Historical

Penang Town Hall

The Penang Town Hall is a British-built administrative building in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It is located adjacent to the Penang City Hall, which now serves as the seat of the Penang Island City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang). The Penang Town Hall contained an assembly hall, ballroom, and library and was the premier social venue for the town’s elite in the early years.

World Peace Memorial

The World Peace Memorial is in the form of a pedestal with a flock of doves in flight. It is situated in Air Itam War Memorial Park after the park was undergoing an RM400,000 facelift. The funding came from private donations as well as from the Penang state government. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Penang, Mr. Lim Guan Eng on 11 November 2011, the 60th anniversary of the original unveiling of the Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial, the main feature of the park.

Nanyang Volunteers Memorial

The Nanyang Volunteers Memorial, a memorial to commemorate the Nanyang transport volunteers who died while volunteered their service as a truck driver and mechanic during the Sino Japanese War at Burma Road, Yunan, China. More than 3,192 men from Nanyang volunteered, joining tens of thousands of mainland Chinese in plying the 1,453km Yunnan-Burma Road. The route traveled over two mountain ranges, crossing three rivers and countless gorges over more than 400 bridges. 1200 men eventually survived and returned to South-East Asia.

Air Itam War Memorial Park

The Air Itam War Memorial Park, also known as Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial Park, situated in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia. The Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial was originally built in 1946 by the Penang China Relief Fund, a Penang-based fund-raising organization, commemorate the Penang Chinese who died under Japanese occupation in World War II and the Nanyang transport volunteers who died while volunteered their service during the Sino Japanese War at Burma Road, Yunan, China. Ashes of the bones of many martyrs who died during World War Two, collected from all over Penang were buried under the whitewashed obelisk. The memorial was built in 1946, officiated by the late Mr. Lim Lian Teng in 1951.

British War Canon

The British War Canon, a 32 cylinder cannon is rich in historical value. It is made of bronze, an alloy of copper and tin commonly used in 18th and 19th-century artillery. Weighing 2.75 tons, the cannon was capable of firing a 32-pound cannonball at a velocity of 1600 feet per second. This cannon was probably transported from town to hill as an ornament or to warn the presence of pirates.

Bel Retiro Gate House

Bel Retiro is a government bungalow on Penang Hill. It was built in 1789 for the Governor of Penang and remains within the exclusive use of the government. It is the most prestigious property on Penang Hill, built in the 1800s as a resort for high government officials and visiting dignitaries. Although the bungalow itself is out-of-bounds to the general public, one can hike up to its gate, a beautiful brick structure with an arch entranceway called the Bel Retiro Gate House, for a nice photo opportunity.

Bungalows on Penang Hill

There are a total of 52 hill bungalows located on Penang Hill, owned by private and Penang state government. Most of them are more than 100 years old. With the oldest Convalescent Bungalow dated to 1803, Penang Hill is a good repository of bungalows featuring a fusion of architecture from British colonial to Asian and modern architecture.

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

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.

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