Life at the top

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November 2010 PHOTO ESSAY
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Contrary to popular belief, Penang Hill is not a single hill (as its name suggests) but a collection of hills and spurs with suitably exotic names – Government Hill, Western Hill, Tiger Hill, Crag Hill, Mt Edgecumbe – reminders of colonial times when afternoons were spent on croquet, tea and crumpets. The Hill was Malaya’s first hill resort, popular with 19th century mat sallehs due to its cool climate. The famous funiculars operate from the Air Itam station and transport...

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