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Penang Hill

Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera | Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 16-466 6655
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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 16-466 6655
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely place to relax and enjoy the views from high up in the hills. The place is quite crowded and commercials but there are still is pristine nature walks available. The View from the restaurants on top is also quite nice to relax and enjoy...More

Thank Sadri7
Reviewed yesterday

Smooth ride in aircon car. Able to see greenery a long the way. It can be crowded in public holiday and school holiday.

Thank dKellin148
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Penang hill is a great getaway from the rat race of Georgetown. Just take the train up to walk about and enjoy a cup of coffee, while basking in the cool breeze. Walk into Bellview hotel to the lawn to get the most spectacular view...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time experience took funicular trains! The oldest colonial station established British were there. Great view up hill but don't expect too much it'll be cold, no 😂😥 hot enough! Take sunscreen or hat. Delicious enough little restaurant offer food, ice cream, etc.

Thank Atika C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely place to see great views of the city, to have some nice food and take a visit of The Habitat. Sadly right now due to flood damage the hill is closed.

Thank budchap
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was hoping to take the tram ride up the hill and was disappointed that the service was closed for repair due to a landslide earlier on. I truly understand this but what I do not understand was I purchased my tickets online and even due...More

Thank Dnagerous
PenangHillAdmin, Public Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation, we have already emailed you accordingly and currently waiting for the particulars for the refund process. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a cozy morning where we reached the ticket counter around 8am. We managed to purchase an early bird promotion at RM3 returned ticket by using MyCard. The tram rides was awesome, the interior was clean and the air conditioner was just at the...More

Thank 58adelinag
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To escape the large crowd queuing to get tickets we took the taxi driver's advice and paid the extra for express tickets. Worth the extra cost. The train takes you up a very steep incline to the top where the crowd seems to disperse reasonably...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hill definitely adventures ,but due to many people difficulty come on the way, because train is having limited capacity, other wise above the hill, nice garden as well as good restaurant. Once you go Penang u have to visit this train place

Thank Naresh K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our recent visit to Penang we were advised to visit Penang Hill. We were glad we did as the recent heavy rains apparently did a lot of damage. A shame as it was a beautiful place with great views and interesting animals and plants....More

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Angel L
26 October 2017|
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Response from PenangHillAdmin | Property representative |
Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation, we have now implemented a new pricing category which doesn't include the student category. This is to improve and speed up the ticketing process and reduce the waiting time at the... More
Angel L
26 October 2017|
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Response from Phils00n | Reviewed this property |
I have no clue about student tickets, Cos I am not Malaysian. During my trip, I have seen students from Thailand. Suggest that you checkout the Penang Hill ticketing website.
23 October 2017|
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Response from sabchin | Reviewed this property |
We bought the tickets for the express lane for the trains. We took1.5hours in total to walk leisurely and took a short “drink” break.