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Penang Hill is one of the oldest colonial hill station established by the British during their time in Malaysia. Explored in the late 18th century, a horse trail was cut by the Waterfall Gardens (present day Penang Botanic Gardens) to the summit of the hilly spine of Penang, allowing the British to escape from the chaos of George Town to the cooler climate on the hill.
The Penang Hill Corporation was formed to manage this marvelous hill. We are a corporation that was formed by multiple background & expertise personnel. Our main objection is to develop and maintain the hill as tourism site and aiming to become a world class tourism hot spot.
Message From The Right Honourable

Chief Minister of Penang

Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng

Welcome to Penang Hill Corporation.
Penang Hill Corporation was established in 2009 through an enactment passed by the Penang State Legislative Assembly. It was formed with the primary objectives of managing the funicular train system and the development of Penang Hill.

Our vision is to make Penang Hill the hill resort of choice in Malaysia. So far we have succeeded with more and more tourists are coming up to Penang Hill. Last year we hit a record of 1.6 million passengers.

Penang Hill is the first and oldest hill resort in South East Asia and one of the iconic tourist destination of Penang. Richly endowed with mostly untouched virgin tropical rainforest, it is home to a large variety of flora and fauna. You will find the tiger orchid, the “Queen of the Night” flower; the dusky-leaf monkey, the giant black squirrel, a greater racket-tailed drongo and the beautiful and colourful wild pigeons. The summit is dotted with a number of heritage buildings built during the colonial era.

The 5 minute comfortable ride up the hill in the funicular train is truly an exhilarating experience. The Penang funicular train system has achieved several firsts in the Malaysian Book of Records, namely the Longest Funicular Track in Asia, First Funicular Train On The Slope and the Longest Single Coach. The train is maintained daily to ensure safety and comfort for our tourists.

Penang Hill Corporation, being the custodian of Penang Hill, takes upon itself the responsibility of conserving our natural ecosystem and preserving our heritage in Penang Hill. Facilities are constantly being upgraded to provide more attractions to nature lovers, the young at heart and the energetic ones. Trekking through the jungle trails will make you close to nature

The opening of the new “The Habitat”, will be an eye-opener which breaks new ground in introducing to the layman the amazing wonders and beauty of our 130 million year old rainforest. The Habitat will be applying for UNESCO Bio Reserve status. Sipping tea in the café and watching the scenic George Town from 750 meters above will make you close to nature.

A visit to Penang is incomplete without a visit to Penang Hill. Come and enjoy the clean, cool fresh air and the serene natural environment of Penang Hill. Your visit will be a memorable one.

Thank you.

Board of directors

A successful corporate begins with great leadership and direction from the directors.
Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng

Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng

Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang
(CHAIRMAN)
Y.B. Tuan Chow Kon Yeow

Y.B. Tuan Chow Kon Yeow

Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan (MMK)

Y.B Dato Seri Hj Farizan B. Darus

Y.B Dato Seri Hj Farizan B. Darus

Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri

Y.B Sarul Bahiyah Bt. Haji Abu

Y.B Sarul Bahiyah Bt. Haji Abu

Pegawai Kewangan Negeri

Y.B. Tuan Wong Hon Wai

Y.B. Tuan Wong Hon Wai

ADUN Ayer Itam

Y.B Jagdeep Singh Deo AL Karpal Singh

Y.B Jagdeep Singh Deo AL Karpal Singh

ADUN Datok Keramat

Y.B Anthony Loke Siew Fook

Y.B Anthony Loke Siew Fook

Ahli Parlimen Seremban

YBhg. Dato Seri Lee Kah Choon

YBhg. Dato Seri Lee Kah Choon

Ahli Lembaga Invest-In-Penang

YBhg. Datuk Rashidi B.Hasbullah

YBhg. Datuk Rashidi B.Hasbullah

Timbalan Ketua Setiausaha (Pelancongan), Kementerian Pelancongan Dan Kebudayaan

YBhg. Dato’ Sr. Dr. Azimuddin bin Bahari

YBhg. Dato’ Sr. Dr. Azimuddin bin Bahari

Timbalan Ketua Setiausaha (Alam Sekitar), Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar

Encik John Patrick Anthonysamy

Encik John Patrick Anthonysamy

Timbalan Setiausaha, Kementerian Kewangan Malaysia

YBhg. Dato' Maimunah Binti Mohd Sharif

YBhg. Dato' Maimunah Binti Mohd Sharif

Datuk Bandar Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang

Tuan Ir. Haji Ahmad Redza Bin Ghulam Rasool

Tuan Ir. Haji Ahmad Redza Bin Ghulam Rasool

Pengarah Kerja Raya Jabatan Kerja Raya Negeri Pulau Pinang

Encik Rusli Bin Tahir

Encik Rusli Bin Tahir

Pengarah Perhutanan, Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Pulau Pinang

Encik Cheok Lay Leng

Encik Cheok Lay Leng

Pengurus Besar, Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang

Our Vision

To Be A Hill Resort Of Choice In Malaysia

Our Misson

  • To Provide Excellent Customer Service
  • To Promote Green Tourism Through Educational And Exhilarating Activities
  • To Advocate Green Consciousness Through Sustainable Development And Preservation Of Nature And Heritage
  • To Achieve Financial Sustainability With Emphasis On Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Values

  • Integrity
  • Customer Service
  • Safety
  • Environment Friendly
  • Change
  • Passion
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