Walking in Penang for the non-suicidal – Walk 10 – the coast near Straits Quays

Do this walk earlier in the morning, as by 9.30AM to 10AM it will be quite hot.  This really goes for about any walk in Penang, though.

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Park,  and walk from the orange marker to the blue marker at the bottom

 

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Tesco in the background

 

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park and start walking from Straits Green

 

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I walked to Straits Green

 

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but watch where you walk – uncovered drains

 

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Straits Green car park

 

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a toilet block is there

 

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apparently they don’t want me to bring my goat

 

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walk through the car park and into the park and turn to the right to find the path

 

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here’s the path

 

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looking to the left you can see the sea

 

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there is a beach

 

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to continue just walk through here

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looking back to the beach from the path

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the new island they are making

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gate to Straits Quays

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gate to Straits Quays

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Straits Quays

I would suggest detouring through Straits Quays to take advantage of the air conditiong, the toilet if you wish, and also a drink or coffee.

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inside Straits Quays

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now past Straits Quays and continuing on

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just turned right off the path for a minute to see the contruction of more houses

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you pass houses with pools

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George Town in the background

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view of another street on the right

 

 

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and then you reach the end – where the blue marker on the map is

And that’s it – you walk back again.  To save time, once you get to Straits Quays it may be a little quicker to walk to the carpark via the road.  But not much different.

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4 comments

  1. Thank you for this. As a daily walker myself, I have a couple of questions, if I may.
    1. How far is this walk with the return?
    2. In every photo there’s not one other walker or person for that matter? Is that normal?

    Thank you
    David

    1. Hi David,

      1. I don’t know how far it is. Maybe you could calculate it with Google maps.
      2. I walked it at a time I wouldn’t recommend, at around midday. I saw about four other walkers, but I deliberately didn’t photograph them
      I hear that first thing in the morning there are many more people walking.

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