Monday, January 14, 2013

Cheng Kon Sze (清觀寺) Temple of 1002 Steps in Penang

Oneof the hiking spot in Penang is the 1002 steps of Cheng Kon Sze. Going up would take 30-45 minutes with fast pace, one hours and a half with slow pace.

The hike starting point can be reached from United Hokkien Cemetery in Paya Terubong. Hikers actually have to enter the cemetery and drive further on to reach the place.

The starting point of hiking is inside, where you would need to drive through the cemetery.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pulau Betong in Penang

Truly a hidden paradise in Penang. This tiny island can be viewed from the highway on the way from Batu Maung to Balik Pulau (via Teluk Kumbar road).

To actually reach this place, you would have to go to a fishermen' market in Pulau Betong town. The small town is named Pulau Betong too. Find a person called Ah Kek. He will fetch passengers in his boat for RM 10 per head.

This is the small village where you can ask around for the boat ride to Pulau Betong. It is just a round trip without actually going to the island.

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