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. 98 Mart
  4. 99 Optics
  5. 101 Minimarket
  6. Abadi Gemilang Tuition Centre
  7. Akuarium Macallum
  8. Al Ameen Mart
  9. Arizona Internet Cafe
  10. Chee Khoon Printings Sdn Bhd
  11. E-Perfect Hair & Beauty Salon
  12. EC4U (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (exterminator)
  13. Emay Hair Saloon
  14. Feel Hair Studio
  15. Impact Artworks Sticker Shop
  16. In-Style Hair Dressing
  17. JV Hair Saloon
  18. Kedai Gaharu Lean Heng Heong
  19. Kedai Kain Goh Huat (M) Sdn Bhd
  20. Kedai Serbaneka Saujana
  21. Kedai Ubat Looi Chiang Meng
  22. Kim Hong DIY Enterprise
  23. Klinik Bersatu
  24. Lily Style Hair Salon
  25. Lovings Dough
  26. Macallum Pharmacy
  27. P. Siva Enterprise Hair Saloon (barber)
  28. Pao Pao Mini Market
  29. Pasaraya Madina
  30. Pasaraya Senyum Mart
  31. Pasar Mini Majujaya
  32. Poh Kim Mini Market
  33. Pro Eyecare
  34. Public Bank
  35. Punitha Murugen Store
  36. Pusat Refleksologi Lapan Lapan
  37. Pusat Tuisyen Harapan Utama
  38. Pusat Tuisyen Ilmu Perkasa
  39. Serambi G Mart
  40. Seventh Hills Trading (dates trader)
  41. Sheng Pao Enterprise (water filters)
  42. Siang Yi Hang
  43. SKA Laundry Services
  44. SNR Internet Cafe
  45. Super Power BK Enterprise
  46. Tres Cut Hair Studio
  47. W Yuan Enterprise Laundry
  48. Wonder World Internet Cafe
  49. 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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