Discover with Timothy Tye
Mount Erskine

Start here
Mount Erskine, PenangMount Erskine, Penang, viewed towards the coastal skyline. (22 July, 2015)

Mount Erskine (Traditional Chinese: 白雲山, Simplified Chinese: 白云山; Pinyin: Báiyún Shān; Penang Hokkien: Paek3 Hoon3 Snua1 , Literal translation: "White Cloud Mountain") is a locality on the northeastern part of Penang Island. It was named after John James Erskine, the member of the town council of George Town around 1810. The Mount Erskine that we know today is a different place from the original Mount Erskine, which today is known as Mount Olivia, named after Olivia Mariamne Devenish (1771-1814), the wife of Stamford Raffles (1781-1826), who founded Singapore. Due to the Mount Erskine Road being built linking Fettes Park with Bagan Jermal, the entire stretch along the road became known as Mount Erskine.

Much of Mount Erskine is taken up by the Chinese cemetery there. This cemetery dates back to the early 19th century, and can be divided into different sections. The Cantonese-Teochew section is located closest to Gottlieb Road. Within its vicinity is the Kwangtung & Tengchow Association Funeral Parlour. Further up the road is a cemetery of the Hokkiens, managed by United Hokkien Cemeteries. It is one of the many Hokkien cemeteries in Penang, the others being at Batu Gantong, Batu Lanchang, Paya Terubong and Teluk Bahang.

Residential development in Mount Erskine occupy the land at the surroundings of the cemetery. The majority, such as Hong Seng Estate, are working class neighbourhoods for people who do not mind living in close proximity to cemeteries. Nonetheless, due to the size of the cemetery, it is just a stone's throw from the more affluent neighbourhood of Tanjong Tokong.

Map of Mount Erskine

Sights in Mount Erskine

  1. Bodhi Heart Sanctuary (GPS: 5.43708, 100.29649)
  2. Cheah Sek Tong Private Cemetery (GPS: 5.43758, 100.29797)
  3. Ehipassiko Buddhist Meditation Society (GPS: 5.43665, 100.3034)
  4. Hill Top Sri Maha Muneeswarar Temple (GPS: 5.44382, 100.29963)
  5. Kwangtung & Tengchow Association Funeral Parlour (GPS: 5.43516, 100.30283)
  6. Lim Leng Cheak Bungalow (GPS: 5.4492, 100.29923)
  7. Mount Erskine Cantonese Cemetery (GPS: 5.44179, 100.3021)
  8. Mount Erskine Chinese Temple (GPS: 5.4489, 100.30172)
  9. Mount Erskine Hokkien Cemetery (GPS: 5.43882, 100.29984)
  10. Mount Erskine Kuan Yim See Temple (GPS: 5.45106, 100.29581)
  11. Mount Erskine Sri Kaliamman Temple (GPS: 5.44094, 100.29994)
  12. Mount Erskine Tua Pek Kong Temple (GPS: 5.44034, 100.30318)
  13. Mount Erskine Tua Pek Kong Funerary Temple (GPS: 5.44093, 100.30268)
  14. Shan Children's Home (GPS: 5.43734, 100.29667)
  15. Sri Aathi Muneeswarar Temple (GPS: 5.44065, 100.30084)
  16. Sri Malai Muniswarar Temple (GPS: 5.43677, 100.29588)
  17. Sri Sivasakthi Ayappa Siwamy Temple (GPS: 5.45188, 100.302)

Neighbourhoods in Mount Erskine

  1. Hong Seng Estate (GPS: 5.4419, 100.29815)
  2. Pepper Estate (GPS: 5.45459, 100.2994)

Apartments & Condominiums at Mount Erskine

  1. Mont Residence (GPS: 5.44712, 100.29703)
  2. Puncak Erskine (GPS: 5.45274, 100.29764)
  3. Skyridge Garden (GPS: 5.44918, 100.29856)
  4. Taman Bukit Erskine (GPS: 5.44826, 100.29608)
  5. Taman Erskine (GPS: 5.44822, 100.30166)
  6. Taman Evergreen (GPS: 5.44907, 100.29989)
  7. Taman Kristal (GPS: 5.43857, 100.30425)
  8. Taman Erskine (GPS: 5.4497, 100.29967)
  9. The Latitude (GPS: 5.44979, 100.29844)
  10. The Peak Residences (GPS: 5.44929, 100.29735)
  11. Tri Pinnacle (GPS: 5.44944, 100.29562)

Streets in Mount Erskine

Public Transport

Presently Rapid Penang does not have a bus route passing through Jalan Mount Erskine. The nearest routes are through Fettes Park, Vale of Tempe and Tanjong Tokong.

Mount Erskine is 4.3 km from Magazine Circus, making it an ideal distance from the city centre of George Town. However the main road through the area, Mount Erskine Road, is today overloaded with traffic, leading to regular congestions and jams building up at the Gottlieb Road junction.


The nearest school from Mount Erskine is the Penang Chinese Girls' High School. The nearest market from Mount Erskine is at Fettes Park and Tanjong Tokong village. The nearest shopping mall include Midlands One Stop, Island Plaza and Gurney Plaza. Petrol stations near Mount Erskine includes the Shell, Caltex and Petronas in Tanjong Tokong. The nearest hospital is Penang Adventist Hospital at Burmah Road.

Mount Erskine, Penang (18 February, 2013)

Road through the Mount Erskine cemetery (9 June, 2012)

Jalan Mount Erskine road sign (8 October, 2012)

List of Towns in Penang and Towns in Malaysia

Add your business to my website

This website of mine is a unique directory of places and businesses. If you operate a business anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, you may contact me to add your business/shop in. It only requires a one-time fee, and you may opt for either "contact listing only" or "full webpage of your own". As this website gets a lot of organic traffic, you will enjoy lots of exposure from people looking for the products and services that you provide. To find out more about adding your business/shop to this site, CONTACT ME

Travelling somewhere?

If you're travelling somewhere, look for accommodation using the Search Hotel engine below. It helps you find the online booking site that offers the best rates for the room you want.

Looking for a book? Get it from Book Depository with free delivery worldwide!

I have just discovered Book Depository, a subsidiary of, and I love it. This is where you can buy books and have them sent to you. But unlike Amazon, when you purchase using Book Depository, you enjoy free delivery worldwide. Give it a try today!

 Latest Pages

Here's a list of the latest pages I have added or updated on my website.

Take the CAT Free Feeder Bus

What's the best way to see Penang on a budget? Take the bus! In Penang, there are at least 12 absolutely FREE bus routes which cover almost every major neighbourhood on Penang Island and Penang Mainland. All you need to do is hop aboard!


 List of 790 Streets in Penang

 Vital Links

Book Your Express Bus Ticket | Hire a car | Our Recipes | Facebook Posts | Just Curious | Not In The Dictionary | Our Flowering Garden

 List of 3598 Sights in Penang

 Vital Links

Book Your Express Bus Ticket | Engage a Tour Guide for Penang | What's Up at Penang Hotels | Hire a car | Facebook Posts | Our Recipes | Our Flowering Garden | Guide Book on Penang Durians

 Discover the World

About Me

Thank you for visiting my website. I started it in 2003, and today it has over twenty thousand pages of information. My name is . I would be very pleased if you enjoy the information I have put together.

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's message to all who need it, anywhere in the world. If you are open to hearing it, please read God's Good News to You.

If you wish to contact me, please use this contact form. And don't forget to follow me on Facebook. See you!

Copyright © 2003-2018 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.