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Penang Hill

Closed Now: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Penang Hill Funicular Ticket
from $7.75*
Penang Hill Funicular Ticket
from $7.75*
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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...more
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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 today

If in Penang it is well worth the trip up to the top of Penang Hill the views from the top are fantastic and there are plenty of good eating places and a lot of old colonial history

Thank garywK8611YN
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

getting this place is easy. just take the bus from Komtar bus station. Travel time +/- 45 minutes. we will take the tram to the top of Penang Hill / Bukit Bendera. we will be able to see beautiful views of Penang Island from the...More

Thank Indriws
Reviewed yesterday

Very blessed to be able to join the Nature Walk & Heritage tour guided by the extremely professional, friendly & insightful guides like Mr. KP & Mr. Sugu free of charge.. we learnt a lot and for the first time me and my siblings learned...More

Thank QQiNDaHoUsE
Reviewed yesterday

We had a wonderful Penang Hill experiences with Nature Walks. We found them on FB providing guided nature tours. The guides were knowledgeable, experienced & friendly too. They are the BEST up at Penang Hill.

Thank Ralph_Boston
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can see beautiful penang city from penang hill, enjoy to penang hill and beautiful scenery in Penang Hill

Thank Rosie A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I decided to go to Penang Hill or Bukit Bendera because.... I want eat fruit ice 😂 Fruit ice?? Yes!!! I saw a beautiful and awesome ice in my friends instagram posted, and i said.. "i will go there and get that ice!!" And... I...More

Thank bernikeagelia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Parts of it under construction but didn’t affect us much. There were a lot of people and big queues waiting to get onto the tram. Worth going on a good sunny day.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to wander, take in the view and spending time in nature. Wonderful botanical location, trails, history and a neat funicular (tram)ride. You can buy a standard pass or a fast pass (separate line for tram with priority boarding) I am told it does...More

Thank Quest42n8
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A trip up Penang Hill is worth a visit but we had a bad experience with one of the jeep operators who tKe you up the hill. We got a driver who recommended we take the jeep instead of the railway for 160 rm. we...More

Thank Rosemary P
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ride up was amazing - fast and furious so the children loved it! Portrait artists and food vendors at the top - but to be honest - it was a little built up which took away from the peace and quiet we expected. However...More

Thank Paula G
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Edmund F
September 27, 2018|
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Response from Penang_Hill_Corp | Property representative |
Dear Edmund, Thank you for your inquiry. For your information the Jeep Service is not under Penang Hill Corporation but under a private proprietor. The service can be attained at the botanical gardens and on average may cost... More
July 7, 2018|
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Response from NoWayUCanStopMe | Reviewed this property |
I know, I am visiting Penang every year once and it’s always 50% that they will be closed for some reason. It’s only 1 track and pretty old and I guess it brakes often so no guarantees. There are other ways how to get up... More
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Stephen W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, unable to help you as we didn’t eat there.