Can @hannahyeoh really see Gunung Jerai from Permatang Pauh?

May 5, 2015 at 9:29 pm 26 comments

Below is Hannah Yeoh’s tweet saying, “For a Subang Jaya girl like me, this place in Permatang Pauh is simply heavenly! ”

Regular commenter Calvin Sankaran said @  2015/05/05 at 3:25 pm, “I am not sure if the picture is in Permatang Pauh even”.

Another regular commenter orang kampung chipped in @ 2015/05/05 at 8:39 pm, asking “I wonder, can you see Gunung Jerai from PP?”

“Because that picture reminds me so much of pictures I’ve seen of Gunung Jerai. Of course I had to google Gunung Jerai images and sure enough that looks like one of those images of Gunung Jerai,” said orang kampung.

Taking orang kampung’s cue, I also Googled and below is a picture of Gunung Jerai. The mountain profile of Hannah’s Instagram does look a lot like Gunung Jerai alright.

And Hannah’s picture shows the same kind of clouds usually found over Gunung Jerai too.

So the question is – if my Kedah and Penang mainland readers will help shed some light – can you really see Gunung Jerai from Permatang Pauh?

Note: If you climb Mount Atuk (2,070 ft) on St Lawrence Island, you can see Russia (Siberia) from Alaska, apparently.

Did Hannah ascend to some vantage point too? Just asking.

POSTSCRIPT: To answer my own question, errr no she didn’t. Her photo where she says, “this place in Permatang Pauh is simply heavenly!” is at eye level with Gunung Jerai and seems just a walk away …

Subang Jaya hannahyeoh

Gunung Jerai

Gunung Jerai



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  • 1. AYAH  |  May 5, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    If you regularly travel the Sungai Petani-Alor Setar stretch of the NS Highway, you will know that urban bananas cannot really recognise Gunung Jerai. I’m quite sure what’s in Hannah’s photograph does not at all resemble Gunung Jerai. Just compare the contours carefully and you will see what I mean.

    • 2. Helen Ang  |  May 5, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      Okay, Ayah. It’s a hill/mountain in Permatang Pauh then?

      We’re just sceptical about Drama Queen Hannah’s claims after all her extravagant grandstanding?

    • 3. tebing tinggi  |  May 5, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      It’s could be Bukit Lanjan kot ?

      • 4. Helen Ang  |  May 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm


        • 5. EVLee  |  May 6, 2015 at 2:04 am

          Boss Helen,
          In my years of travelling in the northern states, I don’t ever recall looking at G Jerai from Perai or the 1st bridge(anyway, I was the one driving … need to look where I was going. And I did drove once to the top in an old car … and it broke down). But I do know that:
          a. Permatang Pauh is located south of G Jerai
          b. because of the great difference in gradient between the peak and the south, east and west sides; you’ll tend see a sharp profile/cliff like-drop if you’re looking at the mountain top from those directions.
          c. possible to see a gradual/smoother profile from north-west direction
          d. you won’t be able to get a shot of the FOOTHILLS of G Jerai FROM Permatang Pauh, at GROUND/low LEVEL
          e. you’ll get a view of mountain + foothill, especially from the northwest direction of the mountain(from elevated position, tak payah cerita lah).

          So, provided that she WAS IN Permatang Pauh … she must have got her bearings wrong. She might be looking towards the west, in the direction of Bukit Mertajam/Mengkuang Dam area. I could still be wrong, though.

          • 6. Helen Ang  |  May 6, 2015 at 2:05 am

            If she was in Permatang Pauh, what hill/mountain could she have photographed like that – at eye level?

            • 7. EVLee  |  May 6, 2015 at 4:01 am

              Bkt Merah in Permatang Pauh is just a mound of earth. There’s a couple of hills near Kg Pelet which are 300ft-400ft high. Bkt Mertajam in Bukit Mertajam would be more that 1500ft.

              • 8. Helen Ang  |  May 6, 2015 at 4:15 am

                @hannahyeoh claimed, “this place in Permatang Pauh is simply heavenly!” and uploaded a photo of that mini mountain. How?

                • 9. EVLee  |  May 6, 2015 at 4:46 am

                  She can always shoot her advisor/advisors first. On the other hand … paddy fields, water, mud … you should know better, what those things will do to a hippo’s mind …
                  But then again … if WAWI was the one who told her so and so … I guess, that’s a totally different matter altogether. Ha ha ha

                • 10. orangkampung  |  May 7, 2015 at 8:19 pm

                  Stock photo. There’s plenty. You just have to make sure you don’t take the first picture on the search because then you will be found out like this case.

                  But since quite a few said this is some hill in PP, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and enjoy the photo.

  • 11. Izzham  |  May 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Not a fan of Hannah but as a guy from Bukit Mertajam I am quite sure the picture is of the hill and not Gunung Jerai. You can view it here

    • 12. Helen Ang  |  May 6, 2015 at 12:19 am

      Thank you Izzham :)

      Is your hill/mountain a view from Permatang Pauh?

  • 13. calvinsankaran  |  May 5, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    For sure you can’t see Gunung Jerai from PP. It is quite far up north.

  • 14. RINA  |  May 6, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Oh dear…please dont touch, don’t touch Gunung Jerai! Don’t dare think of ‘moving mountains’ over there!

    Selangor so sad owh, those once beautiful hills, now all becoming botak already.

    • 15. EVLee  |  May 6, 2015 at 4:05 am

      Well … if she were to say that she had found a new/another heaven located in G Jerai, only God knows what will happen next.

  • 16. Mulan of Malaysia  |  May 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    If you are so against pedophilia then you should be against sodomy (to be precise double sodomy).
    Isn’t sodomy a biblical sin?
    Another Hannah double speak!

    • 17. orangkampung  |  May 7, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      I normally do not agree with HY but on this issue, no matter what her motivation, I agree with her sentiment. Pedophilia is a heinous act, worse than rape.

  • 18. AC-DC  |  May 7, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    As Izzham said, the photo in Hannah’s twitter post is not Gunung Jerai, but the hill in Bukit Mertajam. If you look closely, and compare with other photographs of Bukit Mertajam hill, you will see what appears to be radio and television masts on the summit.

    On Google Maps, the hill is a few kilometers southeast of Permatang Pauh. It is quite likely visible on a clear and sunny day.

    • 19. Helen Ang  |  May 7, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you for the clarification.

      You Penang boy, ke? (Don’t tell me, SXI … roll my eyes)

      • 20. AC-DC  |  May 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm

        “You Penang boy, ke? (Don’t tell me, SXI … roll my eyes)”

        No. I am from the Klang Valley.

        • 21. Helen Ang  |  May 7, 2015 at 3:26 pm

          Okay, I was just being snarky and insinuating that you were WCW’s schoolmate, kah-kah-kah.

  • 22. AYAH  |  May 7, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Helen, there are a few hills around the area but some have disappeared due to exploitation for the construction industry. The most prominent remains Bukit Mertajam and let’s hope it will not be brought down by the construction industry in Penang which is supported by the current state government foir various reasons.

    Gunung Jerai can be seen form the sea as the seafarers of old (from the Indian subcontinent) used it as a marker for them to head to Merbok and the Bujang Valley.

    • 23. Helen Ang  |  May 7, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Yup, under DAP, the developers have ubah bukit to become Botak Hill. And Guan Eng is Raja Gunung of Penang.

      • 24. AYAH  |  May 7, 2015 at 6:17 pm

        You are sharp and very witty Helen. Breath of fresh air amidst the pollution created by DAP and the evangelistas.

  • 25. Reader  |  May 11, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    On a clear day you can see Gunung Jerai from Penang. For example from Google street view:,100.356417,3a,15y,14.38h,90.42t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sXo2Sue4Acerb9H4y5RZPYw!2e0!6m1!1e1

    Hannah’s photo is that of Bukit Mertajam, with the distinctive Volkswagon beetle profile.

    • 26. Helen Ang  |  May 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Ok, thanks.


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