Penang Hill or Bukit Bendera, is our next destination that is not about eating. Finally our stomach can rest. After our delicious dinner at Ah Chui Seafood Restaurant 阿水海鲜, we spent our evening watching beautiful sunset here . Penang Hill is situated in Air Itam as well, so it is just a short drive from the restaurant.
When we reached here, the queue was quite long due to the long weekend holiday. It took around 15 minutes for the queue to reach the ticket counter. Please prepare everyone’s MyKad since MyKad can get cheaper ticket price, RM 10 for adult compared to RM 30 for non-MyKad holder. Please refer to the website of Penang Hill for latest price. There is no admission fee, just the ticket fee for the train.
Penang Hill / Bukit Bendera is one of the must visit place in Penang
Up to Penang Hill / Bukit Bendera
While queuing for our turn to get into the train, we spotted this sedan car that is used to carry the British officers from ground to the top of Penang Hill. Wow, just like what we saw in ancient China drama. This was the mode of transportation before the train. Maybe after 50 years, we will be using floating train?
Reached the top of Penang Hill / Bukit Bendera
At the top of Penang Hill, the weather is cold. So you can see many pines tree around. Loves pine tree? You will love the Kinabalu Pine Resort at Kundasang. By the way, did you see the Penang Bridge from here?
David Brown’s Sky Terrace at Penang Hill. Seems like a nice restaurant to sit down and enjoy the view of Penang city and Penang Hill.
After it get dark at night, we start to queue to come down. There were still some people staying to enjoy the night view of the city. The queue was even longer than the queue when we came up. Luckily the new train is quite big, fast and comfortable but we still need to wait for around 30 minutes.
Penang Hill is a nice place to visit for its cold weather and the view of Penang city with the bridge. From the website, there are many activities and attractions available here but we do not have enough time during this trip. The area seems to be quite big according to the map on the website. Here is a direct link to the big map. Perhaps next time when we revisit Penang, we can spend more time here. Perhaps can also stay overnight for the cold weather at this nice looking hotel, Bellevue Hotel. The Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BellevueThePenangHillHotel
Penang Hill’s opening hours are everyday but you need the train to go up there. The train service is from 6.30 am – 10 pm on Monday to Friday. On weekends or public holidays or school holidays, the train operates from 6.30 am to 11 pm. Besides the train, I also saw people hiking up but I’m not an adventurous person.
Find more information about Penang Hill / Bukit Bendera on the website
Email: info [@] penanghill.gov.my
Phone Number (Don’t know why got so many numbers one?): 04-8288880, 604-8288839, 604-8288861, 604-8288862