About 30 minutes by car from Penang Island, this gem of a forest reserve sprawls over 37 hectares of hilly terrain encapsulated in dense vegetation. The summit of the Mertajam Hill reaches 457 meters (1500 feet) above sea level, where the cool fresh air induces a profusion of wild flowers and ferns that attract butterflies and birds. From the foothill, a stream originating from the hilltop pours into shallow ponds ideal for a cool and invigorating swim. The four kilometer (2.5 mile) trekking trail leading to the hilltop is extremely popular with climbers, walkers and joggers.
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