33. Punitha Murugen Store
  34. Pusat Refleksologi Lapan Lapan
  35. Pusat Tuisyen Harapan Utama
  36. Pusat Tuisyen Ilmu Perkasa
  37. Serambi G Mart
  38. Seventh Hills Trading (dates trader)
  39. Sheng Pao Enterprise (water filters)
  40. Siang Yi Hang
  41. SKA Laundry Services
  42. SNR Internet Cafe
  43. Tres Cut Hair Studio
  44. W Yuan Enterprise Laundry
  45. Wonder World Internet Cafe
  46. ZYZ Coin Laundry

Another view of Macallum Street Ghaut (25 January, 2013)

Gat Lebuh Macallum road sign (6 February, 2013)

Getting there

Macallum Street Ghaut is served by Rapid Penang bus 303.

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