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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Penang Hill, Bukit Bendera Train

The commencement of the funicular train would bring back the good old days of Penang Hill and allow tourist to enjoy not only the scenic beauty of Penang Hill but also appreciate the reason why the entire island of Penang is called the “Pearl of the Orient.”

A hill with elevation of about 833 m (2723 ft) has proved that it is one of the main attractions not only to the foreigner but also locals.

Funicular Train service
Going up, 6:30am to 9:30pm. Saturday extend until 11:30pm
Going down, 6:45am to 9:15pm. Saturday extend until 11:15pm

Funicular train leaves every 20 to 25 minutes at a cost of RM4 per person that can carry a max of 80 passengers per trip.

You can buy your ticket at the ticket counter and after you do that, take some time to visit the gallery that is located behind the ticketing counter. The gallery showcase some of the old Penang Hills history which includes photos and antique items.

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JuLia d BuBbLes said...

one tip.
be there as early as possible, especially if going on weekend. ;p

i love penang....for its food! =D

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