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Penang Hill

Penang Hill is a hill resort situated in Penang Island, Malaysia. It is a forested and hilly area located about six kilometres from the centre (George Town) and sits atop a perch, with its highest point well over 800 metres above sea level. It is among the oldest hill resorts in Malaysia with historic, cool, and unpolluted atmospheric features to suit even the most fickle constitution. From here, one can see clearly all of George Town, the eastern coast of the island, as well as many tributaries flowing off the slopes. Enjoy a wonderful relaxing view, cool weather, and the interesting prehistoric flowers that blossom here.

  • Explore the plant life and discover carnivorous pitcher plants in their natural environment or simply appreciate this preserved wilderness which has stood since the Jurassic period on Penang Island.
  • Save your shins and knees and ride the Penang Hill Railway, an air tram, to the top of Flagstaff Hill: the ride will take about half-an-hour.
  • From this cliff, all of Penang Island is visible, and at dusk the sound of over 100 species of birds makes this area quite a nice cap on the day for nature lovers.

The earliest means of transport to the Penang Hill was through horses or doolies where colonial big wigs were carried up the hill on fancy chairs. Now, anyone has the opportunity to make this trip: the Penang Railway is a welcome mode of transport for most tourists. Trains are air-conditioned and tickets can be booked online, at the train station, or at ferry terminals. Georgetown has a fairly competent bus system known as Rapid Penang, serving most of the city. A taxi or shuttle bus from Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas (in the southern region of Penang Island) can get you to George Town quickly, and onward to Penang Hill.

Hotels in Penang Hill

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