Buying Penang MBPP Parking Coupons & MBPP Parking Zones

2019-04-20T16:23:42+08:00By |Lifestyle|

Where to buy MBPP (previously MPPP) parking coupons? What types of parking coupons are available? What is a Smart Parking Gadget? What are the differences between red, green & blue parking zones?

Updated: April 20, 2019

 

MBPP Parking and Zones

Previously, the new parking coupon system was implemented on Jan 1, 2014. Different parking areas are designated with different zones with signage depicting the payable operating hours. There used to be 3 different parking zones Green, Blue and Red with different operating days and hours which caused confusion to Penangites and visitors. Effective July 1, 2017 all MBPP parking zones will be replaced with a single yellow parking zone.

Yellow Parking Zone (All Zones)

  • Mon- Sat 8am-6pm
  • Including Public Holidays
  • Sundays free parking

 

Parking Coupons

Parking Coupons are based on a daily/hourly/30 mins scratch-card basis.

  • Half hour: Green
  • One hour: Orange
  • Daily: Red

Parking coupons are sold in books in various prices & coupons including:-

  • RM4 (8 half hour & 1 hourly) or  (10 half hour)
  • RM6 (5 half hour & 5 hourly)
  • RM8 (10 hourly)
  • RM60 (10 daily coupons)

Parking Passes

Parking Passes are based on monthly basis and is issued tied to the vehicle number. As of 2015, there are currently no promotions available for discounted pricing for purchasing longer than 1 month, and the senior citizen monthly pass has been removed.

  • Monthly Pass: 150

 

Smart Parking Gadget (SPG)

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After a trial period in 2014, the SPG was officially launched in 2016 October. The device is displayed on your car dashboard & deducts parking credit once you hit start. The SPG is linked to your car number plate.

SPG was ended as of Dec 31, 2018 as the parking maintenance company was terminated by MBBP due to parking payment arrears.

 

 

Where to Buy Coupons/Passes

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RM4, 6 & 8 coupon booklets are available in MPPP/Perkhidmatan Alam Indah offices, many convenience stores (e.g. 7-11, Happy Mart), roadside parking vendors, & some grocery stores/mamak/restaurants.

The daily parking coupons & monthly passes are only available from MBPP/Perkhidmatan Alam Indah offices

  • Head office: Level 6, Tempat Letak Kereta Bertingkat MBPP, Jalan Hutton
    Tel: 604 – 261 9810
    Operating days: Mon-Fri
    Operating hours: 8am – 4pm
  • Branch Office: Level 3 KOMTAR
    Tel: 604 – 259 2174
    Operating days: Mon-Fri
    Operating hours: 7:30am – 4:30pm
  • Branch Office: SPICE (formerly known as PISA), Jalan Tun Dr Awang
    Tel: 604 – 645 1170
    Operating days: Mon-Fri
    Operating hours: 8am-4pm (Closed for lunch 1-2pm; Friday closed 12:15-2:45pm)
  • Branch Office: Balik Pulau, Kompleks Pasar Awam Balik Pulau, Jalan Tun Sardon
    Tel: 604 – 866 8201
    Operating days: Mon-Fri
    Operating hours: 8am-4pm (Closed for lunch 1-2pm; Friday closed 12:15-2:45pm)

 

FAQ

Q: Can I purchase MBPP Passes online?

Unfortunately MBPP monthly parking passes are not able to purchased online. You will need to walk in to any MBPP branch at KOMTAR, Padang Kota, SPICE Arena (previously PISA) or Bkt Jambul (Ideal CEO building)
More info: call 04-640 2220 for further inquiries.

 

Q: Should I get a parking coupon or monthly pass?

This would depend on the number of hours you park in MBPP parking areas in a month.
Also to consider the time required for scratching the parking coupons if parking for many hours.
There are approximately 30.42 days OR 4.33 weeks in a month.

  • If daily you park 8 hours or more, you should get a daily parking coupon (red color coupon book @ RM6 per day)
  • If monthly you park 25 days or more (or weekly 6 days or more), you should get a monthly parking coupon @ RM150

 

Q: Should I consider a SPG?

You save on time & hassle of buying and scratching parking coupons. You also pay for what you use by the minute without having to overpay or risk parking longer than your coupons & risking a parking summons.

Factors which might deter some folks is the cost in time & money to service your device every year.

Look out for seasonal promotions for SPG discounts on new SPG and reloads.

SPG usage was phased out in Dec 31, 2018

 

Q: Are my parking coupons which expired last year usable?

In early 2016, MBPP informed that coupons expiring in the last year are allowed to be used until March 31 the next year as long as the year portion is left unscratched.

 

Q: What if I am asked to pay parking after parking hours by illegal jaga kereta (parking touts)

Do NOT pay illegal parking attendants including after operating hours!

Report to MBPP directly at 04-2592058 / 04-2637637 (HOTLINE)

 

Q: How much does your friendly roadside MBPP ticket seller make?

5% of coupons selling price (i.e.)

  • RM4 – earns 20cents
  • RM6 – earns 30cents
  • RM8 – earns 40cents
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6 Comments

  1. chao January 16, 2015 at 10:23 am - Reply

    im gonna have a hard time figuring this out next week. ugh… think i’ll just take the bus to town or find a single-entry parking area for my touristy hat. the last time i was home in mid 2014, i wasted a few coz i kept scratching the wrong detail…

    Keep at it Chao. I’m sure you’ll get it! 😀

  2. Low Beng Huat January 3, 2017 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    3 questions
    1)◾Monthly Pass (Senior citizen): 70. is this plan still exist?

    2) Monthly Pass, can we buy 3 months in once?

    3) When the Pass ready before the coming month? If not ,how to benefit those who want to use monthly Pass?

    On previous inquiries to Alam Indah, we were informed that the monthly parking passes were not available (out of stock). However there has been no official announcement of withdrawal of monthly passes. If available, you can buy the monthly passes in advance for future months.
    Another alternative which is being promoted is to use the Smart Parking Gadget

  3. Low Beng Huat January 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Any of the plan implement by Penang state govement , we, as a Penang citizen would like to see more consideration with user stand-point, consider user convinient and cost saving.

    If not ? There will show not different compare private company. This will show the weakness of admin.

    As fellow Penangites, we too hope for improvements in transportation and traffic 🙂

  4. Lim May 30, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I think MPSP parking system more appealing and presentable. MBPP system is rather hard as 3 separate parking zone.

    It can be complicated. Hope this article helps folks 🙂 And as of July 1, 2017 it’s a single zone throughout Penang island.

  5. Joane Lim December 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Monthly Pass (Senior citizen): RM70. is this plan still exist?

    Hi Joane, the monthly pass for senior citizens has been removed. There is now only one type of monthly RM150 pass.

  6. Ali Ahamed April 18, 2019 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    dimana boleh dapatkan gadget tersebut dan bagaimana proses penggunaan

    Unfortunately MBPP has terminated the parking management company due to rental arrears.

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