I had a chance to take some photos at the Penang Youth Park the last time I went back to the island to attend an old friend’s wedding dinner. The once pretty run down but never neglected park is now a truely world class natural park that spots excellent landscaping as well as facilities for the active people.

There is a large field for soccer, and open air stage where we used to practice plays, a skating rink, half a dozen swimming pools with natural flowing water, shooting range for archery, a hiking trail to Penang Hill, x-game style site for BMX riders, various exercise equipments, obstacle courses, and even a giant chess set. All these free for the public, and you don’t even need to pay for parking.

These are some of the pictures I took with my slightly aged but still very reliable Canon Powershot G3 camera. Shots taken around 11am, which explains the relative quietness. The place is usually bustling with hyper active kids and wannabe active adults by the evening.

fern leave
the fern leaf

Penang Youth Park, flowers
er.. some flowers

Children's playground
children’s playground and some exercise equipments

Penang Youth Park, swimming pool
two of the swimming pools with natural spring water

Penang Youth Park water park
water park for the kids

monkeys
the residents

koi pond at youth park
the hidden koi pond

wedding photograph setting
fancy taking your wedding pictures here?

zen garden
the garden with the zen flavor

Penang Youth Park
you would have thought this is a hotel

Penang Youth Park photos
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5 thoughts on “Penang Youth Park photos

  • October 19, 2006 at 1:54 am
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    Aiyoh…I have to spend every evening there ‘cos my sons skateboard there. See the photos also can cry cos I am FORCED to be there and when I got nothing to do, I snapped almost every leaves and moss photos. LOL. But I get free gym with fresh air lah.

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  • October 19, 2006 at 3:10 am
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    Yes. It has truely transformed into a beautiful leisure park. I used to go there a lot after school when the original youth park first opened. Had not been there for over 30 years and went back two years ago and could hardly recognised it. Keep up the good work everyone!

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  • October 19, 2006 at 10:52 am
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    lilian,

    Why don’t you join the skateboarding and take some videos to put up youtube too? ūüėõ

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  • October 19, 2006 at 11:01 pm
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    used to climb up the small hill every week years ago… can have some ginger tea up there.

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  • November 27, 2008 at 12:49 pm
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    Nice. Plan to have team building there. ūüėČ

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