2010-12-24

Teluk Bahang, Penang National Park

Sunset at Pantai Kerachut

    Penang National Park(PNP), located in Teluk Bahang, near to Batu Feringgi, is one of the places that backpacked, budget traveler, and the one who loves mother nature would like to explore without any guidance of tour guide. The place features almost undisturbed areas like jungles, beaches, and mountain. Approaching the site from an urban area, through staggered forest of moderate level by foot trekking or by boat from jetty, one may find forest canopy walk, The Monkey Beach, Pantai Kerachut, Meromictic Lake and Muka Head Light House of more than 100 years of history. Along the Monkey Beach, light structures like timber shelter, washing closet containers, benches and hammocks were well occupied. As most of the trails of jungle trekking were made near to the seaside, there is always pleasant wind blowing. Camping activities is made possible on several beaches like the well known Monkey Beach, and Pantai Kerachut. The way of transportation within the site, topography like sandy beaches and mountainous terrains, and the way one dwells and experiences the site explain the distinctive characteristic of Penang National Park.

   Forest conservation of the smallest national park in Malaysia, Penang National Park is going on. To quote a saying from one of the representatives that, conservation is not about leaving the place as untouched as possible but to develop it in a way that the outsiders would be able to explore and experience the mother nature in order to appreciate it.The idea is pretty much agreeable but only with an intelligent way of developing the site by treating it lightly. Value the characteristic of place and the difference it promotes compare to the concrete jungles that most are living in, that it is always rejuvenating, exiting and inspiring.




Hiking 242m to Muka Head Light House





























The Monkey Beach





Muka Head Light House


Muka Head Light House




The Monkey Beach


Pantai Kerachut


The Meromictic Lake


Pantai Kerachut





Sunset at Pantai Kerachut