Penang attractions on Penang Hill
Furnicular train ride to Penang Hill

Penang Hill has a diverse range of flora and fauna, is rich in history and culture with a breathtaking view of George Town, mainland Butterworth and Penang Strait. It has a cooler climate and the oldest funicular railway track and hill station. Ascend to the hilltop, enjoy a leisure walk exploring some of the historical landmarks and cultural sites and explore the rainforests at The Habitat.


Key Highlights

  • Furnicular train ride to the top of Penang Hill at 833 m (2,733 ft) above sea level
  • Enjoy the cooler climate, generally 5 degrees lower than the sea level
  • Panoramic views (depending on weather condition)
  • Enjoy a walking trail and discover some cultural sites
  • Visit The Habitat


  • Pick up and drop off at hotels in Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Tokong, George Town
  • Fluent English speaking local host
  • Private air-conditioned car, includes fuel and parking
  • Complimentary bottled water


Important Information

What to bring:

    • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen to protect from the sun
    • Umbrella if it is raining
    • Wear good walking shoes and light clothing. Bring an extra light jumper or jacket for the cooler climate, should the temperature drops (depends on weather condition)
    • Camera if you wish to take photos
    • Photo ID (eg drivers licence)
    • Some cash (approx $100 ringgit) if you wish to make any purchase along the way as most vendors and shopkeepers only accept cash
    • Credit card should you wish to dine at David Brown’s Restaurant

Price (one guest): MYR $200

Price (two guests): MYR $150 per person

Duration: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm


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