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Tasek Gelugor, Seberang Perai Utara

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Tasek Gelugor, Seberang Perai UtaraTasek Gelugor, Seberang Perai Utara (31 August, 2016)


Tasek Gelugor (GPS: 5.48267, 100.4928), (Traditional/Simplified Chinese; 打昔汝咯; Pinyin: Dǎxī Rǔgē), is a township in Seberang Perai Utara near the border with Kedah. Also spelled Tasik Gelugor, the place is said to have been named after a lake that was created from the overflooding of the nearby river. Gelugor, or asam gelugor, is a type of tree with edible fruits known scientifically as Garcinia atroviridis. The township of Tasek Gelugor is located roughly to the south-east of Kepala Batas.

Location of places in Tasek Gelugor on the map

Stations in Tasek Gelugor

  1. Tasek Gelugor Railway Station (GPS: 5.48179, 100.4969)

Places in Tasek Gelugor

  1. Bukit Tok Alang (GPS: 5.44309, 100.47733)
  2. Jarak Atas (GPS: 5.45038, 100.48001)
  3. Kampung Guar Petai (GPS: 5.44593, 100.47361)
  4. Kampung Nyior Sebatang (GPS: 5.46716, 100.45516)
  5. Lahar Yooi (GPS: 5.46949, 100.45736)
  6. Padang Menora (GPS: 5.45688, 100.47332)
  7. Permatang Haji Hassan (GPS: 5.48606, 100.43283)

Sights in Tasek Gelugor

  1. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple (GPS: 5.483, 100.50334)
  2. Masjid Al-Ridwan (GPS: 5.46199, 100.44923)
  3. Masjid At-Taqwa (GPS: 5.4652, 100.46326)

Roads in Tasek Gelugor

Eateries in Tasek Gelugor

  1. QNN Kebab House, Jalan Hashim Awang

Businesses in Tasik Gelugor

  1. Agrobank Taman Gelugor Indah, Jalan Hashim Awang
  2. CHW Motor, Jalan Hashim Awang
  3. CSH Electrical, Jalan Hashim Awang
  4. Insaniah Spa, Jalan Hashim Awang
  5. Kiat Hin, Jalan Hashim Awang
  6. Maju Jaya Auto Supplies, Jalan Hashim Awang
  7. Makro Utara Enterprise (sundry shop), Jalan Hashim Awang
  8. Maybank Tasek Gelugor, Jalan Hashim Awang
  9. Pasaraya Ekonomi Yuan Huat
  10. Pasaraya Rex, Jalan Hashim Awang
  11. Prima Bookstore
  12. Pusat Komersial Tasek Gelugor
  13. Puz Mart 24 Jam, Jalan Hashim Awang
  14. TG Home Furnishing, Jalan Hashim Awang
  15. Vision Electrical & Hardware Trading, Jalan Hashim Awang
  16. Zi Yang Auto Sdn Bhd (motorcycle dealer), Jalan Hashim Awang

Schools in Tasek Gelugor

  1. SJK (C) Lee Chee
  2. SK Kampung Selamat
  3. SK Tasek Gelugor
  4. SM Arab Tahfiz (SMART)
  5. SMK Kampung Selamat

Petrol Stations in Tasek Gelugor

  1. Petronas Jalan Gelugor

Housing Estates in Tasek Gelugor

  1. Taman Alamanda
  2. Taman Desa Sena
  3. Taman Gelugor Indah
  4. Taman Koskam
  5. Taman Orkid Permai
  6. Taman Sepadu
  7. Taman Seri Desa
  8. Taman Seri Gelugor

Villages in Tasek Gelugor

  1. Kampung Air Melintas Besar
  2. Kampung Besar
  3. Kampung Padang Kerai Kecil
  4. Kampung Permatang Kerai Besar
  5. Kampung Pongsu Seribu
  6. Kampung Selamat
  7. Kampung Serani
  8. Pokok Simpor

Tasek GelugorIndian farmhouse in Tasek Gelugor (21 July, 2010)




Tasek Gelugor is still very much a rural part of Penang. It comprises a few small villages surrounding the main town or Pekan Tasek Gelugor. Among the villages and settlements here include Kampung Air Melintas kecil, Kampung Belukar, Kampung Lahar Tembun, Kampung Pengkalan Batu, Kampung Permatang Indah and Kampung Banggul.

The two main roads in Tasek Gelugor are Jalan Gelugor (P119) and Jalan Kubang Menderung (P123). The railway line passes through the town, and a new flyover on Jalan Gelugor enables uninterrupted traffic flow over the railway line. The main river in Tasek Gelugor is Sungai Korek.

Much of the area surrounding Tasek Gelugor is covered with oil palm plantations where the people are mostly Tamils working in the estates, while in the town centre itself, the businesses are run by the Chinese.

Kelab Belia Kampung Besar, Tasek GelugorKelab Belia Kampung Besar, Tasek Gelugor (21 July, 2010)

Getting there

Exit the North-South Expressway at Exit 166 (Bertam Interchange). At the first T-junction, turn left on state route P123 (Jalan Kubang Menderung). The road makes a turning to the south following the railway line to the left. Continue along the road until you arrive at Pekan Tasek Gelugor. If you are coming from Kepala Batas, the P123 (Jalan Kubang Menderung) would be the road to take heading east and then south to reach Tasek Gelugor.

Tasek Gelugor is on the map of Seberang Perai

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