An immersive quality time in a locally treasured hike trail up to the to the historic Air Itam catchment accompanied by phenomenal experiences and views of the forest, lively wildlife and beautiful city. Journey commences at the bottom of Kek Lok Si Temple. After some peaceful minutes hike away from the city noise we’ll arrive halfway at a pretty local temple where the locals pray for prosperity. Approaching the catchment we will have chances to observe the wildlife. After a soothing cup of tea at a small cottage where the locals rest and engage in chats we will head to the catchment! Greeted by the strong winds from the tranquil waters of the catchment you’ll see a spectacular view of Penang city below! Rounding the catchment, we will observe different angles giving you peculiar view each steps you take! As we descend the hill, traditional tofu with syrup to close the curtain for this quality hike!
Ever sunk into the moment while you're hiking surrounded by nature and have this overwhelming passion to share it with others? I'm an avid adventurer with some number of hill/mountains in Hong Kong and Tasmania traversed and with most trails hiked in Penang. It's an honour to bring you to this local hiking place and be engrossed in the live of nature, wildlife and its locals here in my hometown. I welcome you to the adventure.
At the end of hike, I'll bring you to this traditional soy based stall to try tofu with syrup to replenish your protein! Best…
There will mostly be friendly uncle up at our destination serving 'pu er' tea. =)
The journey will commence at the 'Kek Lok Si' Temple car park. From our way to the top it's mostly cement road but amazingly still be surrounded by trees and wildlife! Our destination at Air Itam Dam will be greeted by strong wind you can't believe and gorgeous view of the city! We shall round the catchment to take in the beautiful formation then head down to close up our peaceful hike with a delicious tofu ending.
Water. Take a reasonable amount of water with you.
1.Understand your physical requirement for water and bring sufficient amount. 2.Please have your stomach rest before you hike. Don't hike on an empty stomach or full stomach. 3.Toilets are located in the midway and destination. 4.Mosquitoes repellent are required to prevent any bugs bites.
Quality Hiking Time with The Locals