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Penang Hill

If you want to take a quick break from the heat of Georgetown, Penang, head over to Penang Hill, a tourist attraction famous among locals and tourists thanks to its cool, relaxing location.

Also known as Bukit Bendera, Penang Hill has been a popular destination among tourists since the 1800’s — people loved to come here to enjoy the fresh breeze, the verdant green surroundings, and the stunning view from the top. Today, a Penang Hill highlight includes a ride through the funicular railway where you can see different hills, and witness firsthand the beautiful view of Georgetown. Tourists can engage in various activities such as a visit to the Camera and Owl Museum, or a stop at Penang Hill’s food court — a taste of authentic Thai food and hot drinks makes your Penang Hill tour complete.



Penang Hill is located at Air Itam, Georgetown, Penang Island.


Opening Days and Hours

The place is open daily from 6:30 to 23:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

You can reach Penang Hill, via a funicular railway trip. Ticket price ranges from RM 15 to RM 30 (USD 4 to USD 21).


How to Get There

  • Fly to Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas via Malaysian Airlines.
  • From the airport, you can take a taxi to any point on the island.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families with kids


Time to Spend

You can stay in this place for 1 to 3 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Although you can visit the place anytime, the best time to explore Penang Hill is from November to March when the weather is generally pleasant and perfect for sightseeing.



  • Funicular Railway Ride



Some restaurants you can visit while you’re at Penang Hills are David Brown’s Restaurant and Tea Terraces, Ayer Itam Penang Laksa, and Monkey Cup Garden.


Nearby Attractions

  • Tropical Spice Garden
  • Art and Garden
  • Penang Butterfly Garden



Hotels around Penang Hill include Hotel Waterfall, Bellevue The Penang Hill Hotel, Holiday Inn Resort, Four Points Hotel, and Straits Quay Suites. Rates range from USD 120 to USD 250.

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