Jalan
Utama is a road located in an upper class suburb in Pulau Tikus, Penang. The area gets its name from the
nearby dunes and rocks that resemble rats during low tide. Established in 1786,
the Eurasians were the first ones to inhabit the area after fleeing from Siam
to avoid persecution. Pulau Tikus features a diverse community where various
popular Penang cuisines can be sampled. The consulates of China, Indonesia and
Thailand are also based here. A bungalow in Jalan Utama could fetch RM14.5M,
and the median PSF for similar buildings in this area is RM570 PSF. The Church
of the Immaculate Conception and Pulau Tikus Wet Market are some of the notable
landmarks in the area.