Saturday, June 7, 2008

Trip to Pulau Jerejak

Two weeks ago, we made a trip down to Pulau Jerejak . Pulau Jerejak was previously established by the British to isolate lepers patient from the Straits Settlement in Penang, Singapore and Melaka. At the beginning only lepers were allowed to reside on the island. However, later on Tuberculosis patients were also quarantine on the island and followed by criminals in 1960's.

I am grateful that I had my chance to visit Pulau Jerejak. But seeing the surrounding of the island, I realize there was actually nothing much on the island. Except you can play the outdoor activities specially designed for team building. You know…the usual team building games such as board climbing, flying fox, archery, pinball, jungle tracking and etc. We only spend an hour in Pulau Jerejak walking around. Overall, the place was quite boring!

For those who have not been to Pulau Jerejak and would like to take a look, you can get a ferry at the Jeti Jerjak near to Gold Coast (Penang) residential area. A ticket for an adult will cost you RM12 . It's not that expensive. I have put up some pictures I took at Pulau Jerejak. Hope you like them. ~Prudence

The view of Pulau Jerjak from the ferry

The path to Jerejak hotel

The view of the beach

The history about Pulau Jerejak shown at hotel

The view of the beach on Pulau Jerejak

A small shade by the beach

Can you see Camp ground written on this stone?

Suspension bridge made from iron wire


kcoon said...

wahhhhhh niceeee leehhhh i wannnnnaaaaaaaa gooooooooooooooo :P

bluesunflower said...

Don't Gooooooooooooooooooooo... :P Someone told me it's haunted ....

Anonymous said...

i have been there twice ready with family and friends..good jungle trekking and got to see the old prison and other old structures..very good experince..itz best to see while you still can because in matter of time the whole place will be gone and so will history :)

Jessie Marshall