Recently I went for a walk to Taman Negara Pulau Pinang (TNPP) . It is located near Teluk Bahang. If you like activities like jungle trekking, viewing natures and enjoy gorgeous beach, well you might want to visit this beach.
It takes me about one hour to reach Taman Negara Pulau Pinang by car. But it’s kinda fun, because you’ll pass through busy cities to a peaceful bliss as Taman Negara is quite far from the cities.
While driving you could see Penang’s, as it takes you from highway feel to normal traffic roads. You could see hawker’s alongside the road, temples, Penang’s school and you could see all sort’s of activities that Penangties does. Then, you will reach beautiful beach and hills. Alongside the road, you could make a stop to popular destination’s such as Batu Feringghi, Penang Butterfly Farm and etc.
Upon reaching the destination, there’s a car park located nearby TNPP entrance. It will cost you RM3.00/entry/day. But if you on budget or a cheapskate like me, just park nearby the road. (But at your own risk :)) If you want to experience boat service from TNPP to the Monkey or Kerachut beach, there’s a lot of boat services nearby the TNPP entry.
Before doing any activities at TNPP, you’ll need to register at counter for safety purposes. At the counter, there’ll be a map post, public restrooms and surau.
You can plan and choose which trail that favor you the most. As for me i choose to trek from the entrance to USM/Cemac (Pantai Teluk Aling). It is located 1647 km from the entrance and it took me about 30 minutes to reach our destination.
Here is some pictures that I take:
A guide post. I took the on the left which direct me to Teluk Aling.
There’s a few benches a longside the trek which you could take a rest and just enjoy the views.
Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. As you can see, the ground have many roots and branches.
We finally arrived at Teluk Aling Beach. The scenery is breathtaking and gorgeous. It just make me say “wow”. U could bring a simple BBQ tools, or bring some foods, and enjoy picnics with friends and family. You can swim and play in the water, but i must warn you, there’s no facilities for changing room/restroom.
The water is clear, and you can even see small fishes swimming around.
It’s a very enjoyable experience for me to see such well preserved beach in Penang. Till then, thank you for reading 🙂
*TNPP closed at 5pm
*No entry fee at current moment
*Please don’t throw your garbage everywhere. Throw it in a bin that has been provided along the trek.