Nibong Tebal is a town situated in South Seberang Perai district of Penang. It is the largest town in South Seberang Perai district, close to the border with Kedah and Perak. Nibong Tebal is also the border town of Penang, located 308 km from Kuala Lumpur. The name Nibong Tebal means "dense palms", and may refers to the nibung trees that grow in the surrounding mangrove. The majority of the Malay Residence speaks Penang and Kedah Malay Language while Chinese speak Teow Chew instead of the Hokkien which is commonly used on Penang Island.
You can board Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Malindo Air flight direct to Penang International Airport where the flights fly to Penang regularly. Once you reach airport you may take shuttle or taxi to Nibong Tebal where the journey takes 43 minutes’ drive away.
If you travel from Kuala Lumpur you may use North-South Expressway to reach Nibong Tebal. Continue the highway until you take Exit 156 (Jawi Interchange). The journey from Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hour 10 minutes’ drive away.
You may take ETS train from Kuala Lumpur Station Sentral to Nibong Tebal train station. The journey takes 3 hour 40 minutes to reach Nibong Tebal.
For the nature lover you may visit Bukit Panchor Forest Park located at Nibong Tebal near Seberang Perai. It is really worth visiting where you can see unique mangrove life forms, bat caves and a wetland boardwalk. Among the facilities provided at the state park that include vast picnic areas, playgrounds, picturesque streams and rest huts for visitors who want to spend time with their families there.
You can make your way and spend a couple of time at Nibong Tebal Iron Bridge that is a steel arch bridge in Nibong Tebal. It is located at the northern approach to Nibong Tebal on Federal Route 1. It is one of several arch bridges on the highway. The Nibong Tebal Iron Bridge was built as an overpass to the railway tracks that run under it. You can enjoy scenic bridge views and take a memorable photo of your visit here.
The 99-Door Mansion is a prime tourist destination in Nibong Tebal that you shouldn’t miss to visit. This Mansion is an early 20th century estate manor in Nibong Tebal which was built in 1917. The 99-Door Mansion is located in the midst of Byram Estate, an estate which began as a sugar cane plantation in the 19th century. This two-storey mansion has ten rooms and has a total of ninety doors.
For visitors who are looking for a destination to relax and chill or have a picnic with friends and family, Taman Rekreasi Sri Sanglang is an ideal place to visit. It covers a swath of land on the northern bank of Sungai Kerian. They also have walking paths and children's playground in the area.
Fireflies watching at Sungai Kerian are one of the popular tourist destinations that you can visit while staying in Nibong Tebal. There are fewer fireflies on rainy nights and during full moon nights. Do take note that the best time for fireflies watching would be one to four hours after sunset. Visitors can also enjoy taking on a river cruise in the evening among the mangrove swamps, watching the sunset, visiting the fish farm and feeding the fish.
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OMG Hotel is a 2-star hotel is a good choice when you are visiting Nibong Tebal. This hotel located only 12 km from Nibong Tebal. For travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, OMG Hotel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.