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Penang Hills and Trails - Southern Area
Mens Sana in Corpore Sano


Click here for the Penang Hills and Trails index.
Click here for Walks Listed by Starting Point.
Click here for the Top Ten Walks.
Click here for a list of further Selected Walks.
Click here for information on Rain Gauges
and Catchment Areas.
Click here for the introduction.

Southern Area

Click here to see maps for each of the following reports in turn, clicking the map will take you directly to the report concerned.

The Carpet
(2013, updated 27th January 2015 - @)

Not Malihom
(February 2013)

Malihom Eastbound
(February 2013 - @)

Malihom Westbound
(February 2013 - @)

The Wrong View
(February 2013 - @)

Bayan Lepas Lollypop
(February 2013)

Cross Country
(March 2013 - @)

Two Roads to Nowhere
(January 2014 - @)

The Carpet Revisited
(2014, updated 27th January 2015)
Twelve Bends to Heaven
(2014, updated 27th January 2015)
Penang's Quietest Road?
(2014, updated 27th January 2015)

Bukit Pondok Upeh
(March 2014 - @)

The Malihom Loop
(March 2014 - @)

The Pensioner's Stroll
(2014, updated 27th January 2015 - @)

Relau Explorer 1
(7th March 2015) 
Relau Explorer 2
(9th March 2015) 

Relau Explorer 3
(11th March 2015)

Relau Explorer 4
(13th March 2015)

A Substitute for a Ridge Walk
(25th March 2015)

Pondok Upeh Circular
(25th March 2015)

Jalan Tun Sardon Horseshoe
(5th December 2015)

Malihom Explorer
(9th December 2015)

Entertaining a Stranger
(18th December 2015)

The Buddha's Revenge
(5th February 2016)

Malihom Bypass
(27th November 2016)
FCS Orchard Lollipop
(5th December 2016)

Sungai Ara 541
(19th December 2016)

Sungai Ara The Blue House
(19th December 2016)

Purgatory
(15th January 2017)

Sungai Ara Explorer 1
(2nd February 2017)

Bayan Lepas Lollypop 2017
(11th February 2017)

The aim of these pages is to record our pleasure, encourage others to repeat or even improve the experience and provide sufficient information for locals and visitors to follow the trails from scratch. Hence, there are far too many pictures of junctions in concrete trails! These trails are best enjoyed in small groups of no more than half a dozen with eyes and ears wide open and mouths firmly shut. Several can be, and are, used by mountain bikers (indicated by @), but if you have a motorbike please leave it at home or park it at the start of the trail; definitely do not take it (as I have read on the web) on trails which are not sealed, they will rapidly degrade if abused in such a manner.


Click here for the Penang Hills and Trails index.
Click here for Walks Listed by Starting Point.
Click here for the Top Ten Walks.
Click here for a list of further Selected Walks.
Click here for information on Rain Gauges
and Catchment Areas.
Click here for the introduction.


I strongly recommend using buses to get to the starting points and back from the end of these walks.
I have written a short guide to Penang's Buses for hikers although directions are included in individual hikes.


Rob and Yuehong Dickinson

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