Sunday, April 22, 2012

New attraction at Penang Hill - Zigzag Canopy Walk

If you are planning to visit Penang in a year from now, you will be able to enjoy Penang Hill's new attraction, a 200m-long zigzag canopy walk and the 1.6km-long nature trail.

This eco-tourism project will commence work early next month and is expected to be completed in ten months. It will leverage on the hill's heritage and the use of green materials for construction.

The ‘heli-pad plateau’ will be located halfway along the nature trail and will be designed with an English-style botanic garden concept. There will be creeks and water features with benches and sitting areas. Water will be re-circulated from the hill stream and lighting will be solar-powered. Informative signage will be interactive.

The existing canopy walk along Summit Road will be dismantled and the materials salvaged for reuse.

Ticket prices have yet to be determined but the public has been assured that they will be affordable especially for locals.

Below is an artist’s impression of the canopy walk.

Source: The Star..Penang Hill’s new attraction

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