Batu Kawan: Jetty to Pulau Aman

Jetty to Pulau Aman

The small jetty to Pulau Aman (literally translated as ‘Island of Peace’) at the western coast of Bukit Tambun, Batu Kawan, Penang. Pulau Aman is a small fishing village island located on the southeast of Penang island. The island is reachable via boats from this jetty.

Jetty to Pulau Aman

Batu Kawan: The Wetlands

Batu Kawan

Batu Kawan

Batu Kawan

Batu Kawan

Batu Kawan

Many may not aware that Batu Kawan is actually an island and a town situated off Seberang Perai, which is on the mainland area of Penang. The Batu Kawan island is separated from the mainland by Sungai Jejawi and Sungai Tengah. Once considered a quiet backwater area which produces sugar canes in the 19th century, Batu Kawan had its brief growth of palm oil plantations and was among the oldest towns in Penang. It was accessible only by ferry from Bukit Tambun back in the old days. New developments are now being planned on the island with the recent completion of the second Penang Bridge (which connects Batu Maung area on the island and Batu Kawan area on the mainland side).

Batu Kawan: Penang State Stadium

Stadium Batu Kawan

Stadium Batu Kawan

Stadium Batu Kawan

Stadium Batu Kawan

Stadium Batu Kawan

The Penang State Stadium (or Stadium Negeri Pulau Pinang) which is located in Batu Kawan, has a capacity of 40,000 people. The multi-purpose stadium was built and completed in 2000 and is currently used mostly for football (soccer) matches.