About Us

  • Penang Hill is the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, dated late 1700’s
  • The highest peak of Penang Hill stand at 833 metres (2,732ft) above sea level.
  • Penang Hill funicular train service started on October 1923
  • The current funicular trains is the 4th generation system which started its operation on 24th April 2011.
    • 1st generation: 1906-1906
    • 2nd generation: 1923 – 1977
    • 3rd generation: 1977 -2010
  • The funicular track stretches a distance of 1,996 metres (1.99KM) from lower to Upper Station which is the longest in Asia.
  • Penang Hill funicular tunnel, at 79 metres (258ft) long and 10feet (3.0m) wide with a steepness of 27.9degree, is the steepest tunnel track in the world.
  • There are a total of 52 hill bungalows located on Penang Hill (42 of them are private-owned and 10 bungalows are state-owned). Most of them are more than 100 years old and Bel Retiro (Governors Bungalows) built in1789 is the oldest.
  • Number of visitor to Penang Hill in 2014 exceed 1.36million.

 

 

 

About Us