(18 May, 2013)
is an upscale residential neighbourhood in Penang. It is a neighbourhood within the district of Gelugor
. It is bordered by Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
to the east, Brown Garden to the north, Universiti Sains Malaysia
to the south, and Jalan Bukit Gambier
to the west.
The development of Minden Heights began in the 1970's to provide housing to the teaching staff of USM. Since then, it has become a choice residential location for the upple middle income, professionals and executives. The properties in Minden Heights comprise bungalows, semi-detached houses as well as some link houses. At the periphery of the housing estate are a few condominium blocks such as U-Garden.
Location of sights in Minden Heights
Sights at Minden Heights
- Dato' Jenaton's Grave (GPS: 5.36013, 100.29914)
- Sekolah Kebangsaan Minden Heights (GPS: 5.36653, 100.30509)
- Surau Changkat Minden (GPS: 5.36542, 100.30358)
Residential Properties in Minden Heights
- Halaman Sentosa (GPS: 5.35971, 100.29853)
- Minden Garden Residence (GPS: 5.3602, 100.29534)
- Palm Palladium Condominium (GPS: 5.35778, 100.29721)
- Palm Residences (GPS: 5.35903, 100.2966)
- Taman Utama Flats (GPS: 5.36076, 100.29627)
- U-Garden Condominium (GPS: 5.36044, 100.29715)
- White Lily @ Minden Heights (GPS: 5.35859, 100.29576)
Businesses in Minden Heights
- Klinik Aman
Location of Minden Heights
Minden Heights is 7.9 km from Magazine Circus, making it moderately near to the city centree.
Public Transport in Minden Heights
Bus No. 301
pass along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah. There aren't any buses that go right into Minden Heights, meaning if you need to take a bus, you have to walk all the way to the main road which from the deepest part of Minden Heights can take you well over half an hour. It is an affluent neighbourhood where everybody is expected to have his own car.
Amenities at Minden Heights
The nearest school in Minden Heights is the following Malay schools: Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Minden Heights, Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Sungai Gelugor, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Haji Mohd Nor Ahmad, Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Bukit Gambir
and Sekoleh Menengah Bukit Gambier
. There is also one Tamil primary school, Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Subramaniya Barathee. The nearest markets from Minden Heights are the Jelutong Market
and the Batu Lanchang Market
. The nearest hypermarket is Tesco Penang
while the nearest shopping mall is Queensbay Mall
. The nearest hospital is Lam Wah Ee Hospital
. Minden Heights is less than 10
minutes from the Penang Bridge
Lebuh Minden 1, Gelugor
(18 May, 2013)
Traffic at Minden Heights
Minden Heights is a low density area bordered by two major roads, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
and Jalan Bukit Gambier. The Sungai Nibong Expressway takes some load off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
which nonetheless still gets quite congested during rush hour, particularly on Friday evenings, with traffic heading towards the Penang Bridge.
Minden Heights is a choice neighbourhood for the affluent, and is perhaps second only to Jesselton Heights as being the choicest real estate on Penang Island. If you can afford an address here, you will have very much "arrived" in Penang.
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