Friday, March 27, 2015

[Special Edition] People, Places, Penang - Bukit Bendera

Penang Hill or Bukit Bendera is one of the tallest point in Penang (731 m). There are two ways in getting up to the hill. One is by a narrow winding road, while the other is a direct route up the hill via a furnicular or inclined railway.

Arriving at the top of the hill, one will be greeted with a cool breeze that sweeps across the highland. Though when I was there, the cool breeze was rather fleeting. The high noon sun ensured that I received little of the cool breeze.

True to Penang's style and culture, food can be found anywhere, even on top of this hill. Just a couple of steps away from the hilltop railway station, you will enter the Cliff Cafe. This two-storey cafe offers hawker fare such as fried kuey teow, and local fav assam laksa.

Truly, the excitement of visiting Penang Hill was the ride in the furnicular train. At the summit, there was not really much one could do, though I'm pretty sure it would be far more visually pleasing if it had been a slow hike up the hill while taking in the fresh air.

Still, we had our family portrait drawn, played with the caged animals, and caught a panoramic view of Georgetown.

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