Pulau Kentut (or Fart Island in English), is actually not a shitty island to visit. But what’s up with its rather peculiar name though? There’s no volcanoes or geysers in the island for it to be able to fart out hot gas or something, nor does it smell like fart.
Well, Pulau Kentut actually consists of 2 islands. And since farts come in different sizes, so does Pulau Kentut. There’s Pulau Kentut Besar (Big Fart Island) and Pulau Kentut Kecil (Small Fart Island). I don’t know about you, but that’s some creativity right there. What kinda bright minded people gave it its name though?
According to local legend, here’s how the story goes. There was a wedding between the daughter of Gunung Machinchang and the son of Gunung Raya. The family of the bride unfortunately served the groom half-cooked rice. Annnd then he farted… TWICE! And so came a commotion in the wedding that birthed its mighty, gassy name of Pulau Kentut Besar and Kecil.
Where is it?
Both the islands are part of the 99 islands within the Langkawi archipelago. To be more specific, it’s at the southwest of Pulau Langkawi GPS coordinates: (6.23962, 99.72204). You can take the ferry to Langkawi from either Kuala Kedah, Penang, Kuala Perlis or even all the way from Satun, Thailand. For a faster option, there are direct flights to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Thailand and Singapore. From there, just look for island hopping tours or day trip packages and you’ll be there in no time.
Stuff to do
Since they’re named after farts, it’s no surprise it’s not well-known… for obvious reasons. So a great bonus to this is that you pretty much get the whole beach to yourself due to how secluded it is. And since the waters are so clear, snorkeling is a must! Besides that, you can go fishing or camping, and get some Insta-worthy shots for bragging rights that you went to a farting island. Oh, not to forget, you can also fart. Just don’t get caught.