Located between Seberang Jaya and Bukit Mertajam is a quaint village surrounded by paddy fields and budding development – Kampung Permatang Rawa, a Malay heartland in Seberang Perai.
Azhar Mat, head of Kampung Permatang Rawa’s Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK), explains the village name’s etymology: “It is claimed that the Rawanese people who came from Sumatera in Indonesia were the earliest settlers in the area, while the word ‘permatang’ refers to the ridges in paddy fields.”
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