Bukit Mertajam Travel Guide

  • New station at Bukit Mertajam
    New station at Bukit Mertajam
    by PeterVancouver
  • The St. Anne's church beside Jalan Kulim
    The St. Anne's church beside Jalan Kulim
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  • The car parking is not enough for big event
    The car parking is not enough for big...
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Bukit Mertajam Things to Do

  • Bukit Martajam Hill

    The town of Bukit Mertajam is named after the nearby hill with the highest peak at 547m above sea level. The hill is named after the Mertajam tree (Lepisanthes rubiginosa). It is a tree with white flowers that can grow up to 5-12m tall. This hill is now used due to its height above sea level, for construction on a number of communications masts as...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


Bukit Mertajam Restaurants

  • Thai Style Steam Boat Dinner

    At Mei Shi Jie Kopitiam, the Thai Style Steam Boat is served in open air area or in the hut.Small pot RM for 2-3 personsBig pot RM for 4-5 persons

  • Local hawker food to International...

    There are food hawker centre, food court, restaurant, moving hawker and coffee shop to sell and serve food to people in town, in Bukit Mertajam, there are more than 100 from small to big scale.Mei Shi Jie Kopitiam in Alma is among a medium scale coffee shop located at the corner lot of the shop houses just opposite the old Lite On factory in Alma....

  • Korean Steamboat and BBQ

    I 1st ate the Korean style when in Taichung. Soon, I realise this type of restaurants are in Malaysia too, mostly in the shopping mall. The Ocean Garden is in the AEON shopping mall, Alma, Bukit Mertajam, at the level of food court and next to it, with other franchising fast food outlets are the neighbours.We were attractted by the students...

  • Chinese / Non Halal

    I ask about Cai Kweh, a kind of Chinese vegetable dumpling, some Bukit Mertajam friends guide me to this kopitiam. This is a typical Chinese Coffee Shop that open to serve breakfast to people in Taman Sentosa and Bukit Mertajam. There are many hawkers selling different type of Chinese and Indian food, I found difficult to name them all and I also...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.


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/

  • 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.

  • 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...


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...

  • 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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Bukit Mertajam Off The Beaten Path

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    St Anne;s Church

    by PeterVancouver Written Jul 24, 2014

    St Anne's Church, Bukit Mertajam is a famous Roman Catholic church located in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia. It is one of the parishes in the Diocese of Penang. Its annual celebration of the feast of St Anne regularly attracts over 100,000 pilgrims from Malaysia as well as neighbouring countries like Singapore, the Philippines and Australia.
    Generally, Catholics celebrate the feast day of its saints on one day, for example, St Patrick's Day. The actual feast day of St Anne is on 26 July, but it is celebrated for ten days at Bukit Mertajam, either on the actual day or immediately after the actual day. Celebrations include a candlelight procession, a nine-day novena and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

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Bukit Mertajam Favorites

  • St. Anne Church, built in 1888

    St. Anne's Church is famous in northern Malaysia. The annual celebration and gathering during every last July's weekend invite Catholics from all over the country to vow and to votive.The church is located along Jalan Kulim in a big compound. It has it's hall opposite the road. I had my experience during teenager to join with friends to attend St....

  • St. Anne's Hall

    I attended a GST seminar on 19 Oct, 2014. The organizer picked this hall as it can sit 1500 audiences. It is a big hall in Bukit Mertajam. There are 4 badminton courts in the hall, and the stage is big and wide too. The washrooms are behind the hall.The St. Anne's Church is just opposite the hall in a bigger compound along Jalan Kulim. The church...

  • 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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  • 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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