Also known as Bukit Bendara, Penang Hill sets 821m above Penang’s capital. Visitors can take the Funicular Railway, which has the steepest tunnel track in the world and runs on the longest track in Asia, to get to the hill peak .
What to Expect?
The hill is generally about five degrees cooler than Georgetown. It is the last patch of tropical rainforest in Penang so the flora and fauna here have been protected by the government.
Penang Hill covers a number of hills, with the highest point at Western Hill which is 833 m (2,733 ft) above sea level. The hill stands out prominently from the lowlands as a hilly and forested area. It was used as a retreat during the British colonial period, and is now a popular tourist destination in Penang.
The top of the hill is accessible via the Penang Hill Railway from its base station at Hill Railway Station Road. To date, this funicular railway system is the only one of its kind in Malaysia, transporting over a million visitors to the peak of Penang Hill.