Hiking through Penang Island’s “Down Under”

By Rexy Prakash Chacko

December 2021 PEAKS AND PARKS
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Passing through a coconut farm along the trail.
THE TURTLE-SHAPED Penang Island has four strategically positioned “flippers” at each of its geographic extremes. The bottom two “flippers” that extend to Tanjung Teluk Tempoyak on the southeast and Tanjung Gertak Sanggul on the southwest are lesser-known; these are tucked behind dense greenery and steep rocky terrain. In 2019, I visited Tanjung Gertak Sanggul (see Penang Monthly, September 2019). Now, two years on, it is time for me to visit the southeast “flipper” of Tanjung Teluk Tempoyak, which as the...

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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.