Since MCO 2.0 started, public parks around Penang had to be closed. However, starting Monday, public parks under both the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP), and the Botanic Gardens in Waterfall Road are allowed to open during the movement control order (MCO). In other words, we can finally stretch our legs at public parks.
Hiking Trails In Penang Reopened To The Public
As said by the Penang Youth and Sports Committee chairman, Soon Lip Chee, hiking is now allowed in certain areas in Penang. However, there are several guidelines that we should follow to ensure everyone’s safety. Soon insisted that we must follow the SOPs when hiking. “Those who are at the parks for jogs or walks should leave after completing their exercises and workouts,”
Additionally, Soon also advises the public to not be in groups during these activities. Meanwhile, events like fun runs, fun rides, marathons, triathlons, and activities involving crowds are still not allowed.
Popular Hiking Trails Can Now Be Used By The Public
According to Soon, public parks under both the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP), and the Botanic Gardens in Waterfall Road are allowed to open during the movement control order (MCO). Among the popular hiking trails that are now open to hikers are:
- Moon Gate Station 5
- Penang Botanic Garden
- City Park
- Metropolitan Park
- Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest
- Upcycle Park
- Tekoma Park
- One Baby One Tree Park Bandar Perda
- Pantai Robina Park
Stay Healthy And Safe
It is always a good thing to practice a healthy lifestyle, but remember friends to adhere to the strict SOPs. Penang is still dyed in red so please be extra careful whenever you are out and about. Avoid exercising in groups and leave immediately once you are done, okay?
Source: The Star
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