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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Penang Hill, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 11500 Malaysia

    • Penang Hill is the oldest British Hill Station in Southeast Asia, dated late 1700’s
    • The highest peak of Penang Hill stands at 833 meters (2,732ft) above sea level
    • The funicular track stretches a distance of 1,996 meters (1.99KM) from lower to Upper Station which is the longest in Asia
    • Penang Hill funicular tunnel, at 79 meters (258ft) long and 10feet (3.0m) wide with a steepness of 27.9degree, is the steepest tunnel track in the world

    Amongst others, here're some of the attractions you are able to experience when on Penang Hill:

    Viewing Deck - At the apex of the hill near to the train station the focus is on enhancing visitors experience, maximizing the stunning views and resolving space needs. Both soft and hard landscaping has been extensively used to augment the hilltop forest experience. The holding area has been expanded to shade and shelter while large viewing decks and pathways with luxuriant planting have been fashioned into the slopes to create a journey of discovery. Three viewing decks with gardens at varying heights provide changing panoramic vistas while two additional platforms at the lower level allow rest under natural forest shading. The Skyway will allow stunning 360° views while fulfilling all accessibility needs.

    Historical Heritage - Bel Retiro is a government bungalow on Penang Hill. It was built in 1789 for the governor of Penang and remains within the exclusive use of the government. It is the most prestigious property on Penang Hill, built in the 1800s as a resort for high government officials and visiting dignitaries. Bel Retiro Bungalow was the favorite retreat of the first Yang di-Pertuan Agung and Tunku Abdul Rahman whenever they visit Penang. Senior government officers built their bungalows close to Bel Retiro, on the principle of closeness is next to greatness.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Penang Hill
    Departure Time
    Daily from 6:30am - 11:00pm (Last train from the top station)
    *The ticketing counters close at 10:30pm
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Entry/Admission - Penang Hill
    Exclusions
    • Food & drinks
    • Entrance fee to Habitat, Little Village, Typhoon, Post Office, Owl Museum
    • Hotel buggy service
    • Hotel drop-off and/or drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Confirmation will be sent at the time of booking
    • You will be required to display this confirmation voucher and present your passport at the time of redemption at the Penang Hill ticketing counters
    • Wear Comfortable clothes
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    This was a rather anticlimatic visit. We had higher expectations and were quite disappointed. The Funicular train is the highlight, and even at $30 ringitt each return, is worth the trip just to experience it. Personally there was nothing up there really to go for....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank SuzyT153
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We were warned but the haze enveloping the city marred any views. We went at dusk and by the time we reached top of the hill it was dark. Not much activities at that time. Wait time for the funicular was 30 minutes:( Rt tickets...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank mo_ruch
    Penang_Hill_Corp, Guest Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Sir/Madam, Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation! Thank you for your interest to visit Penang Hill, a populated tourist destination. We are regret to hear your frustration during your recent visit. Kindly be informed that Penang Hill are garden in forest reserved and subject to...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We arrived on the late morning local bus No.204 from Komtar - about 35min, very cheap and an interesting drive. We bought tickets (MYR 30 return) upon arrival - not a large crowd (week day) and only had to wait about 20 min. But, they...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank HappyTravellersRWe
    Penang_Hill_Corp, Marketing Administrator at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear sir/madam, Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation! Thank you for your review and we value all feedback. Kindly be informed that Penang Hill is a populated tourist destination and visited by many tourists. Therefore, we would like to advise the visitors to plan their visit...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Didn't get to ride it and had to pay for parking! Some food vendors there and souveniers. Our kids were super disappointed.

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Wendofish
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    If Funicular is the only way up for you, be prepared to long queues especially on Fridays. You can always take a taxi instead, or buy a fast lane ticket to get first in. The ride itself is not that special, but need to be...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Eeva K
    Penang_Hill_Corp, CS Exec at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear sir/madam, Greetings from Penang Hill Corporation! Thank you for your review and we value all feedback. Kindly be informed that Penang Hill is a populated tourist destination and visited by many tourists. Therefore, we would like to advise the visitors to plan their visit...More

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    Guindian
    31 August 2019|
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    Response from glburatowski | Reviewed this property |
    Once up there it is safe to go anywhere you like. You can hie a bike there and travel around. It is worthwhile travelling to the top. Lots to see. You can see the bridge joining Penang to the mainland as well.
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