Bayan Lepas

Location: Penang

Location Info

Address: Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

District » Bayan Lepas


The main industrial hub of Penang, Bayan Lepas is located at the South East section of the Penang Island, Malaysia. It is a district that includes many smaller towns including Batu Maung, Permatang Damar Laut, Kampung Binjai and more.Penang International Airport is located in Bayan Lepas and also the well known shopping mall, Queensbay Mall.


Bayan Lepas is the home of the Free Industrial Zone. There are a large number of factories located in Bayan Lepas and most of them are from multinational companies. They are Motorola, BBraun, Agilent Technologies, Jabil Circuit and more whereas one of the examples of local factories is Wanjun Engineering. Most factories there are engineering and technology based. If you think that Georgetown is the only beating heart in Penang, then this article will prove you wrong.

There are many tourist attractions in Bayan Lepas. One of them is the Snake Temple. The temple is situated at Sungai Kluang, Bayan Lepas. This is most probably the only temple of its own kind. The temple is filled with snakes coiling around the pillars and also on vases. Many tourists and too, locals pray and make offerings in the temple. Moreover, you can have zero distance experience with the snakes while taking pictures with them under the supervisor of professional in the temple. Penang's biggest shopping mall Queensbay Mall is located in Bayan Lepas too. The mall consists of cinema, arcade centre and definitely a variety of outlets offering affordable discounted items and high end brands. Jerejak Island (Pulau Jerejak) is an off island from Penang. It is popular with its nature environment and unique flora and fauna. Eagles and monitor lizards are usual to be seen around there. The island is definitely a getaway from the busy moving city.

Some famous hotels in Penang are located in Bayan Lepas too, including B-Suite Hotel and Vistana Hotel. Spending a night or more in Penang is indeed a bright choice as there is insufficient time to discover and explore the whole of Penang in just 24 hours. Just like in Georgetown, famous hawker food is available everywhere in Bayan Lepas. It is certain that everyone is aware of the Penang Bridge. Still, there are many expressways in Penang where reduce the heavy flow of traffic including the Bayan Lepas expressway and Jelutong Expressway. Thus, it is easy to travel from Bayan Lepas to the other parts of Penang including the mainland, Butterworth.


There are quite a number of Rapid Penang buses that pass through Bayan Lepas including its villages and towns. They are buses with the numbers 302, 304, 305, 307, 308, 401 and 502.