Batu Uban, Gelugor

Batu Uban is a town that is located in Gelugor, Penang Island. It is a historic locality in Penang, which was originally the earliest Malay settlement in the state. It is rooted in history and has a captivating story to tell, especially related to the Jenaton family. However, amidst its rich cultural heritage, the locality is now obscured by a wave of new condominiums strengthening the impression of modernity in the area. The unstoppable development in Batu Uban is providing an excellent opportunity for the people to invest in the real estate market, however, it is important for investors to balance between modernity and historic richness before making a decision.

The built-up available in this town is 3,555 sf to 15,000 sf for houses. Other neighbouring towns nearby here are Bayan Indah, Bukit Dumbar, Bukit Gambier, Bukit Jambul, Minden Heights, Pantai Jerjak, Sungai Dua, Sungai Nibong and The Light Waterfront.

Property Type
Land Tenure
3,555 sf - 15,000 sf (House)
Market Price
RM1,690,000 - RM7,650,000 (House)
Total Units
Completion Date
Launch Price

This town has some amenities nearby, such as universities, hospitals and schools. The following are some main universities here:

The current rental yield of Batu Uban is 2.09% for houses. The highest rental yield ever recorded was 2.09% in Q1 2021 (house); while the lowest one was 1.93% in Q3 2018 (house). Meanwhile, the most common unit layouts and sizes available here are as follows:

House Layouts

The most popular layout and size (built-up) combination at Batu Uban for houses is 5-bedroom / 3,555 sf with a median price of RM680 psf. For price wise, the most expensive one is 6-bedroom / 4,000 sf with a median price of RM1,220 psf; while the cheapest one is 4-bedroom / 3,939 sf with a median price of RM460 psf.

Latest Batu Uban sale listings:

TarikhJenis HartanahBinaanHarga
TodayCondominium1,419 sfRM1,000,000
TodayCondominium1,220 sfRM805,000
TodayCondominium650 sfRM510,000
25 Feb 2024Condominium872 sfRM595,000
25 Feb 2024Condominium1,020 sfRM698,000
25 Feb 2024Condominium550 sfRM520,000
25 Feb 2024Condominium2,000 sfRM1,100,000
25 Feb 2024Condominium800 sfRM675,000
23 Feb 2024Condominium1,320 sfRM780,000
23 Feb 2024Condominium1,246 sfRM825,000

Latest Batu Uban rental listings:

TarikhJenis HartanahBinaanSewaan
TodayApartment1,050 sfRM1,800
TodayCondominium1,050 sfRM2,400
TodayCondominium1,050 sfRM2,400
TodayCondominium1,050 sfRM2,400
TodayCondominium1,050 sfRM2,400
27 Feb 2024Medium Room-NA-RM650
26 Feb 2024Low-Cost Flat700 sfRM1,200
26 Feb 2024Condominium800 sfRM2,200
26 Feb 2024Condominium1,020 sfRM2,400
2 user comments on Batu Uban
1 Aug 2019 @ 6:55 PM

Used to own a unit here, and the view from high floor was excellent. It was one of the tallest apartment in Penang.

One of the favorites among USM expat students.