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Penang Hill

Open Now: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket
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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket
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Penang Hill is the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, dated late 1700’s. The highest peak of Penang Hill stand at 833 metres (2,732ft) above sea level. Penang Hill funicular train service started on October 1923 The current funicular...more
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Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera | Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Penang hill is the most visited place with many things to see.nature walk is fantastic with lot of beautiful birds.the funicular railway is an amazing experience. View from the peak is very nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sukantbose
Reviewed today

The highlight of visiting the Penang Hill is to take the Funicular Railway train ride, and it is both safe and extremely fun. The view at the top of the hill is only so-so, Penang doesn’t exactly have a fantastic skyline. There are colourful binoculars...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LoveTravelling1116
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s been my 3rd time to Penang Hill in 5 years. The queue (peak / off peak) season will be always long. Get your feet ready to stand & wait for approx 2hours for the less than 10min tram ride. Good eateries up at Penang...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nasihaa2016
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Going to Penang Hill is always about memories. I still remember my first visit to this place with my beloved parents. It was quite an experienced, taking the “train” which able to go up the hill. When this time up the same hill, suddenly those...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 700yeel
Penang_Hill_Corp, Public Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, Thank you very much for the kind words. We are glad that we can create a nostalgic atmosphere and still create new memories for our visitors. Hope to welcome you back soon. Thank you

Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful views from the hill, we didn’t allow enough time to see everything we wanted to see, so give yourself enough time. Also it can be very crowded and there is some serious wait time for the tram. It would be best if you went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank spudcatCentralCove
Penang_Hill_Corp, Public Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, So glad that you had a wonderful experience while up on the hill. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hill for more fun. Thank you

Reviewed 2 days ago

Avoid visiting during school holiday.Cannot get the chance to explore more about Penang Hill as we are so tired of queuing to buy the tickets, waiting for the train to go up and down.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mistifysya
Penang_Hill_Corp, Guest Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

hank you for your visit to Penang Hill. As iconic and populated tourist destination. For your kind information we are implementing e boarding system to ease the Queuing hassle and unproductive waiting time. we hope our guest will be able to plan the visit time...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Yaaa....chickpea masala ...You can say it again. It's always my motivation to hike up all the way just bcoz of this.....Another best drink I ever had is the Avocado Milk.... These two must not missed!!!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JuLCastiel
Penang_Hill_Corp, Guest Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear valued Penang Hill visitor Thank you for visiting Penang Hill and making it one of your tourist destination here in Penang. We are very thankful for your comments and feedback as it is very meaningful for us. Do share your experience with family and...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Penang hill is the best place for viewing and take rest. Recommended for family vacation. A lot of beautiful place to view. Very good transportation system. Variety food you can find.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank D'acp A
Penang_Hill_Corp, Guest Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi. Thank you for visiting Penang HIll, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit and we hope you managed to take great photos and perhaps share it with family and friends and also post it on social media. we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Do all there is when visiting Penang Hill! We totally loved our day in this amazing rainforest. Take the Funicular railway to the top, and make sure you head into the Habitat, wander down the Langur Way Canopy Walk and climb the Curtis Crest Tree...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TerritoryMob
Penang_Hill_Corp, Guest Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi. Thank You for coming to Penang Hill. We hope that your trip here will be as one of the unforgettable moments and don't forget to share your experience with friends and relatives. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After waiting 1hr in the queue for the tickets for the funicular and being given a slot number I didnt expect to wait another 2hours before boarding. The view is good but not worth the wait! There are only rip off price hotels and eateries...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Michelle A
Penang_Hill_Corp, Public Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Michelle Thank you for your visit to Penang Hill. As iconic and populated tourist destination. For your kind information with our new e-boarding system customers are frequently reminded of the queue and asked if they would like to purchase the fastlane tickets (both-ways) so...More

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Vivivivi_vi
4 December 2018|
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Response from henrivantilburg | Reviewed this property |
Probably. On regular days it is already very crowded. Especially if you stay in area in the neighborhood of the upper station. When you go fir one of the walks (for instance the one hour trail) it is less crowded there. Lots... More
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Jeku
18 November 2018|
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Response from vonvoyageButterfly | Reviewed this property |
Omy i must be not checking or looking the star i thought i was put exellent star sorry it was indeed beautiful there
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17 November 2018|
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Response from Amel L | Reviewed this property |
You better come at 6pm and wait for the sunset and the night. You get both views.
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