The most charming sights in Penang (and arguably in Malaysia) are Georgetown and Penang Bridge. There’s no way for you to truly enjoy Penang, Malaysia’s premier tourist destination, without being mesmerized by the beauty of its capital city and the iconic bridge. This is why Penang Hill is so popular, too. You get the best view from Penang Hill, especially at night when the city and bridge are flooded with spectacular night lights.
Getting on top of Penang Hill is not a problem at all. You simply take the Penang Hill Railway for a return fare of RM 30 if you are an adult foreigner. Child tourists are charged RM 15 for fare, while local adults pay only RM 8 and local children only RM 4. You can catch a ride every 30 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Most visitors take the 10-minute ride in the evening when it is really cool on top of the hill and the sights become much more stunning. You can also see the Straits of Malacca from there. [Read more…]