18 March 2015

Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)

One of the oldest British colonial hill stations that you have to visit in Penang. Locates just a few bus stops away from Air Itam Market, you can stop by the market to have your breakfast or visit Kek Lok Si Temple that is nearby before taking the bus again to Penang Hill.

Map of Penang Hill
Download from their website
We took Rapid Bus 204 from the Jetty and went past Air Itam Market.
Shortly, we arrived at the Penang Hill. It was slightly crowded during the weekends. 
Yuni and I waited a while before boarding the train to the Upper Station.
Our train ride to the Upper Station!

We reached the top and the view was remarkable!
 Penang bridge from far!
Had our simple lunch at the Cliff Cafe.
 Char Kway Teow (wet)
"LOVE" is just next to the Cliff Cafe.
 Bring your own padlocks or you'll have to purchase from the counter.
Further up, there is a hindu temple - Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Temple.
As we felt that the buggy ride was a bit pricy, we gathered another 4 persons to take the short ride together which was RM5 per person. Take the buggy ride if you are too tired to walk.
We went past some nice bungalows along the ride.
This trip was worth for us. You'll probably spend about half a day at Penang Hill.
How to get there?
Address: Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, 11500 Air Itam, Pulau Pinang
Tel: +604 828 8880 / +604 828 8839 / +604 828 8861
Penang Hill Website

From Penang Jetty Terminal (Weld Quay Terminal), take Rapid Bus 204. It costs RM 2 for the bus ride and takes about 45 minutes to Penang Hill (last bus stop). Take the same bus number back to the Jetty from Penang Hill.

Entrance Fees for Non-Malaysians
Adult - RM 30
Child - RM 15
For the updated ticket fares, check their website.

Opening hours
Daily from 6.30am to 10.30pm ( Last train from top station at 11pm)

Where else have I been in Penang?

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