Butterworth is a major town in North Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia. It is the largest town within Seberang Perai, the mainland half of the State of Penang. Butterworth is located approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) east of George Town, the capital city of Penang, across the Penang Strait. As of 2010, Butterworth had a total of 71,643 residents. Known unofficially in Malay as Bagan, Butterworth was named after British colonial official William John Butterworth, who served as the Governor of the Straits Settlements in the mid-19th century. The town came into being as a landing place across the Penang Strait from George Town.
While the British East India Company initially obtained Seberang Perai (then named Province Wellesley) for agricultural purposes, Butterworth has also witnessed massive industrialisation during the latter half of the 20th century. Since its founding, Butterworth has been acting as the main transportation hub within the state of Penang. It is linked to George Town primarily via Rapid Ferry. In addition, the Butterworth railway station, situated adjacent to the town's ferry terminal, is a major Malayan Railway station, with train services operated by both the Malayan Railway (along the west coast states of Peninsular Malaysia and into Singapore) and the State Railway of Thailand.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Penang International Airport (IATA: PEN, ICAO: WMKP), which is an international airport, located in Bayan Lepas, Penang. Butterworth is in the mainland, so you need to across the bridge to get to Butterworth.
You can take the ETS train. Trains are really convenient if you are coming from locations without express bus terminals! Butterworth was a major railway hub for both passengers and cargo. If you drive to Butterworth, you will encounter a surprising number of railway crossings everywhere.
There are two main express bus stations in Penang, Penang Sentral near the ferry terminal and KTM train station and Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal on Penang Island (around 10 minutes drive from Butterworth). Bukit Mertajam is just a short distance away from Penang Sentral / KTM (ETS Train) / Ferry terminal. For bus, you might have to wait 30 to 50 minutes for the bus to come.
Juru Auto-City is strategically located at the North-South Highway Juru Interchange. If you are travelling along the North-South Highway from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, you will exit from the last Juru Toll. Juru Auto-City is located 1 KM from the Juru Toll and 5.5 KM from the Penang Bridge. Juru Auto-City serves a population of 1,000,000 within 20 minutes drive. It is well patronized by business and working people during the day. When the sun sets, Juru Auto-City becomes alive with people from all walks of life; may they be families and children, teens, youths, business people. couples and the elders. The night environment is so conducive for dining, entertaining, chit-chatting, strolling, shopping; it is filled with beautiful lightings, cool breeze, music, love and romance.
Bukit Mertajam is located in Seberang Prai Tengah district, in Seberang Prai, Pulau Pinang. Pulau Pinang is a state located in north of Peninsular Malaysia. It is located in Central Seberang Perai, in the state of Penang, with Butterworth to the northwest, Penanti to the north, Simpang Ampat to the south and Kulim to the east, and Perai to the west. The town is located about 9 km to the east of the coastline and about 336 km north of Kuala Lumpur.
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