Vale of Tempe is a hilly area in the northern part of Penang Island. It got its name from the gorge in northern Thessaly, Greece, where in Greek mythology, was the favourite hunting ground of the god Apollo. The Vale of Tempe in Penang comprises the road, Jalan Lembah Permai, as it winds its way from Fettes Park to Tanjung Bungah. This is a hill road. The Guillemard Reservoir is access from here. The properties in Vale of Tempe includes the working class village of Pepper Estate surrounded by the upper middle class districts of Tanjung Bungah, Tanjong Tokong and Fettes Park.
Vale Temp Road Penang Hot
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 1 user(s)
Long and winding road
I have taken this road for many years and it is adviseable to not drive too fast while you're using the road. It is quite narrow and there can be blind corners. The Penang government has put up many signs warning users of the road to be aware of certain steep sloes or blind corners so it would be best to adhere to them. Do not try to overtake the car ahead of you especially when you are going uphill because sometimes you might now see what is coming around the next corner until it is too late.
The road also leads to the famous sugarcane plantation in Penang.