Can @hannahyeoh really see Gunung Jerai from Permatang Pauh?
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 …