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Visited Penang in July 2018



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Submitted on Aug 27, 2018 Useful Info

How to get to the top of Penang Hill

  • Penang Hill is a great spot to spend half a day. It's the tallest point on the entire island of Penang, and it offers a great view over George Town and rest of the island
  • The only way tourists can go up there is to take the funicular. Here's how:
  1. Get to the Penang Hill Lower Station which is where the funicular runs from, and it's located here. To get there, the easiest way is to take a Grab from George Town. When I took it in July 2018 it cost me 25 ringgit, which is around $6.5USD. Another option is to take the Penang Hop On Hop Off Bus (it has 2 routes, city route and beach route; take the city route) and get off on Stop 03
  2. Buy tickets to the funicular and line up. If you're going after 10am, I highly recommend getting the fast lane ticket. I got the regular ticket and the lineup took over 1 hour to get up and another 1 hour to get down. Regular ticket costs 30 ringgit ($7.5) each way, express ticket costs 80 ringgit ($20) each way
  3. Take the funicular up

That's it!