Simpang Ampat which is also known as Simpang Empat, is a minute town located in South Seberang Perai, Penang. It is located between Bukit Mertajam and Sungai Bakap. This town covers the area from Juru to Valdor which includes Permatang Tinggi, Bukit Minyak as well as smaller villages within the perimeter. The center of this small city is located on Jalan Besar or also known as Simpang Ampat Main Road. The newer part of this old town is developed towards the east and the smaller housing estates are on the southwest. In early 2005, parts of land in Simpang Ampat have been developed to cater the needs of Penang’s growing population.
Located strategically in Penang, Simpat Ampat is easily accessible by public transportation. By land, you can choose to travel by express bus. There are plenty of express buses with reasonable prices travelling from south as well as the north. If you want to experience a scenic and pleasant journey, you should travel by KTM shuttle train and stops at Butterworth which is 32 minutes away from Simpang Ampat. From the north, you can travel through North-South Expressway roughly in 2 hours to reach the destination. By air, you can travel whilst enjoying the top view and land in Penang International Airport. Located near Bayan Lepas at the southeastern tip of Penang Island, this airport is one of the busiest airport in Malaysia. Famous low-cost airlines like FireFly and AirAsia make landings here. If you are travelling within the city, you can ride on the shuttle bus and stop at the destination. Taxis are also available.
One of the major attractions of Penang is located near this town. Juru Auto City is noticeable when you drive along the North-South Expressway. It is located a few minutes after Juru toll plaza from the south or Penang Bridge. Also known as Highway Auto City, it has been operated since 2003 by the federal government. This attraction is a one-stop center for food, auto showroom and never-ending carnivals. Not only that, this center is believed to be the first of its kind in Malaysia to showcase a high-class selection of auto vehicles, business and entertainment hub as well as food heaven. The car showroom which has developed over the years exhibits famous brands from Europe, Japan, Korean and not to forget our local brands. Juru Auto City is also a preferable center to hold meetings, private and party functions, weddings and celebrations. Well-known restaurants that offer international cuisines like Sushi King, Seoul Garden Restaurant and Pizza Hut can be found here. With all mentioned above, Juru Auto City is definitely a great place that you should visit.
This outlet mall has been operating since 2016 which makes it the biggest outlet mall with built-up area of approximately 400,000 square feet. It houses 150 shops, mainly international apparel and accessory brands which are spread out in this single retail storey. Be sure to visit this mall when you are around here or you will regret!
If you are looking for a place to stay for your trip in Simpang Ampat, do not forget to check Galaxy Hotel. Priced from only RM 128 per night, this hotel promises a comfortable and good stay. It is located near attractions like Juru Auto City, St Anne’s Church, Design Village and Chai Leng Park, so you can visit these places hassle-free. This hotel, too, has a coffee shop for you to enjoy. The parking lot is also spacious and accessible for all.
This budget hotel in Simpang Ampat provides a relaxing stay priced from RM 150. Located to attractions like Juru Auto City and Chai Leng Park, this family-friendly hotel has facilities like elevators, accessible parking lot for all, wireless internet in public area and a restaurant. Not only that, there are shops and ATM machines near this hotel.