12 Facts About Tanjung Bungah


Tanjung Bungah is a suburb of George Town in Penang, Malaysia.

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Tanjung Bungah is well known as a beach destination, with several hotels and resorts lining the beaches within the area.

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Tanjung Bungah, which means Flower Cape in Malay, was so named due to the several smaller promontories that jut out to the sea along the cape.

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Tanjung Bungah was formerly a quiet fishing village populated by Malay and Chinese fishermen.

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The crystal clear waters off Tanjung Bungah attracted two local swimming clubs into the area – the Penang Swimming Club and the Penang Chinese Swimming Club.

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Urbanisation of Tanjung Bungah began in the 1980s, leading to the construction of numerous residential high-rises along the shoreline.

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The development of Tanjung Bungah has attracted expatriates who chose to retire on Penang Island, as the suburb is located within commuting distance of George Town, the shopping malls at Tanjung Tokong and the beaches of Batu Ferringhi.

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Tanjung Bungah was one of the hardest hit areas during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that ultimately claimed a total of 52 lives in Penang.

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Tanjung Bungah Road continues on from Tanjung Tokong Road, cutting through the heart of the suburb until it becomes Batu Ferringhi Road near the western edge of Tanjung Bungah.

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The relatively high concentration of international schools at Tanjung Bungah reflects the substantial expatriate population within the suburb; these schools offer either British or American curriculum up to high school diploma.

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Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital, situated at Jalan Bulan between Tanjung Bungah and Tanjung Tokong, is a private hospital that specialises in cancer treatments.

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Penang Swimming Club at Tanjung Bungah Road, overlooking the sea, has a history stretching back to the 1900s.

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