Thursday, January 28, 2010

Nibong Tebal (高淵)

Nibong Tebal Town(高淵)

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Nibong Tebal (高淵) is a town under parliamentary constituency P047. It is situated in Seberang Perai on the mainland side of Penang, Malaysia, bordered by Parit Buntar in Perak and Bandar Baharu in Kedah. When you pass the town, you will cross the Krian River, crossing the Railway bridge, and it is the sign that you are going to reach Perak soon, Penang is soon to be over.

The majority population in Nibong Tebal are Chinese.The majority of Chinese who stay here speak Teow Chew (潮州话) instead of the Hokkien (福建话) which is commonly used on Penang island.

The Engineering campus of Universiti Sains Malaysia and APITI (Arumugam Pillai Industrial Training Institute) are located at Nibong Tebal. The oldest school in Nibong Tebal is Methodist Primary & Secondary School.

Nibong Tebal Food

1. Cheang Kee(璋记饭店), a Chinese restaurant specializing in old school Teochew cuisine. It was formerly an ordinary teochew porridge shop, but has developed into a popular restaurant within 30-40 years' time.The most popular is the crab porridge(螃蟹粥). the other specialty is boiled octopus (白灼八爪鱼), seafood porridge(海鲜粥),served with the home made chilli sauce(特制的酱)。Tt was reported that there are 2 restaurants, one at the main road,the other at Bukit Panchor shophouse, corner lot and same row with EON Bank and EPF office, but both are operated by the same boss. The serving is however slow due to the restaurants re well patronized. The other problem is there is no bills for your food, it may wrongly billed, please check before you pay.... it is not cheap lah.

Law Chang Kee Restoran (璋记饭店)
113,Jalan Atas,14300 Nibong Tebal,Seberang Perai Selatan,Pulau Pinang.
Tel:04-593 1728
Opening hours:11.30-2.30pm & 5.30-9.30pm (closed on every Tuesday)

2. There is another restaurant, which is famous for its Sg Acheh fresh prawn;curry prawn;
Lim Aik Chew
436 Tanjong Berembang
14310 Nibong Tebal
Seberang Perai
Tel: 04 5932957
016 5904912 (Mr Lim)
Specialty: Prawn Dried Curry, and other dishes related to prawn

For direction,please read food blog, or more pictures at food blog

If you cannot wait for Chang Kee,you can try this shop;

3. Nibong Tebal Seafood Porridge
967, Jalan Baru,
14300, Nibong Tebal, Seberang Perai Selatan,
Tel: 012-457 2973, 012-531 2265
Closed on Wednesdays
(Please refer to food blog )

There is another restaurant, “奇香”, same row with Chang Kee is famous for 薄荷虾

Nibong Tebal Biscuit
泉源饼铺 -Chuan Quan
80-81, Jln Pangkalan Rawa,Nibong Tebal(威省高渊横街门牌80-81号)
Tel: 04-5931391
Opening hours(营业时间) : 9a.m. to 7p.m.(上午9时至下午7时)
Specialty: 贡糖、鸭颈, Biscuit Tambun(淡汶饼)

Nibong Tebal Firefly

Nibong Tebal is also famous for the firefly高渊营火虫, please visit

Fishing village/ports to visit

SUNGAI UDANG (高渊港口, 港口)


Famous Personality

Nibong Tebal's most famous son is Tan Sri Datuk Professor Ir. Chin Fung Kee, a well known authority in geotechnical engineering and He was the former acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Malaya. He was the man who designed the Penang Bridge. Sadly he died from cancer a year before the bridge was opened to traffic.

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