Toponymy Heritage Places of Malaysia
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PERMATANG PAUH, PULAU PINANG

LOCATION
Permatang Pauh is an area in Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia. It is located in the North 5.409151, 100.421004 East. Permatang Pauh can be reached via several highways such as the North-South Highway and Butterworth-Kulim Expressway. Sungai Perai is the main stream of river here and formed a pile of fertile alluvial soil. Some of the nearby places include include Georgetown, Kubang Semang, Seberang Jaya, Permatang Pasir, Simpang Ampat Perai, Butterworth, Georgetown city center, the town of Kulim and Lunas (Permatang Pauh, 2013).

LOKASI
Permatang Pauh merupakan sebuah kawasan di Seberang Perai, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Ia terletak di 5.409151 Utara, 100.421004 Timur. Permatang Pauh boleh dihubungi melalui beberapa lebuh raya seperti Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan dan Lebuhraya Butterworth-Kulim. Sungai Perai menjadi sungai utama di sini dan membentuk timbunan tanah lanar aluvium yang subur. Antara kawasan berdekatan ialah Bukit Mertajam, Kubang Semang, Seberang Jaya, Permatang Pasir, Simpang Ampat, Perai, Butterworth,pusat bandaraya Georgetown, bandar Kulim dan Lunas (Permatang Pauh, 2013).

NAME OF PLACE
Permatang: means a small road which is slightly higher than the surrounding surface (in fields etc.)
(Kamus Dewan Fourth Edition, 2007)

Pauh: is the name of a tree or the fruit (similar to mango but smaller)
(Student Dictionary Second Edition, 2008)

NAMA TEMPAT
Permatang: jalan kecil yang tinggi sedikit daripada permukaan di sekelilingnya (di sawah dll) (Kamus Dewan Edisi Keempat, 2007)

Pauh: nama sejenis pokok atau buahnya (buahnya hampir serupa dgn mangga tetapi lebih kecil) (Kamus Pelajar Edisi Kedua, 2008)

 

Pauh Fruit from which the name Permatang Pauh is believed to have been derived.

 


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ATTRACTIONS
Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest. Among the activities that can be performed include a bath in the rapids, climbing the hill. In addition, there is also the Mengkuang Dam, which is a popular area for residents to exercise (Mohd Shubhi, 2013).

TARIKAN
Hutan Lipur Bukit Mertajam. Antara aktiviti yang boleh dilakukan termasuklah mandi di jeram, panjat bukit. Selain itu, terdapat juga Empangan Mengkuang, kawasan yang menjadi tumpuan penduduk setempat untuk beriadah (Mohd Shubhi, 2013).


Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest

Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest

Mengkuang Dam
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