Monday, May 10, 2010

Anjung Indah Lookout @ Balik Pulau, Penang

After the satisfying asam laksa meal at Balik Bulau, we headed back to Georgetown via the scenic route of Jalan Tun Sardon heading back to the Relau - Paya Terubong junctions. The drive was pretty challenging as the road is winding coupled with the incremental gradient. However, this is the better road to head back Georgetown as the Teluk Bahang route offered an even tougher drive.

Approximate after 15 minutes of drive from Balik Pulau, there is a lookout area offering an aerial view of the west island of Penang. As per the road signage, the place was named as Anjung Indah. However, we did not able to spot a proper signage of the lookout area. The lookout area is located along the Jalan Tun Sardon.
The view of the west island of Penang

There were some stalls too offering food beverages and some local fruits at the lookout area. However, there were only a mere three stalls were on business during my visit considering the large area projected for the stalls. I supposed there will be more stalls opening during the weekends and especially when the seasons of the local fruits.
Ample of place for car park

Seats under the tree

Without doubt, the lookout area is part of the gazetted area to preserve the natural forest of Penang. Hopefully the green lungs will not give place for development in the future and will remained for as long as possible.
Strict rules

There were this staircase leading to the higher part of the lookout area to offer an even better panoramic view of the Penang west island.
Staircases to aid going to the upper part of the lookout

There were seats and table erected for those who love to picnic at the park. Even though it was sunny, however it was not hot thanks to the canopy sheltering the sun light and also the presence of the strong wind.
Built for the picnic spot overseeing Jalan Tun Sardon

The highest cliff at the at Anjung Indah

Emo-ing at the cliff=p

Panoramic view of where I was standing at the cliff

I particularly enjoyed the strong breeze blowing at your face. Coupled with green surroundings, it did offered a relaxing session from the bustling city of Georgetown. The only drawback was that the accessibility to this lookout area where one have to go through the winding road before reaching here. Apart from that, it is all well worth a drop by after some asam laksa treat at Balik Pulau.

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