Seberang Jaya is a town located in the district of Central Seberang Perai, state of Penang, Malaysia, with its position on the Peninsular Malaysia that is separated by the capital George Town by the Penang Bridge. Due to Seberang Jaya and the capital being separated by sea, the township is well-built and developed to be self-sustaining on its own, with the Seberang Jaya hospital being a prominent hospital and the presence of Sunway Carnival Mall as a major shopping complex and Tesco Extra being one of the biggest hypermarket in the Penang Greater Butterworth City. Seberang Jaya is also a telecommunications center town with service centers catering for Perai area and people from the nearby Kulim of Kedah state. It is administered by the Seberang Jaya Municipal Council with close proximities to Perai industrial area as well as the entertainment, eatery and automobile venue of Autocity. As such, its roads are always full of people and the major Seberang Jaya highway is always bustling day in and day out during the working time and sometimes even during festive seasons.
There are flights to Penang Island International Airport from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) which are provided by both Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. Upon touchdown, from the airport, guests can go to Seberang Jaya using bus or taxi.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive via North-South Highway/E1 for immediate access to Seberang Jaya. The journey could take up to three hours and thirty minutes depending on the current traffic situation.
The nearest express bus terminal is the Butterworth Bus Terminal which is located at Jalan Bagan Dalam. Take the trip directly to Butterworth from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) terminal using express bus services such as Etika Express, Billion Stars and Transnasional Express. From here, hop on a local route bus, taxi or ride-sharing services to go around the township.
Penang Bridge is the 13.5 kilometer dual carriageway toll bridge and controlled-access highway which connects Perai on the mainland and Gelugor on the island part over the straits of Penang. It is the first and the longest road connection between Penang Island and Peninsular Malaysia until the Penang Second Bridge is opened in 2014. In present, it is the second longest of its kind in the country and the fifth in Southeast Asia with length over water of 8.4 kilometers. Inaugurated in 1985, the mode of transportation prior to the bridge opening is only via the state-owned Penang Ferry Service. The construction works are done by Hyundai Engineering and United Engineers Malaysia. A widening project is also carried out in 2008 and finished a year later to expand the bridge into six lanes. The bridge is sometimes used for marathon events, with the views during night and day from the bridge being spectacular in sight.
Located just a stone’s throw away from Seberang Jaya, the Penang Bird Park is the first and the largest of its kind in the country. It is opened to public since 1988 on a five acre land comprising a collection of three thousand birds of 300 species from all over the world, with half of these species being native to Malaysia. Built in a garden concept, the landscaping is also beautiful with an impressive arrangement of hibiscus, orchids, bamboo, palm trees and ornamental plants. The ticket fee is charged at a cost of RM38 for adults and RM20 for children below 12 years old, with discounts offered for Malaysian residents.
A five-star hotel situated in Lebuh Tenggiri 2. At a premium rate and close proximities to Seberang Jaya township, this hotel offers exquisite comfort and luxuriously elegant stay.
Pearl View Hotel is one of the wonderful four-star hotels here. Located at Jalan Baru Seberang Perai, the hotel offers outstanding accommodation with a wide range of facilities and services.