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.
Minden Heights is 7.9 km from Magazine Circus, making it moderately near to the city centree.
Public Transport in Minden Heights
Rapid Penang Bus No. 301, 303, 304, 401 and 704 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.
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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