If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ll know that I spent the last few days of February in Penang, Malaysia. The trip was mostly for work but I did get to hike at Penang Hill that Sunday. The trails we followed are man-made with a lot steps, though the roots and plants are left to grow along the path.
Even though we arrived fairly early in the morning, it took us nearly half-an-hour to find a parking space. Cars were double parked along the pavements, and drivers imagined makeshift lots to accommodate more cars than the parking lots had been designed for. Apparently, the crowds aren’t usually so bad and it turns out that this happened due to an event at the nearby youth park.
In any case, the patience was worth it. The weather felt significantly cooler in the shade of the canopies and the view was wonderful. Of course, I came prepared with my camera, so I have a series of photos to share.
At the end of the hike at Penang Hill, we rewarded ourselves with fresh coconuts. We made sure to request them with thinner flesh, so that there’d be more coconut water to refresh ourselves with.