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Sungai Ara is a township located in the Southeast of Penang Island. From Malay the name translates to “Fig River”. Prior to development, it was a rural agricultural land dominated by vegetable farming. It gets its name from Sungai Ara river flowing east through the area which joins with Sungai Relau to form the larger Sungai Keluang which eventually opens on to the sea.

Property Development

At present, Sungai Ara is largely comprised of residential developments. As Sungai Ara is a little far from George Town, the residents are those working in the south, mainly, at Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone. Residential options are available from various apartments: Acres Villa, Aramas Apartment, I-Park, Idaman Lavender, Mutiara Perdana, Sri Abadi, Sri Kenari and Taman Sri Puteri; condominiums: Fiera Vista, Idaman Iris, Pearl Garden, One Imperial, Reflections, Regency Heights, Setia Pinnacle, Setia Tri-Angle, Sunrise Garden, Gardens Ville,  Meridien Residence, Vistaria, Zan Pavillon and Sierra Residences; and housing estates: Dua Villas – 2 & 3-storey terraces, Sathu Terraces – 2-storey terraces, Tree Residency – 2-storey corner duplex, link duplex and twin villa houses, Raintree Garden – 2-storey semi-detached houses, Setia Greens & Sunway Merica – 3-storey terrace &  semi-detached houses, Cangkat Sungai Ara – 2.5-storey terraces and Taman Sri Bayan – 2-storey houses and a high-rise apartment.

Amenities and Facilities

Sungai Ara village (at Jalan Tengah junction) provides the nearest night market & farmer's market with fresh produce due to presence of many orchards and farms surrounding the area. Although shopping malls are not located within this neighborhood, Jambul Complex, Sunshine Square, Giant Hypermarket and Queensbay Mall are only a short drive away. The locals dine out at Sungai Ara Food Court, with many hawker stalls selling a variety of local dishes, and at a number of other individual eateries such as Kedai Kopi Sin Kang, Sushi Kitchen, Pak Husin Tomyam and Watari Sate Sungai Ara. Places of worship in the area include Guan Gong Temple, Masjid Al-Huda, Surau Ar Rahman and Georgetown Baptist Church. Medical needs are attended to by Hope Children Hospital and Pantai Hospital Penang (10 minutes) while Penang International Sports Arena and Metropolitan Public Park are suited for recreational activities, which are all, within a short drive. Other amenities and facilities in Sungai Ara include schools such as SK Sungai Ara, SRJK (C) Chong Cheng, SM Sungai Ara and SK Mutiara Perdana, clinic, pharmacy and petrol station.

Accessibility and Transportation

To reach Sungai Ara from the mainland either Penang Bridge or Penang Second Bridge can be used as it is approximately equidistant from both bridges. Within the island, from the North it can be reached via Jalan Paya Terubong then Jalan Kampung Batak which leads to any destination within Sungai Ara while Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim provides access from the South.

Note: Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact [email protected] All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.

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Nearby Transports
Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal (Bus)
Nearby Schools
Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Pulau Pinang (PSDC)
Kolej INTI Antarabangsa Pulau Pinang
Straits International School
Fairview International School Penang (IB World School)
Krista Desa Ria, Sg. Ara
Krista Bayan Baru
Nearby Hospitals
Pantai Hospital Penang
Nearby Shopping Malls
Kompleks Bukit Jambul
Queensbay Mall
Nearby Clinics
Klinik Desa Sungai Ara (Government)
Klinik Hari (Private)
Klinik Kesihatan Bayan Baru (Government)
Klinik Desa Relau (Government)
Poliklinik Bistari (Relau) (Private)
Klinik Sentosa (Bayan Baru) (Private)
Nearby Convenience Stores
7-Eleven (Desaria, Penang)
7-Eleven (Sungai Ara, Penang)
7-Eleven (Bayan Lepas, Penang)
7-Eleven (Lebuh Sungai Pinang, Penang)
Giant Hypermarket Bayan Baru (Giant Bayan Baru)
Nearby Restorants
Restoran Fisherman's Grill
Eden Catering Sdn Bhd
CMR (China Muslim) Restaurant Sdn Bhd
Citarasa 1 Malaysia
Xiang Mei Wei Vegetarian Restaurant
Nasi Kandar Pelita Restaurant
Nearby Banks
Hong Leong Bank (Sungai Ara, Penang)
Bank Rakyat (Bayan Baru)
Bank Islam (Bayan Baru)
BSN (Bayan Baru Islamic Banking Branch)
Maybank (Relau SC)
Public Bank (Relau)
Nearby Petrol Stations
Shell (Sungai Ara)
Petron (Jalan Tengah FS)
Shell (Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah 2)
Shell (Jalan Relau Bayan Lepas)
Shell (Jalan Mayang Pasir Bayan Baru)
Nearby Police Stations
Pondok Polis Sungai Ara
Pondok Polis Jalan Tengah
Balai Polis Bayan Baru
Balai Polis LTAB Bayan Lepas
Balai Polis Sungai Nibong
Balai Polis Komuniti Taman Desa
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Rent and Sale Prices in Sungai Ara

Bedrooms Sale Price Monthly Rent Rental Yield
1 660,000 -- --
2 472,819 803 2.04%
3 556,348 1,334 2.88%
4 772,482 1,796 2.79%
5 1,139,000 1,675 1.76%
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2 800,000 -- --
3 867,009 1,729 2.39%
4 1,375,535 1,941 1.69%
5 1,550,818 2,342 1.81%

Price per Square Foot in Sungai Ara

Sector Price per ft2 (Non Landed) Price per ft2 (Landed)
Area Average 346 2,302
State Average 266 2,162

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39 Projects/Townships (1,706 Transactions)

Taman Sungai Ara
Terrace House, Semi-Detached House, Town House, Detached House, Flat, Land, Cluster House, Condominium/Apartment
Idaman Iris
Flat, Condominium/Apartment
Zan Pavillon
Condominium/Apartment, Flat
Idaman Lavender
Flat, Condominium/Apartment
Idaman Lavender 3
Condominium/Apartment, Flat
One Imperial
Regency Heights
Sierra Residences
Desa Ria
Terrace House, Town House, Detached House, Semi-Detached House
Taman Tunas Muda
Town House, Cluster House, Terrace House, Detached House
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