Penang Hill at a glance


Penang Hill is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Penang. Bukit Bendera, or Flagstaff Hill in English, is the most developed peak with an elevation of 735m (2,411ft) above sea level.

Penang Hill comprises several hills, namely Strawberry Hill, Halliburton’s Hill, Flagstaff Hill, Government Hill, Tiger Hill and Western Hill. The highest point of the hill range is at Western Hill, with an altitude of 833m (2,723ft) above sea level.

The area under the Penang Hill Special Area Plan (SAP) measures 468.38ha, corresponding to the area under the Bukit Bendera Local Plan. The Hill is mostly covered by pristine rainforest (69.03% or 323.3ha) where the water catchment areas take up 210.07ha or almost half of the Penang Hill area.

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