Hiking at Penang Hill

Penang Hill: Beginning of the trail | madeofmint.net

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.

Fern
Ferns along the way
Tall grass
Tall grass
Dewy leaf
Morning dew
Tree roots
Trees’ roots criss-crossing above ground
Leaves
Enjoying the fresh air
Taking a break
Took a short break along the way
Monkeys at Penang Hill
Monkeys spotted
Cairn at Penang Hill
Almost at the third station
Rocky trail
Glad to leave the steps behind for the dirt trail
View of Penang from the edge of Penang Hill
View of Penang from the edge of the hill
Distant view of Penang and the sea
Distant view of Penang and the sea
View of Penang beyond the trees on Penang Hill
View of Penang beyond the trees on the hill
Tree stump
The jagged edges looked pretty vicious
Clearing
Perfectly framed clearing
Drinking fresh coconut water
Fresh coconut

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.

xx Josette

Hiking at Penang Hill | madeofmint.net