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Penang Hill is a hill resort comprising a group of peaks on Penang Island, Malaysia. It covers several hills, with the highest point at Western Hill which is 833 meters above sea level. Other than Western Hill, there are several peaks in the region, such as Admiral Hill (Bukit Laksamana), Tiger Hill, Flagstaff Hill (Bukit Bendera), Haliburton's Hill and Government Hill. Flagstaff Hill is 735 meters above sea level, the most developed peak. The hill stands out prominently from the lowlands as a hilly and forested area. Penang Hill is located in Air Itam, 6 kilometers away from George Town, Penang.
Penang Hill was the first colonial hill station developed in Peninsular Malaysia. It is also the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, dated the late 1700’s. Penang Hill was used as a retreat during the British colonial period. The weather there is about five degrees cooler than Georgetown, Penang. Penang Hill is the last patch of tropical rainforest in Penang. The flora and fauna here have been protected since 1960.
Train operating hours from 6.30 am–11.00 pm daily. Ticketing counter operating hour from 6.30 am–9.45 pm.
Trip Suggestion : 6 hours
Operating Hours : Daily 06:30–23:00
Admission Fee : For two way ticket with MyKad / MyKid / MM2H / i-Kad, adult RM12 (fast lane RM40), children RM6 (fast lane RM20), senior citizen RM6. For two way ticket without MyKad / MyKid / MM2H / i-Kad, adult RM30 (fast lane RM80), children RM15 (fast lane RM40), senior citizen RM30 (fast lane RM60)
Address : Bukit Bendera, Jalan Stesen, 11500 Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia