Trekking from End of the World to the Beginning of the World

On: Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I've known where the End of the World in Penang is, from the famous Seafood restaurant situated at Teluk Bahang. It had ceased operation many years ago but people still recall its name from there. In fact, I had only been at the area last weekend for the Pantai Kerachut Conservation Run. But this is the first time I've heard about the Beginning of the World and this is supposedly in Gertak Sangul.

Now there is new trail laid out for the namesake covering a total of 41km. It normally takes 2 days, 10 hours each day to cover the distance. Now this will be Penang's Longest Trail overtaking the distance from Teluk Bahang dam to Penang Hill. I did that trail in 2008 and it was moderate in difficulty. So I presume this is even more challenging considering that the trail was newly laid out. 
 New Zealand, France, Iraq, United States and Canada, took about 10 hours to cover the distance of about 24km on the second day.
For more information about the trails, you may read the article from TheStar below.

Trek Good for Old and Young
Trailblazers Show the Way

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1 comments on "Trekking from End of the World to the Beginning of the World"

alexaumoe said...

It will be of great help to future hikers if you could publish the detailed map of the 2nd day hike from Air Itam Dam to Gertak Sanggul or even better GPS map file... tq