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Simpang Ampat, Seberang Perai

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Simpang AmpatSimpang Ampat (22 August, 2005)

Simpang Ampat (GPS: 5.28224, 100.47683), (Traditional/Simplified Chinese: 新邦安拔; Pinyin: Xīnbāng Ānbá) is a town and subdistrict within the district of Seberang Perai Selatan, in Seberang Perai. It is located between the subdistricts of Bukit Mertajam and Sungai Bakap. Permatang Tinggi which is within Bukit Mertajam, is to the immediate north of Simpang Ampat. The townships and housing estates in Simpang Ampat are contiguous to Permatang Tinggi and Sungai Bakap, though as far as administration is concerned, Sungai Junjong forms the geographical demarkation separating Seberang Perai Tengah from Seberang Perai Selatan. Across from Simpang Ampat is the Bukit Mertajam neighbourhood of Permatang Tinggi.

According to the demarcation on Google Maps, Simpang Ampat proper encompasses the entire area from Juru all the way until Valdor, and includes Batu Kawan, Permatang Tinggi, Bukit Minyak, Bukit Tambun, and smaller villages within the area.

Traditionally the main road through Simpang Ampat is Federal Route 1. The town centre, or pekan, is located on that road, known simply as Jalan Besar or Simpang Ampat Main Road, between the junctions of Jalan Tasek (state route P124) to the north and Jalan Bukit Tambun (state route P172) to the south.

The newer part of Simpang Ampat was developed to the east, such as Bandar Tasek Mutiara, and the smaller housing estates to the southwest of the old town. Since 2005, parcels of land in Simpang Ampat have been developed into new housing estate, to cater to the housing needs of Penang's growing population.

Location of sights in Simpang Ampat on the map

Hotels in Simpang Ampat

  1. JV Hotel (GPS: 5.292412, 100.478747)

Places of Interest in Simpang Ampat

  1. Mountain View Golf Resort (GPS: 5.26066, 100.51001)
  2. Pearl City Mall (GPS: 5.277, 100.49094)

Petrol Stations in Permatang Tinggi

  1. Petronas Simpang Ampat 1 (GPS: 5.281419, 100.476230)
  2. Petronas Jalan Iks Simpang Ampat (GPS: 5.262978, 100.473804)
  3. Shell Simpang Ampat (GPS: 5.289497, 100.478629)

Public transport stations in Simpang Ampat

  1. Simpang Ampat Railway Station (GPS" 5.28602, 100.48098)

Public Amenities in Simpang Ampat

  1. Simpang Ampat Police Station (GPS: 5.285294, 100.476763)
  2. Simpang Ampat Post Office (GPS: 5.263421, 100.474477)

Places of worship in Simpang Ampat

  1. Qi Sheng Niang Miao Temple (GPS: 5.26446, 100.46482)

Schools in Simpang Ampat

  1. GEMS International School Pearl City (GPS: 5.278657, 100.489955)
  2. Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Merak Munaung (GPS: 5.264289, 100.465410)
  3. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Simpang Ampat (GPS: 5.279084, 100.476388)
  4. SMK Mutiara Impian (GPS: 5.274414, 100.477727)

Businesses in Simpang Ampat

360° View of Simpang Ampat on Google Maps Street View

Simpang AmpatThe flyover over the electrified railway line at Simpang Ampat (22 August, 2005)

Housing estates in Simpang Ampat

  1. Bandar Tasek Mutiara
  2. Taman Belibis
  3. Taman Cegar
  4. Taman Enggang Indah
  5. Taman Idaman
  6. Taman Intan Cempaka
  7. Taman Jentayu
  8. Taman Kasawari
  9. Taman Keruing
  10. Taman Mas
  11. Taman Merak
  12. Taman Murai Jaya
  13. Taman Tambun Indah
  14. Taman Tambun Jaya
  15. Taman Tempua
  16. Taman Tiong Mas

Townships in Simpang Ampat

Villages in Simpang Ampat

Getting there

Exit the North-South Expressway at Exit 158 (Bukit Tambun Interchange) and then take Jalan Bukit Tambun (state route P172) east to reach Pekan Simpang Ampat.

Location of Simpang Ampat on the map

Simpang Ampat is on the map of Seberang Perai

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