Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), Penang
Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera) is 830 meter high (2,750 foot). To get there you have to take the Penang Hill Railway tram car. Penang Hill is a nice place and has a nice view over Georgetown.
This was part of an around the island bus tour that included driving to the top of Penang Hill. On the way you pass through a Malay kampung, clove, nutmeg, rubber and durian plantations.
This is another should avoid attraction. The tram ride is terribly boring and there is nothing to see or do up on Penang Hill. Waste of time and money from my experience :(
The view from the top of the hill was beautiful. You can see the lights of georgetown spread out before you. It's an added bonus to see kek lok see lit up.
nice view of penang,need to take a cable car to the top of the hill.direction to hill can be seen all along the major road.
Janet and I sat on Penang Hill and watched the sun go down. The lights of Georgetown slowly illuminated as we played with stray cats.....
To view Penang, you must stand upon the highet peak of the island, Penang Hill.
800 mt above sea level, the hill has a bird parck a variety of flora and fauna.
You can sit and absorb the wonderful view from the hotel's garden.... the view of the straits and the Penang bridge
And it cost Rm1 for each grass hoppers he made...this is mine!!!
and after several days it dries up = becomes brown - still nice!!
At the hill top, you will see the official name of Penang Hill as Flagstaff Hill...Bukit Bendera.... it is becos the flagstaff here was used to signal to the flagstaff at Fort Cornwallis
Just got out of the train - and you have a breathtaking view of the city.
my picture includes our national flower - bunga raya...and just next to it is the tallest building on the island - Komtar
Somehow almost all the train rides up hill I have taken all seems have to pass through some kind of tunnel...here we are approaching the tunnel
We saw another train coming on the opposite direction...this one has a sort of push cart in the front - it used to transport goods up
It was horrible inside the train. it was packed and people just did not bother about how crowded it got in each train car... it was sardine pack!!!
The little carrage takes you 800 metres straight up to the top of Penang Hill, breathtaking view over Georgetown and the Penang Bridge.