Penang Hill is one of the oldest colonial hill station established by the British during their time in Malaysia.
Rapid Penang bus 204 is the only bus that takes you all the way to the Penang Hill train station. This bus runs from Penang Jetty, past the Esplanade, then along Penang Road before reaching KOMTAR - then on to Air Itam and Penang Hill.
Penang Hill offers a panoromic view of Georgetown and Penang mainland, the surrounding waters and the Penang Bridge.
If you are planning on taking a hike, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a windbreaker, wide-brim hat, and wear lots of sunblock.
There’s a David Brown’s Restaurant and Tea Terraces café at the summit which we sneaked into.
There's even a lush garden in the vicinity of the resturant.
A new attraction on Penang Hill is the Penang’s Owl Museum, which is South-East Asia's first museum dedicated to owl-themed art and craft.
Ayer Itam, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang and is one of the best known temples on the island.The construction of the temple began in 1893 and was inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Pitt Street.
You can take Rapid Penang Bus 204 to Kek Lok Si after your visit to Penang Hill.
There are stalls selling tourist items, clothes and souvenirs as you make your way. Be sure to bargain if you see something you like.
There’s a David Brown’s Restaurant and Tea Terraces café at the summit which we sneaked into. The scenery up here is even more awesome.
You can buy vegetables from the vendors around the pond to feed the hundreds of tortoises in the pond.
There are signs to guide you along as you explore the temple. You should see this sign near the Vegetarian Restaurant and the shops selling souvenir t-shirts.
At the Main Prayer Hall, you can buy colour ribbons to write your prayers and hang them on the prayer trees.