Using the rented van from Ocean Jupiter, we went from our hotel to Penang Hill, which is about 45 minutes drive. We wanted to try the train going up to the hill, which has just been renovated and re-opened in May 2011. Of course our kiddos who are Thomas and friends fans would definitely love to try the train.
From what I read during my penang research, we were suggested to avoid weekends as the queue will be quiet long. So we choose to go there on Monday morning to avoid the crowd. It was not crowded yet when we got there. We took a group picture prior to buying the family package ticket which cost RM 70 (for 2 adults and 2 children).
We waited for about 10 minutes before getting into the train, our kiddos enjoying themselves playing the gadget.
And when the gate was opened, we got into the train..
From the train, we enjoyed the breathtaking views, a view of Penang town from the top :)
We arrived at the upper station, it was cold that I had to ask kiddos to put on their jacket.
Too bad we didn't have much time, so we just walk around near the station and of course taking pictures:p
Then we went down to the lower station, to continue our sightseeing plan that day.We were picked up by our van at the parking area, the same area of Rapid Penang bus #204 going here from Jetty and also Komtar.
It was really nice visiting Penang Hill, it reminds me of the Peak in HK, but of course Penang Hill is the older version of the Peak:p
written on Sept 30, 2011 by @tesyasblog
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