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Batu Gantong, PenangBatu Gantong, Penang (3 December, 2011)

Batu Gantong is a neighbourhood in George Town. The very name Batu Gantong is synonymous in Penang for two things: the Penang Turf Club and the Batu Gantong Cemetery. Both are accessed through the Batu Gantong Road.

The name Batu Gantong itself, which means "hanging rock" refers to a boulder suspended precariously on the hill slope. The name is also adopted by famous 19th century Baba-Malay novelist Chan Kim Boon (1851-1920), who wrote under the pseudonym of Batu Gantong. Said to be born in the Batu Gantong village, Chan eventually moved to town, and had his home at 75 Muntri Street.

Batu Gantong is just 5 km from Magazine Circus, so it is a good distance for people working in the city. However, much of the land in Batu Gantong has already been occupied by either development, the Batu Gantong Cemetery or the Penang Turf Club.

Map of Batu Gantong

Sights in Batu Gantong

  1. Batu Gantong Cemetery (GPS: 5.41193, 100.2931)
  2. Batu Gantong Crematorium (GPS: 5.41321, 100.2935)
  3. Batu Gantung Funeral Parlour (GPS: 5.41321, 100.2935)
  4. Desa Lumba Kuda Apartment (GPS: 5.4125, 100.29897)
  5. Lahat Court Apartment (GPS: 5.41223, 100.2993)
  6. Lean Cheng Keong Temple (GPS: 5.41276, 100.29665)
  7. Leng Sim Ee Columbarium (GPS: 5.41308, 100.29394)
  8. Medan Lumba Kuda Apartment (GPS: 5.41022, 100.30037)
  9. Medan Lumba Kuda Flats (GPS: 5.41362, 100.29994)
  10. Menara Kuda Lari Apartment (GPS: 5.41186, 100.29853)
  11. Penang Syariah High Court (GPS: 5.41385, 100.30133)
  12. Penang Turf Club (GPS: 5.41624, 100.29656)
  13. Scotland Villas (GPS: 5.41357, 100.29901)
  14. Sekolah Kebangsaan Saint Xavier (GPS: 5.409, 100.30028)
  15. Taman Harmoni Apartment (GPS: 5.41085, 100.30046)
  16. United Hokkien Cemeteries Office (GPS: 5.41265, 100.29638)

Batu Gantong, PenangBatu Gantong, Penang (3 December, 2011)

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