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Jerejak Island, Penang Overview

Set between Penang main Island and Seberang Perai, Jerejak Island is a stunning tropical island. The highlight being the holiday resort by the same name, Jerejak Island is rich with flora, fauna and history.

The mesmerising Jerejak Island is spread over an area of 362 hectares with Francis Light, the founder of Penang being the first one to arrive here and highlight it. The small island is away from the hustle bustle of the city life off the Coast of Penang Island, providing the perfect place for the solo travellers and all the nature-lovers.

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White bellied sea eagles are often spotten at Jerejak Island (Source)

Exotic Animals
There are various animals from monitor lizards, big wild monkey families, Macaques, and White-bellied Sea Eagles which are found at the Island regularly as Jerejak is covered with lush green rainforests and beaches all around, away from the centre of the Malaysian State.

Jellyfish
At Jerejak, Jellyfish can be spotted in abundance. However, be really careful while enjoying in the water to avoid any contact.

Hiking Trails
There are a number of fun trails that most of the tourists are attracted to in order to learn more about the rich history of the Island and enjoy the pristine beauty. The Razak Trail leads to the suspension bridge built over the dam that was used for water supply to the hospital and the Prison Trail is yet another interesting adventure trail passing through the jungles to the old and famous prison.

How to Reach Jerejak Island

The small and peaceful island is situated just 10 minutes away from the main Penang Island and a ferry can be taken from here to reach Jerejak Resort jetty, available every two hours at RM 300 from 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM.

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