Pulau Aman is an island located nearby the Penang main land. It houses an old malay fishing village that has been around more that a hundred years. Colourful fishing boats and traditional kampung houses can be seen along the island’s coastline.
Pulau Aman is called “island of peace” when translated to English. True to its name, this island offers a serene and a quiet respite for visitors to clear the mind and rejuvenate the soul. The island is also blessed with the lush greenery of the jungle surrounding the area.
Pulau Aman is easily accessible via a short boat ride from Penang main land. It is located five minutes away from Bukit Tambun on the mainland. It is famous for its floating restaurant that offers delicious Malaysian delicacy, mee udang.
Not only for the food, the visitors like to go to the island to fish. It is a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts and anglers to indulge in their hobby. Other than fishing enthusiast, the island is also a favorite spot for families to spend time together while playing at the beaches and digging for some shelled seafood.
Those who are searching to buy fresh catch from the sea, there is a small stall manned by fishermen selling cheap and fresh seafood like flower crabs, prawns and fish. The visitors can either buy to bring home or they can those seafood to the restaurant to be cooked straightaway for a small fee.
There are also historical spots to visit like Jalan Telaga Emas and Batu Perompak. Jalan Telaga Emas is an old well dating back to 1789 which till today is filled with fresh water. Batu Perompak on the other hand, is an old grave of the pirate chief called Panglima Garang. According to local legends, the pirates used to live at Batu Perompak and hide their loot in the cave.
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The island is accessible 24 hours a day. However the boat ride service only operates from 10.00 a.m till 7.00 p.m daily.
There is no entrance fee to enter the island.
However the boat ride is charged
Adult: RM 6.00
Children: RM 4.00
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This is a good place to visit if you are looking for a peaceful and quiet fisherman village. You can see all the natural scenery and most fresh seafood here. We also can see the real authentic Malay village (Kampung) in this island.
Teh Eng Seng (ES)
After reach the Pulau, we start exploring the side with our eyes. Although this is not a modern stylish place but it definitely best place for relaxation. Away from dirty ashes, lousy air quality, noisy environment and busy road. FYI, here you can hardly see any car as it have no road for car 🙂
jacgy & cynthia
Yet the tiny island, Pulau Aman, has even fresher goodies to offer! Located just off-coast Bukit Tambun, Pulau Aman is a rustic Malay fishing village. Despite the hustle and bustle in the state’s capital, it remains an ideal getaway for residents to pay a day trip.
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