A hill climb for beginners... and others

By Louise Goss-Custard

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View from the trail.
Most hikes in Penang are physically demanding, but there’s one that’s perfect for both novices and fanatics.The first challenge of the trail was finding it. For those in the know, Penang’s Youth Park is accessible from Jalan Utama, just before the junction to Jalan Kebun Bunga.There is plenty of parking outside the front entrance, and from there, we kept to the path on the right hand side of the park and soon came to the mini funicular train model, which...

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Louise Goss-Custard

is editor of the Penang Free Sheet (www.penangfreesheet.my), co-organiser of Open Studios Penang, and a keen flautist who plays with Penang’s best Irish band, the DramBand (www.facebook. com/DramBandPenang) and several local orchestras.