This is a one time experience that combines a hike to the Secret Waterfall PLUS a lunch deep in the heart of Penang's forest a special lunch in a Hakka Temple (The Hakka's are a Chinese minority mostly living in the hills of Penang). The temple is located in the middle of nowhere (farmland) and it's not accessible by car (unless you have a special license). The trail starts with a refreshing cooling dip at Rexy's Crossing after which we move to the temple, another 40 minutes moderate hike. The 8 course lunch will be held in the temple ground and starts in between 3 and 4 PM. Around 4.30, to 5 PM we will walk down to Air Itam, visiting another waterfall plus the Air Itam Dam. Once down in Air itam it will be around 6 to 6.30PM. This is an event that is held only 4 times a year, not on any calendar by any tourist organization and only known to the local believers. Notification comes from papers at the temple ground. In a true sense this is a one time event.
There are many hiking trails in Penang. I am one hiker who explores trails without GPS. This way I have explored dozens and dozens of trails including many not marked on any map (a book of my hikes will be later this year released) and many are unknown even to seasoned hikers. Trails can be as short as 2 hours and as long as 10-12, I have walked them all. Wild life as tortoises, giant black squirrels, wild boar, snakes, monitor lizards, langur monkeys, scorpions, huntchman spiders and much more might cross our path. You haven't seen Penang without seeing the jungle and the orchards.
There are several places we will visit which are not on any map to m knowledge. Rexy's Crossing, is a river crossing high up the Titi Kerawang waterfalls (which most locals know only from the roadside). The Hakka temple is located right in the middle of Penang in farmland with no town/village around it (there's 2 farm houses newly build).
Secret Waterfall & Chinese Temple Feast