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|Written by Administrator II|
|Friday, 05 October 2012 11:17|
Pulau Aman or “Island of Peace” is a small and tranquil island located in the Seberang Perai south district, and is home to a Malay fishing village or “kampung”. It was first inhabited in 1817 by the Bugis ethnic group and residents of Kedah, and is currently the only town in Malaysia where the entire population consists of only the Malay ethnic group. It comprises of two islands, namely Pulau Aman and Pulau Gedung and the main activities of its inhabitants include fishing and agrotourism.
In 2008, the Homestay program was established in Pulau Aman, whereby visitors of the island can stay with a host in his or her own home and experience village life. There are 20 houses offering homestay with optional planned activities. Aside from homestay, visitors can also opt to rent chalets or camp in designated campsites around the island. Activities on Pulau Aman include fishing, cycling, mountain hiking, night walking and jungle trekking, kayaking and visiting places of interest and historic sites such as fish farms, fruit orchards, Telaga Emas or Golden Well, Makam Purba or ancient tomb, Batu Perompak or Pirates’ Rock, Gua Lanun or Pirates’ Cave. Visitors can also visit the Floating Restaurant in the island which serves fresh seafood and their famous Mee Udang.
Pulau Aman is accessible by a 10 minute boat ride from Batu Musang Jetty in Batu Kawan, Seberang Perai at RM6.00 per adult and RM4.00 per child for a two-way ride.
The boat-ride schedule are as follows: