Jerejak Island was used as a prison up to about two decades ago. You can take a 3 km walk to get to this prison (refer to map in activities brochure) and pay nothing or you can ride in the resort's truck with a guide (RM25). On the way there, you will pass old graves which are most likely those of the lepers who were on the island in the mid 1900.
You can see stuff the prison wardens left behind as well as the writings and posters of the male prisoners.
The road there is lonely so don't go alone.
There are a few easy trekking trails that you can do it easily yourself by referring to the maps from the resort. But there is a more interesting and tough one that you need a guide (which you need to pay for). It is from the resort to the south end of the island where you see the former immigrant processing camps and the former leprosy camps. I didn't manage to squeeze in this trip.
Queensbay is the latest shopping mall on Penang island with lots of parking. Besides shopping, there are many outlets where you can eat, both Eastern and Western cuisine. There is also a hawker's centre at the basement.
There is a cineplex and a winter theme park (with skating rink) has just opened.
The resort has a suspension bridge that you can use for free if you walk there by yourself. Just refer to the map in the activities brochure in the lobby.
But if you are signing up for the flying fox, payment to use the suspension bridge will be included. Because to hitch up for the flying fox, you have to cross the bridge. I guess this is one way the resort collects back the cost incurred in putting up the bridge.
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