Declared by Mardi as the oldest Sukun Tree in Malaysia, planted by a Quran teacher in Pulau Aman. Earlier trip, I can't find this tree, and this time I found it, just the next road going to the children playground in Pulau Aman. Amazing, the tree still bears a lot of fruits. :-)more
I hanged out at the Pulau Aman Jetty for a few minutes, taking more pictures of cos. Its amazing I can really feel the peaceful of the Island, no motorbikes, no cars but bicycles. The people are so friendly and most of them looking at you with a smile on their face and have a small talk with you asking where you are from and so on.more
As you see the Pulau Aman Map, there's a Telaga Emas (Golden Well) along the island. According to the history, a villager around 1789, dugs a well and found a tempayan (large earthernware jar for storing water) that turned into golden tempayan. Then the British in Penang heard of the golden tempayan and came to dig and dig the well but they cant...more
Step foot in Pulau Aman, you can see a lot of Buah Sukun Trees greeting you.. What a lovely tree with large leaves and the fruit looks like a green cannonball.. Almost every kampung house have this tree.. On my way to Telaga Emas, there's an old Buah Sukun tree that was planted around 1890 by a Tok Guru Al-Quran - Tok Awang Bin Akid. Even though...more
There are about 245 populations of 40 families in Pulau Aman. Majority of them are Kaum Melayu, and most of them workes as fisherman and some of them have small industry of process belacan, dried fish and shrimps, Buah Sukun crisps and Homestay. And I am there like a lost chinese girl in Pulau Aman..haha.. (Cina sesat)more
The neighboring island of Pulau Gedong is isolated and uninhabitated.You can arrange with the local fishermen for a group trip round the island. It will be more interesting if you are into fishing.Apparently, a local made a lot of money from selling large plot of land on this island to the late rags to riches Penang millionaire Low Boon Siew. At...more
In Pulau Aman, I was surprised by the many breadfruit trees (sukun in Malay) grown.Apparently some of the trees are very old. Not sure how old and you may wander to find the oldest tree that has a sign written claiming it so. I did not find it as we were in a hurry.The leaves of the tree are fleshy green, wavy and unique in shape. They provide...more
On departing Pulau Aman, you can see the happy faces of children and some parents with their plastic bag harvest of the day - a bagful of small shell fish (bivalves) which the locals call "siput".It is a fun activity of two or more digging into a hole into the sandy or gravel beach near the water line, exposing these small bivalves and spoting them...more
Many regular tourists come here for fishing. Do bring your own fishing gear and bait. Did not see any "tourist" shop for fishing enthusiasts. Most are busy out fishing or repairing their nets.You can arrange for boat fishing trips around Pulau Aman and the next-door Pulau Gedong.Or just fish off the boat jetties. The new boat jetty is hardly been...more
You can walk around the village and go by the houses. There are no fences and the locals are friendly. You can see them repairing their nets or sleeping on the hammocks.There are no cars on the island. The paths do have road names and many of the houses have the names of the owners displayed on signs.As the island is quite small, you will not get...more
The only Pulau Aman's famous floating seafood restaurant. The seafood was so fresh as you can see fishermen bringing in all the live catch, which include varieties of prawns, fish, flower crabs and mantis prawns. You can even choosing and catching your own and get the restaurant to cook for you at minimal charges. (They only steamed and dip in...more
One of the major attractions of Pulau Aman is to eat "Mee Udang" (Prawn Noodles) at the restaurant located right at the village boat jetty.The fresh prawns run out fast and so do order early. Very often, the prawns will run out and you can still order other dishes like fried noodles or fried rice without the prawns. Disappointment. But if you hang...more
In the old days, you take the boat from Bukit Tambun through the river before crossing the Penang Southc Channel Sea to Pulau Aman.Today, there is a new beautiful Batu Kawan jetty. You drive from Penang Island, cross the Penang Bridge and then exit to Bukit Tambun and continue to Batu Kawan, passing by the Batu Kawan Stadium. The area looks...more
A lot of visitors to Pulau Aman just came here to buy the fresh seafood, caught by the fisherman from the sea. Fresh big prawns, flowers carb, seabass, grouper, white promfret, live mantis prawns (most popular seafood by the chinese, I like it too) and it is way much cheaper to buy here.
You can buy the seafood and ask the restaurant to cook for you for a fee, mostly they steamed and dip in maggi chilli sauce but I preferred the garlic chili sauce suitable for most seafood dishes.
I found the Island have a lot of Ayam Katik / Ayam Serama..in english - Pygmy or Pretty Chickens.. They sure looked pretty...and some of local chickens.. koooo..kooo..kooo..
Even if you do not take the boat acroos to Pulau Aman, you can enjoy a panoramic view from the new jetty at Batu Kawan. From the there, you can see the hills of Bukit Mertajam and Juru on the mainland, the Penang Bridge, Penang Island, Pulau Jerejak and of course Pulau Aman (closest) and Pulau Gedong.On the way out of Batu Kawan as well as at the...more
This is no art gallery but it caught my attention. At the village jetty, there was a display of children art competition of drawing Malayisan flag and celebration of this year 50th Year of Independence (Merdeka). So although Pulau Aman is relatively isolated, the spirit of patriotism and sense of belonging in the bigger world is not lost here. It...more
Came across a pair of deer kept behind fences. Apparently, the deer once were allowed to roam around the village. The rearing of goats on the islands has also stopped over the years. Being a small island, it is difficult to support grazing animals, domesticated or introduced.But if you look into the sky, you will see, throughout the day, majestic...more