Surveying the Lower Slopes of Penang Hill

By Rexy Prakash Chacko

September 2020 PEAKS AND PARKS
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Stunning view of the Air Itam valley from the Middle Station.
AFTER THREE MONTHS of the many MCO phases, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow finally announced that recreational parks and hiking spots were to be reopened on June 6. This was delightful news indeed and I wasted no time getting my hiking shoes ready to explore the great outdoors again.But there is just one – albeit a big – problem. Months of staying indoors has taken a toll on fitness; I needed to retrain before embarking on anything strenuous.Back in...

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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.