Hike to Monkey Beach

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by

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Feeling the Ocean

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Monkey at the Beach

 

Lunch at Monkey Beach

Lunch at Monkey Beach

Today twelve of us hiked into the Penang National Park, from the entrance at Teluk Bahang out to the famous Monkey Beach. The 5 km trek in, which followed the coastline, was full of uneven terrain, rocks, fallen trees, and lots of ups and downs! We managed to reach there in about an hour and a half, and many of the students went for a dip in the warm ocean water before we ate a lunch of fresh-cooked fried noodles and fried rice at a small kedai (shop). Of course, wandering further along the beach we did find the namesake monkeys – long-tailed macaques. After the trek back, and a stop for a drink in Batu Feringghi, several of the students fell asleep in the cars on the way back to USM. We’ll all sleep well tonight!

 

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