Normally I walk up and down Penang Hill but sometimes it is convenient to hop onto the efficient funicular train. The ride takes 4.5 mins. I have sped up the video.
A must watch if you have never experienced Penang Hill (Bukit bendera) train ride. The ride down in fast forward is like a rollercoaster.
Enjoy the ride and the view x
The ride time: 4.5 mins
Length 1.997 KM : Longest in Asia
Tunnel Gradient 27.9 Degrees : Steepest tunnel in the world
Operational since 1923 but upgraded in 2010
Operational hours: 6.30am – 9pm daily
The view is spectacular and the timing is impeccable as another train is seen crossing.
If you are visiting Penang, go check it out out!
There are a few things to do on Penang Hill. Apart from the panoramic views of the city you can also check out:
- Hindu Indian Temple
- Bellevue Colonial Hotel
- David Brown’s restaurant and tea terrace
- Oldest Post Box in Penang