Timothy Tye
Sungai Puyu, Seberang Perai


Sungai Puyu (GPS: 5.44791, 100.39505) is a locality in Seberang Perai, Penang. It developed out of the village of Kampung Sungai Puyu. The main road, Jalan Sungai Puyu connects Jalan Sungai Dua in the northeast to Jalan Kampung Baru in the southwest. The area that is now Sungai Puyu is contiguous and overlaps with Kampung Benggali and Bagan Lalang. Nowadays the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) cuts across the Sungai Puyu area, splitting Jalan Sungai Puyu (see map) into two halves.

Location of Sungai Puyu on map

Sights in Sungai Puyu

  1. Butterworth Lay Buddhist Society (GPS: 5.4407, 100.39185)
  2. Masjid Jamek Sungai Puyu (GPS: 5.44754, 100.3943)
  3. Leng Seng Tang Temple (靈星堂) (GPS: 5.44719, 100.39463)
  4. Sungai Puyu Tua Pek Kong Temple (GPS: 5.44376, 100.39119)
  5. Wat Photichareantham (GPS: 5.44356, 100.39044)

Masjid Jamek Sungai Puyu.

The pekan or village heart of Sungai Puyu centres around the intersection between Jalan Sungai Puyu and Jalan Kampung Benggali. The area is still lined with semi-wooden village shophouses. The area remains semi rural, not much changed except for the arrival of the BORR a few years back. There isn't any major hotels in the vicinity. Among the sights worthy of note in the area includes its market, the mosque and a Chinese temple. There is a Thai Buddhist temple, called Wat Photichareantham, on the southern part of Sungai Puyu. Near its entrance is the Sungai Puyu Tua Pek Kong temple.

View of the village of Sungai Puyu along Jalan Sungai Puyu.

Going to Sungai Puyu

By car, get off the BORR at Exit 1707 (Bagan Lalang Interchange). Jalan Sungai Puyu (the stretch north of the BORR) is served by Rapid Penang bus 602, 604 and 605.

Sungai Puyu is on the map of Seberang Perai

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