Hiking Penang Hill (Route 1 - Tar Road) @ Penang Hill, Penang

By : Chha

Hiking at Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera, 升旗山) is fun because there are few different route to hike up Penang Hill and there are few things you can do on top of Penang Hill unlike any other place that we hike before. For a start, we choose to walk up Penang Hill by using tar road. This road start from Botanical Garden Penang and end at the top of Penang Hill, it is also the same road that other people use to drive up to Penang Hill so occasionally there will be car passing by, just be careful when there is car or any vehicles using that road. To us, walking up Penang Hill using this route is not tough, a slow and steady walk will take around 2 hours to reach the top of Penang Hill with distance of around 5km.

To use this route, you will need to go to Penang Botanical Garden. The start point of this road is on the left side of the Penang Botanical Garden entrance. Remember do not take the Penang Hill train to come down from Penang Hill because the train will stop at other place which is far from where you started the walk up from Botanical Garden. Walk up and down using the same route.

Posted Date : 02 July 2015
Posted Time : 04.18 pm