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Yeap Chor Ee Road (2 June 2011)

Yeap Chor Ee Road, or Jalan Yeap Chor Ee, is one of those "accidental main roads" of Penang Island. I call it such because Yeap Chor Ee Road was not meant to be a main road when it was built in the early part of the 20th century. At that time, it was just a country late which links Green Lane to the plantations at Bukit Gelugor and Bukit Gambir. Today Yeap Chor Ee Road connects Green Lane, now called Jalan Masjid Negeri, to Jalan Bukit Gambir, near the junction with Jalan Lembah.

The present shape of Yeap Chor Ee Road was established in the 1980's, when the southern part of Penang Island experienced rapid development. Yeap Chor Ee Road was turned into a major road to connect George Town with the newly established neighbourhoods such as Sungai Dua, Lip Sin Gardens and Bukit Jambul. The residential houses of Island Glades now see heavy vehicle movement and traffic crawls, particularly during the morning and evening rush hours. On the south side of Yeap Chor Ee Road are the older houses of Bukit Gelugor. These properties, regarded as rural when they were built many decades ago, are now on expensive suburban land.

Congestion on Yeap Chor Ee Road approaching the Green Lane junction (2 June 2011)

The land surrounding Yeap Chor Ee Road was once plantation land belonging to local magnate Yeap Chor Ee, whose legacy is immortalised in the Homestead, Wawasan Open University and the House of Yeap Chor Ee.

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Residential Properties along Yeap Chor Ee Road

Jalan Yeap Chor Ee road signJalan Yeap Chor Ee road sign (18 May, 2013)

Updates on Yeap Chor Ee Road

26 September, 2014
The Star reports that roadworks at Yeap Chor Ee Road, part of a RM7.5 million project, has been delayed a third time, and will only be completed in early 2015. The work includes construction an elevated U-turn linking Yeap Chor Ee Road to Green Lane.

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