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Penang Hill

Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera | Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 8880
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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 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 2014 exceed 1.36million.
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Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera | Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 8880
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a more touristy attraction though an interesting thing to do. Definitely pay the extra for the fast lane ticket, the line coming down is huge for the normal ticket.

Thank Vanessa R
Reviewed 1 week ago

1. Getting Up To Penang Hill Be prepared to queue especially during the school holiday season in Malaysia. They practice a dual tier pricing structure where local residents pay less by producing a Malaysian ID Card. For anyone without a Malaysian ID Card in hand,...More

4  Thank Beanoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the train up, which was quite fast. Went on a weekday so didn't have to wait long. Amazing view of Penang. Not much else to do up there.

Thank Shane D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rain to go up the hill costs 32 MYR. Up on the hill there really not much to see accept for the nice view of the George Town. If you are short visit to Penang I would not suggest to go there, save your...More

1  Thank Khoa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this is your first time in Penang, you must go to Penang Hill. The train is a nice ride, the view is nice, and once you reach the top there are lots of photo opportunities for you to click away! Try the numerous desserts...More

Thank Cassie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place spoilt by the very very rude actions of a security guard. This guard needs to be disciplined and retrained. Kurang aja!

Thank Yudi S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and fascinating view of sunset up there, recommended go there by around 5-6 pm. So the weather will not so hot and can relax all the way. Taking Grab in Penang was easy fast and cheap, install the Grab app on your smartphone and...More

Thank BCosYw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived at the Upper Station via the Funicular Railway, we went to the Sky Walk located just next to the Upper Station. This is the place that offers unobstructed aerial view of the surroundings. We could see the entire George Town, the city...More

1  Thank Alvin_83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up via the funicular and it was quite cool to see how fast it could go on the steep incline. Figured that if there were roads than there was some way we could go down and the map said it was 5km. The...More

Thank Lydea E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view of Penang Island from here.Children will enjoy this place,they can take photos with monkeys and snakes for a fee.

Thank Rashid S
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baby b
22 September 2017|
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Response from rkktg9 | Reviewed this property |
For citizens (must show their MyKad) the prices are as follows : (Oneway) Adult : RM10 Children (4-6) : RM3 Student Ticket : RM5 Senior Citizens (60+) : RM5 Students : RM4 Promotion from 06:30 - 09:00 and 19:00 - 22:30 for... More
18 September 2017|
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Response from Valerio D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but can be a long walk on the way up, if I was you, i will do the other way, train on the way up and walk on the way down... much easy...
Sandra D
14 September 2017|
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Response from Minato86 | Reviewed this property |
It is around 4-5 hours by car or bus. A flight will take approx 45mins.