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Penang Hill Condo B Penang Hill Corporation Jalan Stesen, Penang Island 11500 Malaysia
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Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town
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Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town

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Learn about a life of grandeur in 19th-century Penang on a tour of Cheong Fatt Tze, aka the Blue Mansion. Book admission to the famed George Town landmark and gain insight into its eclectic architecture and heritage, based on the lavish lifestyle of its former resident.
US$6.35 per adult
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gtbalan wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions3 helpful votes
I was disappointed with my visit to Penang Hill today after all the hype I heard about it. Pretty much looks the same as my last visit about 8 years ago. Only new thing is The Habitat which was good. The rest is pretty much typical Malaysian mediocre attractions poorly built and maintained but overly priced. Dont visit the so called Dinasour or Toy story museum. It's just one dirty room with some big and small figurines. Staff managing the place were not very friendly. No proper stroller or wheelchair access for children or the disabled around the hill. The whole place looks quite dirty and poorly maintained. Very disappointing as a good experienced management team would be able this a world class attraction.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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emily k wrote a review Jun 2019
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions2 helpful votes
Taking the train up and down itself is pretty quick: 4 minutes of loading everyone in, 6 minutes up. So a round trip for the train (and subsequently waiting for the next group to get on) is about 20 minute. The que to get in though was astronomical. Be prepared to wait for hours to get in on weekend as the crowd gets huge. In fact avoid that place on weekend public holidays or school holiday if you can. The wait is just not worth your time as there is only one operating train. Other than that I've noticed the lack of safety precautions given to passengers. Passengers standing up do not have enough hand rails or poles to hold on incase of an emegency, or when the train hits an abrupt stop. In my opinion it feels like they are trying to squeeze as many people as they could into the train, making the trip ride rather uncomfortable for people who are agoraphobic .
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Nolinice wrote a review Mar 2019
Oakville, Canada2,705 contributions346 helpful votes
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What once must have taken the beet rich a long time, that is getting away from the oppressive heat to the top of the hill, is now a very fast and inexpensive railcard away. Not to be missed, extremely well organized and not too busy during the week. The size would indicate large crowds on weekends
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Louise D wrote a review Mar 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom40 contributions43 helpful votes
Well worth a visit fur the stunning views from the top. Very busy when we visited, so worth paying the extra for the fast line, as minimal waiting and straight on the funicular train, both ways. Top tip, just follow the footsteps, otherwise it's not clear where you go. Staff all very helpful however. Yes, at the top it is all very touristy but just ignore that and go for the views and the cooler air.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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zalnikor wrote a review Mar 2019
ottawa canada554 contributions225 helpful votes
A very touristy place,with plenty of boring attractions that charge you money.The ride to the top is worth the price and view from top great if not cloudy.Otherwise not much really to do,in less you want to waste your money.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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