There are more than a dozen shipwrecks beneath the waves surrounding Penang, such as the 𝑲𝒖𝒎𝒂, 𝑯𝒂𝒈𝒖𝒓𝒐, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒖 𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒑𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝑾𝒂𝒓 𝑰𝑰.
But some of the most exciting shipwrecks are those we know about—and can visit. Off the coast of Teluk Kumbar, lies the remains of the 𝑿𝒊𝒏 𝒀𝒊 𝒀𝒊 𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒑𝒘𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒌.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟰𝟯.𝟲-𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗞𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽𝘄𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗸 (𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗞𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻) 𝗶𝗻 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟴. The crew escaped, but the ship has been lying half-submerged on the seabed ever since, despite attempts to float the ill-fated ship.
Today, the shipwreck is home to scores of marine life and can be seen from the beach off Permatang Damar Laut.
𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘂𝘀 𝘀𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗯𝘂𝘇𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗴, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹!