Here’s our warships that will take us to the island. The man-in-charge recommended us to take this kind of kayak instead of the classic one (the one with two big holes) because if it happen to capsize, it’s easier to turn the boat back around. The classic one would trap a lot of water inside making the rescue hard.
If you are interested to organize an outing, here’s the monetary info you need. It took me some time to understand their complicated pricing. Each kayak fits 2 person. Each person would need to pay….
- RM 24 : 2 hours + 1 hour Free = 3 hours.
- RM 20 : 2 hours.
- RM 12 : 1 hour.
That’s the pricing would look like for a group of around 6 people, you can always negotiate for better deal if you walk in with a bigger group!
After almost 1 hour, we made it to the island after a NEAR fatal experience trying to board the island. Approaching the shore is a tremendously difficult mission as we need to juggle through the terrain full of rocks around. There is no beach alike shore for us to get ashore.
And finally a nice group photo before we left the island. That’s another 1 hour on the way back.
What’s on the island?
There’s a abandoned house with some kinda tomb inside and a look-alike small light house beside it. It’s just that, nothing much else to see. Check out this post entry for more info.
If you want to get to the house and the light house, you will need to board ashore among the rocks as pointed in the map above. There’s actually some sandy area on our path there but strangely enough, we did not notice on that. Maybe that area has been submerged by the water during high tide. I think there’s no way for you to get to the house on foot if we were to land on the sandy area though.
Penang Water Sports Recreation Center
Closes on Monday.
Contact Number: 04-8909373 (Roy)
Extra: There’s basically no need to do booking in advance as there’s plenty of boats available but give them a call just in case you need to. Location map of the center is after the jump.
Credit: Photos by LaskerRead More