Hike by All Means, but Do So Responsibly

By Rexy Prakash Chacko

February 2022 PEAKS AND PARKS
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Panorama of a hiking trail. Photo by: Rexy Prakash Chacko
ONE POSITIVE LESSON Covid has taught Malaysians is how much we need our green lungs. Many felt overcome with claustrophobia, walled in as they were during the interminable MCO. Thus, release was sought in nature and in Penang, hiking became the choice activity for stressed-out urbanites.Hilly areas in Sungai Ara, Paya Terubong, Batu Maung and Penang Hill suddenly became popular haunts. It was heartening to see more appreciation for Penang’s natural wealth; new places were being discovered and on social...

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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.