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Relau 湖內

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Relau, PenangRelau, Penang (10 July, 2015)





Relau (GPS: 5.33012, 100.27698), (Traditional/Simplified Chinese: 湖內; Pinyin: Húnèi; Penang Hokkien: Or3lai33) is a neighbourhood in the south-central part of Penang Island. It is bordered by Paya Terubong to the north, Bukit Jambul and Sungai Nibong Kecil to the east, Bayan Baru to the south and Sungai Ara to the west.

Relau is believed to have been named after charcoal kilns or relau which were located there. The area is mostly agricultural until the early 1980's, when the land began to be cleared for development. Probably the most famous building until then was the villa built there by the last Kapitan Cina of Perak, Chung Thye Pin. Known as the Relau Villa, it is today in a dilapidated state.

Map of sights in Relau

Sights in Relau

  1. Metropolitan Park (GPS: 5.34681, 100.2713)
  2. Relau Kuan Yin Tong (GPS: 5.33781, 100.27752)
  3. Relau Rumah Charis (GPS: 5.3373, 100.26995)
  4. Relau Sepuluh Kongsi Chinese Cemetery (GPS: 5.33957, 100.27748)
  5. Relau Sepuluh Kongsi Columbarium (GPS: 5.33943, 100.27853)
  6. Relau Sports Complex (GPS: 5.34173, 100.2717)
  7. Relau Tua Pek Kong Temple (GPS: 5.3308, 100.27775)
  8. Relau Villa (GPS: 5.34558, 100.27194)
  9. Shrine of the Jade Emperor (GPS: 5.34585, 100.27241)
  10. Surau Raudhatul Jannah (GPS: 5.33754, 100.27849)
  11. Therapeutic Garden Relau (GPS: 5.34076, 100.2729)
  12. World War II Pill Box (GPS: 5.32957, 100.27576)

Eateries in Relau

  1. Golden Lake Cafe (GPS: 5.33078, 100.27887)
  2. Hameediyah Restaurant (GPS: 5.33384, 100.27626)
  3. Pisa Corner Cafe (GPS: 5.32952, 100.2785)
  4. Lucky Eatery Food Court (GPS: 5.32926, 100.27816)
  5. Triple Q FZ Apom Balik (GPS: 5.33091, 100.27963)

Banks in Relau

Clinics in Relau

Petrol Stations in Relau

  1. Petronas Relau (GPS: 5.33792, 100.27429)
  2. Shell Relau (GPS: 5.33745, 100.27453)

Businesses in Relau

  1. 7-Eleven (convenience store)
  2. Anakku store (infant accessories)
  3. Bosch Car Service
  4. Happy Mart (convenience store)
  5. Keat Dee (furniture shop)
  6. Pajak Gadai Sheng Lon (pawn shop)
  7. Pusat Tayar dan Bateri Relau
  8. Rheco Pharmacy
  9. Shu Tong Mow (optician)
  10. Tang Ee Hardware Trading
  11. Tyres World

Markets in Relau

  1. Komplex Sri Aman Market & Hawker Centre (GPS: 5.33585, 100.27648)
  2. Relau Market Complex & Hawker Centre (GPS: 5.33211, 100.27438)

Schools in Relau

  1. Min Sin Primary School (GPS: 5.33184, 100.28239)
  2. Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Relau (GPS: 5.33333, 100.27494)

Commercial Properties in Relau

  1. Sri Relau Complex (GPS: 5.33131, 100.2801)

Map of residential properties in Relau

Residential Properties (Apartments & Housing Estates) in Relau

  1. Desa Alor Vista Apartment (GPS: 5.34559, 100.27092)
  2. Desa Bukit Jambul (GPS: 5.33356, 100.28129)
  3. Desa Indah Relau Apartment Block 1 (GPS: 5.33867, 100.27775) , Block 33 (GPS: 5.33818, 100.27919) and Block 86 (GPS: 5.33811, 100.27835)
  4. Desa May Apartment (GPS: 5.33395, 100.27909)
  5. Desamas Melur Apartment (GPS: 5.33995, 100.27377)
  6. Gardens Ville Apartment (GPS: 5.33681, 100.27125)
  7. Iconic Skies Condominium (GPS: 5.33798, 100.27328)
  8. Imperial Residences (GPS: 5.33464, 100.27145)
  9. Jambul Court Apartment (GPS: 5.33472, 100.28021)
  10. Jambul View Apartment (GPS: 5.33476, 100.27983)
  11. Jambul Villa (GPS: 5.33355, 100.27894)
  12. Lakeside Tower (GPS: 5.34539, 100.27619)
  13. Marina Tower (GPS: 5.34079, 100.27346)
  14. Oasis Residences (GPS: 5.34131, 100.26938)
  15. One Imperial (GPS: 5.33393, 100.27305)
  16. Pangsapuri Seri Nilam (GPS: 5.32857, 100.2779)
  17. Parkview Towers (GPS: 5.34474, 100.27587)
  18. Relau Indah Condominium (GPS: 5.33198, 100.28021)
  19. Relau Intan Apartment (GPS: 5.33851, 100.27403)
  20. Relau Vista Apartment (GPS: 5.34193, 100.27044)
  21. Setia Vista (GPS: 5.34159, 100.26783)
  22. Sierra East Condominium (GPS: 5.33651, 100.27914)
  23. Skycube Residence Condominium (GPS: 5.33621, 100.26928)
  24. Sri Aman Apartment Block 1 & 3 (GPS: 5.33567, 100.27765)
  25. Sri Aman Apartment Block D (GPS: 5.33538, 100.27652)
  26. Sri Aman Apartment Block G (GPS: 5.33298, 100.27893)
  27. Sri Bukit Jambul Apartment (GPS: 5.33242, 100.28122)
  28. Summerhill Villas (GPS: 5.33839, 100.26962)
  29. Taman Alor Vista Apartment (GPS: 5.34208, 100.26906)
  30. Taman Bendera (GPS: 5.33936, 100.27385)
  31. Taman Desa Aman (GPS: 5.33946, 100.27652)
  32. Taman Desa Relau 2 (GPS: 5.34405, 100.271)
  33. Taman Relau Mutiara (GPS: 5.34371, 100.27187)
  34. Taman Seri Sari (Sunshine Garden) (GPS: 5.33213, 100.27735)
  35. Taman Sri Angsana Block 6 (GPS: 5.34039, 100.27167)
  36. Taman Sri Angsana Block 9 (GPS: 5.34094, 100.27149)
  37. Tunas Residency (GPS: 5.33019, 100.27893)
  38. Victoria Heights (GPS: 5.33468, 100.27919)
  39. Villa Condominium (Taman Desa Relau 1) (GPS: 5.34213, 100.27256)
  40. Villa Kejora (GPS: 5.33366, 100.27706)
  41. Vista Condominium (GPS: 5.3444, 100.27268)

Streets in Relau


Relau, Penang (10 February, 2013)





By the 1990's much of Relau has transformed into residential estates, mostly in the form of apartments ranging from low to medium cost. To cater to the surrounding needs, the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) created the Metropolitan Park. It has recreational facilities for the people living on the southern part of Penang Island.

Public Transport

Relau is served by Rapid Penang Bus 301 and 306.

Relau is 14.3 km from Magazine Circus, making it of a moderate distance from the city centre. It is more suitable for people working in Bayan Lepas than in the city.

Shophouses in Relau, Penang (3 September 2011)

Amenities in Relau

The nearest market is the Relau Market at Kompleks Sri Aman. The nearest schools include Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Relau, Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Sungai Ara, Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chong Cheng, Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Min Sin and Sekolah Menengah Sungai Ara. The nearest shopping mall is Bukit Jambul Complex in neighbouring Bukit Jambul. Sunshine Square, Queensbay Mall and Giant Hypermarket are a short distance from Relau. The petrol stations in Relau include a Shell and a Petronas. The nearest hospital is Pantai Hospital.

Traffic in Relau

Relau is a landlocked, with the hills of Paya Terubong to the north of it. Access is through Jalan Paya Terubong from the north, Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim from the south, and Tingkat Bukit Jambul from the east.

Traffic is very heavy on the main road especially during the morning and evening rush hour. A large amount of the traffic comes from vehicles passing through Relau from Air Itam and Paya Terubong. The flow is southbound in the morning, as workers head to Bayan Lepas for work, and in the opposite direction in the evening. This often cause much congestion at the Relau junction as well as at the junction of Persiaran Bukit Jambul with Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim.

Relau is one of the places where you can get relatively inexpensive housing. However, you need to bear with the heavy traffic during rush hour. On the plus side, Relau is relatively close to many shopping malls. Schools are also relatively closeby.

High-rise apartments in Relau (10 February, 2013)


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