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Housing Estates of PenangHousing Estates of Penang (1 April 2010)

Housing Estates of Penang is a review of all the landed developments on Penang Island. The scarcity of land give landed properties in Penang some of the highest prices in the country. For the same reason, there are now very few new landed properties being developed in the metropolitan part of George Town, which stretches from Batu Ferringhi to Batu Maung. Those which are carry 7-digit price tags, and are often out of reach of those who are just starting out in the working life.

No new landed property in Penang can be considered "working class", except perhaps those in Balik Pulau, and even then, owners of such properties will have a big slice of their pay cheques apportioned away for the rest of their working lives.

Not all housing estates are affluent communities, of course. Many were built 30-40 years ago, when they were low-cost housing. Yet, due to location, some of the houses built for the working class now cost 20-30 times their original prices.

List of Housing Estates on Penang Island

  1. Ashley Green
    New affluent housing development on Bukit Gambier.
  2. Asia Hills
    Upscale residential development at the foot of Bukit Jambul.
  3. Baygarden
    Affluent residential development in the Queensbay area.
  4. Bukit Dumbar Villa
    Gated community in Bukit Dumbar.
  5. Century Garden
    Upper middle class neighbourhood in the Pantai Jerejak area.
  6. Desaria
    Upper middle class neighbourhood developed since the late 80's.
  7. D'Residence
    Exclusive landed development north of Queensbay.
  8. Farlim
    Working class neighbourhood developed in the late 70's with some middle class landed properties.
  9. Ferringhi Villas
    Upscale hill-side development in Batu Ferringhi.
  10. Fettes Park
    Formerly working class neighbourhood with housing for personnel of the Royal Australian Air Force, nowadays an upper middle class neighbourhood in Tanjong Tokong.
  11. Hong Seng Estate
    Working class neighbourhood in Mount Erskine.
  12. Island Glades
    Middle class residential neighbourhood.
  13. Island Park
    Middle class residential neighbourhood, one of the early suburbs of George Town developed in the late 60's.
  14. Jesselton Heights
    One of the most upscale neighbourhoods in Penang.
  15. Kang Har Tong Residence
    Landed properties in the Perak Road neighbourhood. Near the city centre but otherwise surrounded by high-density developments.
  16. Lip Sin Garden
    Originally lower middle class development with some landed properties.
  17. Minden Heights
    Affluent neighbourhood developed adjacent to Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  18. Palace Hill
    Newly developed affluent neighbourhood in the Bukit Gambier area.
  19. Pantai Jerejak
    Mixed neighbourhood with housing ranging from working class to upper middle class, with some condominiums.
  20. Pearl Hill
    Upscale neighbourhood in Tanjung Bungah.
  21. Pepper Estate
    Working class neighbourhood in the Vale of Tempe.
  22. Raintree Garden
    Landed properties on the hilly part of Sungai Ara.
  23. Seri Anggun
    Small housing estate in Sungai Nibong.
  24. Seri Tanjung Pinang
    Upscale neighbourhood in Tanjong Tokong.
  25. Setia Pearl Island
    Upper middle class development on former golf course land.
  26. South Homes
    A small neighbourhoods in Bayan Lepas.
  27. Summerhill Villas
    Housing estate near the hills of Relau.
  28. Sunway Tunas
    Mixed lower to middle class landed property development.
  29. Taman Iping
    Originally working class landed development in Batu Maung.
  30. Taman Melati Jaya
    Originally working class landed properties in Sungai Nibong Kecil, on the northern part of Bayan Baru.
  31. Taman Pagar Buloh
    Housing estate in Sungai Ara.
  32. Taman Pekaka
    Middle class neighbourhood south of Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  33. Taman Seri Emas
    Small housing estate in Bayan Lepas.
  34. Taman Sri Nibong
    Middle class housing development in the Sungai Nibong area.
  35. Teluk Kumbar Heights
    Housing estate in Teluk Kumbar.
  36. Tingkat Paya Terubong
    Working class neighbourhood in the central hills of Penang Island.
  37. The Sanctuary
    Upscale residential development in the Century Park area.

List of Housing Estates on Penang Mainland

  1. Chai Leng Park
    Housing estate in Perai.
  2. Taman Alma Jaya
    Housing estate off Jalan Rozhan in Bukit Mertajam.
  3. Taman Bayu Mutiara
    Housing estate in Bukit Mertajam.
  4. Taman Bukit Minyak
    Housing estate in Bukit Minyak.
  5. Taman Bukit Minyak Indah
    Large housing estate in Bukit Minyak.
  6. Taman Desa Cahaya
    Housing estate off Jalan Rozhan in Bukit Mertajam.
  7. Taman Desa Murni
    Housing estate off Jalan Sungai Dua in Butterworth.
  8. Taman Hwa Seng
    Housing estate off Jalan Rozhan in Alma.
  9. Taman Inderawasih
    Housing neighbourhood in Perai.
  10. Taman Kota Permai
    Large housing neighbourhood in Bukit Mertajam.
  11. Taman Mesra
    Housing estate in Bagan Lallang, Butterworth.
  12. Taman Permai Jaya
    Housing estate in Alma, Bukit Mertajam.
  13. Taman Sungai Dua Utama
    Housing estate off Jalan Sungai Dua.
  14. Taman Supreme
    Housing estate in Perai.
  15. Taman Tanah Aman
    Upscale gated housing estate off Jalan Bukit Tengah.

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