Penang Hill Base Station
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Penang Hill Base Station

Penang Hill is now a popular tourist destination in Penang due to its fresher climate. The top of the hill is accessible via the Penang Hill railway from its base station at Jalan Bukit Bendera, Air Itam, Penang. This funicular railway system is the only one of its kind in Malaysia, transporting over a million visitors to the peak of Penang Hill as of 2014.

Penang Hill funicular train service was first opened to the public on 21 October 1923 and officially opened on 1 January 1924. The funicular railway led to a sharp increase in residential development as it became a location for the building of holiday villas and bungalows by Europeans.

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.

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

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