January 10, 2017

[Penang] Penang 6D5N Year-End Trip 槟城年尾之旅 Day 5.4 Penang Hill

Penang 6D5N Year-End Trip 槟城年尾之旅


December 23, 2016 (Friday)


Penang Hill / Bukit Bendera, Penang


penang hill, stesen bukit bendera


- Address : Perbadanan Bukit Bendera, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, Air Itam, 11500 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
- Phone : +60 4-828 8880, +60 4-828 8839, +60 4-828 8861, +60 4-828 8862
- Train Operating Hours : 6:30AM–11PM (ticketing counter closes at 10:30PM)
- Website : www.penanghill.gov.my

There are public transports available to get to Penang Hill. Since we rented a car, we drove ourselves to the Penang Hill/Stesen Bukit Bendera. The journey took less than 40 minutes from our hotel located at Georgetown. We parked our car inside a private parking building right beside the train station (see below).


parking building penang hill




Soon as we got there, we lined-up at the ticketing counter to purchase tram ticket. Of course, the tram isn’t the only way up the hill. Suppose there is a jeep service which departs from the Botanical Gardens and takes approximately 20 minutes to reach the top. If you are feeling adventurous, there are also a number of jungle trails up the hill.

It's already 5PM when we got there, and we are taking the tram. The ticket looks this (see below). If you purchase two-way ticket, please make sure you keep the ticket upon first exit. You only return the ticket upon your second exit.


penang hill tram ticket
penang hill tram ticket


There was a long queue. We almost waited for 45 mins for us to get on the tram. At normal hours, the tram departs at half hourly intervals; at peak hours, it departs at 15 minutes intervals.


penang hill, stesen bukit bendera


penang hill, stesen bukit bendera


penang hill, stesen bukit bendera


And finally... The design of the tram is quite an unique one. The body of the tram is purposely designed in slant shape (see below).


penang hill, tram


penang hill, tram


penang hill, tram


Penang Hill is 830 meter high (2,750 foot), and the whole journey up the hill only takes less than 5 minutes, by tram.


penang hill


penang hill, tram


It is much cooler when you are up on the hill than on land. Plus, it just rained not long ago.


penang hill


penang hill


penang hill


From here, you are able to enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of Georgetown, the mainland and Penang Bridge.


penang hill


penang hill


penang hill


At the top of the hill, you will find cafe, restaurants, souvenir stalls and many other interest spots. As you can see and/or imagine, the place was crowded with people.


penang hill, souvenir stalls


penang hill


penang hill


penang hill


penang hill


penang hill, restaurant


penang hill


One of famous attractions on Penang Hill is The Owl Museum, which is also South-East Asia's first museum dedicated to owl-themed art and craft. It has a wide range of over 1,000 exotic and unique arts and craft artifacts collected from various countries, including Japan, South Korea, Uruguay, China, Vietnam, Thailand, England, Indonesia and France (reference link here).














Over the years, there are more and more attractions being included on Penang Hill, such as Mini Toy Museum and Typhoon Experience Park. Since we didn't intended to spend more than an hour here, so we just have leisure walk on the hill.




Instead, it became my new habit to take photos of flowers since visiting South Korea last year. Beautiful and colourful flowers are eye-catchy, and I can't hold back to not capture photos for them. At the end, it turned up much like a botanic experience for me here. (heh)










As we are afraid that we will be late for dinner, we came down from the hill at around 6PM. Return your ticket by dropping it into the slot upon exiting (see below).




The private parking building turns up to be a bus station where you can see public or tourist buses drop their passengers (see below).




---stay tuned---

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