Pulau Aman, also known as
the 'island of
peace', is about 2.5 nautical miles from the mainland,
just off the southern coast of Seberang Prai. The
nearest town is Bukit Tambun from which a half-an-hour boat
ride gets one to the island.
Boats from Batu Maung and
Batu Uban also take passengers to the island on a
forty-five minutes journey. The 288-acre island is an idyllic
fishing village containing less than three hundred people who
Photo: Pulau Aman in Penang comprises mostly of elderly folks and children. Fishing,
swimming and jungle trekking are some of the popular
activities for holiday-makers here. There are some
well-appointed chalets on the island and homestay
facilities with the locals at affordable rates and it is
recommended for those who enjoy water sports.