Jerejak Island is an islet off the eastern coast of Penang Island in the state of Penang. It have a short ferry ride from the town of Bayan Lepas near the southeastern tip of Penang Island. Jerejak Island is located between the Penang Island and Seberang Perai surrounded by the water of South Channel. Jerejak Island gained its alias as The Alcatraz of Malaysia because of the prison of the island. Jerejak Island is known as a place for criminal, tuberculosis and leprosy patients back in the day. But now Jerejak Island is known for its unique flora and fauna as well as its history.
Sights on Jerejak Island
Jerejak Island Jetty. Jerejak Resort Jetty is the jetty for the ferry to Pulau Jerejak. The ferry leaves the jetty on Penang Island, crosses the Jerejak Strait, to reach the Jerejak Resort Jetty on Pulau Jerejak, a journey about 40 minutes.
Jerejak Island is only 10 minutes by ferry from the island of Penang. The Jerejak Island have its own jetty which is in the Bayan Lepas area in the South area. Besides that you can also reach Penang by train. There is no direct rail connection to Penang. However KTMB provide the rail services between Butterworth from where you take ferry to Penang. There is also an overnight train in Bangkok.
Jerejak Rainforest Resort Penang. Located in an island away from the hustle bustle of the city life which is also the Alcatraz of Malaysia. Jerejak Rainforest resort offers the outdoor adventure such as abseiling, rock climbing, mouintain biking or to take nature with fishing , jungle trekking or camping under the stars.
Olive Tree Hotel . Olive Tree Hotel is a Proud Green Building Index ( PGBI) compliant hotel that boasts easy access to major landmarks and hosts a convenient and conductive environment for business and leisure travellers alike. The Olive Tree Hotel also built to cater MICE activities
Indigenous resident like monitor and lizard and wild monkeys still consider Jerejak home. There is also documented proof that the long tailed macaques and the white bellied sea eagles have also made Pulau Jerejak their home . Jellyfish abound in surrounding waters.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]