Take a Gentle Walk on the Back Side of the Island

loading Paddy fields of Balik Pulau.

Balik Pulau may be better known for its pastoral charms, but exploring it by footis equally a delight!

When people think of hiking, the first thing that usually comes to mind is a strenuous uphill climb. While this may be the case for most of Penang as half the island is hilly, there are many flat areas around the state where one can sweat it out by walking for miles to experience a very different kind of ambience and atmosphere.

One such walk is through the vast agricultural hinterland of Balik Pulau, and onwards to its coast. Often times, when people come to Balik Pulau, it is usually a trip to its famous laksa and durians. But there are many hidden gems on “the back of the island”, like the vast Balik Pulau paddy fields or the thick belt of mangroves at its coast.


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