Bukit Panchor: An Oasis of Nature

By Rexy Prakash Chacko

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The 1.8km-long tarred road takes you through the heart of Bukit Panchor's lush forest.
Clear streams, rich wildlife and towering dipterocarp trees await just 10km from the hustle and bustle of Nibong Tebal.At the south-eastern border of South Seberang Perai lies the 446ha Bukit Panchor State Park – Penang’s one and only state park.Iguanura corniculata, a species of endemic palm found in Bukit Panchor State Park.Originally gazetted as the Bukit Panchor Permanent Forest Reserve in 1963, it was elevated to the status of state park in 2008 because of its rich biodiversity and recreational...

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Rexy Prakash Chacko

is an electronic engineer by profession and a nature lover by passion. While he spends his weekdays earning a living at the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone, his weekends are spent reflecting and recharging on the green hills of Penang.