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Sungai Nibong KecilSungai Nibong Kecil (3 September, 2011)

Sungai Nibong Kecil (GPS: 5.33107, 100.28703) is a locality between Bukit Jambul and Bayan Baru in Penang. It is part of Sungai Nibong. In a traditional sense, Sungai Nibong Kecil stretches from the Relau junction to the Petronas petrol station in Kampung Jawa, according to the flow of the river of the same name.

The namesake Sungai Nibong Kecil is today canalised for much of its course. It is visible along Jalan Tun Dr Awang, next to Texchem, the Bayan Baru Red Bridge crosses it. Meanwhile, much of the Sungai Nibong Kecil neighbourhood has been developed into residential estates such as Taman Melati Jaya and Seri Nibung Apartments. However the village of Sungai Nibong Kecil still exists, located sandwiched between Taman Melati Jaya and Bayan Baru.

Sungai Nibong Kecil, as seen from the Bayan Baru Red BridgeSungai Nibong Kecil, as seen from the Bayan Baru Red Bridge (11 August, 2008)

Public Transport in Sungai Nibong Kecil

Sungai Nibong Kecil is served by Rapid Penang Bus No. 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308 and 705 along Jalan Tun Dr Awang.

Location Review

Sungai Nibong Kecil is about 13.1 km from Magazine Circus, making it of moderate distance from the city centre. It is ideal for people working in the Bayan Lepas area.

Amenities in Sungai Nibong Kecil

The nearest schools include Kwang Hwa Primary School, Shih Chung (Primary) Branch School and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sungai Nibong. Nearby schools include Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Phor Tay and Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Keong Hoe in Sungai Dua. The nearest market from Sungai Nibong Kecil is the Lip Sin Market and Super Tanker Market. Bukit Jambul Complex is a shopping mall in Sungai Nibong Kecil (though often also regarded as Bukit Jambul) while Queensbay Mall and Sunshine Square are a short distance away. Petrol stations in Sungai Nibung Kecil include the Petron next to Bukit Jambul Complex, and the Caltex and the two Shell stations near the Bayan Baru Roundabout. The nearest hospital is Pantai Hospital in Bayan Baru.

Updates on Sungai Nibong Kecil

10 February, 2016 Penang Property Talk reports that Hunza is developing the area in Sungai Nibong Kecil in Bayan Baru. To be called Penang International Commercial City, it will be developed in three phases beginning in 2017, for completion in 2026. The first phase, with a gross development value of RM5 billion, will see a shopping mall, medical centre, a BPO tower, a hotel and 1,792 units of serviced apartments and apartments. The second and third phases, on a 43.36 acre plot, will see the development of more apartments, a hotel and a collage. The second and third phases will add another 9.4 million square feet of development to the area.

28 September, 2013 The Star reports that Hunza is developing a 16.1-hectare plot at Sungai Nibong Kecil within Bayan Baru. The project will have a gross development value of RM7 billion and will include two four-to-five-star hotels, a shopping mall, college, high-end condominiums and office towers. It will be four times the size of Gurney Paragon.

10 August, 2013: A major fire at around 5:00 pm destroyed many village houses in Sungai Nibong Kecil next to the Ideal One Sky Condominium. Residents of the condominium block came out to watch the blaze from the balcony.

Blaze in Sungai Nibong KecilBlaze in Sungai Nibong Kecil (10 August, 2013)

Traffic in Sungai Nibong Kecil

Traffic is usually quite smooth along Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim, except during the morning and evening rush hour, as motorist pass through the area on the way to Relau, Sungai Ara and Paya Terubong.

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Jalan Tun Dr Awang in Sungai Nibong Kecil (3 September 2011)

Sungai Nibong Kecil is on the map of Bayan Baru

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