Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Lover's isle, revisited
Possibly one of the more famous islands off Penang's main island. Lover's Isle is its name and it is located somewhat halfway between Batu Ferringhi and Telok Bahang. Have known of this little clump of rocks since small but have had very little chances to see the isle up close. This is the closest that I've been, on a clear, good day. The last time I was here to view this rocky outcrop, there was a huge storm brewing and waves were crashing on the beach. Definitely not a good time to get up close with nature!
In the 1960s, there was an attempt by the state government to change the name of this isle to something more mundane but thankfully, following protestations by residents and outstation visitors, the idea was dropped. So Lover's Isle it was then, Lover's Isle it is still today.
This is the video of the rocky islet which I filmed two years ago: