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Jelutong, PenangJelutong, Penang (16 March, 2014)

Jelutong (GPS: 5.38951, 100.31298), (Traditional/Simplified Chinese: 日落洞, Pinyin: Rìluòdòng, Penang Hokkien: Jit3lor3tong33) is a working-class suburb of George Town. It got its name from the Jelutong tree, Dyera costulata, a tall, hardwood tree that can reach a height of 70 meters, some times more, and a girth of 2-3 meters. However, it is no longer possible to find any jelutong growing in the namesake neighbourhood.

The development of Jelutong goes back to the turn of the 20th century, as the population spills southward from the city. Jalan Jelutong, the main thoroughfare through the area, developed from a dirt track into a paved road only in the early 20th century. It splits Jelutong into two parts. The seaward side, to the east of Jalan Jelutong, is East Jelutong, while the landward side west of Jalan Jelutong is West Jelutong.

Map of sights in Jelutong

Sights in Jelutong

  1. Jelutong Jetty (GPS: 5.39413, 100.32703)
  2. Jelutong Landfill (GPS: 5.39096, 100.32354)
  3. Karpal Singh Drive (GPS: 5.39828, 100.33027)
  4. Sheikh Al-Hadi's House (GPS: 5.39362, 100.31515)

Amenities in Jelutong

  1. Jelutong Market (GPS: 5.3896, 100.31235)
  2. Jelutong Post Office (GPS: 5.38744, 100.31253)

Places of Worship in Jelutong

  1. Cheoh Thau Kong Temple (GPS: 5.39509, 100.31784)
  2. Ching Pao Kong Temple (GPS: 5.39795, 100.31163)
  3. Hean Chooi Temple (GPS: 5.39336, 100.3245)
  4. Hsieh Thien Kong Temple (GPS: 5.38728, 100.31275)
  5. Jelutong Chinese Methodist Church (GPS: 5.39246, 100.31204)
  6. Jelutong Tai Tay Yah Temple (GPS: 5.3865, 100.31119)
  7. Leng Hai Tean Temple (GPS: 5.39266, 100.31113)
  8. Masjid Jamek Jelutong (GPS: 5.39174, 100.31405)
  9. Masjid Jamek Sungai Pinang (GPS: 5.40265, 100.32445)
  10. Masjid Maqbul (GPS: 5.40368, 100.32569)
  11. Tabernacle of Praise Church (GPS: 5.39799, 100.31955)
  12. Teong Leng Keong Temple (GPS: 5.38801, 100.30863)

Commercial Buildings in Jelutong

  1. Menara Riverview (GPS: 5.40268, 100.32554)
  2. Wisma Jelutong (GPS: 5.40268, 100.32554)

Schools in Jelutong

  1. Sekolah Kebangsaan Jelutong (GPS: 5.40268, 100.32554)
  2. Sekolah Kebangsaan Jelutong Barat (GPS: 5.38922, 100.31132)
  3. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Jelutong (GPS: 5.3913, 100.31044)
  4. Sekolah Menengah Jelutong (GPS: 5.40268, 100.32554)

Shopping in Jelutong

  1. Sunshine Jelutong (GPS: 5.39417, 100.31448)

Map of Residential Properties in Jelutong

Flats, Apartments and Condominiums in Jelutong

  1. Altus Soho (GPS: 5.39318, 100.31559) planned
  2. Artis 3 (GPS: 5.39318, 100.31559) PLANNED
  3. Bukit Dumbar Indah Apartment (GPS: 5.38159, 100.31006)
  4. Bukit Dumbar Permai Apartment (GPS: 5.38032, 100.31016)
  5. Casa Impian Apartment (GPS: 5.39543, 100.31211)
  6. Central Park Condominium (GPS: 5.39543, 100.31211)
  7. Damai Vista Apartment (GPS: 5.39543, 100.31211)
  8. Desa Bukit Dumbar Apartment (GPS: 5.39543, 100.31211)
  9. Desa Green Block 5 (GPS: 5.39758, 100.3109)
  10. Desa Green Apartment (GPS: 5.39854, 100.3108)
  11. Desa Pinang Apartment, Bandar Sri Pinang (GPS: 5.40102, 100.32895) and (GPS: 5.40236, 100.3307)
  12. Desa Selatan Apartment (GPS: 5.40315, 100.32596)
  13. D'Mansion @ Dumbar Heights (GPS: 5.3866, 100.31279)
  14. Dumbar Villa Apartment (GPS: 5.3866, 100.31413)
  15. Eastern Court Apartment, Batu Lanchang (GPS: 5.39658, 100.31028)
  16. Edge 360 (GPS: 5.38276, 100.31538) UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  17. Flat Jelutong Indah (GPS: 5.38237, 100.31592)
  18. H2O Condominium (GPS: 5.39696, 100.31924)
  19. Halaman Kristal Apartment (GPS: 5.40403, 100.31341)
  20. Harmony View Apartment (GPS: 5.39887, 100.31361)
  21. Jelutong Palace Apartment (GPS: 5.38829, 100.31439)
  22. Jelutong Park Apartment (GPS: 5.3878, 100.31604)
  23. Kobay Jelutong (GPS: 5.38921, 100.31541) (planned)
  24. Lavender Park Apartment (GPS: 5.38921, 100.31541)
  25. Medan Hikmat Apartment (GPS: 5.39455, 100.31115)
  26. Mewah Court Apartment (GPS: 5.39347, 100.30723)
  27. Mutiara Heights Apartment (GPS: 5.38731, 100.31734)
  28. Mutiara Idaman Apartment (GPS: 5.39038, 100.31835)
  29. Mutiara Rini (GPS: 5.38594, 100.31678) (under construction, may have to be rebuilt)
  30. Oceanview Apartment (GPS: 5.39931, 100.32839)
  31. Pinang Court, Bandar Sri Pinang (GPS: 5.40055, 100.32825) and (GPS: 5.40089, 100.33038)
  32. Sandilands Condominium (GPS: 5.40513, 100.32852)
  33. Sea Breeze Tower Apartment, Bukit Dumbar (GPS: 5.38152, 100.31128)
  34. Sinar Bukit Dumbar Apartment (GPS: 5.38335, 100.31545)
  35. Skyview Residence (GPS: 5.39918, 100.31595) (planned)
  36. Sri Carlyun Apartment (GPS: 5.38997, 100.30813)
  37. Sri Jelutong Apartment (GPS: 5.38791, 100.31535)
  38. Sri Wangsa Apartment (GPS: 5.40061, 100.31777)
  39. Stallions Apartment, Bukit Dumbar (GPS: 5.38036, 100.31159)
  40. Straits Garden Condominium (GPS: 5.39515, 100.31753)
  41. Summer Place Condominium (GPS: 5.40104, 100.33255)
  42. Suria Mutiara Apartment (GPS: 5.39543, 100.31319)
  43. Symphony Park Apartment (GPS: 5.39673, 100.31561)
  44. Taman Bukit Dumbar Apartment (GPS: 5.38099, 100.31034)
  45. Taman Jelutong Apartment (GPS: 5.39519, 100.31555)
  46. Taman Jelutong Jaya Apartment (GPS: 5.40309, 100.31704)
  47. Taman Kang Har Tong Apartment (GPS: 5.39588, 100.31171)
  48. Taman Kheng Tian Apartment (GPS: 5.39634, 100.31393)
  49. Taman Koperasi Jelutong Flats (GPS: 5.39529, 100.31121)
  50. Taman Medan Penaga Apartment (GPS: 5.38966, 100.3094)
  51. Taman Meranti Apartment (GPS: 5.3944, 100.31527)
  52. Taman Pelangi Indah Apartment (GPS: 5.40242, 100.3166)
  53. Taman Pinang Flats (GPS: 5.40436, 100.32074)
  54. Taman Sawang Apartment (GPS: 5.40328, 100.31308)
  55. Taman Seri Damai Apartment, Batu Lanchang (GPS: 5.39184, 100.30699)
  56. Taman Seri Hijau Apartment (GPS: 5.39713, 100.31376)
  57. Taman Seri Perak Apartment (GPS: 5.39713, 100.31376)
  58. Taman Sri Bunga Apartment (GPS: 5.39713, 100.31376)
  59. The Spring Condominium (GPS: 5.39677, 100.32549)
  60. Urban Suites (GPS: 5.39007, 100.31504) PLANNED
  61. Villa Mas Ewani Apartment, Bukit Dumbar (GPS: 5.38494, 100.31475)
  62. Vista Bukit Dumbar Apartment (GPS: 5.38495, 100.31186)
  63. Wisma Bagan Serai Apartment (GPS: 5.39234, 100.31257)

Eateries in Jelutong

Banks in Jelutong

Clinics in Jelutong

Streets in Jelutong

Businesses in Jelutong

Neighbourhoods of Jelutong

  1. Bandar Sri Pinang: Neighbourhood developed out of reclaimed land off the coast of Jelutong.
  2. Perak Road: Perak Road is both a neighbourhood as well as the name of the inner ring road of George Town.

Jelutong on Google Maps Street View

Jelutong was regarded as a backwater for George Town. Until the early 1990's, the coastal areas along Jelutong was still mangrove swamp, and the primary occupation there was the making of charcoal. This has been gradually phased out, although at time of writing (September 2009), it is still possible to visit some of the charcoal makers in places such as Lebuh Bakau.

Jelutong PanoramaJelutong Panorama (27 September 2009)

Jelutong, Penang (9 September, 2012)

In the 1970's, Jelutong was a working class neighbourhood notorious for gangsterism and thugs. Over the decades, the social problem has very much been eradicated with the gradual improvement of living standards. Since the mid 1980's, a number of high-rise apartments have been constructed in Jelutong to provide housing to the lower and middle income wage earners. The neighbourhood is predominantly Chinese in character, although there are pockets of Malay enclaves such as around Masjid Jamek Jelutong and Jalan Madrasah.

Public Transport

Jelutong is served by Rapid Penang Bus 11, 301, 302, 303, 401 and 704 pass through Jalan Jelutong.

Jalan Jelutong, through the pekan or village of Jelutong (22 September, 2012)

Jelutong coastView of the Jelutong coast looking towards George Town (8 November, 2014)


The construction of Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway along the coast has moved the traffic passing through Jelutong out of the neighbourhood. Nevertheless there is still a bottleneck due to haphazard parking along the road near the Jelutong Market. That part of Jelutong experiences slow traffic throughout the day. The construction of new high rise residential properties in Jelutong is only expected to increase the traffic volume. On the bright side, Jelutong is strategically located. Despite the traffic congestion, the distance to the city is relatively short.

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