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Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)

address: 215 Macalister Road 10450, Penang Hill at Air Hitam
view-Georgetown-Butterworth-Bukit-Bendera-Penang-Hill.jpg, Hill system with hill resort (highest point 833m above sea level) about 6km from city centre of Georgetown. Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill is 735m above sea level.
view from Penang Hill over Georgetown across to Butterworth on the mainland
photo: Debby
Hill system with hill resort (highest point 833m above sea level) about 6km from city centre of Georgetown. Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill is 735m above sea level.

Getting to Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)
The hilltop can be reached by the Penang Hill Railway, a funicular railway.
The railway journey (2km) takes about half an hour. Alternatively there is a 5.1km tarred road. It’s also a popular hiking route and takes about 2 to 3 hours hike to reach the top.

panoramic view
the panoramic view of Georgetown and the mainland across the Straits


bridges penang
Penang Bridge (13.5km long, opened in 1985) and in the background barely to seen the newer second Penang Bridge (Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge, 24km long - longest bridge in South-East Asia, opened in 2014)
 

 

square Penang Hill
the square on Penang Hill with the Cliff Cafe and the rather unspectaculare Owl Museum

Links:

Penang Hill official website


Penang Hill Railway

Concact:
PERBADANAN BUKIT
BENDERA PULAU PINANG
JALAN STESEN BUKIT BENDERA,
AYER ITAM
11500 PULAU PINANG

Tel: 04-8288880
04-8288839
04-8288861
Fax: 04-8288862

Operating Hours Train Service:
Weekdays: 6.30am - 10pm (Last train from top station )
Weekends/Public Holidays & School Holidays: 6.30am - 11pm (Last train from top station )

Railway Ticket Prices
  Standard     My Card
Adult RM30.00 RM8.00
Senior Citizen RM30.00 RM4.00
Child ( Aged 4 -12 years ) RM15.00 RM4.00
School/College/University Student RM15.00 RM4.00
Family Package
2 Adult + 1 Child
RM65.00 RM17.00
2 Adult + 2 Child RM70.00 RM18.00
2 Adult + 3 Child RM75.00 RM19.00
One Way (Sehala) - Adult RM17.00 RM5.00
One Way (Sehala) - Child RM10.00 RM2.00
Disabled Person Complimentary


Penang Hill train
the hill train leaving the lower station
 

Opening Hours:
Penang Hill - Opens 7 days a week
Bellevue Bird Park - Opens seven days a week, 9am to 6pm

Admission:
Train - RM8 per trip
Bellevue Hotel Bird Park - RM5 (Adult), RM2 (Children)
Taxi from George Town about RM20, from Batu Feringghi about RM30 - to the foot
hill only. To get on top of the hill you need 4WD vehicle.


Nature Trails:

Penang Hill nature trail map
click on the image to open a larger PDF version of the map

 



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