This is probably the best place you can find in Penang with lots of green, far away from the hustle bustle of the big city like Georgetown. Gosh, Balik Pulau just got its first traffic light about 2 years ago. See how traffic-free it is :D.
Geographically, it is located on the south west part of the Penang island. Most of the people here often commute to work at other places like in the industrial area in Bayan Lepas, at the south east part of the island.
These shots are taken at the top of the hill along Jalan Tun Sardon. This is the major link connecting Balik Pulau to the rest of the island.
Head on to Wiki to find out more about my beloved hometown, Balik Pulau
Its taken around 11am with Sigma 18-200mm at 18mm on three (3) separate exposures at -2,0, and +2. They are then processed using Photomatix. Notice that you can see flares at the top of the photo. It’s caused by my cheap UV filter bouncing light around back into the sensor. I should have removed the filter next time!
Or… get multi-coated UV Filter! :D
Briefly, Penang national Park is the latest and smallest National Park in Malaysia. It spans from Teluk Bahang to Pantai Acheh on the north west tip of the Penang island.
Go to my photo album which covers my photos taken during my recent trip to Kerachut beach.
You might want to visit these links below as well, I just did a bit of google-ing to get these links.
Know more about Penang National Park at penang-vacations