History of Batu Uban, Bayan Lepas, and Jelutong Streetname

𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗕𝗮𝘁𝘂 𝗨𝗯𝗮𝗻, 𝗕𝗮𝘆𝗮𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗽𝗮𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗝𝗲𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗴𝗼𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀?

These three areas are founded by Sumatran traders named Nakhoda Nan Intan, Nakhoda Bayan, and Nakhoda Kecil.


Batu Uban got its name after a boulder somewhere in the sea between the mosque and Pulau Jerejak, which resembled a man with grey hair. Literally translated, Batu Uban means grey hair rock.


Bayan Lepas? Well, the founder, Nakhoda Bayan has a pet parakeet (burung bayan). The bird flew away from him. Hence, the name Bayan Lepas.


Jelutong? Well, Nakhoda Kecil saw a lot of Jelutong trees there.




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