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Pulau Betong




Pulau Betong (16 February, 2013)



Pulau Betong is a small island on the southwest corner of Penang Island. Located on the Penang side is a village called Kampung Pulau Betong, which gets its name from the island. The island itself is derived from the Malay word for bamboo that is tied together to form a raft.

Pulau Betong can be seen from the country road that leads to Pasir Panjang. The island is not accessible except by boat. Pulau Betong is uninhabited, safe for some fish-breeding activities conducted there.

Another view of Pulau Betong


Getting there

You have to hire a boat to reach Pulau Betong. Ask the fishermen at Kampung Pulau Betong. To reach Kampung Pulau Betong, take the Rapid Penang Bus 401 from Weld Quay to Balik Pulau. At Balik Pulau Bus Terminal, take bus 403 that goes to Kampung Pulau Betong.

What to see or do

Pulau Betong is not a tourist site. It is visited by fishermen and anglers who hire a boat to take them there.

View of Pulau Betong from the road to Pasir Panjang.

Location of Pulau Betong on the map

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