After our last visit to Penang, I wrote a couple of posts on our wonderful holiday there…. But I never took you on the journey up Penang Hill!
The funicular ride up and down the hill is definitely interesting enough to make it perfect for families and fairly inexpensive. The trip isn’t very long but our little ones got front row seats with the driver so they could really see where we were going and they loved it! The Penang Funicular Railway takes you up and down Penang Hill! It runs daily from 6.30am til 11.00pm. Look out for online offers for reduced price tickets but regular fares are reasonable with under 4’s being free of charge, and adult return tickets costing 10RM.
Once up on Penang Hill, there’s a lot to do so you can spend a couple of hours up there should you wish. Wander around, take in the views, stop in one of the coffee shops or head towards some of the main attractions a short walk away.
We enjoyed the ‘Love Lock’ and seeing everyone’s messages written on little hearts, and had a look around Penang Hill Hindu Temple (Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan) before hitting the playground!
There’s an Owl Museum and a recently-opened Mini Toy Museum with 5D Cinema too, both of which are suitable for families!
If you’re in Penang this makes for a nice little half-day activity which we were pleased we did! S x