Penang, Malaysia · 494 hotels available
451-L, Jalan Pokok Cheri, Off Hillrailway Station, Air Itam, Penang Island, Malaysia, 11500
B1, One-stop Midlands Park Centre, 488-DB2-1, Jalan Burma, Penang Island, Malaysia, 10350
The Latitude, Persiaran Halia 3, Tanjung Tokong, Penang Island, Malaysia, 10470
Penang Hill was located at Penang, Malaysia, with height of the hill is 735 meter above sea level. It also called as Bukit Bendera by local citizen, and before this Penang hill was once created by colonialists as strawberries farm due to its cool atmosphere. Nowadays, it was open to public as one of tourist attraction in Penang. There are two ways to get up here, whether by cable car or hiking. If you choose hiking, there are two route provided which is 3.8 km (journey takes 2 hour) and 10.2 km (journey takes 5 hour). If you plan to takes cable car, it takes 5 to 7 minutes to get there, but however it takes long time to get into cable car during school break. Besides that, there are so many attractions at Penang hill apart from spectacular scenery of Penang that can be seen on top of Penang hill at viewing deck that was built for tourist. You will be able to see many types of flora and fauna once you up there, such as pitcher plant, orchid flower Paphiopedilum barbatum or Slipper Orchid, dusky leaf monkey, Black Giant Squirrel, and greater racket-tailed drongo. For those interested in photography, do not forget to bring a camera because if not, you'll regret. There are various photogenic objects that you will encounter here. A perfect venue for family recreational activities, the hill is also an ideal destination for honeymoon due to its beautiful, quiet and romantic atmosphere.
For those who are interested with variety types of birds, especially an Owl and also loves art work. How about spend your time at Owl museum? This is because, there are so much of art that inspired based an owl such as ceramic, metal, glass, wood and etc. There is a fee charge at the entrance of museum, for adult it will be charged RM 10 and free of charge for children. This museum is open daily from 9.00 am until 6.00 pm.
Bel Retiro is a government bungalow on Penang Hill. It was built in 1789 for the governor of Penang, and remains within the exclusive use of the government. The bungalow itself is out-of- bounds to the general public, one can hike up to its gate, a beautiful brick structure with an arch entranceway. It was built in the 1800s as a resort for high government officials and visiting dignitaries and became the most prestigious property on Penang Hill. Therefore, for those who are interested in history and love to see a colonial architecture, this place should be visited.
Once you are at Penang hill, you must stop by at Henna booth to get a beautiful henna tattoo by the famous Penang hill henna artist. They are very expert and providing a first- class henna service for their customer! Don’t be worry, because the henna used was made by natural ingredients, so it is safe to be draw on top of your skin.
There is place that you can lock your memories at Penang hill, it is called as Love lock. You can buy a pad lock and write your message, memories, or even a wish at the pad lock and hang it at the provided place as one of your memories at Penang hill.
Wax Hand is a unique form of souvenir merchandise in Penang Hill. Dip your hand into the liquid wax and create your own art form hand impression. The experience of having your hand made out of wax with your loved ones will increase the sentimental value of the product beyond the price.