A short, flat but wide section offered respite and then … the trail’s first rest stop, Point 5. Eco-forest parks (Taman eko-rimba or TER for short), state park forest and permanent forest reserves in Pahang under the state forestry department will be closed to the public from November 14th 2020 to January 15th 2021 owing to the monsoon season. Despite good intentions, that Saturday morning I was running late. It’s a tough climb over roots, vines and mud steps carved into the path. Hike level: medium, steep in places. The other route is the 'Jeep track', a tarmac road to the summit which is open only to the cars of residents who live on Penang Hill and other authorised vehicles. To save your holiday money, download Uber or use GrabTaxi or hitch a ride from the jetty or Komtar area on the U102 Rapid Penang bus for between RM2 to RM4 . But you’d be wrong. ( Log Out /  From this point, it’s roughly another 15 minutes hike down along a very well-marked path to Youth Park. 10.35am Downhill stretch No group activities are permitted, exercise should be conducted alone and facilities such as bike rental are closed for now. One route is a jungle trail beginning at the Moongate (a circular-shaped entrance on your left hand side as you approach the carpark to the Botanic Gardens). Eco-park and state park forests under the jurisdiction of the State Forestry Department of Johor are closed until January 26th 2021 to coincide with the onset of the monsoon season and to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Youth Park. Taman Persekutuan Bukit Kiara has been closed from Wednesday January 13th 2020 until further notice following a decision made by Jabatan Lanskap Negara (National Landscape Department). Taxis from Ayer Itam back to the city (Komtar) are RM30; I hopped on the 204 Rapid Penang bus for RM2 from opposite the Lower Station. For the latest info, go to the Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Facebook page. Ni Min nak share dengan korang, kot-kot korang ada peluang ke Penang, nak hiking santai-santai, boleh la korang hike Bukit Bendera aka Penang Hill (833M). Hey there! Yay! The exception being the following places, which are managed separately. Occasionally a 4×4 or motorbike would whip past at breakneck speed. You can read why in this Star newspaper article. You will know that you have roughly reached the mid-point of this trek once you’ll climb upwards one-umpteenth time, to find a section of the path paved with concrete tiles. You should be able to see the first one exactly here on the rock to your left. Penang Hill: Hike from the Moongate... - See 8,285 traveler reviews, 7,733 candid photos, and great deals for George Town, Malaysia, at Tripadvisor. It was only when I saw the metal archway of The Habitat that I knew I had arrived at the top of Penang Hill – just in time for lunch. Hiking in Penang Hill at Moon Gate is a popular trek, but did you know that you can avoid the gruelling staircase, and strike off on a hidden jungle route? Kepong Botanical Park and the Forest Skywalk remain closed to the public from October 5th 2020 until further notice. With the adrenaline coursing through my veins at the very memory of breathtaking Taroko Gorge, I caught up with Ticket To Ride anchor Azura Rahman. Check in at the Perbadanan Putrajaya Facebook page for the latest news. Continue trekking and following the path. The descent is easy along stairs and a well-manned hiking trail What to bring: a change of shirt, for you’ll sweat profusely, and some water. To check when restrictions are lifted, visit the Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Sembilan Facebook page. The path is clearly marked and supported by ropes wherever necessary, so no worries as you won’t lose your way. We asked about the Moongate Trail(s) specifically, since the website didn’t mention it was open. Don’t worry about having to bring food up to Penang Hill as there are cafes up here and they are open throughout the day (~9.00am to 7.00pm)! Read on for all the details. Not my cup of tea. The first route uses the road which is used by residents to drive up the hill. All activities within Permanent Forest Reserves such as hiking, off roading  and other recreational activities are prohibited during the MCO period. Be prepared because, after the boulder, you are in for the toughest climb of the trek. I have been living in Penang since 2009 and have written guidebooks to Malaysia and George Town for the Rough Guides. Area: Penang Hill is a group of peaks/hills which includes strawberry hill, flagstaff hill, Western hill, Tiger hill, government hill. It is the gateway to the 19th Century country house of Cheah Chen Eok, the famous millionaire best remembered for building the Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower at the Esplanade to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the monarch. Being a moderately long hike, I prepared enough water to drink, some snacks and my camera. If you’re headed down, just line up and pay for your ticket after you alight. After 20 minutes, the path ended at an abandoned building. More Penang Hill via Moongate is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Penang, Penang, Malaysia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. You will reach a fork in the road where the steep side of Penang Hill joins with the track you are on. A lovely trail hiking up Penang Hill from the Moongate entrance. Public parks managed by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur City Council) are open for public use under strict SOPs. The descent is easy along stairs and a well-manned hiking trail. Moon Gate is situated along the road to the Botanical Gardens, on the left side of the road, and about 200mt before the gardens’ main parking lot. Permanent forest reserves in the state of Terengganu will be closed to the public from November 1st 2020 until February 28 2021. This part of the track is exposed and the sea air made it humid. You have entered an incorrect email address! Otherwise just call +60 124289 585 for the free shuttle service. The Team Lead for this trail was Teh Wei Ee, an avid hiker and trail runner who live in Penang. From this moment onwards, you will be able to walk pretty much on plain ground, making your way around the side of Penang Hill, and only occasionally going up an down over rocks and trees. The most popular route starts at the road near the entrance to Penang Botanical Gardens, which takes around 2 hours. Moongate to Penang Hill Hiking trail in Kampung Masjid, Pulau Pinang (မလေးရှား). Tip Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Hindu temple is situated on Gun Hill, the highest point on this part of Penang Hill, so be sure to go and stake your claim. Operation hours are between 7am and 7pm only. Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. Marco Ferrarese has lived in Penang since 2009 and is an expert on Malaysia and Borneo. Penang Hill Café. Starting Point : Moongate between Botanical Gardens and Youth Park Climb To : No. It starts off quite steep for the first kilometre, then its a little less strenuous for the next 4 km to the top. I was with the same crowd, FH and Chai Ling, whom I went to Pantai Kerachut aka Monkey Beach hike with the addition of a new friend - Teng. Completed in 1825, it became as one of the oldest tracks at Penang Hill. Air Terjun Pelangi, Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, 8. I had only hiked once, when I was in my teens. Any form of exercise within the parks and recreational areas must be conducted alone and no group activities are permitted. Within minutes I was drenched. Post-hike reward Treat yourself at David Brown’s. Taman Negara Pahang which falls under the care of the Department of Parks and Wildlife (Perhilitan) has reopened as of October 23rd 2020. Nor was Bukit Bendera the only destination or turning point for hikers, there’s Youth Park and Bukit Cendana. The area nestles gently over the hill, which has been landscaped and turned into a three-levelled rest and exercise area. To start, go to Moon Gate and walk up the staircase beyond the arch. And if by now you are hungry and need a big fat dinner, check out these 26 Great Penang Foods, and 80 best places where to find them. 700 m climb I did yesterday from Moongate to the top of PEnang Hill via the Moniot Road. Due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases within the state, hiking and other recreational activities in eco-park and state park forests within Kelantan have been suspended beginning Monday January 18th 2021 until further notice. Ever since I had taken the funicular train up Penang Hill, I had harboured the ambition to hike my way to the top. He gave us a paper map of Penang Hill and, on request, told us a bit about the open hiking trails. 4. 10.15am Leave rest area 5 Although my calves and thighs burned, it was my heart and lungs  protesting the most. Judging by the narrow tyre tracks that intermittently appeared along the trail, the path was popular with mountain bikers too. Penang Hill: Hike from the Moongate... - See 8,282 traveller reviews, 7,741 candid photos, and great deals for George Town, Malaysia, at Tripadvisor. To keep up with developments, go to the Friends of Bukit Kiara Facebook page. Details on the Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Kelantan Facebook page. The hike consisted of 30 mins of continuous stair ascent to rest stop 5, followed by 1.5 hours of uneven slopes along rocky terrain, and then finished with a 30 min hike up continuous steep inclined slopes along the cemented jeep path (the moment we turned each corner, we saw a slope that's steeper than the … One way up to the peak of Penang Hill was 3 hours. On the left side is a terrace with chairs where you can relax and have some views of Penang from the canopy. Reading Time: 3 minutes Previously I’ve walked up Penang Hill, starting at the Penang Botanical Gardens.This time I decided to start at Moongate, especially given that it’s easy to park in the carpark a couple of minutes walk away, whereas the Botanical Gardens carpark is packed first thing in the morning. 10.25am Reach boulders If you pay attention to the right-hand side of the track you’ll find a couple staircases: these are shortcuts to descend quicker and cut some of the bends. Try to arrive around 7.15 pm, right before sunset, when the sky turns pink over George Town and the Straits of Melaka, casting long shadows and glittering light all over George Town. The second is right below Station 3, after the road curls down to the right, and opens up over a very scenic view of Penang’s northern coast extending all the way to Bukit Mertajam to the east, and Gunung Jerai in Kedah to the west. As you come in, on the lower right, there’s a space filled with exercise machines; just up a couple of steps is the main rest area, where you can find a rock table with pots filled with warm water, Chinese tea, and even some delicious coffee and biscuits, all prepared by hikers for other hikers, and available free of charge. Very steep in the beginning and end but fairly smooth otherwise. For details and ongoing developments go to the Jabatan Perhilitan Semenanjung Malaysia Facebook page. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 1. For Check in to the Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya Facebook page for changes. Why? The trek here is still quite interesting, without those small, steep staircase steps that frankly ruin it for everyone. This is the way we suggest you use to descend from Station 5. Located on Strawberry Hill and surrounded by a beautiful floral garden and (on a clear day) amazing views, this former colonial bungalow was destroyed during WW2 but rebuilt and then restored. After briefly closing, public parks in Putrajaya have reopened as of Friday 15 January 2021. Visit the Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Terengganu Facebook page for updates. A further announcement dates December 31s 2020 reiterates this decision owing to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state and the ongoing CMCO in Selangor. We have dinner at the Cliff Cafe; because it was during the puasa month, most of … The start is a tough 30 minute uphill climb but that levels off to a moderate climb thereafter until you hit the final coup Follow it: after descending along the side of the hill, you’ll come to face a huge boulder soaring on the right side of the path. We suggest you turn left and follow the track as it snakes upwards along the flanks of Penang Hill. At the back are a few fitness machines, which have seen better days, but are good enough for some serious weight lifting and exercise. Over the years, a group of frequent hikers have turned this place into a real fancy rest stop, and to us, Station 5 is one of the best places to visit on Penang Hill. At 783 meters, Bukit Bendera or Flagstaff Hill is 50 meters lower than that, and as one of Penang’s most popular tourist attractions, you’d think getting there would be a nothing more than a leisure hike. Ticket To Ride is a new travel show brought to you by BFM Radio. Hui hikes up Penang Hill trails via Moongate December 14, 2017 RedAnt ash be nimble fans in Penang, this post is for you, and the 1 million people living in KL who are actually from Penang if you’re from Penang and never hiked up the Hill, you should! Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera) Since 1700, Penang Hill has a great history being the oldest British hill … But as we don’t suggest you take this route up, we think you also shouldn’t use it to hike down. THE DETAILS OF STATION 5 PENANG HILL HIKE VIA MOON GATE. Turn to the left and proceed up the forest path that immediately curls to the right, and then continue walking up until you hit another bend to the left. One can take a hike up the Penang Hill from here. Blood Sweat and Tears: What I Learned about Friendship in Penang, Allen Tan shares his secrets on how to enjoy Penang’s Nature. THE DETAILS OF STATION 5 PENANG HILL HIKE VIA MOON GATE, Hike duration: 25 to 45 minutes each way, depending on your level of fitness Hike level: medium, steep in places. But the truth is that The Moongate Trail was never closed. The location of pre-independance Malaya’s first hill resort, Penang Hill is not one hill but a collection of peaks, of which the off-limits Western Hill is, at 833 meters the island’s highest point. Another popular hiking route is from the Moongate, along Waterfall Road. Past this, the stairs melted away and the hike returned to a more natural trail of red earth. After reopening to the public on Wednesday 9th December 2020, Taman Tugu is now closed from Wednesday 13th January 2021 until further notice following the announcement of the most recent Movement Control Order. As one last pointer, remember that after the shortcuts, you’ll arrive at a pretty steep slant in the path that cuts through dense forest. Announced by MPPJ, the temporary closure also extends to public parks, lake gardens, playgrounds and sports fields in the Petaling Jaya district. Moniot Road was one of the earliest bridle paths of Penang Hill that is of special historical and botanical interest. To be safe, I stuck to the main trail and followed the laminated paper signs for Penang Hill Heritage Forest Challenge 2016. He said “Officially, it’s not open. 9.35am Enter trail through Moongate What to bring: a change of shirt, for you’ll sweat profusely, and some water. In those cases where you may be confused, always look for and follow the red “Number 5” marks. This route should take 2 to 3 hours. They can’t close it. We love hiking in Penang Hill: we have already described how to strike off on one of its secret hiking trails, or why you should visit the Habitat Penang Hill and its interesting zipline Flight of the Colugo. This is right before you’ll see a concrete house set next to a small bridge on the left. The basketball court is straight below you, next to the main paved road. Flagstaff hill also known as bukit bendera or generally called Penang Hill is accessible by a funicular railway and a private jeep track. The 3 1/2 km jeep track felt tougher than the forest trail. This is the Amazing Penang Hill Secret Hike Locals don’t want... 7 Reasons Why You should Visit the Habitat Penang Hill. The entrance of the hill is located at the Penang Botanical Garden, very easy to find with the awesome entrance gate out front, and parking is actually by the roadside (let's hope no saman). Depending on the time of the day and the visibility, you’ll have some great picture opportunities here. It’s a bit on the pricey side – my Fish and Chips was RM50 before tax – but that’s not uncommon for hill retreats with limited accessibility. The Moongate trail is one of the trails leading up to the peak of Penang Hill. The trail was built by convict labourers of Indian descent from British Bencoolen. 10.10am Arrive at rest area 5 The upper limit of this hillside connects with the wide earthen road joining Moon Gate’s staircase to the left, and Station 5 to the right. But if you are wondering what to do in Penang Hill, remember that it also has plenty of hiking opportunities. Rapid Penang Bus #10 goes to the Botanical Gardens and pass by Moon Gate as well. It’s a good place to stop and observe the surrounding nature: bats live in the hollow between the base of the rock and the forest’s floor, and occasionally swarm out, making for an interesting site. If you proceed straight, you will find two ways down: straight ahead is the staircase that brings you all the way down to the main arch at Moon Gate. Then the initiation begins – a half an hour of stairs. Moniot trail is named after Jules M. Moniot, who was the surveyor-general of the Straits Settlements at the time. But don’t lose heart. Look for the point where you can see a big rock set to the left of a small side path which continues straight into the jungle along a green metallic fence. Kawasan Rekreasi Kuala Gandah, Temerloh, View pokokkelapatravel’s profile on Facebook, Penang Hill Heritage Forest Challenge 2016, Penang Hill Railway costs RM5 one way for Malaysians and RM15 for non-Malaysians, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Facebook page, Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Selangor Facebook page, Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya Facebook page, Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Sembilan Facebook page, Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Terengganu Facebook page, Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Pahang Facebook page, Department of Parks and Wildlife (Perhilitan), Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Johor Facebook page, Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Kelantan Facebook page, Jabatan Perhilitan Semenanjung Malaysia Facebook page, Ticket To Ride @ BFM Radio – Braving the trails of Taroko Gorge, Ticket To Ride @ BFM Radio – It’s all about Coachella. Getting to Penang Hill Middle Station After the temple diversion, retrace your steps to the junction and continue uphill for another 5 to 10 minutes (depending on your speed) and you will have reached the middle of Penang Hill, and the end of the hike. It was also pretty hot. The presence of other ramblers assured me I wasn’t headed in the wrong direction. This was a brilliant hike up to the top of Penang Hill. In accordance with the CMCO and its SOPs, Wawasan Hill is closed for hiking activities until further notice. Moon Gate Station 5 is where you want to stop after all this sweaty hiking. For more information, check the FRIM Facebook page. 11.35 Arrive at Penang Hill’s The Habitat and other attractions. Hike: For the adventurous, you can opt to hike up Penang Hill, as there are several trails that lead to the top. Check the Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Selangor Facebook page for changes. You will climb over tree roots and rocks, and you may help you up with the rope that is installed on the right hand of this new path until you’ll get to a point where it levels out straight, and your hike becomes a smoother affair. Unsure of where to go, I simply followed the tarmac road up. Many think that Penang’s only hiking trails in wild nature are to be found at Teluk Bahang National Park. All eco-park and state park forests in Selangor will be temporarily closed to the public beginning Wednesday 13th January 2020 until the Movement Control Order on the state has been lifted. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. It has too many exits.” Consider it as a nice treat after a good sweaty climb. Due to the current CMCO, all eco-forest parks managed by the Perak State Forestry Department will be closed to the public from November 9th 2020 until further notice. I never made it there but had planned to. (Penang Hikes lists all of them here.). For the latest update, visit the Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Johor Facebook page. Here’s where the adventure starts: see the picture below for details. Don’t fear as it’s just 5 minutes walk from Moon Gate. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Backtracking from Moon Gate Station 5 after some due rest and relaxation, you’ll return to the road you have reached at the end of your trek. Astaka Cliff Café. Due to the ongoing CMCO in Selangor, Gasing Hill will be closed to the public from Wednesday January 13th to Tuesday January 26th 2020. 5 rest area Ending Point : Moongate between Botanical Gardens and Youth Park Estimated Time Required : 1 hour for a round trip Difficulty : 6 out of 10 The park is expected to reopen once the CMCO has been lifted or SOPs are changed. Moon Gate, Penang (2 June 2013) Moon Gate (GPS: 5.43567, 100.29278) is a heritage gateway along Jalan Kebun Bunga , on the way to the Penang Botanic Gardens . The trek starting from Moon Gate (once the entrance to the home of millionaire Cheah Chen Eok) is certainly better known, but it remains one of the most pleasant and accessible Penang Hill Hikes, where you can see some of the endemic Malaysian wildlife. Countless trails appeared to meet up and even intersect with my own trail before continuing uphill. The entrance to this road is just to the left of the entrance to the Botanic Gardens. The highest point is 833m (2723 ft) altitude which is Western hill. You can drive to the parking lot at Youth Park or directly to the Botanical Gardens and walk back to Moon Gate entry, or you can catch a Grab here from George Town. Ada dalam 5 trail utk hike, Min pilih yang Trailhead Moongate. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Be advised though, that this is not for weak-knees, unfit people or smokers. Hike duration: 25 to 45 minutes each way, depending on your level of fitness. It’s really up to you, your timing, and your level of tiredness. Strict SOPs are in place. Take all the time you need here — but remember that it’s quite hazardous to stay well after 7 pm, as otherwise, you’ll end up hiking down in the dark. In this post, we are going to suggest to you our favorite way to make your hiking trip to Station 5 at Moon Gate a most rewarding one. ( Log Out /  Don’t worry, as you can’t get lost: there are several red “Number 5” signs spray-painted on rocks and tree trunks along this side route. Walk down and to the left, and you’ll see the parking lot, your vehicle (if you have followed our parking suggestion), and the main Waterfall Temple Road to the Botanical Gardens. Click here to find out more about me and why I want to share my Penang knowledge with you. Great views, comfort, and some exercise. All facilities will also be closed, excluding public toilets. Fortunately within half an hour (although it seemed longer) the first few colonial bungalows came into view: the eerie outline of an abandoned building; Grace Dieu previously Uplands Kindergarten; and Richmond, a government bungalow that’s available for rent. In order to start hiking up the correct alternative path to Station 5, at the bend described above, you will have to continue straight into the forest, instead of taking the left-hand path which ultimately turns into a nightmare of steps. HIKING PENANG HILL 833M + LANGUR WAY CANOPY WALK + CURTIS CREST TREE TOP WALK. Getting there I took a taxi from Georgetown to Moon Gate on Waterfall Road / Jalan Kebun Bunga just outside the Botanical Gardens and got fleeced for RM18. It had become patently obvious now that there are a staggering number of ways to get up Penang Hill. Once you have left the main path, continue upwards, where a very adventurous and steep climb welcomes you into Penang Hill’s real jungle. Mostly flat with the gentlest of uphills, the only downhill section came around 10 minutes after a series of ginormous granite boulders. ( Log Out /  Getting back Penang Hill Railway costs RM5 one way for Malaysians and RM15 for non-Malaysians. You’ll find drinks at Station 5 Suggested hiking times: don’t start from Moon Gate after 5.45 pm if you are a slow hiker or want to have some time on top between ascending and descending. A hike up Moongate 5 in Penang Island back in March. Penang Hill: Moongate trail only for advanced hikers - See 8,285 traveler reviews, 7,733 candid photos, and great deals for George Town, Malaysia, at Tripadvisor. why you should visit the Habitat Penang Hill, Hiking in Penang Hill at Moon Gate: an alternative trekking route, The Final Ascent to Moon Gate Station 5 on Penang Hill, What to Do at Station 5 after your Penang Hill Hike at Moon Gate, 26 Great Penang Foods, and 80 best places where to find them, The Ultimate Guide to Avatar Penang Secret Garden. While the urban park itself isn’t a hiking spot, Youth Park has been frequented by locals … Briefly exposed to the elements, I just managed to catch a view of two colonial bungalows perched on the hill opposite before the dirt trench I was in curled back down into the jungle. Change ). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Remember that, if taking this route, you will pass by Station 3 — similarly interesting and well-landscaped, but not nearly as well-manned and organized as Moon Gate Station 5 — and you will not return at Moon Gate, but at the basketball court in Youth Park. Length 7.2 miElevation gain 2946 ftRoute type Out & back The simplest route is through the iconic Moongate, a historic gateway just 500m before the entrance to the Penang Botanic Gardens. You can also read our selection of the best hikes in Penang Mainland. There are two main landmarks when coming down this route: Station 3, the first one, which also has toilets may you need one. We hope you enjoyed your Penang Hill hike at Moon Gate Station 5! 10.55 Exit onto jeep track For sure you’ll have to earn your way up and work up a bit of sweat. *blush, blush* I am not the athletic type, ok? The restaurant serves up traditional British pub fare like Beef Wellington, Chicken and Mushroom Pie, and tea and scones. A large open area with a viewing point (but not much view) there were stalls (closed), an outdoor gym used by local fitness enthusiasts, and toilets. Apart from Western Hill, the other peaks that form Penang Hill include Bukit Laksamana, Tiger Hill, Bukit Bendera and Bukit Kerajaan. Look on your right, and you’ll find another path, and another set of steps, just a few meters before the other. Give Hong Kong-style Chicken Pot a try. I asked the security guard at the entrance to the jeep track which is the best route to take. Steep in the road where the adventure starts: see the picture below for and! 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