Jerejak Island or Pulau Jerejak is located in Bayan Lepas, off the south eastern tip of Penang Island. A short ferry ride from Bayan Lepas can get you to the island in no time. Jerejak Island is situated in between Penang Main lsland and Seberang Perai, surrounded by the water of South Channel. It was formerly the main leper asylum for the Straits Settlements (1868), a Quarantine Station (1875) and a penal colony (1969). Jerejak Island is not a develop island and so this island is capable in giving you the tranquility and serenity you desire of as the effect of the hustle and bustle of Penang Main Island. There are many activities that can be done there other than enjoying the breeze and nature breath. Outdoor, adventurous activities are what visitors fond of. These include rock climbing, mountain biking, flying fox, guided jungle trekking and many more.
You can take Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Malindo Air flight to Penang International Airport where the flights fly to Penang regularly. Once you reach airport you may take a taxi to Penang Island Jetty. The journey takes up an estimated time of 20 minutes.
Take the ferry ride to reach Jerejak Island. The ride takes up around 10 minutes from Penang Island Jetty to Jerejak Jetty with a cost of RM25 for adults and RM16 for children (round trip).
You can drive to Penang Jetty Terminal via the Penang Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. If you travel from Kuala Lumpur you may use North-South Expressway to reach Penang Jetty Terminal. The journey from Kuala Lumpur takes 4 hour 23 minutes’ drive away. From the Jetty you may ride a ferry to reach Jerejak Island.
You may take ETS train to Butterworth train station. Trains leave from Kuala Lumpur's KL Sentral Railway Station and arrive at Penang's Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland, just 15 minutes away by ferry to George Town on Penang Island. From there you may take taxi to reach Penang Jetty Terminal where the journey is 30 minutes from George Town.
Built in 1969 at Jerejak Island (Pulau Jerejak), it was used to house prisoners after the May 13th, 1969 riots. The island becomes a penal colony to detain those involved in racial riots. Now, the prison, the detention camp, Old Quarantine Screening and Isolation Centre, Graveyard of Russian Sailors, Jerejak Tuberculosis Ward and abundant house of prisoner staff are still there. So make your visit to Jerejak Island that full of history.
In the daytime adventure village of the resort is where you go for outdoor activity on Pulau Jerejak. Take it to the limits with abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking or take to nature with fishing, guided jungle trekking or camping under the stars. The recreational facilities such as rock and wall climbing, low ropes obstacles and archery are ideally situated next to the Adventure Village for easy access.
Penang War Museum in Bukit Batu Maung was a fort built by the British in the 1930s. It is located only 5 km from Jerejak Island. These days it is a museum open to the public and is billed as Southeast Asia’s largest war museum. Visitors can explore tunnels, war exhibits & related artifacts at this former fort with a dark past.
Clan Jetties form part of the Penang Heritage Trail. There used to be seven jetties until one was demolished by fire and now six remain. Each jetty is named after a Chinese clan while the Chew Jetty is the most tourist-friendly with the most stilt-houses, the longest walkway, a temple that is worth stopping by and plenty of places for snapping picture of memory.
After the trip in Jerejak Island, take the ferry back to Penang Island. In Bayan Lepas, you can go to the biggest shopping mall in Penang Queensbay Mall. It is located only 2 km from Jerejak Island. A large variety of brands featured in the mall from discounted and affordable items to high end luxurious items.
Staying at Hotel Seri Malaysia Pulau Pinang is a good choice when you are visiting Jerejak Island. This 3-star hotel located at a very good location near to Penang International Airport which is only 3.1 km away and 3.68 km to Jerejak Island. The hotel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.
Super 8 Hotel Bayan Baru is the smartest choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation with outstanding service. Set 13KM from the excitement of the city, this 2-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions.