FOR THE NATURE LOVER:
Hikes in Penang National Park
The Penang National Park, or Taman Negara Pulau Pinang, is the smallest national park in Malaysia weighing in at just 2,300 hectares. You can opt for a guided tour which most hotels can organise, but the main trails in this park are relatively easy and you can get enough information from most places (either online or via your hotel) to make up your own tour. Planning a day trip is simple – start at the main entrance of the park near the Teluk Bahang bus station and set off along well-marked trails to beaches and interesting attractions including Teluk Tukun beach, Monkey Beach, the Muka Head lighthouse, and the turtle sanctuary at Pantai Kerachut. Remember to wear proper shoes and to bring enough water. If it gets too hot and tiring, you can always catch a boat back to Teluk Bahang.
For more information, head to www.wildlife.gov.my.