Climbing the Back Left Flipper of Penang Island


Drone shot of the south-western tip of Penang, Tanjung Gertak Sanggul. If you are to look at Penang on a map, it becomes immediately apparent that Penang Island is shaped like a turtle, with four flippers strategically positioned at each geographical extreme of the island. The most accessible of these four “flippers” does not require much walking, as this is George Town, a flat promontory that converges near the historic Fort Cornwallis. The other three “flippers” – Tanjung Puchat Muka (quite literally “Pale Face Cape”!) on the north-west where the Penang National Park is, Tanjung Teluk Tempoyak on the south-east and ...

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