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.
the panoramic view of Georgetown and the mainland across the Straits
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)
the square on Penang Hill with the Cliff Cafe and the rather unspectaculare Owl Museum
Penang Hill Railway
BENDERA PULAU PINANG
JALAN STESEN BUKIT BENDERA,
11500 PULAU PINANG
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|
|Child ( Aged 4 -12 years )||RM15.00||RM4.00|
2 Adult + 1 Child
|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|
the hill train leaving the lower station
Penang Hill - Opens 7 days a week
Bellevue Bird Park - Opens seven days a week, 9am to 6pm
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.
Baan Talay Homestay
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Reggae Penang Love Lane Hostel
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Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), Penang
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Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram, Penang
Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha
Central Market, Kuala Lumpur
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