Penang hills coldest place in Malaysia, Address, Phone, Open hours, Attractions, Accommodations, Ticket rates, How to reach, Best time to visit

About Penang hills coldest place in Malaysia

Penang Hills is also known as Bukit Bendera. It is a hill station which is famous for its numerous peaks out of which the highest is 833 m Western Hill. Penang hills is one of the coldest place in Malaysia. Penang hils having only funicular railway system in Malaysia.

Reach the top and explore the famous hill station with an abundance of natural beauty, serenity and panoramic views of the island and mainland.

Hiking trails like ‘Jeep Track’ and Moongate in Penang Hill are the perfect places to explore if you are in the mood for an adventure. It is also a great way to take in the beautiful natural surroundings of Penang.

Address: Tingkat 7, Bangunan Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, 11500 Air Itam, Pulau Pinang

Phone: +604 8288880




Attractions in Penang hills

1. Penang Hill Gallery@Edgecliff

It is the second conservation project of Perbadanan Bukit Bendera that visitors must visit when visiting Bukit Bendera. The location is ideal for attracting visitors to the spectacular views of George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site and the bustling city of Air Itam. The gallery consists of 5 main segments follows:

  • Walking through Time Tunnel
  • Step in to the Closed forest
  • Fascinating heritage architecture on the hill in the Heritage section
  • Funicular journey
  • Cultural gallery

Open Hours: 9 am – 4.30 pm 9 (Except Tuesday)

Counter closes: 3.45 pm


2. Nature & Wild life

  • Flora

Penang Hill is scientifically important as a type site of many Malaysian plant species. t is an area rich in biodiversity and has a great number of endemic species, some of which are so rare that their existence is endangered.

  • Fauna

Wild boars, small and medium-sized mammals such as the squirrels, monkeys and tree shrews can be seen.

  • The Habitat

It shows a genuine beauty. Rolling hills, pristine rain forest, lush flora, enormous granite boulders and distant views make The Habitat on Penang Hill a must-see attraction.

Open hours: 9 am – 8 pm (Daily)

Phone: 04-8267677


  • Nature walks

Explore the nature reserves and relaxing activities for individuals, families, the young and the old.

Open hours: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm (Daily)

Phone: 016-4201189


  • Monkey Cup Garden

Monkey Cup Garden prides itself to have a total of more than 100 varieties of plants with species ranging from lowland to the exciting and spectacular mountain or highland species from across the region. Flying lemurs, squirrels, birds, monkeys, lizards, butterflies, scorpions and other fauna are eye catching experiences.

3. Breath taking views

  • Beautiful Sunrise

Rise early to catch the first funicular trip up the hill and be rewarded by breath taking views during clear weather or behold fine, white mist swirling around the hills.

  • Spectacular Day Views

The Skywalk and Skydeck with elderly-friendly and disabled-friendly features offer splendid 180⁰ views of George Town.

  • Mesmerising Evening Views

At Penang Hill, it is always an unforgettable, refreshing and enriching experience.

4. Heritage, History & Cultural diversity

  • Penang Hill Mosque

Penang Hill Mosque, or Masjid Bukit Bendera, is the only mosque on Penang Hill. Erected for use by Muslims living and working on the Hill, the mosque is located at a short distance from the Hindu Temple.

  • Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan

Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan, or better known as the Penang Hill Hindu Temple, is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang. It was set up in the 1800’s as a small shrine to the Hindu deity Murugan (the deity associated with Thaipusam) by the Indian sepoys and sedan chair carriers, and is located at a mount within Penang Hill called Gun Hill.

Accommodations in Penang hills

There are two accommodations in Penang hill with many utilities.

  • Bellevue Hotel

Bellevue Hotel is the one and only hotel on Penang Hill. Just a stone’s throw from the Upper Station, this bungalow-style hotel has a total of 12 rooms.

  • Hillside Retreat

Located deep within Penang’s lush biosphere, this humble retreat offers tranquil gateway from the hustle and bustle of the city of this present day.

Foods and beverages

Penang is world-famous as the region’s food paradise. Penang Hill has a selection of eateries, from fine dining restaurant a la English, fast food outlet, street food café and others.

Ticket rates

  • The PHC offers only Sunrise rate of RM3.00/round trip to Malaysians (MyKad and MyKid holders) at certain days and times.
  • To enjoy this special rate, you are required to purchase tickets on-site from 6.30am until 8.00am.

How to reach Penang hills

By Air- The Penang International Airport is just 16 km away from its capital, Georgetown. One can take a bus or a cab from the airport to reach their destination.

By Rail- One can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth. On reaching Butterworth, they can take a ferry to Penang.

By Road- Going to Penang by road is the most convenient way to visit the place. It is connected to the rest of the country by roadways and one can hire a cab or drive their car to Penang.

Best time to visit Penang hills

November to January is a pleasant season to visit penang with your lovable ones.

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