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Batu Lanchang, PenangBatu Lanchang, Penang (21 September 2009)

Batu Lanchang (GPS: 5.39226, 100.30889) is the area to the west of George Town. Until the mid 1950's, it was plantation estate comprising coconut groves that stretched from Air Itam to Jelutong. The only road thorugh the estate was Green Lane, which true to its name, was a country path through the plantations. All this has disappeared with the development of Green Lane as a suburb of George Town, erasing the rural feel of Batu Lanchang. The emergence of Island Park and subsequently Island Glades have brought a higher profile to Green Lane, so much so that today, many have forgotten that the whole area was formerly Batu Lanchang. In today's context, Batu Lanchang refers to the neighbourhood between Green Lane and Jelutong.

Today the neighbourhood to Batu Lanchang is around Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim, formerly Batu Lanchang Road. Batu Lanchang Lane, once part of the neighbourhood, has somehow been disowned, and is today regarded more as part of Green Lane in general. Within the Batu Lanchang neighbourhood are high rise apartments that were constructed in the 1990's and the 21st century. More are on the way.

The area along Batu Lanchang Lane is occupied by schools and cemeteries. They include SK Batu Lanchang, Georgetown Secondary School, SM Vokasional Batu Lanchang, Sekolah Menengah Teknik Batu Lanchang, the Batu Lanchang Hokkien Cemetery and the Batu Lanchang Hindu Cemetery. At the periphery of Batu Lanchang Lane are new development such as BL Avenue, BL Garden, BL Business Centre and Boulevard Condominium.

Batu Lanchang Lane, PenangBatu Lanchang Lane, Penang (31 May 2012)

Hotels in Batu Lanchang

There aren't any mainstream hotels in the Batu Lanchang area. The nearest are all the hotels in the city such as GLOW Penang, Hotel Sentral Georgetown and Hotel Jen Penang.

Public Transport

Batu Lanchang is served by Rapid Penang Bus 206 and 302.

Batu Lanchang is 5.1 km from Magazine Circus, making it of moderate distance from the city centre. However the roads leading to the city are often congested.


The nearest schools are Sekolah Kebangsaan Jelutong, Sekolah Kebangsaan Jelutong Barat, Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Jelutong and Sekolah Menengah Jelutong. The nearest market is the Batu Lanchang Market and the Jelutong Market. Tesco Penang is the nearest hypermarket. The nearest petrol station from Batu Lanchang are Esso Green Lane and Caltex Jelutong. Lam Wah Ee Hospital is located in Batu Lanchang, at the junction of Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim (Batu Lanchang Road) and Jalan Masjid Negeri.

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