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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Trip to Penang Hill

On 3 June 2014 we took the kids to Penang Hill.

It was a fun outing with some cool breeze and good weather. There are more things to do now than when we last went several years ago.

The kids were thrilled with the train ride up and down the hill. At the top, they had a chance to look through the binoculars (at a cost of RM1). We took the 25-minute buggy ride for RM30, which was really a good way to entertain the kids and take in the scenery. Then the kids played at the playground and we all enjoyed ice-cream and 'ais panjang' (juice frozen in a long plastic bag), which we remember fondly from our childhoods.

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[We're in Penang Hill]

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[On the first Penang Hill train]

We didn't visit all the attractions though. There is an owl museum, a pitcher plant (monkey cup) nursery and a bird park which we gave a miss. Apparently they are building a new canopy walk which is expected to be completed sometime next year.

Wouldn't mind bringing visitors up to Penang Hill now. Train ticket price for a family of 2 adults and 2 children is RM18. Individual adult ticket is RM8. Different charges for non-MyKad holders.

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[Family on the buggy]

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[Tunnel view from inside the train at the top station]

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