There is a The Habitat Natural Ecological Park in the Peak District of Penang Hill. The park's tropical rainforest has a history of 130 million years. There is a 230-meter-long natural trail that explores the rainforests, trees, insects, birds, reptiles and mammals, and is rich in biodiversity.
However, if you enter The Habitat, you need to purchase another ticket. The fare is 47.51MYR. I personally think it is quite cost-effective because there is a Ring Top Walker on the Tree Top Walk. Seeing the 360-degree panorama of Penang is the highest view point on the island.
The height of the observation deck is 13 meters, just above the center rest area, which can accommodate 120 people at a time. From the air, the pillars standing on the roots are straight into the sky. Like a crown, it is like a ring set in a green forest. On the observation deck, the breeze blows, the extra comfort, standing on the side overlooking the old city of George, can take a panoramic view of Georgetown.
If you want to see the whole picture of Penang, then going to the flag mountain is the best choice.
There are two options for going up the mountain. One is to take the cable car, the other is to walk along the hiking trails and steps. It is recommended to take the second way to enjoy the scenery along the way. If you want to save trouble and effort, then recommend the cable car. I chose the cable car because the cable car here is quite distinctive. It is still the operation method of the cable pulling 7 or 8 years ago.
Cable car opening hours: Monday to Friday 6
From the small gate next to the architectural museum, you can directly rise to Qishan, the flag mountain of Malacca, also known as St. Paul's Hill, which is the highest peak in the Malacca region. The observation deck on the top of the mountain overlooks the entire Straits of Malacca. The St. Paul's Church on the top of the mountain is the oldest church built by Europeans in Southeast Asia. The pure white statue of Father St. Francis standing in front of the church is honored as a saint and a statue. Although it is not very high, it is quite tiring to walk up the hill for about 20 minutes.
Penang Hill, Malay is Bukit Bendera, Bukit is the mountain, Bendera is the flag, Penang Chinese call it the flag mountain, and English is the meaning of Penang Hill, Penang Hill. The flag-raising mountain is located in the middle of the island. The main foothills of Penang include Western Hill, Tiger Hill and Strawberry Hill. It is a summer resort for local residents. The main peak is 830 meters high from Penang. Since the old British officials used to live here, the Yamashita soldiers used the semaphore to convey important messages, which is the origin of the name of the flag mountain.
[Shangqi Mountain Travel Guide]
Location: Central of Penang Island, about 8.1 km from George Street Art, 8 km from Love Lane, 8.7 km from Zhouqiao and 3.8 km from Kek Lok Si Temple .
Transportation: There are three modes of transportation to Penang Hill,
1, from No. 204 bus from George Town to Shengqishan Station;
2, it is relatively quick and convenient to rent a book from Batu Ferringhi; Hh/3, self-driving, when driving to Air Itam, you can find Penang Flag Hill Road
tickets: MYR 30 for adults and MYR 15 for children, all including cable cars.
Changqishan has one of the earliest Swiss-made cable railway systems in Asia, plus a small cable car system that allows visitors to easily climb the flag mountain since 1923. The train going up the mountain slowly passes through the steep slopes and turns to the middle of the mountain.
Because of its more temperate climate than the surrounding areas, Penang Hill is used as a resort from which to escape the summer heat. Standing on the top of the mountain, you can see the whole island. Not only just to Penang City, you can even see the Malay Peninsula in the distance. When the weather is good, you can take a ride on the famous cable car to the top of Penang Hill. The deep blue ocean and the lush Malay peninsula combine to make up a perfect color palette. This is truly the pearl of Southeast Asia. After the night, you can see glittering lights of Penang City and from many ship in the ocean. The beautiful scenery makes people want to forget to leave.