Bukit Mertajam Travel Guide

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Bukit Mertajam Things to Do

  • BM Train Station

    See my earlier post of BM Train Station http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/216e98/, the train station is still beautiful as ever. I was here again with my friend to buy a train ticket to Kuala Lumpur. We were so lucky to see a train come to pick more passengers. Some parts of the train station already torn down especially the overhead...

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  • Selamat Hari Raya - Open house

    On 19th August 2012, every muslim in the world will celebrate EID or in Malaysia, we refer that as Hari Raya Aidilfitri. I am going to visit a lot of open houses, invited by my many many Malay friends. There will be a lot of good food served in the open house. Commonly you will find, ketupat and beef/chicken rendang, Laksa, mee kuah, bihun soup,...

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  • Animal Farm at Puncak Mutiara Cafe,BM

    My cousin Gerard, his wife Molly and children Max, Esther Joy and Michael were here for a holiday two weeks ago from Singapore. I was so kind to take a day off and bring them to visit St Anne's Church and later to Puncak Mutiara Cafe for lunch (quite late for lunch at 3.00pm), food was extremely good and delicious and later pay a visit to the...

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  • Bukit Mertajam Old Railway Station

    KTM stand for - Keretapi Tanah Melayu. Bukit Mertajam train station could be one of the oldest station in Malaysia, but Im sure it will be demolised soon to make way for the new double tracking line. This train station situated in the middle of BM town, I dont put this tip under transportation cos, no one sit a train for a short distance journey....

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  • Visit BM Market

    My favourite place to visit on Saturday morning. Why I like this market, well you can find and buy everything you want and its much cheaper than other places in Penang. There is a temple to visit, have your breakfast first before you start shopping., then straight to the market.. Get your shopping bag and enough money to spend.. Lets go, follow me...

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  • Hungry Ghost Festival

    The Chinese believed during the seventh month of chinese calender, the gates of hell are opened and all the ghosts are free to roam in our world for food. The spirit who have family will go home to their decendant house and while the one with no home will wander around for food. I went to pray Phor Toh Yah the very first time, after staying in BM...

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  • Visit to Pek Kong Cheng

    Pek Kong Cheng or I will call it "Tua Pek Kong" is one of the oldest chinese temple built in Bukit Mertajam.. Its a place for worship, before or after you go to wet market nearby (My favourite market in BM) or have your breakfast at the food stalls located beside the temple.. There are so many people, locals and tourist coming here..sometimes i do...

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  • St Anne's Church

    St Anne's Church is a famous Roman Catholic church in Bukit Mertajam. Every year in July, there's a celebration on 26 July and last for 10days.. Thousands of people will come from Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Australia and other part of the world to pay tribute to St. Anne. Every pilgrims offered lit candles, flowers, flower garlands and...

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  • Mengkuang Dam

    Mengkuang Dam is one of the largest dams in Penang and open in 1985. It has become a popular get-away from bustling Bukit Mertajam town. Open 6am-7:30pm daily.Once it was used as a venue for the Penang Annual Dragon Boat festival. It is half an hour from town and nice for jogging or having a picnic. Ask the locals for direction. Near by is a forest...

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Bukit Mertajam Restaurants

  • Kampung Style Eating in Kubang Semang 2

    Beside enjoy eating, I go around to explore the PMC. All workers are in their uniform but they are in different rolls. There are waiters, runners, cooks, cleaners and cashier ... The Animal Resort has many kind of animals that could be end up on dinning table, Oh ! so sad. According the hanging banner on the fence, the swimming pool is opened to...

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  • Kampung Style Eating in Kubang Semang 1

    Thanks to AngMiMi I come to know about Puncak Mutiara Cafe in Kubang Semang and I went there before 2013 Ramadhan start. It was indeed a great eating experience with my wife and daughter in a Kampung Style restaurant where we can either choose to dine in a big dining hall, inside an air-conditioned hall, in a private hut or a round table under a...

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  • Best local food

    Having a farewell lunch with Suhardy, Hmm...Oldtown is a nice place for meeting up with friends and family. All types of food are available here, from chinese to malay to Indian and western food, they do served toast with butter and kaya. Nasi lemak and mi siam and ice lemon tea.

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  • The best BR in Bandar Perda

    Bulan Ramadan Bulan Yang Mulia.Well, during this holy month of Ramadan (according to Muslim Calender), all muslim in the world are required to fast before celebrating the Hari Raya Puasa from dawn to dust. You can find a lot of Bazaar Ramadan everywhere in Malaysia. I take this opportunity to visit one near my house at Bandar Perda. This is biggest...

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  • Japanese Restuarant

    You will find this restaurant with Japanese Hermit the Frog Logo. :-)))First time, I tried sushi..eeeeeee..I dont like it, but this time my office friends and I went to this Japanese restaurant at Autocity. I like their motto - "We serve only what we eat" so true to their words.. I begin to like this restaurant, so much varieties of sushi display...

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  • Authentic Malay varieties

    This newly opened Malay Restaurant served good fish head curries, tomyam, deep fried black promfret, fried squid, grilled snapper, a lot of fresh ulam-ulaman (fresh herbs) with sambal belacan. Its a good place for gathering with Muslim friends, so we know we are eating Halal food. I have been here for 3 times and the restaurant staffs already know...

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  • We are here again

    We are here again and this time with my relatives from Singapore, to have lunch and visit the animal farm. Please refer to my previous posting for the addresshttp://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/216ec1/ Favourite Dish should be the Nasi Beriani with Lamb & chicken curry, dalc and mixed vegetables, lamb chop, fish & chips, chicken wings and...

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  • Local Indian Food

    Not a restaurant but a small stall along Kampung Dork (formerly the villagers are from the Dorkyard in Butterworth) I like all the food there especially the fried chicken, fried pomfret, indian curries, vegetables, fried crispy bitter gourd.Eat with my hand again.

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  • Deep Fried Crispy Pomfret fish

    What so special? must be environment - eating under palm oil estate with monkeys The fresh crispy fried pomfret with a lot of malay cuisine like Gulai Ikan Bawal (Pomfret in curry), Chicken curry, big cuttlefish in sambal, a lot of vegetables and ulam-ulam (fresh herbs).I always have the ikan Bawal goreng (deep fried pomfret), ulam-ulam, sambal...

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  • Fish and Chips

    We are here for the special promotion of Fish and Chips.Had twice of fish and chips here and the Pasta Crab o-olio, emmm..very good, I like it. Fish and Chips and Pasta.

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  • Taiwanese Tea Room

    Very quiet and cozy environment. Friendly staff to recommend nice food for a Birthday girl, Ly Ying My favourite should be the rice and meat sauce.Stir fried vege.Fried soft shell crab with salted eggStir fried pork and chicken in dark sauce.Food a bit in small portion ..No enough to eat.

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  • Local and Western Food

    What makes it so special? This is a Malay restaurant where they served chicken, rabbit, mutton, beef, ostrich, venison and quail, which they reared all the animals in the farm where this restaurant is situated. Its about half and hour drive from BM town. I went there with my officemates for dinner. The place was really nice, with small huts here...

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  • Chicken and Pork Rice

    What make it so special? No, its not the owner who like to wear sexy, its the rice that cooked (steamed) individually in stainless steel bowl, then the rice will be served with generously amount of roasted chicken and pork on top and with a lot of special black gravy over the rice, the more gravy tasted even better and lastly green pickle cili...

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  • Bak Pau

    Pau is a type of steamed bun with fillings inside. The dough are made with flour, yeast, shortening, sugar and water. It can be filled with meat or vegetarian fillings. They can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I have pau recipe, if you are interested to try making your own paus, just email me..I shall described the name of pau here.Big...

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  • Cendul - another popular dessert

    A cousin of the "Ice Kacang", the "Chendul" is similar in concept "sweet" and "cool".The types of ingredients are fewer and mainly just green "chendul" which are fragrant "pandan" leaves flavored noodle-like and boiled cooked red beans.Similary ice is shaved on the spot using a rotating blade machine. Then the heavy white coconut milk is poured...

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  • Ice kacang - cool dessert

    When eating the hot and spicy laksa noodles, the ice kacang is an excellent dessert companion."Kacang" in Malay means "bean" So for ingredients, the boiled cooked red kidney bean, black seaweed "leong fan", green pandan leave flavored "chendul", yellow corn, jello, even nutmeg or other additions are placed at the bottom of the bowl. Then used a...

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  • BM Laksa one of the best

    Laksa is local favorite for Penang, Kedah and Perlis region. It's origin is a combination of Malay, Thai and Chinese.A bowl of rice white noodles in a fish meat based soup that is spicy, sourish and hot. Additional chilly and the hea-koh (black shrimp paste sauce) are optional. Garnished with chopped onions, cucumber, vegetable, pineapple, ginger...

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  • Near the railway station

    Near the BM railway station and next to the old cinema is the Cheok Sah food court which is popular with the locals for assam laksa, ice kacang, curry mee and mee jawa. It is popular with the locals and best time to go in the afternoon. One of my favorite places to have a quick afternoon meal whenever I visit Bukit Mertajam. So look out for me if...

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Bukit Mertajam Transportation

  • Express Buses

    Bukit Mertajam do not have any bus station for the express buses. There are few shops at Taman Usahaniaga, BM where you can buy bus ticket to get to any destination in Malaysia and Singapore.First option : At Jalan Usahaniaga, BMSecond option : Butterworth Bus Terminal.Third Option : Booking online : http://www.easibook.com/

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  • Rapid Bus to Bukit Mertajam

    Coming to Bukit Mertajam, the easiest transportation - just take Rapid Bus No 701, 702 from Butterworth Ferry Terminal.. Please refer to the website for more detail bus routes. The Bus Terminal in Bukit Mertajam located behind The Summit Hotel and Mall, do your shopping at the Store Supermarket while waiting for the bus.

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  • Taking a train to Bukit Mertajam

    There are no trains in Penang Island if you discount the funicular tram up Penang Hill.So taking the train from Butterworth to Bukit Mertajam could be the shortest train ride if you cross to Butterworth by ferry to the train station. If you are using the Butterworth-Bangkok international train which leaves daily in the afternoon, the first station...

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Bukit Mertajam Warnings and Dangers

  • Dangerous Rove beetles

    Staying next to beautiful malay kampung and see the whole paddy fields in Bukit Mertajam, can be very nice indeed. Now, I got this problem of Rove beetles invading my apartment. They came to visit during the paddy harvesting. Attracting to bright lights, as often I don't switch on any lights at home, just depending lights from the corridor or I put...

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  • Parking Attendent

    In BM town (or for the matter of fact, in MPSP area), they don't employ parking attendents (unlike in MPPP areas). You park your car, take out the parking booklet, scratch the date and time you start parking, display on the windscreen and then go.Ask around where parking booklet is sold.

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  • Changes over the years

    Picture 2 - Long ago, I remember St. Anne Church was small with everyone just gathering on the steps of stairs leading up to the Church and staying there on overnight during St. Anne's festival.Picture 1 - Today, it has grown with a new Church with a large plaza for the large number of people who come here on the annual festival of St. Anne's...

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  • An old railway town

    Bukit Mertajam was a major railway hub for both passengers and cargo. If you drive to Bukit Mertajam, you will encounter a surprising number of railway crossings everywhere. There is one coming from the short cut from Permatang Tinggi and two coming from Permatang Tengah.Reason is that the railway track from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok...

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  • An Educational center

    Bukit Mertajam is famous for secondary schools in Penang Mainland for decades. The Jit Sin Secondary School (formerly a Chinese medium schoo), Bukit Mertajam High School and BM Convent School (both formerly English medium schools). It was in Bukit Mertajam where the first experimental governemnt project of a fully residential science secondary...

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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    i just Google mapped B mertajam, so i know the linkages with its past and neighbouring lanadmarks, virtually though ;-)))

    • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
      Mar 7, 2013 at 2:56 AM

      so many must visits and must do's, the joy of Virtual T and it's members sharing ;-)))

    • DaHongHua's Profile Photo
      Mar 7, 2013 at 5:14 AM

      When you plan for Malaysia again, do inform me, or set up a VT meet so other Penang members can meet up with u too.

 
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