Penang Hill

Penang Hill, George Town: Hours, Address, Penang Hill Reviews: 4/5

6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
About
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 trains is the 4th generation system which started its operation on 24th April 2011. The funicular track stretches a distance of 1,996 metres (1.99KM) from lower to Upper Station which is the longest in Asia. Penang Hill funicular tunnel, at 79 metres (258ft) long and 10feet (3.0m) wide with a steepness of 27.9degree, is the steepest tunnel track in the world. There are a total of 52 hill bungalows located on Penang Hill (42 of them are private-owned and 10 bungalows are state-owned). Most of them are more than 100 years old and Bel Retiro (Governors Bungalows) built in1789 is the oldest. Number of visitor to Penang Hill in 2016 exceed 1.6million.
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Durgashini Nair Selvaraj@SEU338E
Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia103 contributions
Top most attraction in Penang ☘️
Aug 2020 • Family
Must visit place it is! One of the top most attraction in Penang. Great place for photography, and most importantly you can get variety of food here. And you can have a stay here too! Much recommended, to gain more experience!
Written 7 July 2021
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Dear sir/madam, Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation! Thank you for visiting Penang Hill. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your visit. We also hope you have the opportunity to join free guide nature walk and explore nature at Penang Hill at its best during your next visit here. Hope to see you again. Thank you.
Written 13 July 2021
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NGYINLIN@SEU338E
Jitra, Malaysia46 contributions
Best night view in Penang ever!
Jul 2020
I really recommend going there at night, because the night view is really breathtaking. There are restaurants there, too. It's very romantic with the live band. It's a great place to enjoy dinner together with the nice scene. Another point to visit at night because it is too hot during daytime.
Written 20 April 2021
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Dear sir/madam, Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation! Thank you for visiting Penang Hill. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your recent visit. We also hope you have the opportunity to join free guide nature walk and explore nature at Penang Hill at its best during your next visit here. Hope to see you again. Thank you.
Written 20 April 2021
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HANITHAA JEEVANDRAN @SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia83 contributions
Great place to chill in the morning with great view
Oct 2020 • Friends
Me and my friends wanted to do gathering and Penang hill was our choice to spend time together. It was great trip and watching the sunrise just made out day go extra well. Taking photos in Penang hill was a memory to us but not recommending to have food in the food courts because the price to high and not worth it all . Overall, nice place to visit especially in the morning or evelning.
Written 16 April 2021
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Dear sir/madam, Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation! Thank you for visiting Penang Hill. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your recent visit. We also hope you have the opportunity to join free guide nature walk and explore nature at Penang Hill at its best during your next visit here. Hope to see you again. Thank you.
Written 20 April 2021
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khengsoon
penang170 contributions
A Refreshing Back to the Nature trip
Mar 2021
Back to the nature! That's the beauty of Penang Hill. The greenery is just refreshing. Away from the busy areas, one should take a leisure walk through the many trails or walking paths at / near the top of the hill. There are many attractive flowers along the trails that added to the beauty of the place. Though it was raining when we arrive there in the evening (in March), the temparature was just pleasant. We did not need any sweater or jacket to keep warm. From various spots along the trails, one can also enjoy the panoramic view of Penang island at different angles.
Written 1 April 2021
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Dear sir/madam, Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation! Thank you for visiting Penang Hill. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your recent visit. We also hope you have the opportunity to join free guide nature walk and explore nature at Penang Hill at its best during your next visit here. Hope to see you again. Thank you.
Written 5 April 2021
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CHIKA N
1 contribution
Not so good.
Mar 2021 • Friends
The train timing sucks, the clock for the train is 2 minutes earlier and all the staff seems like dont care, while on the actual timing is not even 8am,.. When we asked, why is the train always depart 2 minutes earlier, he said its the train clock.. Why can you change it? Some people are rushing to go up and some workers who are like few minutes late, which can still make it to the train, but was refused to let them in, if the train's doors aldy closed we understand but like today, the door is not even closed yet but he aldy closed the steel gate which is nonsense and he is not so friendly.. The way he answered us... ( you go see the clock there) whats with that attitude? Come on, you can be polite. Understood that got ppl booked in advanced he said for 10 pax, but the current pax in was not even 40, u hv so many coaches. For the record please change the timing, it confuses people.. And if the train's doors are not closed yet, meaning you can still let people in.. Unless u have 100 ppl like before mco.. Thats another story which involves the capacity. Today.. No.. Not even 60 pax. Ive seen they stuff ppl in there more than 60 during the mco, or cmco last year.. Not even followed the SOP.. So now? Wanna follow..who are you trying to fool? Even during weekends, they stuff ppl like sardine.Sitting close to each other.. Wheres the SOP? I love Penang Hill, always come here to hike but always give us troubles.
Written 25 March 2021
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Fanaa
Malaysia4 contributions
Beautiful View
Jul 2020 • Solo
I have visited Penang Hill few years ago. Now that it has changed a lot. Lots of improvements. I really like the scenery up there on the hill. Such a beautiful scenery especially in the morning and evening. If you get a chance to visit, don't miss it.

Popular tourist destinations always crowded, i don't deny. The trip is worth waiting to board the train and get up there.

Will visit again.
Written 24 January 2021
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Dear sir/madam, Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation! Thank you for visiting Penang Hill. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your recent visit. We also hope you have the opportunity to join free guide nature walk and explore nature at Penang Hill at its best during your next visit here. Hope to see you again. Thank you.
Written 24 January 2021
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Chun Guan
2 contributions
Cold and Windy in December
Dec 2020
It was so freezing cold when we went up at 8 am, must prepare extra jacket and wear long pants. It was foggy and windy, feel like walking in Cameron Highlands but the panoramic Penang scenery is amazing
Written 17 January 2021
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Dear sir/madam, Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation! Thank you for visiting Penang Hill. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your recent visit. We also hope you have the opportunity to join free guide nature walk and explore nature at Penang Hill at its best during your next visit here. Hope to see you again. Thank you.
Written 17 January 2021
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Suria Suriani S
6 contributions
Love love Penang Hill
Dec 2020
We went up early morning to see sunrise! The first train on schedule is at 6.30am. You will see a spectacular sunrise view with the Penang bridge.

Went to Habitat and enjoy so many things there. Must go to the canopy steel bridge, the Curtis crest, and love everything inside Habitat. You can spend more than a halfday there. I should have booked the zip line flying fox earlier as they have limited slot for the 1hr plus challenge.

The Kopi Hutan is another good to go to visit. I love the tropical surrounding at this place while enjoying our coffee. The only thing that i wish can be improved is to ensure the simple food for breakfast should be ready by 9am as a lot of people coming here for breakfast but the food wasn't arrived untill 9.45am. Glad that we have some biscuits and chocolates with us just to feed our tummy
Written 7 January 2021
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Dear sir/madam, Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation! Thank you for visiting Penang Hill. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your recent visit. We also hope you have the opportunity to join free guide nature walk and explore nature at Penang Hill at its best during your next visit here. Hope to see you again. Thank you.
Written 10 January 2021
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Joan
2 contributions
You can actually feel what victims felt.
Dec 2020 • Couples
I had experienced the tsunami cause by typhoon and earthquake, quite a nice experienced to me, RM15 per person
Written 27 December 2020
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Dear sir/madam, Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation! Thank you for visiting Penang Hill. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your recent visit. We also hope you have the opportunity to join free guide nature walk and explore nature at Penang Hill at its best during your next visit here. Hope to see you again. Thank you.
Written 30 December 2020
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Lesley
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia149 contributions
Encountered littering, Crowded and not strategic counter service
Dec 2020 • Friends
We booked the online tickets and it was fast to get into the counter. This December was crowded situation so we experienced a long queue from Upper hill to Lower hill. The environment was not that satisfying as littering encountered everywhere. It is advisable that we shouldn't take normal lane as we experienced an hour queue.
Written 27 December 2020
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