Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

loading Tree Top Walk at The Habitat on Penang Hill.

Penang’s cultural heritage has attracted much global attention in recent times. Now, the island’s natural endowments are set to take things to the next level.

Penang is appreciated for its history, culture, architecture and street food. But did you know that the island is home to a 130-million-year-old undisturbed rainforest older than the Amazon, home to flora and fauna species yet to be discovered – all within a stone’s throw from George Town, on the emerald slopes of Penang Hill?

The Hill at a Glance

Penang Hill (or Bukit Bendera) is the oldest hill station established during the British colonial era and the most developed peak in Penang with an elevation of 2,411 feet (or 735m) above sea level. The Hill comprises of several tops, namely Strawberry Hill, Halliburton’s Hill, Flagstaff Hill, Government Hill, Western Hill and Tiger Hill.

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