Discover with Timothy Tye
Penang Sentral

You're at Penang > Malaysia > World > HOME
Start here


Penang SentralPenang Sentral (11 December, 2017)


B. Melayu



Penang Sentral (GPS: 5.39548, 100.36511) is the main transportation hub for Penang. The mixed-development project will be a hub for rail, bus and sea transportation. Developed by Malaysia Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB), it covers a 12.8-hectare plot of land in the Bagan Dalam neighbourhood of Butterworth. Penang Sentral is expected to replace the temporary Butterworth Bus Terminal and the new home for Rapid Penang in Butterworth.

Penang Sentral is being touted as the "gateway to the Northern Corridor of Malaysia" by its developers, namely Koridor Utara, MRCB, Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad and Penang Sentral Sdn Bhd.

The whole development of Penang Sentral will cover an area of 12.8 hectares and will cost anywhere in the region of RM2.7 billion. The floor area of the complex is 6 million square feet (557,418 sq meters). The first phase, with a price tag of RM300 million, involves the construction of a new bus and taxi interchange connected to the railway station and ferry terminal.

Penang Sentral was unveiled in 2007 as part of the Northern Corridor Economic Region initiative by then prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Although it was expected to be completed in 2011, that deadline came and went, and even today (2013), an interim terminal is located where the actual Penang Sentral should be. Land acquisition issues were the main factor delaying the project.

Updates

8 August, 2018

The Star reported that the first phase of Penang Sentral will be operational in October 2018. It took 11 years to complete just the first phase. 28 January, 2015
The Star reported Penang Federal Action Council chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman saying that work on the stalled Penang Sentral transport hub project will resume the following month, and the terminal targeted for completion for the first quarter of 2017. It will be the largest integrated transport hub in the northern region.

20 February, 2014
It was reported in the New Straits Times that work on Penang Sentral was expected to begin by the fourth quarter of 2014. The project would be a joint-venture between MRCB (49%) and Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad (51%). Representatives of the two parties met with Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at Komtar.

Penang SentralPenang Sentral (11 December, 2017)


Temporary Transport Terminal, Penang SentralTemporary Transport Terminal, Penang Sentral (11 December, 2017)


Temporary Transport Terminal, Penang SentralPassengers at the Temporary Transport Terminal, Penang Sentral. (11 December, 2017)


Temporary Transport Terminal, Penang SentralRapid Penang bus at the Temporary Transport Terminal, Penang Sentral. (11 December, 2017)


Temporary Transport Terminal, Penang SentralTicket office of the Temporary Transport Terminal, Penang Sentral. (11 December, 2017)


Temporary Transport Terminal, Penang SentralExpress bus kiosks at the ticket office of the Temporary Transport Terminal, Penang Sentral. (11 December, 2017)


Getting there

The Penang Sentral Bus Terminal is served by Rapid Penang bus 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 608, 701, 702, 703, 709 and 801. If you are coming from the Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal in George Town, you can take a ferry across.

Penang Sentral is on the map of Butterworth



Penang Sentral Bus TerminalPenang Sentral Bus Terminal (3 August, 2013)


Temporary terminal for Penang SentralTemporary terminal for Penang Sentral (1 May, 2015)


A Rapid Penang bus at Penang SentralA Rapid Penang bus at Penang Sentral (3 August, 2013)

Further Reading

List of Bus Terminals in Penang and Bus Terminals in Malaysia

Add your business to this website

This website functions as a unique directory and place encyclopedia. Presently, it accepts the inclusion of businesses in Malaysia and Singapore. If you operate a business - be it a hotel, restaurant, florist, clinic, nursing home, etc. - contact us to add your business to this website. It costs only RM250/S$100 to have a page created for you, and included into this website. You are expected to provide photographs and full details, so that a page can be create for you, which will incorporate your business to the place maps shown on this website. To enquire or add your business, CONTACT US

Travelling somewhere?

Do you know, different booking site sells the same hotel room at a different price? Use the searchbox from Hotelscombined to find the online booking site that offers the best rates!

Ordering Mooncakes This Year

Get a 25% discount when you order the mooncake from Hotel Jen Penang when you use my discount code Timothy25%. More about Hotel Jen Penang's mooncakes here.

 Latest Pages



 Important links on this website

  1. Contact Me: If you need to get in touch with me, contact me here.
  2. Add your business: You can get your own permanent page on this website. Find out how.

 What's Up @ Penang Hotels

Looking for a promotion at a hotel in Penang. Get an overview of current promotions here!
View all the Current Promotions of various hotels in Penang

 The Durian Tourist's Guide to Penang

This is a book written specially for durian lovers. If you come to Penang to enjoy durians, get this book! It provides details to help you learn about durians varieties and farms all over Penang. Book Review Here

The Durian Tourist's Guide to Penang

 List of 784 Streets in Penang

 List of 3557 Sights in Penang

Which bus to take when in Penang?

The main bus operator in Penang is Rapid Penang. Take a look at all the bus routes in Penang: CAT, CAT Air Itam, CAT Balik Pulau, CAT Bukit Mertajam, CAT Nibong Tebal, 10, 11, 12, 13, 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204, 206, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 401, 401E, 403, 404, 501, 502, 601, 602, 603, 604, 604A, 605, 606, 608, 610, 701, 702, 703, 707, 708, 709, 801, 802, 803, 804, Penang Sentral-Parit Buntar and Penang Sentral-Sungai Petani.




All 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 . You can call me Tim. I have been writing my website full time since 1 November 2007, and I am enjoying every moment of it. I write my website to satisfy my own curiosity, but I am glad if the information is useful to you.

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News to those who need it all over the world. If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook!

 Index of 716 Plants in The Flowering Garden

My wife and I are plant lovers. We started this website to describe the many plants and trees that we have gotten to know. These are now listed in alphabetical order.

 Malaysia Travel Tips!

My Malaysia Travel Tips has useful information on every state in Malaysia (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Terengganu) and every major city and destination (Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, Langkawi, Cameron Highlands, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Alor Setar, Seremban, Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Taiping) and hundreds of smaller towns.

 Singapore Travel Tips!

In addition to covering Malaysia, I have created the travel tips for Singapore. Please visit my Singapore Travel Tips for browse through the pages there.


[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Copyright © 2003-2018 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.