Sungai Nibong, Penang

Panorama of Sungai Nibong, Penang (2 October 2009)

Sungai Nibong is a neighbourhood on the east central side of Penang Island. Also written Sungai Nibung, it is best known as the Pesta Site as well as the location for the Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal.

Sungai Nibong was named after the river (sungai) that flowed through the area where in the old days, nibung palms grew. Nibung palms (Oncosperma tigillarium) produce wood suitable as building material. The district called Sungai Nibong comprises Sungai Nibong Besar and Sungai Nibong Kecil. Both are named after the rivers flowing through the area.

Hotels in Sungai Nibong

Among the mainstream hotels in the vicinity of Sungai Nibong include Eastin Hotel and Vistana Hotel.

Sights in Sungai Nibong

  1. Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal
  2. Sungai Nibong Tan Kongsi
  3. Pesta Site

Restaurants and other eateries in Sungai Nibong

  1. Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant
  2. Golden Cafe
  3. Kompleks Lebuh Nipah
  4. Kompleks Medan Suri
  5. Maa Roy Thai Seafood Restaurant
  6. Siriwan Thai Seafood Restaurant

Places of Worship in Sungai Nibong

  1. Masjid Jamek Sungai Nibong Besar
  2. Surau An-Nur

Clinics in Sungai Nibong

  1. Poliklinik I-Care

Schools in Sungai Nibong

  1. Kwang Hwa Primary School
  2. Shih Chung Branch School
  3. SMK Sungai Nibong

Businesses in Sungai Nibong

  1. Agensi Pekerjaan Strategi Setia
  2. Bamboo Catering
  3. Cellini (furniture)
  4. Classic Studio Hair Salon & Photo
  5. Diang Exhaust Pipe Service
  6. Duaria (car dealer)
  7. Hong Keong Hardware
  8. Hong Leong Bank
  9. Hot Print Design & Advertising
  10. Jion Pharmacy
  11. Kedai Gunting Rambut KST Global
  12. Kedai Teh Bamboo (tea shop)
  13. Medix Lab (medical lab)
  14. Northern Image (furniture)
  15. Sweet Forest Pastries
  16. Today Mini Market
  17. VG-I Hair Salon

Commercial Complexes in Sungai Nibong

  1. Bayan Point
  2. Ideal Avenue
  3. Krystal Point
  4. Krystal Point Corporate Park
  5. Lot 28 Sungai Nibong

Housing Estates in Sungai Nibong

  1. Bukit Kecil
  2. Pantai Jerejak
  3. Seri Anggun
  4. Taman Jerejak Villa
  5. Taman Sri Nibong

Serviced Apartments in Sungai Nibong

  1. B Suite

Apartments & Condominiums in Sungai Nibong

  1. Ixora Heights Apartment
  2. Kota Nibong Apartment
  3. Lavinia Apartment
  4. Lucky Gardens
  5. Mawar Apartment
  6. Medan Mutiara Apartment
  7. Melati Apartment
  8. Nibong Indah Apartment
  9. Seri Anggun Apartment
  10. Taman Jubilee Phase 2
  11. Taman Jubilee Phase 3
  12. Taman Lip Sin Apartments
  13. Taman Lip Sin Blocks 33 & 35
  14. Taman Lip Sin Block 37

The Bayan Lepas Elevated Highway in Sungai Nibong (17 January, 2012)

Sungai Nibung Kecil stretches from the Relau junction to the Bayan Baru Roundabout, and is often taken as part of Bukit Jambul and Bayan Baru.

Until the late 1970's, Sungai Nibong was an outskirt of George Town. It has since been absorbed as one of the residential suburbs. The housing estates here include Century Garden, Pantai Jerejak and Taman Sri Nibung. Much of the traditional Malay and Chinese villages in Sungai Nibong have been erased, except for the Malay kampung of Bukit Kecil.

Nibung palms (Oncosperma tigillarium), as seen south of Kemaman in TerenggarnuNibung palms (Oncosperma tigillarium), as seen south of Kemaman in Terenggarnu
Author: Scott Zona (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Public Transport in Sungai Nibong

Sungai Nibong is centrally located. Located 10.9 km from Magazine Circus, it is half way between the city and the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone. The many buses that pass by it include Rapid Penang Bus 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 401 and 705

Sungai Nibong Besar, the now canalised river that gave the area its name (22 October, 2012)

Amenities in Sungai Nibong

The nearest school in Sungai Nibong includes Kwang Hwa Primary School, Shih Chung (Primary) Branch School and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sungai Nibong. Nearby schools include Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Phor Tay and Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Keong Hoe in Sungai Dua. The nearest market in Sungai Nibong is the Lip Sin Market and Super Tanker Market. The nearest shopping mall is Queensbay Mall. Petrol stations in Sungai Nibung includes the Mobil at Pantai Jerejak, the Caltex and the two Shell stations near the Bayan Baru Roundabout. The nearest hospital is Pantai Hospital in Bayan Baru.


Traffic is usually smooth along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, the main thoroughfare through Sungai Nibung. The Bayan Lepas Elevated Highway further helps to reduce the congestion. Having said that, one exception to the rule is on Friday evenings, when the traffic slows to a crawl due to commuters heading towards the Penang Bridge north of Sungai Nibung, and the traffic lights at Jalan Sungai Dua, near USM. The junction at Jalan Aziz Ibrahim also experiences slow traffic on Wednesday nights where the Pasar Malam at Pantai Jerejak is in session.

View of Sungai Nibong from Queensbay Mall (2 October, 2009)

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