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Penang Hill Funicular Train
Penang Hill's current funicular train is the 4th generation system which started its operation on 24th April 2011. The journey used to take about half an hour and the train may stop at intermediate stations upon request. However, upgrades to the system now allow non-stop rides to the top in five to ten minutes. The funicular track stretches a distance of 1,996 meters from lower to upper station which is the longest in Asia. Penang Hill funicular tunnel, at 79 meters long and 3 meters wide with a steepness of 27.9 degrees, is the steepest tunnel track in the world.
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