Teluk Kumbar Market is a small community market along Jalan Gertak Sanggul, near the junction of Jalan Teluk Kumbar. It serves the community within Teluk Kumbar. It has only a few stalls selling chicken, beef, fish and other seafood, plus a few more stalls for vegetables and dry goods. Nonetheless, villagers like to come here for fresh food and cheaper price.
There is a small space beside the wet market for parking and at the back are the kampung houses and tall trees. More dry food and grocery items can be bought at the shop in front of the market.
Low Teik Hin grocery store is found just opposite the street while not far away from the wet market, is the Ceria 99. Surrounding the market are a few car repair shops and restaurants. Some residents sell fruits outside their houses, a typical village scene.
Lined along Jalan Gertak Sanggul, you can find the Teluk Kumbar Police Station and the Teluk Kumbar Water Sports Training Center.
The current village market is outdated and small, but it will not be long before Teluk Kumbar residents can shop in a more sophisticated marketplace. Penang Island City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang/ MBPP) aims to build a wet and dry market complex to cater for Teluk Kumbar area.
In April 2016, the MBPP and the Malaysian Institute of Architects Northern Chapter held a competition to design the Teluk Kumbar Market Complex. Twenty seven architects/firms from all over the country submitted their entries for the contest which was won by SAM Arkitek Perunding as represented by Mohd Fakhri and its principal Samuel Zainuddin.
The proposed 1.77-hectare market site will be located in Jalan Teluk Kumbar, just opposite Sekolah Kebangsaan Teluk Kumbar. It will have a total of 96 stalls when completed. Aside from the market, the building will also have a food court and multipurpose hall.
Other features will include elderly and disabled-friendly facilities, baby care rooms and women’s only parking. It wil also comply with the Green Building Index (GBI).
Teluk Kumbar is estimated to have a population catchment of more than 30,000 people. The coming market place will provide purposes of engagement with the local communities while encouraging them to appreciate the utilization of the place with ease and convenience.
How to get to Teluk Kumbar Market?
The nearest bus stop to the market is in front of Pusat Latihan Sukan Air in Gertak Sanggul via Rapid Penang Bus No 308. From George Town, you may also take Rapid Penang Buses No 401 to get to Teluk Kumbar. Alight in front of the Sekolah Kebangsaan Teluk Kumbar in Jalan Teluk Kumbar and walk a distance toward the market.
If you are coming from George Town, Teluk Kumbar market is accessible via Lebuhraya Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu (Route 3113) and Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (Route 6). You may park at the vacant lot beside the market.
Nearby Sights and Properties
• Pusat Latihan Sukan Air Teluk Kumbar
• Sekolah Kebangsaan Teluk Kumbar
• Teluk Kumbar Fishing Village
Pasar Teluk Kumbar
Address: Jalan Gertak Sanggul, Teluk Kumbar, 11910 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia