Pulau Jerejak: You Need To See This Instagrammable Island In Penang


Cheng Sim •  Sep 18, 2020

Besides visiting every Muslim-friendly cafe and conquering the Seven World Wonders of Penang, there are many things to do in Penang! If checking off every Instagrammable spot in Penang is something you love to do, you're going to enjoy exploring this next attraction we're about to show you.

Off the eastern coast of Penang Island, Pulau Jerejak (Jerejak Island) is increasingly becoming the talk of the town. Splashed with bright shades and multi-coloured hues, you'll be wondering why haven't you visited this hidden gem sooner?

How to get to Pulau Jerejak

From Penang Island Jetty, you can take a 10-minute ferry ride to Pulau Jerejak. The minute you see the Rainbow Pier, you know you've arrived at your destination!

Based on this ferry schedule, the first boat to Pulau Jerejak departs at 6.30 AM whereas the last boat leaving for Penang Island is 11.30 PM. The fee is approximately RM20 per adult.

Things to do in Pulau Jerejak

1. Cycling, jungle trekking and suspension bridge

You may be tempted to visit the Instagrammable spots in Pulau Jerejak as soon as you step off the ferry, but take a breather and explore Penang's secret gem on a bicycle! You can rent a bicycle at Jerejak Island Resort for RM15 per hour.

If you prefer to take a walk, the resort also provides guided jungle trekking for RM20 per person where you'll walk through the thick foliages of the jungle. Stay focused and you'll spot a suspension bridge that is fenced by tall and leafy trees.

2. Colourful umbrella installations

When you're in a scenic outdoor attraction like Pulau Jerejak, looking up at the sky is a must. When you do, you may chance upon the colourful umbrella installations too. Similar to the floating umbrellas at Ipoh Old Town and Empire Damansara (Kuala Lumpur), the bright hues can enliven any Instagram feed. Remember to point your phone upwards to capture your subject against these multi-coloured umbrellas.

3. Stairway to Heaven

If you find the Stairway to Heaven in Kota Belud absolutely captivating, you'll be happy to know that Pulau Jerejak has its own version too. Splashed entirely in white, just capture the snapshot at the right angle to see the staircases stretches to as far as the eyes can see.

4. Instagrammable swings

Another thing you shouldn't miss out on in Pulau Jerejak is the Instagrammable swings! Besides the beachfront swing that's adorned with delicate flowers, keep a look out for the couple's swing that also overlooks the beach and a wooden swing that's shaped like a giant bird's nest!

If you're looking for Instagrammable things to do in Penang, make sure to swing by Pulau Jerejak to complete your island getaway!

Rate: Approximately RM20 per person (ferry ride)

Address: Pulau Jerejak, Penang