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Batu Kawan, Seberang Perai

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CAT Batu KawanCAT Batu Kawan (23 May, 2005)




Batu Kawan (GPS: 5.26481, 100.43598) (Traditional Chinese: 峇都交灣; Simplified Chinese: 峇都交湾; Pinyin: Bādōu Jiāowān; Tamil: பத்து காவான்) in Seberang Perai Selatan is the site for the third township to be planned in Penang, after Bayan Baru and Seberang Jaya. The masterplan for Batu Kawan covers 2887 acres. Prior to the impending development, the Batu Kawan area is a sleepy fishing hamlet most famous for its seafood.

The village of Batu Kawan is located by the banks of Sungai Jawi. Food enthusiasts come all the way from Penang Island to enjoy the seafood of Batu Kawan and nearby Bukit Tambun.

In the year 2000, the new Penang State Stadium or Stadium Negeri Pulau Pinang was completed in Batu Kawan. However, the most exciting development for Batu Kawan is that it is the site for the mainland end of the Second Penang Bridge. This particular development will certainly spearhead growth in this area, elevating the price of land and property.

One can take ferries from Batu Kawan to Pulau Aman. The jetty is located at a place called Bagan, just across from Batu Kawan.

Map of sights in Batu Kawan

Places in Batu Kawan

Sights in Batu Kawan

  1. Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Batu Kawan (GPS: 5.26673, 100.41842)
  2. Batu Musang Jetty (GPS: 5.26567, 100.40603)
  3. IKEA Batu Kawan (GPS: 5.23387, 100.43993)
  4. Second Penang Bridge (GPS: 5.2269, 100.42405)
  5. Stadium Negeri Pulau Pinang (GPS: 5.26107, 100.43759)

Residential Properties in Batu Kawan

  1. Crescentia Park (GPS: 5.25882, 100.4249)
  2. Halaman Seroja (GPS: 5.25442, 100.43216)
  3. Suria @ Hijau E-Komuniti (GPS: 5.24511, 100.43862)
  4. Utropolis (GPS: 5.24139, 100.43969) NEW PROJECT!
  5. Vertu Resort (planned)

Taking a motorboat on Sungai JawiTaking a motorboat on Sungai Jawi (23 May, 2005)

Updates on Batu Kawan

15 September, 2015: The Star reports that the state government is in the midst of finding a name for the township in Batu Kawan. This new township, which will encompass Ikea, Aspen Vision City, The Penang Design Village and universities to be built in that area, will be larger than the existing township of Batu Kawan.

Getting there

Batu Kawan is served by CAT Batu Kawan, a free feeder bus service between the bus hub at Design Village and Simpang Ampat Railway Station. The service started on 6 July, 2018.

Batu Kawan is on the map of Seberang Perai

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