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Penang Hill

Penang Hill
August 03
01:08 2014

Penang Hill is a hill resort comprising a group of peaks in Penang, Malaysia. It is located in Air Itam, which is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the city centre of George Town. The hill stands out prominently from the lowlands as a hilly and forested area. Penang Hill is also known by the Malay name Bukit Bendera, which refers to Flagstaff Hill, the most developed peak.

Penang Hill Railway

The most convenient way up to Penang Hill is by means of the Penang Hill Railway, a funicular railway from Air Itam to the top of Flagstaff Hill. The Penang Hill Furnicular Train service is currently undergoing a major upgrade and will be functioning as normal by the end of October 2010. Alternative transportation up to Penang Hill is available from the Penang Botanic Gardens Quarry.

Schedule: Weekdays (Monday to Friday): 6.30am to 7pm      Weekends and public holiday: 6.30am to 9pm

Fare :

For Malaysian:
Adult:RM 8 per adult
Children:RM 4 (age 7-12) per child
Senior Citizen:RM 4 per person
Monthly Pass:RM 24 (for resident on the hill)
Disabled PersonFree (with OKU card)
For Foreign Tourists:
Adult:RM 30 per adult
Children: RM 15 (age 7-12) per child

Alternatively, there is a 5.1 km (3.17 mile) tarred road popularly known as the “jeep track”. It is open only to the vehicles of hill residents. The “jeep track” is also a popular hiking route. It begins at the quarry of the entrance of Penang Botanic Gardens and it takes a two or three hour leisure hike to reach the top.

The most important feature of Penang Hill is the cooler climate. The core summit area has an average temperature ranging from 20° to 27 °C. The mean minimum temperature is consistently below 21 °C. The hottest months are between December and April while the coolest months are between June and October.





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