Penang Hill

(Penang Hill (升旗山 Bukit Bendera))
Mountain, Scenic Lookout, and Trail
Penang Hill
  • Hanboon T.
    "Fresh air!! View of penang and penang bridge!"(7 Tips)
    Izwah M.
    "... forget to go for a buggy ride (rm30/buggy) & they'll explain everything!"(6 Tips)
    Hasif I.
    "The night view is amazing especially from the restaurant deck."(4 Tips)
    Amir Afiq A.
    "Lovely view of Penang island at the peak"(5 Tips)
222 Tips and reviews
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  • fresh air
  • hiking
  • buggy rides
  • penang island
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  • Zsóka
    ZsókaApril 7, 2016
    There's a scenic view from the top to Penang (actually from lots of spots up there), worth a visit. Take a long walk, check the cute love locks all over a viewpoint and pretty much that's all u can do
  • Monica Y.
    Monica YeohJune 9, 2015
    Nice view! Have to be early or late evening to avoid crowd. The queue to the train can be a hassle, not much entertainment on top except for relaxing or family picnic.
  • Izwah M.
    Izwah MahdarDecember 4, 2015
    Brings back childhood memory. Faster train now for RM10! No more long Qs. So many things can be done at top of the hill. Don't forget to go for a buggy ride (rm30/buggy) & they'll explain everything!
  • Ev F.
    Ev FooJuly 14, 2016
    Night time weekday only cost RM3 for 2-way cable car. You definitely like the fresh and cold air while enjoying the night view of Penang
  • Kingsley Y.
    Kingsley YoungerNovember 21, 2014
    Penang Hill was featured in My Penang show on AFC in October 2014. You can have English tea and scones (only 100 are made daily) with strawberry jam at this place up there.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Nur Amni Aqilah
    Nur Amni AqilahMarch 30, 2015
    Went on the 7.30am train and the view was amazing! The time was just nice before the sun started to rise high. Tip: sit at the bottom of the train (1st carriage) to get great view whilst going uphill.
  • Karen C.
    Karen ChewOctober 2, 2014
    Overlooking Penang from the top. Can spend a breathtaking and relaxing afternoon there. Quite pack during holidays and weekends. Locals, remember to bring your identity card to get cheaper tickets!
  • Fatin F.
    Fatin FathanahJanuary 27, 2016
    I totally recommend to come here early in the morning where the weather feels super breezy and less hot to walk around. Best view is definitely in the evening to see the sunsets. ✨
  • Luis W.
    Luis W.January 19, 2015
    After upgraded the train since few years ago by 2015, now moving fast and steady and safety! Comfortable seats and air-conditioning environment.
  • Bruce L.
    Bruce LohAugust 23, 2014
    Penang Hill is one of the oldest colonial hill. Beautiful Panorama, Unique Plants, Masters of Nature & Historical Heritage. The train ride a nice experience. Must visit.
  • Mohd Asfiyak M.
    Penang Hill is a hill resort comprising a group of peaks in Penang, Malaysia. It is located in Air Itam, which is 6 kilometres from the city centre of George Town.
  • Carol S.
    Carol SoongAugust 15, 2015
    Apart from the breathtaking view of Penang, there's nothing much up on Penang hill. Train ride up the steep slope was fun. Cost: RM30/pax for Normal adult queue.
  • Arus A.
    Arus AramyanFebruary 1, 2016
    Definitely worth visiting!!! You'll see Penang and the sea around it from many new prospectives - it was unbelievably beautiful!!!
  • Abu D.
    Abu DenFebruary 23, 2014
    Much improved than before. Shorter que and clean food court with delicious food. Probably because it's not during the school holiday season.
  • Grace N.
    Grace NgJuly 14, 2015
    We took a RM 30 buggy ride with a man called Zaini. he was such a great tour guide and a barrel of laughs. He speaks two dialects of Chinese and knows the hill intimately. Great bloke!
  • Suffocated L.
    Suffocated LiveAugust 15, 2015
    ( If you did not go to Pinang hill , you did no go to Pinang at all), simply beautiful , henna shop was amazing ,fresh air and trees every where , the view is breathtaking
  • Cindrew G.
    Cindrew GanNovember 29, 2014
    You need an IC to purchase the ticket at 8 bucks. Family package will be cheaper. Recommend you to find couple or family around there to buy tickets together.
  • manu p.
    manu prasadOctober 31, 2014
    Two lines - one for the tickets (30 MYR per person) and one for the train. Expect at least a 30 min waiting time and 10 mins for the ride. Scenic views on top.
  • Hafiz K.
    Hafiz KeithJuly 7, 2015
    If you want to tressure the penang hill by train and you're also a student you can bring your student card then you will get only rm4 for the ticket fee! 😉
  • Raymond T.
    Raymond TanJune 17, 2014
    Very cooling and breezy and the summit. Look out for the padlock fence where you can write personal messages on the padlock and hang it on the fence.
  • Asraf Hanafi S.
    Asraf Hanafi SpearsAugust 15, 2016
    You can see the whole Penang Island from the top of this hill and also the train to go to the top is only RM10 for Malaysians
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle ChinOctober 4, 2016
    The buggy car (RM30 per buggy) altgther 4km is worth it. The view at night frm d restaurant deck is beautiful 😍
  • Joanne S.
    Joanne SiawJune 29, 2014
    a great place to view the breathtaking scenary of the whole Pulau Pinang:D the service of cabbies is excellent and a highly recommended place to start your journey😊
  • Hasif I.
    Hasif IrsyadudinAugust 30, 2014
    The night view is amazing especially from the restaurant deck. There's even lovelocks deck/bridge up there.
  • Organic life@air itam (.
    Do drop by our shop and explore on the way to/from pg will love us..we will love your visit yo our shop ..2km bfr pg hill frm town..its on the same main road. thank you ; )
  • Bin Z.
    Bin ZhangSeptember 24, 2014
    Foreigners need to pay more than Malaysians. Cool & fresh atmosphere at the top. In a clear day, the whole Pinang island could be in your eyes.
  • Christy H.
    Christy HooMay 3, 2016
    Although the Q is long during long weekend,but are moderate. Impressive! Will definitely come back.
  • NeMeSiS
    NeMeSiSDecember 29, 2015
    Lovely view of the Penang town. Only thing bad is the train up and down. Terrible mgmt, no crowd control and lots of Q cutting and pushing. Hope mgmt do something to quickly improve!
  • Axxisamril J.
    Axxisamril J.November 24, 2013
    24/11/2013 11.50am uphill, 2 guards assisting passengers fr the trem, 1 of them male shouting and spouting foul words to local tourist whom taking a photo fr inside trem. Why foul words? #penanghill
  • Aidateddy Z.
    Aidateddy ZahiriFebruary 20, 2016
    I recommend fast lane if you came during peak holiday season. If you're photo junkie, this is the place where you can selfies all the way without being weird. 🙈
  • Aye
    AyeOctober 26, 2014
    Wished I could have hiked this! My mum was with us so we took the funicular instead! A lot higher for foreigners. Right now 50% off after 7pm.
  • Nur Amni Aqilah
    Nur Amni AqilahMarch 30, 2015
    Price of food at the food court was pricey. The cheapest was rm5 kuey tiew. The drinks are a floor down. By the time I went down which was around 10.30am, the line was super long. B sure 2 go early!
  • Yap S.
    Yap SengMarch 16, 2016
    Upgrading progress is good. Day or night having different scenery both are nice. Good place to spent an hour or two.
  • Organic life@air itam (.
    Near to our shop, organic life, just 2km away, its an air conditioning organic shop, all welcome in to chill out
  • Chaser S.
    Chaser SzeSeptember 21, 2015
    There's no need to queue when u take the train.. So everyone pushing around to get into the train.. There're even a signboard telling u "no need to queue". Only in Malaysia. Bravo.
  • Ahn B.
    Ahn BustamanteSeptember 28, 2014
    Great overlooking view of Penang. Cool and breezy, a quiet escape from the city.o
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ChenJune 26, 2016
    Enjoyed having tea up here, tho scones is pricey. Buggy ride is cool but once u go visit "the habitat" they charge again for buggy!
  • Jia Li W.
    Jia Li WeeSeptember 21, 2013
    Go there as early as possible to avoid big crowd of visitors. Remember to bring IC for entrance ticket of RM8 or student card for RM4.
  • Sharon H.
    Sharon HDecember 20, 2015
    Nice view and cooling.. Long queue due to school holiday but still fine. Cable car is quite fast for both ways.
  • Liang Y.
    Liang YuJune 14, 2016
    So nice the place but if come here during day you can't see the whole Penang lights.
  • Chin SM
    Chin SMNovember 28, 2015
    Although I love the cool weather there, did not enjoy the 1 hour que going up and another 1 hour que coming down. Best to avoid during weekends.
  • Juliana N.
    Juliana NorDecember 19, 2013
    the tram is way faster than the last time i visited. and its fully air-conditioned too. Great!
  • Tsukuri K.
    Tsukuri KenApril 12, 2015
    Take note with the penang hill buggy ride. When I asked for the price it's RM20 for 20 minutes. After my ride the person get RM30 from me. Actually it's not the money problem, feel like being cheated.
  • Amir Afiq A.
    Amir Afiq AzmiMay 27, 2015
    Lovely view of Penang island at the peak and it can be a bit chilly up here, especially at night. :)
  • Lee H.
    Lee HWOctober 27, 2015
    It's a great place for a nice view.However,long queues in the day time.The worse part is,they put a sign there "No queue required".Everyone barge into the tram.There should be proper crowd management
  • Nurul A.
    Nurul AAugust 14, 2014
    Buggy rental for RM30. One of the buggy driver is an indian guy who will give u details of the flowers/bungalows/histories around Bukit Bendera
  • Hope R.
    Hope RemainsJanuary 17, 2016
    I didn't see the hill beauty because of the crowds of the local students vacation and weekend . I might see this hill in another trip
  • Agnes L.
    Agnes LeeNovember 21, 2015
    Biggest shame ever when you see local staff educating tourists NOT TO QUEUE UP at the line... Directing the crowd to squeeze in instead of proper queue makes visitors does not have private distance.
  • Lina Y.
    Lina YippySeptember 2, 2015
    Crowded! Go early before 9am on weekends. The tram rather small and narrow and air conditioned. Nothing much at the top of the hill. Can't see the land of Penang when visibility was bad due to haze.
  • vic
    vicJune 2, 2013
    great view of penang island. can even see the penang bridge from here. nice cool breeze.
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