Always having a fantasy wanna experience the castaway or Robinhood living lifestyle since growing out from kid. After planing with my buddies, we decide try this at Monkey beach. Depart from Kuala Lumpur toward Penang, the whole journey took about 4 hours drive.
Monkey Beach also known as Teluk Duyung, is located in Penang National Park in the North-West corner of Penang Island. Monkey beach is the one of the nicest beaches in Penang Island, with a long stretch of white sandy beach that is good for swimming as it is not plagued by the jellyfish that can be found off many of the other beaches in Penang.
If you are person who prefer more easy way the alternative way for you is charter a boat from the entrance of National Park at Teluk Bahang which will cost you around RM100 (per boat) for 2 way.
We reach the entrance around 1pm after our lunch at town, yeah….you can’t go anywhere with your empty stomach for sure…. so get your stomach fill with some delicious Penang foods before go experience challenges.
Here we go…. after take 30 minutes boat ride, finally we reach Monkey Beach. According to the boatman, we can camp any places along the beaches,at first he suggest us to camp near Boon Siew’s Bungalow (Abandon bungalow), we feel a bit creepy at the abandon bungalow. We rather choose camp near the small huts where the local selling foods during the noon time.
After set up our tents, we start fishing at side. Kindly beware of the sand flies here, we notice we being bitten badly after the trip.
Dinner time, everyone is very busy preparing their own food. lucky us, we manage to get some fishes for our BBQ dinner.
Monkey beach during nighttime is very quiet, not much overnight campers here. Extremely dark if without moonlight. Kindly prepare enough batteries for lighting purpose.
For Safety reason, not advice to camp alone or only girl camping. If something bad happen, no ranger or anyone can come to rescue.
Basically here don’t have any facilities, even toilet is not available at night because at night he toilets is lock by the stall vendor.
Cleanliness overall is average clean.
At the daytime, visitors may do motor sport fishing and swimming, beside this many local hotel organize day trip and bring their hotel visitor come here for BBQ seafood lunch buffet.
No proper campsite here, basically u can camp everywhere that you like.
Zero securities over the beach.