Located between two rivers, Sungai Dua (which literally translates to Two Rivers) is one of the major
residential neighbourhoods in the east central region of Penang Island. It grew in population as a result
of the opening of Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1969.
The major influx of USM students from out of state and the rising population of Penang has contributed
greatly to the expansion and growth of Sungai Dua. Today, Sungai Dua is a developed town and houses
numerous modern infrastructure and facilities.
From Tesco to Macdonalds, Baskin Robbins to mamak stalls - a variety of 24-hour food outlets and
convenience stores are abundant and multi-story apartment complexes are on the rise in the area to
cater to the growing residents.
One of the more prominent housing estates is Taman Pekaka - which encompasses a vast array of housing
areas including terrace houses, apartments and flats. Taman Pekaka is well known throughout Penang Island
as being one of the major housing areas in Sungai Dua and one of the oldest in the vicinity.
For more entertainment, the Queensbay Mall is only a 5-minute drive away - offering various entertainment
to the residents. And with new express highways, Georgetown is only 15 minutes away.