3 Things to do at Teluk Bahang, Penang

Did you know that at the end of Batu Feringghi Road is Teluk Bahang? While Batu Feringghi is famous among tourists and party goers, Teluk Bahang is the place for activity & nature-lover.

The existing ones are Escape Penang, Butterfly Farm, Toy Museum, Penang National Park, Teluk Bahang Dam and Penang Batik.

Here’s a sharing on the 3 things you could do at Teluk Bahang :

1. Escape Water Park

My family and I enjoyed our 1st experience at the Escape Adventureland (dry park) in 2016. See previous blog post about it. We decided to try out the Water Park and a night stay at Escape BaseCamp. We got the BASECAMP 2 Day 1 Night Combo for RM158/person (taxes included). This included 2 day passes at Escape and 1 night camp. One day pass was already RM99.20/person (taxes included), so we figured the BASECAMP combo was value for money (You could save even more with much early booking). After all, none of my children had experience camping out before.

We spent both days at the Waterpark because we enjoyed it more. The water adventure was super fun – you could choose the type that suits your adrenaline mood. I was particularly interested with the 10 meter diving platform. It shared the same 5 meter deep pool as the banana flip, therefore each operated an hour in alternate. Both the diving platform and banana flip were super scary and suitable for adventure seeking minds.  With the banana flip, you would go into a transparent human capsule, and when the timer counted down to zero, the floor collapsed and you would free-fall in the tube. Make sure you exit into the water well to avoid injuries.

  • Banana Flip
    Banana Flip
  •  Tubby Rapids and Tubby Tunnel Family Twister
    Tubby Rapids and Tubby Tunnel Family Twister
  • Wave Ball
    Wave Ball
  • Speed Racer
    Speed Racer
  • AK Academy
    AK Academy

I highly recommend the Tubby Rapids and Tubby Tunnel Family Twister. You could see the Teluk Bahang dam from the top of the Tubby. You just glide down in a tube and you get to enjoy the view of Teluk Bahang. If you just want to relax, on the Lazy River. Just get a tube and enjoy sitting in the slow-moving float. If you want mild exercise in the water, try out the Wave Ball. It is a big pool with a giant ball producing waves in it. You can get a float to just relax and enjoy the wave.

5 meter platform diving in Hooda Ellipse Sports Hijab

Speed Racer and Mega Drop were tolerable. My children enjoyed going down the Speed Racer together repeatedly.While,  AK Academy required a lot of patience of super quick moves. I decided to go slow and glided on the side of it to reach the end.

You could perform prayers anytime at a cabin provided. There were many tents by the side you could rest in. The park closed at 6pm and that was when we headed to the BASECAMP, on the grounds of Escape Adventureland. It is right across the waterpark. The Escape park used pincode and finger print system to manage access to the park. So, you get to go in and out of the dry and wet park according to your package.

The Must Haves & Must Wear:

  • Sunblock
  • Water camera
  • Goggles
  • Waterproof pouch/bags for your phone or camera
  • Proper swimwear

2. Camping at BASECAMP, Escape

You could choose your camp area while booking online. Each camp site was suitable for 5 pax  and it consisted of 2 tents with inflatable pillow and mattress, campfire, a tree swing, a toilet with a shower, a line and camp lanterns. The lower numbered campsites were closer to the main entrance of the park. There were about 20 camp sites at BASECAMP so, you wouldn’t be alone throughout the night.

You could also use the main toilets and praying area at Escape if you needed more space. You could barbecue and enjoy the campfire, but we chose to try out local delicacies at Feringghi for dinner.

We slept well that night, no insect bites. The tent had mosquito net covers to keep insects at bay.

  • 2 Tents at Each Campsite
    2 Tents at Each Campsite
  • The Campsite
    The Campsite
  • Brickwall Toilet at each Campsite
    Brickwall Toilet at each Campsite
  • Locker + Charging Station
    Locker + Charging Station
  • 3 fits comfortably in a tent
    3 fits comfortably in a tent
  • Campfire Lantern provided
    Campfire Lantern provided

The Must Haves:

  • Toileteries
  • Small blanket. No mattress is required. You can bring a small pillow if needed.
  • Towels
  • Torch lights
  • Extension board to charge electronic devices. You will get a locker with a power point located in a cabin, 150 meters away from the camp area.
  • Water & snacks
  • Insect repellent

3. Hiking to Pantai Kerachut

Escape opened at 10am and we had two choices how we could spend our morning. The Penang National Park was 2 km away from Escape while the Teluk Bahang Dam was only 500 meters away. The children chose Pantai Kerachut as they wanted to visit the Turtle Hatchery located by Kerachut beach.

Pantai Kerachut was 3km away from the main entrance of Penang National Park. It took us 45 mins walk to reach Kerachut Beach from the national park main entrance. You would hike up a hill, walk over a few streams and in between huge rocks to reach Kerachut. We booked a boat ride back to the park in advanced at the park entrance for RM10/person .

We were not able to see the baby turtles unfortunately. The center failed to operate during its operational hours. A few other tourists waited at the entrance with us from 10am-10:30am, then we decided to head back. I saw a person in the center, but he did not respond to any of our calls at all. So do call them and check before you go. The hours you see at the center was not realiable

  • As we passed the main entrance
    As we passed the main entrance
  • Many other sites you could go to
    Many other sites you could go to
  • Streams along the way
    Streams along the way
  • The first thing you see as you reach Kerachut
    The first thing you see as you reach Kerachut
  • Meromictic Lake : Salt water below and fresh water on top
    Meromictic Lake : Salt water below and fresh water on top
  • Non-reliable operating hours
    Non-reliable operating hours
  • Turtle Hatchery Area
    Turtle Hatchery Area
  • The jetty by Penang National Park
    The jetty by Penang National Park
  • Turtle Conservation Center
    Turtle Conservation Center
  • Clean beach but not for good for swim. Jelly fishes visible.
    Clean beach but not for good for swim. Jelly fishes visible.

The Must Haves and Must Wear:

  • Money for boat ride (if you wish to take a boat ride  back)
  • Water
  • Snacks / Fruits
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block

We took a boat ride back and the guide showed us many interesting rocks along the way. We passed by the Monkey Beach and reached the jetty. We had brunch at a Malay store, closest to the entrance. They served delicious roti bom and keutiaw goreng. I gained 2 kg when I checked the next day, but it was totally worth it!  We continued our day at the Escape Waterpark – more diving and fun in the water.

Ultra Set was Put To Test @ Penang National Park

Ultra Range Products : Full Support Sports Bra, Compression Arm Sleeves, Skirt Compression Pants and the Ultra A-Cut Top are designed for performance. They were put to test at a two-day trailing activities at Penang National Park during Mother’s Day weekend.

Day 1 (Saturday) :

Attire : Amin Hijab, Black Ultra A-Cut Top, Pink Skirt Compression Pants, Nashata’s Fushia Sports Bag

  • 2.9 km trail from Penang National Park Entrance to Monkey Beach. Time taken – 50 minutes.
    What do you get to see apart from big rocks and sea view along the way? BIG monitor lizard, Murai Batu, White Sea Eagle, Colorful Butterflies, Mengkuang Laut, Orange Fungus & USM Research Station
  • 1.2 km trail from Monkey Beach to Muka Head Light House. It was a steep walk up the hill, but the view from the light house was amazing. Time taken – 1 hour
    What do you get to see, apart from steep stairway? ‘Strings of  Pink Avatar Flower’, on the tree and on the ground, White Sea Eagles when you reach the top. The light house was built in 1883. It has a marvelous view of the hill and the sea.
  • 1.2 km trail back from Muka Head Light House to Monkey Beach. Walking down was easy.
    Time taken :38 mins
  • Boat ride back to Penang National Park initial point
    What do you get to see? Fish farms and stationary boats where tourist fish
    Time taken : 10 minsday 1

Day 2 (Sunday)

Attire : Amin Hijab, Grey Ultra A-Cut Top, Black Skirt Compression Pants, Nashata Full Support Sports Bra &  Nashata’s Fushia Sports Bag

  • 2.9 km trail from Penang National Park Entrance to Kerancut Beach. Time taken – 55 minutes.
    What do you get to see ? 5 creeks, marked trees, colorful butterflies and pink avatar flowers.
  • Upon reaching Kerancut Beach, you will see a short hanging bridge bridge that goes across the Meromictic Lake.
  • Kerancut Beach apparently is famous for jelly fishes and you can’t swim there. No don’t even dare!
  • As you walk along the beach, you will pass a jetty and the Turtle Sanctuary is right after that. You can walk on the jetty to see plenty jelly fishes in the water.turtle
  • What do you get to see at the Turtle Sanctuary? Hatchery area, bins of baby turtles and medium size turtles, Turtle info-center and more Murai Batu birds
  • At the 2.9 km trail back, you may bump into slithery animals like snakes and an Orange Flower with black seeds on its petals.  Time taken :1 hour

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So what were to THUMBS up about trailing in  Nashata Outfit?

  • You don’t get bugs bite! The good thing about trailing in long sleeves, long pants and a sports hijab on is that you need not use insect repellent. Your body is protected.
  • All the items, including the sports bra are made of light weight and anti-bacterial fabric, hence no odor and fast to dry  throughout and after your activities.
  • The extended sleeves, covering half of you palm protect your palm when you need to do rope work or when you hold on to branches along the way. There are ropes at both trails.
    Not only that, I use palm to wipe your nose and sweat along the way.
  • Phone and important small items are safely secured on the back of Skirt Compression Pants and the compression pants keep you knees and thighs firm. I can’t feel carrying a phone at your back.
  •  The Amin Hijab, to be released end of this month was put to another TEST. The combination of breathable fabric and fitted design gives complete comfort! It was dry throughout !
  • The light weight sports bag was idea for 6 km trail. With phone and important item in the pockets, a small towel, a water bottle, a shirt and a raincoat fit nicely in the bag. The total weight is just like an empty bag-pack! But running with the bag on is not advisable.

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Protection and comfort attained while trailing in Nashata Outfit!

Lastly, here’s a Grid of Pink Avatar Flowers and the Orange Flower with Black Seeds on its Petals. Let us know if you know the name of these exotic-looking flowers!

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