Pulau Aman Travel Guide

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Pulau Aman Things to Do

  • Adventure to the village.

    We are taking a little walk on this village,only can knew they are only have a small school,farm and fish farm.One thing is i never see car,they transport with motorcycles and bicycles.A small island can hold the life till the end,I am very appreciated.

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  • Fishing.

    Pulau Aman is the best place for fishing using fishing rods or fishing nets. Many fishing enthusiasts will rent a homestay with varandah facing the sea and start fishing, what a waste of time, I rather sleep!! Hehe.. Get fishing baits from picture 5.

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  • Korek Siput

    This family from Bukit Mertajam, came here every weekend to Pulau Aman for family picnic and digging (korek) for clams (siput) called Siput Nangka.

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  • Hello Barney..

    Malaysian local goats saying Hello to Barney.. It is good to rear goats in this small island knowing that there is no harimau (tiger) around to kill the goats. Haha..Any visitors from oversea and childrens should be happy to see the local goats, they are so cute :-)

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  • I found the oldest Sukun Tree

    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. :-)

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  • Road Names in Pulau Aman

    Small road with BIG Road Names, you can't find any car in Pulau Aman, strange for a small fishing village with so many road names. I am sure the villagers should be proud to say "Hey, that's my grandfather's road"

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  • Friendly people

    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.

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  • Telaga Emas (Golden Well)

    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...

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  • So much Buah Sukun Trees..

    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...

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  • Kampung - Beautiful Kampungs

    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)

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  • Boat trip to Pulau Gedong

    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...

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  • Looking for the oldest tree

    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...

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  • Digging for shell fish at the beach

    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...

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  • For avid anglers

    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...

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  • Walkabout the Island

    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...

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Pulau Aman Restaurants

  • Worst Service of Restaurant Terapung...

    very bad service from the owner and staff. the owner is a racist too. restaurant didn't provide price tag too, and the owner will scold you if you ask for the price. Average one mantis prawn will cost you around RM40-RM50, so it's not cheap. Pulau Aman still is a nice place to visit, but please skip this restaurant. Not worth it. very bad service...

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  • Coconut Juice

    To avoid the crowds in Pulau Aman, its best not to go on weekend, Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant was so crowded with customers, we just have to buy our drinks (whole coconut juice) and sit beside the beach. What a pity!!Don't come on weekend.

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  • Fresh Seafood, yummmmmy...

    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...

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Pulau Aman Transportation

  • 2 wheel drive

    If you are too lazy to walk around Pulau Aman, then I would suggest you to rent a bicycle for RM2 per hour..Refer to Seberang Perai Fisherman Associationat Pulau Aman Jetty

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  • Batu Musang Jetty to Pulau Aman

    A 10-15 minutes boat ride from the Batu Musang new jetty brought us to Pulau Aman. The fare is only RM6.00 a person.Contact : Seberang Perai Fisherman Association

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  • Fast Boat from Batu Kawan to Pulau Aman

    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...

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Pulau Aman Shopping

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    by AngMimi Written Jun 27, 2013

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    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.

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Pulau Aman Off The Beaten Path

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    by AngMimi Written Jul 22, 2011

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    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..

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Pulau Aman Favorites

  • Great view from Batu Kawan

    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...

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  • The Simple Life

    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...

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  • Island wildlife

    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...

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