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NAT'S SCENIC HIKES

Secret Hiking Spot With Scenic Views.
Penang Island, Malaysia
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About NAT'S SCENIC HIKES
Hi, I'm Nathaniel born and raised in my wonderful island of Penang.Since small,I am amazed by the lush nature Penang has today and there are places nature is hidden far because of it's fast development infrastructure.I am here to bring you to the other side of Penang that few locals and probably no other foreigners has been there yet.I wish to show you the inner beauty of Penang which I am proud of.
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  • I have been living in my hometown almost my entire life.So this tiny hidden paradise is my hidden getaway.
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Overview
This hike is very well hidden that only farmers and locals of that area know the route. Also, you will be one of the very few tourists and locals that knows this off the beaten path route. A magical way to get to know the other side of Penang. If you love nature and outdoors, this definitely suits you! Check my reviews to know their perspective on this activity. Click on the picture above to see more picture and this hike has to offer.

Update : The Covid 19 has postpone the night market to be open so it's close until further notice.
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Tasnim wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
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This was the first time in years I have hiked, so, my experience of this was beyond any expectations I had. Penang is a beautiful town and we felt so accomplished by the end. Nat is not only a fantastic host but just one of those all round guys you'll be so lucky to have met. He really took care of us during the hike, was great company, helped with taking our photos and ensured we were safe. We were also accompanied by his friend, Jenny, who was very caring and made sure we were okay following the days from our hike, due to the Government's response to Covid-19. We were offered to have dinner together following the hike - the food was great as were the conversations! We had a very memorable experience and I want to visit again and perhaps hike a different terrain with our down-to-Earth host.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ErinOng wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
I went for a hike with Nathaniel and a newfound friend on a scorching hot afternoon. The heat was a little bit unbearable. The first part of the hike was a little bit steep, but manageable as I was given ample time to do it at my own pace. We spent a good 30 minutes at the top chit-chatting before descending for a good dinner. If I could do this hike again, I would make sure I bring at least 1.5 litre of iced cold water, and a hat/cap! I strongly recommend all nature-lovers, plant-lovers or hikers to join this experience. I also hope Nathaniel will plan out other experiences so that I could join him again in the near future.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Morgan A wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore132 contributions32 helpful votes
I was looking for a nature hike that offered something different in Penang, other than on Penang Hill and I absolutely got it with this Air Itam Secret Trek. The experience was so unique that even my local friends didn't know about it, and they got excited when I showed them photos of the views. Nathaniel may not be an academic expert but his passion for nature, discovery, Penang and the local farmers can be seen in the way this route was planned. It makes him a true expert in that sense because his observations come from his own explorations. The paved hike took me about an hour and a half because I took a lot of pictures and asked a lot of questions mid-way. The view was thoroughly unexpected and refreshing. Throughout the hike, you'll see farms and orchards, with juicy fruits begging to be bit into (but please don't, lol) and local farmers will ride by on their motorcycles waving and smiling at you as you pant. Yes, this hike is a little strenuous at parts because of the incline (at the start, but more so between the 25 - 50% mark), but the 50% to the top is much easier and really scenic and enjoyable - totally worth it. And yet Nathaniel never pushed me at any point in time, which I really appreciated, because I could go at my pace and fully take in the hike. At the top, you will see views of the two famous bridges, as well as the town of Penang itself. The breeze and birdsong is absolutely magical. I made fast friends with Nathaniel because he is such a genuine person, and we had an excellent dinner session. Transportation was taken care of both ways as I was in Georgetown, so for all of that, this hike experience is of incredible value. I cannot recommend it enough. Thank you Nathaniel for a unforgettable experience and your generous friendship!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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