Water Ubah in Penang

[Water Ubah as been removed from the location effective 3 Sep 2013]

The popular mascot of Democratic Action Party – DAP (the major ruling party of Penang State Government) “UBAH” has arrived at , in front of Nautilus Bay Houses near Sg Pinang here in form of giant air ballon. This mascot originally is a bird named Rhinoceros Hornbill  from Sarawak. It was then used as mascot of political party with name “Ubah” (Change) during a by-election once ago. The name “Ubah” is widely accepted by the general citizen in Malaysia who which to see a change in the country since then.

Water ubah was officially launched on 13 Jul 2013 by Penang Chief Minister, who is also the Secretary General of DAP, YAB Lim Guan Eng. It expected to be there until 31 Aug 2013 as reported in newspaper. The place has become a attraction point for people to take photo with water ubah.

Some facts about Water Ubah:

  • Diameters – 7.6 m x 10.9 m
  • Weight – 250 kg
  • Cost of construction – RM 60,000

If you are coming from Penang Bridge or Bayan Lepas direction, go along the way at Jelutong Expressway (or also known at Tun Dr. Lim Chong Ewe Expressway) after passby TESCO (Gelugor). Keep left when you reach Sg Pinang exit.

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Turn right when you reach the junction.

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Go along the way, go til the end and then turn right (in front of the 4 big pole).

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This is the IJM Promenade


Once you turn right, you will see the Water Ubah is parking at the seaside.

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Customer service kiosk.

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Water Ubah is resting at the seaside. Behind is Penang Bridge.

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Water Ubah in close up view.

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The location map. Click to see in Google Map

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GPS Coordinate: 5.395616,100.327275

Latitude : 05°23′44.22″N, Longitude : 100°19′38.19″E

Author: seehong

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