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Address: Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This 2,750 foot hill has a funicular railway that can take you to the top.
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I come, I see, I ride

The train is new but the queue is very long. Just be patience and you'll be going the hill in no time. The amazing view of the whole Penang can be seen here. Have fun

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Sibu, Malaysia
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Sibu, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The train is new but the queue is very long. Just be patience and you'll be going the hill in no time. The amazing view of the whole Penang can be seen here. Have fun

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We took the bus from Komtar then took the tram up to the top. The tram wasnt' cheap Nice view but not a must go There isn't much you can do up at the top - there was an owl museum but doesn't look very appealing at all.

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

So we thought that going on a Monday would be good, because the queues would be shorter - so we were told. They weren't. We didn't know that we were here during the Malaysian school holidays. When we left around 3pm, the queues were non-existent on both ends. The views from the top are amazing and make the whole experience... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It should be developed into a theme park or huge garden where families can hang out and enjoy the spectacular view of the pearl of orient.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Arrive to what appears to be a not so long line. Buy ticket. Get in line. Hour gos by.. half way through the line, can't leave now. Only I wish I had. Waiting over 2 hours to get on the train, which they crammed full, probably 4 times as many people riding at one time as should be. Very unpleasant... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Take the cable car which is similar to that of Hong Kong. The trip going up is thrilling; you do not need to wait for a long time as visitors do in Hong Kong. At the top of the hill enjoy viewing the fresh air and flora there. There get a paranomic view of the city.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Penang Hill is must-visit place in Penang. The view from the top is breathtaking. TIP: Be sure to go there when the weather is good!

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The last time I went to Bukit Bendera has been so many years ago that I vaguely remember it... Anyway, the trip to Bukit Bendera was great, the view is great and beautiful however, the train service is just not very good. Its cramped, you have to wait for a long time for the next trip and just not comfortable.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The tram up the mountain is fun, though we were sadly disappointed by the top. The view was average (even taking into account the cloudy weather) and there was very little explanation of what we could see. The Owl Museum was awful! And nothing else to do that we could find.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

As how the hill observation will be like, it was great experience reaching the top of penang hills using the train ride. Try to visit it during weekdays so you won't have to queuing too long

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