Pulau Aman and Pulau Gedung are two lesser known islands within the Penang State.Perhaps the only island most people know about in Penang state (apart from Penang Island itself OF COURSE!) is Pulau Jerejak.
Well,as most relatively unknown places are, Pulau Aman and Pulau Gedung are really interesting places to visit. Pulau Aman is just a few dozen meters away from its uninhabited sister island Pulau Gedung.In fact as some of the fishermen on Pulau Aman told me,you could actually cross over on foot when the tide is low!!
Looking from Batu Musang Jetty to Pulau Aman and Pulau Gedung(in the foreground).Its just a 5-10 minute boat ride away.
To get to Pulau Aman,exit at the Bukit Tambun toll and follow the signages to the Batu Musang jetty.There are plenty of signs showing you the way to “Pulau Aman” once you pass the toll.Just an extra hint :-the road is the same as the one that leads to the Batu Kawan Stadium,just that you need to continue going straight along the road after the stadium.
Pulau Aman and Pulau Gedung(the longer one).Just to give you a picture of how close they really are.The yellow path is the path I followed around the island.
Pulau Aman is the only one with inhabitants as of now.250-300 residents of whom all are Malay call this island home.An idyllic Kampung setting greets every visitor to the island.Friendly faces and lots of chickens and cats roaming around are not uncommon as you get around the island.
The main attraction in Pulau Aman would of course be its Mee Udang. Well of course this being my first time in Pulau Aman,it was a must try.The prawns were of course juicy and succulent and probably fished from the waters around the island. As for the rest,I’ll let my pictures do the talking.
Mee Udang and Asam Drink with an awesome view.What more could you ask for?
Southern side of Pulau Gedung from Pulau Aman.
An interesting rockface in Pulau Aman.
Looking south towards the Second Penang Bridge.Coming up very soon 🙂
Telaga Emas or Well of Gold was dug in 1798.There is an interesting story to it.
Idylic Malay Kampung which greets you on reaching the island
Looking back at Batu Kawan.Batu Musang Jetty can be seen beside the cleared area
An interesting creature along the way.A crustacean or an insect?
Yet another look at our weird little friend
The oldest breadfruit tree in Malaysia is in Pulau Aman.She’s 123 this year and still fruiting.
And there was this deer who was just starring at me for some reason
For those who enjoy jungle trekking,there are three or four trails on the island.As it was raining today,I’m coming back in June to try this trail.
I got myself a kilo of Dokongs on the way back.Sweet and juicy!