Tikus Island (Rat Island) is an islet off the northern coast of Penang Island in the Malaysian state of Penang. Located nearly 770 m (0.48 mi) off Tanjung Bungah, a suburb of George Town, this uninhabited outcrop is now home to a solar-powered lighthouse. This active lighthouse marks the northern entrance to the Penang Strait and hence, the Port of Penang.
Also situated on the islet is a grave belonging to a local Muslim saint.The grave is still visited by local Penangites of various faiths, who occasionally come to seek blessings irrespective of their beliefs.
The islet has lent its name to Pulau Tikus, a neighbourhood of George Town. The settlement of Pulau Tikus was established by Eurasian refugees in the early 19th century, who had earlier landed on Tikus Island.It was said that the name Pulau Tikus, which means 'Rat Island' in Malay, was inspired by the shape of the islet's rocks and dunes.
Tikus Island is only accessible by boat. Whilst kayaks are available at the Penang Water Sports Centre at Tanjung Bungah, the rough sea current has hindered several approach attempts to the islet in the past.
Penang is a Malaysian state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Malacca Strait. It has two parts: Penang Island, where the capital city, George Town, is located, and Seberang Perai on the Malay Peninsula. These two halves are connected by the Penang Bridge and the Second Penang Bridge; the latter is also the second longest sea crossing in Southeast Asia. The state shares borders with Kedah to the north and east, and Perak to the south.
George Town is the capital of the Malaysian state of Penang and the core city of the George Town Conurbation, Malaysia's second largest metropolitan area with a population of 2.83 million. The city proper covers an area of 306 km2 (118 sq mi) and was home to a population of 794,313 as of 2020.
Batu Ferringhi is a suburb of George Town in the Malaysian state of Penang. Located along the northern coast of Penang Island and about 11 km (6.8 mi) northwest of the city centre, it is the prime beach destination in Penang among locals and tourists. To cater to the influx of tourists, several major high-rise hotels have been established along the 4 km (2.5 mi) stretch of beaches.
Pulau Tikus is a neighbourhood within the downtown core of George Town in the Malaysian state of Penang. Situated within the city centre, this upper class neighbourhood was named after a rock just off the coast of Penang Island. It is home to small minorities of Eurasians, Thais and Burmese populations.
Tanjung Tokong is a suburb of George Town in the Malaysian state of Penang. It is located along the northeastern coast of Penang Island, next to Pulau Tikus and 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of the city centre. Over the recent decades, the former fishing village has been transformed into an upper class residential suburb of George Town, with high-rises such as Straits Quay lining the coast.
Tanjung Bungah is a suburb of George Town in the Malaysian state of Penang. It is located along the northern coast of Penang Island between Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Tokong, and about 6.5 km (4.0 mi) northwest of the city centre. Tanjung Bungah is well known as a beach destination, with several hotels and resorts lining the beaches within the area. Decades of urbanisation has also led to the mushrooming of residential high-rises at Tanjung Bungah.
Mount Erskine is a residential neighbourhood within the city of George Town in the Malaysian state of Penang. This hilly neighbourhood is located 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of the city centre, between Tanjung Tokong and Pulau Tikus.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Penang is situated in the northern as well as the east coast region of Peninsular Malaysia covering 4 northern states, namely Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak as well as the east coast state of Kelantan. It was created on 25 February 1955 together with the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur. It is under the Ecclesiastical province of Kuala Lumpur.
The North-East District is a district within the Malaysian state of Penang. The district covers the northeastern half of Penang Island, including the centre of George Town, Penang's capital city. It has an area of 122.79 km2 (47.41 sq mi) and a population of 510,996 as of 2010. The district borders the South-West District (Penang)|South-West District to the south-west.
Church of the Immaculate Conception is a church and parish located in Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The church was founded in 1811 and is the second oldest church in the diocese after Church of the Assumption.
The Greater Penang Conurbation, also known as the George Town Conurbation, is the built-up urban or metropolitan area within and around the Malaysian state of Penang. Encompassing the entire State of Penang, and parts of the neighbouring states of Kedah and Perak, the conurbation was home to over 2.83 million people as of 2020, the second largest in the country after the Klang Valley.
The Bayan Lepas LRT line is an under construction light rapid transit (LRT) line in the Malaysian state of Penang. As part of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), it will spans 26.8 km (16.7 mi) line within the main underground station of KOMTAR in the city center of George Town with the industrial town of Bayan Lepas to the south.
The Penang Floating Mosque, also known as Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque is a floating mosque located in Tanjung Bungah near George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
Kelawei Road is a major thoroughfare in the city of George Town within the Malaysian state of Penang. It is one of the main roads leading out of the city centre to the suburbs, stretching from the city centre towards Pulau Tikus. This leafy road runs just behind Gurney Drive, passing by a number of well-known landmarks and shopping malls; the high-rises of Gurney Drive also line the northern side of Kelawei Road.
Tanjong Bunga is a state constituency in Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Penang State Legislative Assembly since 1959. It covers the suburbs of George Town along the northern coast of Penang Island, including Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah and parts of Tanjung Tokong.
Pulau Tikus is a state constituency in Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Penang State Legislative Assembly since 2004. It covers two of George Town's affluent suburbs - Pulau Tikus and parts of Tanjung Tokong - as well as Gurney Drive.
Lovers' Isle is an islet in Southwest Penang Island District, Penang, Malaysia, located off the northern coast of Penang Island. Located off Batu Ferringhi, a suburb of the city of George Town, this uninhabited rocky outcrop was where the first European sailors to reach what is now Penang arrived in the 16th century.
Kampong Serani is a residential neighbourhood within the downtown core of George Town in the Malaysian state of Penang. Located within the city centre, it is bounded by College Avenue to the west and Leandro's Lane to the east.