Thursday, July 21, 2011

I climbed Penang Hill

What did I chirp in reply to a bird last Sunday morning? I told I came from Cerok Tokun Hill, some 34km away with Penang Bridge in between. Arriving there without a strong pair of wings sure was a problem.

Penang Bridge in the background

The conversation never escaped the ears of Penang Hill. "I see, you called that girl Cerok Tokun Hill.”

This big brother took a pause while rubbing my shoulders with some tall grasses, and continued, “It is hazy right now. I’ll date her later.”

And its words lingered in the air, within the trees, when breeze passing. The girl might have already overheard that,

A tunnel next to Penang Hill Railway top station.
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for the words have left a tunnel.

22 comments:

texwisgirl said...

i like that 'arriving there without a strong pair of wings was a problem.' :)

Beyond Zephyr said...

Oh I love that shot of the tunnel! I'm sure glad that you've reached your designated area without growing wings :-)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wonderful view from the top!

wenn said...

wow, u did it!

George said...

You got a good view from the top of Penang Hill, even if it was hazy. I like your picture of the railroad tunnel.

eileeninmd said...

After reading all you post on hiking, I am sure you arrive with no problems. Wonderful photos.

AVCr8teur said...

We now have something in common. I've been to Penang Hill too although I took the funicular car to the top. A very memorable view.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a view, WoW! That railroad tunnel is very cool, I love that shot. As always, your journeys inspire me :)

Sharkbytes said...

bridges and tunnels are among my favorite constructions- and very important for those of us without wings

Regina said...

These are fantastic photos! A beautiful view and the tunnel is just too cool! You must of been exhausted not having a strong pair of wings! Well, I had to enlarge my page xx because I couldn't enlarge the pictures (sigh)..the words may be echoing in that tunnel....

Steve E said...

Wikipedia states it "...is a leisurely hike of 2-3 hours..." up the road to the top, with two "rest stops" along the way.

For THIS oldie, anything--ANYTHING which lasts 2-3 hour does NOT fall into the classification of 'leisurely'--grin!

With or without wings, I am sure you had a great day. Malaysia sounds like a well-run country. I'll read more about it...

Thanks! PEACE!

Steve E said...

OH! And F I N E photos that put us right there!

Ratty said...

The picture of the tunnel is great. I would love to have two such wonderful hills to climb.

betchai said...

i smiled after reading your "arriving there without a strong of pair of wings was a problem", sure it's pretty amazing to get bird's eye view, only that we work so much harder than the birds to get to see what they can see.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I don't think I can keep up with you hiking even if I have a pair of wings ;-).

Amin said...

I agree with these comments!

Amin said...

Beautiful place!

Bengbeng said...

omg it has been 43 yrs since i climbed penang hill. how time has passed by

Leontien said...

haha i am not very fond of tunnels and bridges! But i am glad you had a great time!

Leontien

Tes said...

Lovely view from the top, Rainy! :)

RNSANE said...

You would look quite interesting, I think, with wings..and I imagine there'd be no keeping you at home if you had them. You might even come visit me in San Francisco!

Frieda said...

I enjoyed being taken on the trip with you. Very nice pictures.
:)