Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Schedule of the Day 3(第三天路程): Koperasi Seri Aman Pulau Pinang Berhad @ Pulau Aman, Penang


For the next station, we were heading to Pulau Aman (Aman Island) which located at Penang.

下一站我们出发到Pulau Aman,一个岛屿去。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Not many Malaysian know about this island as it is under reported in mainstream media as well as online sources until today. I knew it only few years back when I read about it from a blogger. So, this is one of the place I would like to pay a visit since then.

不是很多马来西亚人知道这岛屿因为至今在大马的各主要媒体和网上咨询还很缺乏。我是在几年前阅读某博客的博文才知道该岛屿。所以知道该岛屿的存在后,那是我蛮想去看看的地方。

Pulau Aman is marked as the red dot in the map

There is no other way to reach the island other than boat. To take the fast boat, one have to come to Pengkalan Cassia, Batu Kawan, a place very close to Penang second bridge. (it's not in the map yet)

去这岛除了坐船外就无他路。要坐船,就必须到Batu Kawan 的Pengkalan Cassia,一个非常靠近槟城第二大桥的地方。(还没记录在地图上)

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

The jetty name is called Pengkalan Jeti Batu Musang, different from the road name. LOL why make it different? That's the question in my mind...

码头的名字是Pengkalan Jeti Batu Musang,跟路名相差很大。哈哈为什么那么不同呢?这就是在我脑海里的思索的问题...

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

That's not so much people even in the weekend. We came here on hot Saturday afternoon.

周末这里不多人。我们是周六下午抵达这里。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

The girl from Gaya Magazine who I have no idea of her name...aiyakk sorry ya ^^ (you must invite me for a few more events in future for me to remember you better LOL)

她是Gaya Magazine的员工,可是我不记得他的名字..哎呀对不起^^(你必须邀请我多几次我才可以记得你哈哈哈)

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Finally we reached Pulau Aman. 

终于我们抵达Pulau Aman。


Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

We were brought to a hall for short briefing about the island. I was quite surprised that there are only around 300 residents on this island, all are Malay. Most of them are fishermen. At the early day, there is Chinese inhabitant but all gone one by one, moving to the city for living. 

From the flyer posted at the glass window, it clearly stated the rate for a room stay at Pulau Aman. RM100 for a room of 2 persons, equipped with air-conditioner and TV. Whereas for dorm, the rate for a night is RM240 which can cater 12 persons at a time, for additional bed, it is charged at RM10 per pax.

下了船后,我们被带到礼堂去聆听这里海岛的一些简介。我是蛮意外的因为整个岛屿才有大概300人而且全部都是马来人。大多数都是渔夫。在早期,是有华人居住,但是为了生活一个接一个搬到城市去了。

在玻璃窗张贴的传单,这里有清楚列明入住Pulau Aman的房间价钱。一个2人住的房间是RM100一晚,还有冷气和电视机设备。另一边厢,同时可容纳12人的宿舍价钱是RM240, 加床的话,一人是RM10。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

I heard Pulau Aman is a nice place for fishing. So if you like fishing at this island, make sure you bring along fishing rod here ^^

我听说Pulau Aman是个不错的钓鱼点。若你喜欢在这钓鱼的话,记得带着来这儿^^

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Within a stone's throw from the jetty, there is a floating seafood restaurant. To our surprise, it was full house that day. Therefore, we had to switch to another place to have our lunch. (it was little bit disappointed)

从码头下来不远,就有一个海上海鲜餐厅。有点吓到的是当天竟然满人。所以我们必须去别的地方用餐。(是有点遗憾)

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Others were walking far in front of me, perhaps they were very hungry after the game...LOL But I prefer to take a slow walk along the beach...cause I thought we supposed come here to relax and enjoy (I can only do this when person in charge not walking behind me hahaha...as he will only urge me to walk faster :P)

其他人都走在我前面,可能他们游戏过后都很饿..哈哈但是我还是比较喜欢在海边吗那么你步行..因为我认为我们应该来这里轻松和享受的(当负责人不在我后面的时候我才可以这么做哈哈哈...因为他只会叫我走快一点 :P)

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

One interesting thing at this island is that there is no car! One can totally enjoy the fresh air over here during the stay!
在这岛上有趣的事情就是没有车子!当你在这儿的时候可以呼吸新鲜空气!

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

There was cottage industry doing Kuih Kapit (Sweet flimsy crispy cookies) when we passed by. Chinese have Kuih Kapit too but we normally make it during Chinese New Year.

当我经过时,看到有制作kapit 饼的家庭生意。华人也有做kapit饼但是通常都是农历新年期间才制作。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

They are selling tapioca chips as well.

他们也有卖tapioca 片。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

We proceeded to Warung Kak Timah for lunch.

过后我们便到Warung Kak Timah 吃午餐。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

There are a lot of Sukun (breadfruit) trees at Pulau Aman. Almost one Sukun tree planted at each household. Besides, Pulau Aman is known for having the oldest Sukun tree (since year 1891) in Malaysia. Sorry to say I miss it and hopefully you all manage to find it if you come here for holiday.

在Pulau Aman 这里有许多的Sukun (面包果)树。差不多每一间门户前就有一棵Sukun树。除此以外,Pulau Aman也因为这里有棵最古老的Sukun树(从1891年)而闻名。对不起我没有拍到,若你们有来这的话,记得去看看。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Okay, this was what I have for lunch. A big bowl of prawn noodles ^^ It was spicy for me as my tolerance level for spiciness is not high....so in the end, I'm the last one to finish the meal ><"

好的,这就是我享用的午餐。一大碗的虾面 ^^ 对我而言这实在辣可能是我不大会吃辣吧..所以过后,我是最后一个吃完的

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

After the lunch, we were rushed to go for belacan (shrimp paste) factory. 

午餐后,我们就到belacan (虾膏)厂参观。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

It looks like a brick..edible brick

他看起来像砖头..是可以吃的砖头

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

It can't be bought anywhere else. So if you like belacan, buy one the local homemade belacan. 

在任何地方买不到。如果你喜欢吃虾膏的话,可以来这里买自家制的虾膏回去品尝。


Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Next, we were brought to the bay. 

接下来,我们被带到海湾去。



Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Hmm...I was only given a couple of minutes to enjoy the scenery and taking a photo at this place before we left. I have to say it might be a nice place to take a prewedding photo here xo

哦..我只在这逗留几分钟就要闪人...所以只拍了几张照片而已。不过我觉得在这儿拍结婚照是个不错的地点 xo

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Lots of chalets available for rental on this island.

这岛上还有很多供出租的房子。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

And finally that's the full stop for my Pulau Aman trip. Well, that's certainly just a small part of interesting places in Pulau Aman I able to cover. I believe there is more fun if given enough time to explore the whole island. So I will wait for my next trip to pay a visit at Telaga Emas (Golden Well) which we did not go this time.

最后这就是我在Pulau Aman岛上的游玩记录。不过我所涵盖的还只是一部分而已。我相信若有充足的时间,应该在这岛上会发掘到更多有趣的东西。所以我会期待下次来的时候可以去到金井参观。


Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Before I was called again to board on the boat, I was able to capture this picture in time at the jetty ^^

在还没被再催促我上船前,我即刻拍下这美丽的码头风景 ^^

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

The left one is the boat that carrying passengers, but I'm not too sure if the right one is fishing boat.

左边的是载客的船,但是我不确定右边的是否是渔船。



Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

I thought we were heading back to the jetty but no.

我以为我们是回去码头但是我猜错了。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

We took the boat touring the island.

我们坐船环绕这岛屿。



Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

I really enjoy sitting in the boat but not during a strong wave. Kinda scary for me as I don't know how to swim. But freaking weird was that I was the only one who wore safety jacket in the boat...(so I have to assume that all of them are good swimmers)

我很喜欢坐在船上但是不是大浪的时候。对于不会游泳的我会真的很害怕。但是最奇怪的是船上只有我一个穿救生衣...(所以我预算他们应该全部都是游泳高手了)
Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

The spindrift from the engine

从引擎喷出的水花



Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Another boat

另外一艘船


Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

We saw some people fishing in the sea.

经过的时候就看到有人在那垂钓。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

The words at the hill mean "Welcome to P. Aman". Pulau Aman is not a commercialized island, there is still a large piece of jungle remaining. The houses are all simple and not beautified like on other islands. 

在山顶的字眼写着欢迎来P.Aman。Pulau Aman不是一个商业化的岛屿,这里还保留着大片的森林。屋子全部都是简简单单的,不像其他岛屿那样被美化去。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Then we reached a fish farm. Sorry I have no idea what they are looking at ><

然后我们便到渔场。很抱歉我不知道他们在看什么

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

This was not my first-time visit to a fish farm. But still excited to look around. Not forgetting to walk cautiously as I don't know how to swim LOL

这不是我第一次到渔场。但是依然很兴奋到处看看。不忘小心翼翼的行走因为我不知道怎样游泳 哈哈哈

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Apart from edible fish, there is jellyfish as well. Moral of the story is don't simply jump into the water without knowing what inside...hahaha (yeah I'm saying you who still owe me lots picture)

除了有吃的鱼外,这里也有水母。故事的教训就是在不知道水利有什么的时候,别胡乱跳进去。哈哈哈(我是在讲你,那个欠我很多照片的人)



Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

Apart from the fish farm, another surprise is that we saw dolphin here ^^ OMG! everyone at the boat is thrilled and busy taking a picture of it...okay yah we rarely saw dolphins...but now we no need to travel to Philippine that far just to take a glimpse of the dolphin. They are not only one but a few of them.

除了渔场,另外一个惊喜就是我们可以在这儿看到海豚^^天啊!全部人都兴奋起来以及拿起相机忙拍照...好的我们实在很少看到海豚嘛...但是现在我们不需要去到菲律宾那么远看了。这里不只是一只而是几只呢!


Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

So if you are first timer who want to visit Pulau Aman, take note with the boat schedule to plan your trip wisely. 

若你是第一次去这Pulau Aman岛的话,就得留意这个船只的时间表以便可以好好的规划时间。

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

One of the must do list in my mind before coming is to take a picture of the magnificent Penang second bridge (Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah) which just newly opened! It is much longer than the first bridge, longest in Malaysia and Southeast Asia!

在还未来到这里之前,在我脑海里想做的事情就是拍这壮观新建的槟城第二大桥(Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah)!它比第一大桥长,在马来西亚和东亚是最长的! 

Cititel Hotel Penang

The last night of the trip, we stayed at Cititel Hotel. It is a cosy hotel for sure.

最后一晚,我们入住Cititel Hotel.这的确是个舒适的酒店。
Cititel Hotel Penang

I was arranged to sleep alone in a room with twin beds. (may be because I'm the only Chinese girl in the trip) I was happy with that but not during night time. LOL (heard weird sound...may be just my hallucination)

我被安排一个人睡一间拥有2张单人床的房间(可能我是唯一华人的关系)我很开心这样的安排但是不是晚上的时候。哈哈(听到怪声..希望是我的错觉)


Cititel Hotel Penang

The TV, fridge, mirror....hmm connecting door to the next room. Luckily there is other participants occupy the next room if not it might sounds scary when you heard someone knocked at the door in the late night!(okay...I'm gone beyond imagination this time by watching too much of movie??? xo)

有电视机,冰厨和镜子...哦还有个可以通往隔壁房间的门。还好隔壁也有人住要不然若你半夜听到有人敲门那么就真的很恐怖!(好的..我真的是想太远了,可能看太多的戏吧?xo)

Playing Tourist in Pulau Aman, Penang

For the last night, everything is free and easy. I was clueless and followed a friend, Izzati to Gurney Plaza for dinner in the end. (long story....F asked me to come down at 7pm, Y asked me to meet him at lobby at 7.30pm, so I come down at 7.15pm, which I thought we were supposed to dine together....somehow by the time I went down to lobby, F already gone to Batu Feringgi (cool romantic seaside) with 2 girls...LOL..then Y who supposed meet me at 7.30pm not even come down yet...at the lobby I met Izzati, and her Penang friend came to fetch her to dine outside, (Y not here yet, but Izzati's friend car already reach) without thinking too much I followed her friend's car. (LOL this is so complicated...Y told me he did ask Izzati to dine together...so I thought follow Izzati should not be wrong...which eventually I will meet Y later...but no..).hahaha sorry for my blurriness...at 9.20pm M asked me for dinner....and I just felt so sorry cause I already took my dinner) A confusing night.

最后一晚,一切都是自便。我毫无头绪,就无厘头的跟着我朋友Izzati到Gurney Plaza用餐。说来话长,是个混乱的夜晚。

Gurney Drive Penang Food Court

My second time being here. Lots of food stall selling all kinds of food that really makes one hard to choose...and so coincidentally I met 2 guys here. (who joined the trip) One of them was crave for pork crazily since the meals for these trips were all halal. And they told me they took bus all the way from the hotel. Well, they were very smart to know what bus to take to come here. Guess what they are not even local. Thumbs up to the Filipino and Singaporean!

这是我第二次来到这里。很多小食摊口卖不一样的美食,让我眼花缭乱,不知道该选择什么..以及刚好给我碰上2个男生(参与这游玩的参与者)其中一个是对猪肉想到要发狂的那种,因为整个行程是清真食物。他们还说他们搭巴士来到这里。好的,他们是非常聪明因为知道该搭什么巴士来到这里。而且他们都不是本地人。菲律宾人和新加坡人,你们好嘢!

Gurney Drive Penang Food Court

Haha I have no idea what I ordered already...laksa?? It costed me RM4 for just a small bowl of it.

哈哈我也忘记我叫什么食物了...laksa??一小碗都要我RM4。

Gurney Drive Penang Food Court

Coconut juice...hmm quite expensive here costed me RM4 whereas I can get at RM2/3 at KL....

椰水...哦在这里还蛮贵的,要花我RM4,在KL只需要RM2/3便可以买到...


Okay, that's the end of my story for day 3. See you again! Do me a favor reading from the start till the end and give me your feedback. Thank you!

好的,这就是我第三天的分享。再见!希望你们由头读到尾然后给我意见。


Happy Wesak Day & Happy Holiday to all who celebrate today!

祝大家卫塞节和假期快乐!

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