Locally known as ‘Frog Hill’, this hidden abandoned quarry has attracted many to its scenic man-made lakes and reddish granite hills, combined with greenery from the surrounding overgrowth. The top of the hill provides a breathtaking views of the scenic landscapes around the area.
Frog Hill is located at an area covering Kampung Guar Petai and Kampung Guar Perahu in Tasek Gelugor, at the mainland side of Penang.
Note: The area itself is secluded and at times, quite empty. There is no maintained road (only muddy path), no street lamp and is deep inside the rural area, surrounded by palm oil plantation. Best to go in a group rather than alone, and there will be some minor hikes required to get to the top of the rocky hills.
Google Map location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lombong+Kampung+Guar+Petaifirstname.lastname@example.org,100.4830612,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x304acfb38179d935:0x29468dc636dbdbca!8m2!3d5.4356186!4d100.4852499
The beautiful, famous and historical Kek Lok Si temple complex located at the hills of Ayer Itam, Penang.
A recent addition to the Penang Hill top station complex, the observation deck provides visitors breathtaking views of the surrounding areas below.
The rather hidden cascade of Chin Farm is located deep within the hilly region of Batu Ferringhi, Penang. The cascade has multiple levels of waterfall with natural spring water rushing downstream. The picturesque area used to be very popular among the locals here a long time ago during the 80s and 90s.
Locally known as Penang’s “Avatar” Secret Garden, this recent addition to the island is actually a renovated and re-developed mini park at the small hill behind the Tanjung Tokong Tua Pek Kong Temple. The trees as well as the hill and its surroundings are decorated with various lightings (that change and illuminating different colors in intervals) which almost resemble the Pandora forest from the movie Avatar.
Location of the Penang Avatar Secret Garden: Google Map Link.
One can see the illuminated forest behind the Tanjung Tokong Tua Pek Kong Temple.