Tanjung Bungah, Penang

Tanjung Bungah, PenangTanjung Bungah, Penang (10 June, 2016)

Tanjung Bungah (GPS: 5.46562, 100.28071), (Traditional Chinese: 丹絨武雅; Simplified Chinese: 丹绒武雅; Pinyin: Dānróng Wǔyā) also written Tanjong Bungah but never Tanjung Bunga, is a seaside neighbourhood on the northern coast of Penang Island. The name Tanjung Bungah is a fractured fusion of modern and old Malay spelling of the place, but is the most commonly used form. The name means "Flower Cape", and refers to the cape comprising several promontories that jut out into the sea between Tanjong Bungah Bay and Tanjong Tokong.

Jalan Tanjung Bungah, the main road, starts at the junction of Jalan Gajah, near the Chinese Swimming Club, to Mar Vista. Within the Tanjung Bungah neighbourhood is the Malay village served by the Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque. Marina Tower Condominium marks the northern end of Tanjung Bungah, while Mar Vista is the start of Batu Ferringhi.

Location of selected sights in Tanjung Bungah on the map

Hotels in Tanjung Bungah

  1. Chymes (GPS: 5.46611, 100.28406)
  2. Copthorne Orchid Hotel (GPS: 5.466712, 100.292108)
  3. Croisette Villa (GPS: 5.46611, 100.28406)
  4. Flamingo by the Beach Hotel (GPS: 5.46611, 100.28406)
  5. Four Points by Sheraton Penang (GPS: 5.46611, 100.28406)
  6. Hotel Sentral Seaview (GPS: 5.46611, 100.28406)
  7. Lost Paradise Resort (GPS: 5.46611, 100.28406)
  8. Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort (GPS: 5.46611, 100.28406)

Street Art in Tanjung Bungah

  1. Give Me 5 Cyclist Sculpture (GPS: 5.46627, 100.28873)

Sights in and around Tanjung Bungah

  1. College General (GPS: 5.46123, 100.30176)
  2. Geok San Soo Temple (GPS: 5.46481, 100.28492)
  3. Penang Water Sports Centre (GPS: 5.46934, 100.27775)
  4. Pulau Tikus (GPS: 5.4763, 100.29723)
  5. Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque (GPS: 5.46859, 100.27822)

Amenities in Tanjung Bungah

  1. Tanjung Bungah Bus Terminal (GPS: 5.46476, 100.28471)
  2. Tanjung Bungah Market (GPS: 5.46338, 100.28481)

The nearest public schools are Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjung Bungah and Sekolah Menengah Tanjung Bungah. Dalat International School is also nearby. Nearest market is the Tanjung Bungah Market. The nearest shopping mall is Island Plaza. The nearest hospital is Penang Adventist Hospital. The Tanjung Bungah Post Office serves the neighbourhood.

Eateries in Tanjung Bungah

  1. 2020 Seafood
  2. Kedai Kopi Sin Lee Hin
  3. Seawind Beach Cafe (GPS: 5.464, 100.3059)

Businesses in Tanjung Bungah

  1. I Home Bakery Ingredients
  2. SmileBay Dental Surgery, Tanjung Bungah
  3. Sunflower Homemade Cakes

Schools in Tanjung Bungah

  1. Dalat International School (GPS: 5.46661, 100.28982)
  2. Pyjama Drama Penang (GPS: 5.454826, 100.290447)
  3. SMK Tanjong Bunga (GPS: 5.45759, 100.2925)

Apartments & Condominiums in Tanjung Bungah

  1. Bayshore Apartment
  2. Bukit Pelangi
  3. Cara Vista
  4. Coastal Tower
  5. Desa Embun Emas
  6. Diamond Villa
  7. Grand Ocean
  8. Harmony Residence
  9. Horizon Tower
  10. Infinity Condominium
  11. Menara Asas
  12. Mira Residence
  13. Pearl View
  14. Ratu Mutiara
  15. Skyhome
  16. Sri Golden Bay Condominiums
  17. Straits Regency Condominiums
  18. The Cove

Housing Estates in Tanjung Bungah

  1. Permai Gardens

Streets in Tanjung Bungah

  1. Green Brook Drive
  2. Jalan Batu Bukit
  3. Jalan Bintang
  4. Jalan Bunga Hinai
  5. Jalan Bunga Melati
  6. Jalan Bunga Kaca Piring
  7. Jalan Bunga Telang
  8. Jalan Cengai
  9. Jalan Evergreen
  10. Jalan Fettes
  11. Jalan Gajah
  12. Jalan Jati
  13. Jalan Kebun Sangka
  14. Jalan Lim Liew Saik
  15. Jalan Meranti
  16. Jalan Merbau
  17. Jalan Rusa
  18. Jalan Sateria
  19. Jalan Tanjung Tokong Lama
  20. Jalan Telaga Air
  21. Lebuh Orchard
  22. Lebuhraya Barat Fettes
  23. Lebuhraya Fettes Kedua
  24. Lebuhraya Fettes Ketiga
  25. Lebuhraya Fettes Pertama
  26. Lebuhraya Selatan Fettes
  27. Lebuhraya Timur Fettes
  28. Lebuhraya Utara Fettes
  29. Lintang Fettes
  30. Lorong Bunga Kaca Piring
  31. Lorong Gajah
  32. Medan Fettes
  33. New Spring Drive
  34. Persiaran Hablor
  35. Persiaran Green Hill
  36. Tanjung Bungah Park
  37. Tingkat Fettes

Rivers in Tanjung Bungah

  1. Sungai Kechil

Tanjung Bungah, PenangTanjung Bungah, Penang (2 November, 2013)

Tanjung Bungah, PenangTanjung Bungah, Penang (2 November, 2013)


As the main road, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, has been widened, the heavy traffic is no longer an issue.

Tanjung Bungah on Google Maps Street View

The view along a stretch of Jalan Tanjung Bungah, the main road.

Batu Ferringhi, Penang (23 December, 2003)

Tanjung Bungah was the choice picnic strip for the people of Penang since the early fifties. During that time, Batu Ferringhi has not yet been developed, comprising just a hill road serving the string of fishing villagers along the coastline. The people living in George Town would head for Tanjung Bungah during the weekends for picnics. During those days, the sea was still clean enough to swim in, and sightings of jelly fish was less common.

Swimming and water-borne activities have always been a feature in Tanjung Bungah. As a result, both the Penang Swimming Club as well as the Penang Chinese Swimming Club are located here.

Over the years, as the quality of the sea water deteriorate due to the discharge of raw sewage, the resulting pollution makes it a breeding ground of jelly fish. As a result, the sea all along the northern belt is no longer suitable for swimming. Even so, it has not halted the development of the coastline, which saw a construction boom in the early 1980's, and again in the new millennium. Most of the development in Tanjong Bungah are upmarket residential units and super condominiums catering to the filthy rich. The present round of construction has planted a good number of skyscrapers along the Tanjung Bungah coastline, many rising to 40 storeys. They co-habit the Tanjung Bungah strip with the Malay village and Chinese community that has been at Tanjung Bungah for decades.

Tanjung BungahTanjung Bungah (1 April, 2009)

Tanjung Bungah beachTanjung Bungah beach (1 April, 2009)

Luxury bungalows in Tanjung Bungah (1 April 2009)

The community called Hillside used to be the residence of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) personnel from 1958 until 1988. During the RAAF tenure in Penang, one can easily identify the homes of RAAF personnel from the ramshakled automobiles that the Australian drive. Since the RAAF packed up and left, their residences have been bought over by locals. The RAAF Club building is still standing, in Tanjung Tokong, albeit in a dilapidated state.

Tanjung Bungah is also the site of the Penang Water Sports Centre. The centre offers kayaks and boats for rent. This is where members of the many dragon boat teams in Penang often come to train. For individual kayakers, including myself, one of the adventures is to row all the way to Pulau Tikus, the islet off Tanjung Bungah.

Getting there

Rapid Penang buses 101, 103 and 104 goes through Tanjung Bungah.

Jalan Tanjung BungahJalan Tanjung Bungah (1 April, 2009)

Location of Tanjung Bungah on the map

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