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Bukit Mertajam

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Things to do: historic sites, nature
Bukit Mertajam is a town in Central Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia.EtymologyThe town of Bukit Mertajam is named after the nearby hill with the highest peak at 547m above sea level. The hill is named after the Mertajam tree (Lepisanthes rubiginosa). It is a tree with white flowers that can grow up to 5-12m tall.GeographyIt is located in Central Seberang Perai, in the state of Penang, with Butterworth to the northwest, Penanti to the north, Simpang Ampat to the south and Kulim to the east, and Perai to the west. The town is located about 9 km to the east of the coastline and about 336 km north of Kuala Lumpur.TransportRoads North-South Expressway connects the town to major cities in Malaysia such as Kuala Lumpur and Alor Setar via the Juru and Prai interchange. Butterworth-Kulim Expressway connects the town via the Permatang Nibong interchange. Penang Bridge connects the town to George Town, Penang in Penang island.
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