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Penang Hill

Open Now: 06:30 - 23:00
Open today: 06:30 - 23:00
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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket
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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket
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  • Average21%
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a quiet day so didn’t have the problems that other reviewers have mentioned with queues etc. Although I imagine holidays & weekends could well be a bit frantic! Bus 204 will get you there from central Georgetown town for 2RM, but it’s...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E7174
Penang_Hill_Corp, CS Exec at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there! Greetings from Penang Hill and thank you for choosing us as your tourist destination in Penang. We are exhilarated that you could come and spend some time creating sweet memories here at Penang Hill. For your kind information, there are a variety of...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a cable car ride to the top of Penang Hill. The view from the top is spectacular. Unfortunately the queue for the return cable ride is extremely long so we have to upgrade from normal to express ride.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Betty P
Penang_Hill_Corp, CS Exec at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Betty, Thanks for your visit and your review about Penang Hill. Smart move for getting Fast Lane tickets to the peak of Penang Hill. Alternatively, you can purchase both Fast Lane and normal tickets online via our official webpage. It is advised that visitors...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the “habitat” at the top of Penang hill the tree top walks were safe and enjoyable, our guide included in cost was knowledgeable would recommend to all nature lovers The fenicular ride up and down was comfortable and safe

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shakeymay
Penang_Hill_Corp, CS Exec at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Shakeymay, Thanks for your visit and your review. We’re glad you had chosen Penang Hill as one of the attractions to visit and looking forward for your next visit. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Smooth operation. Although the old antique cars were cool back in the day. Everything ran well on our trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hyramflyer
Penang_Hill_Corp, CS Exec at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Hyramflyer, thank you for the wonderful review! We're so happy that your trip went well and looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Firstly, the line to get up Penang hill on the tram is extremely long. We decided to pre-purchase our tickets, and come back later at a less busy time (this worked well!). Otherwise you will be waiting around 1-2 hours just to get up top....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wardsc10
Penang_Hill_Corp, Mktg & CS at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear wardsc10, Thank you for taking the time to visit Penang Hill and for providing us with some feedback. We value the insights provided to us. For your kind information, there are plenty to do at Penang Hill besides the great view and instagrammable photo...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place surely is amazing. Reached by bus, taxi, grab etc. Entering price is reachable and worthed. To climb the hill you just need to take a queue to get on some kind of train. When you reach the destination, you can see the view...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank iraazs
Penang_Hill_Corp, Mktg & CS at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Kirana A, We are happy that you enjoyed yourself while visiting our beautiful hill. Thank you for taking the time to compliment the beauty of the place. Yes, Penang Hill offers a wide range of fantastic views that are perfect for that instagrammable shot....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We finished eating Laksa close by and wandered on Penang Hill. We bought 2 tickets $15 for non residents and took the train to the top. You have good views of the city and Butterworth from atop the hill. Places to eat and the typical...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Penang_Hill_Corp, Mktg & CS at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there cfl3077, We are exhilarated that you could come and spend some time creating sweet memories here at Penang Hill. For your kind information, there are a variety of activities to engage in such as free guided nature & heritage walks, zip-lining, tree climbing,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Caught public transport bus from George Town to Penang Hill. The female driver on the bus was great. She was more informative & hospitable than anyone working at Penang Hill. We purchase tickets, went to the top on the train which was enjoyable. We walked...More

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

Dear sir We regret that you have unpleasant experience while at Penang Hill, we appreciate all constructive feedbacks by visitors and will look into it for area of improvement. Kindly be informed that we are in the midst of upgrading all signage to be more...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

One can go up the Penang Hill using the Train or by Road. We took the Road where special 4x4 vehicles only can climb up the hill. a 40 MYR fee is charged per vehicle for up and down trip and vehicle can accommodate 4-5...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Penang_Hill_Corp, Guest Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sir/Madam We are delighted that you have memorable experience at Penang Hill. We hope to make many positive changes and preserve Penang Hill as one Must visit Eco tourism in Malaysia. We hope that you may share your experience with family and friends. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the charges is reasonable, the waiting time is too long. Feel pity to the eldest and also kids. Apart from scenery which is tremendously beautiful, there is no other service which is attractive and does not involve extra charges. Management of Penang Hill should...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Penang_Hill_Corp, Guest Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sir/madam Thank you for visiting Penang Hill. We care about your experience and your feedback in very important to us. If you have any concerns to address kindly email to inquiries@penanghill.gov.my for further action. PHC hope to make many positive changes and preserve Penang...More

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elphick-harper
4 January 2019|
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Response from 302talitham | Reviewed this property |
Best is to avoid weekends and go early on weekdays (mon-wednesday)!! Have fun!
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caesaayunda
29 December 2018|
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Response from chilicandy | Reviewed this property |
If its a fast lane ticket, you can skip the queue. Show the ticket to the people manning the queue entrance.
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Resort18012127217
14 December 2018|
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Response from TerritoryMob | Reviewed this property |
Check with the Park - there are a bunch of kids nature activities, and just walking around the Habitat is a great activity for them. They will love it!
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