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Penang Hill

Suvarna Arora
1. Penang Hill One of the Penang's most popular attractions and a definitely not to miss experience is Penang Hill. It provides visitors breathtaking views of the whole island when you are on the top.
Vipul Mehta
Penang Hill: The Penang Hill is famous for its view, both from above and from gondola type train ride which takes one from checkout point to the top of the hill. It carried a ticket price of RM 30 per person and, weighing the pros and cons, we skipped the ride. Ultimately its gondola after all, that too not very steep. We get better gondolas in own country. And there’s one in Langkawi we well, which for us was yet to come. But more on that later.Phew… Those were 14 beautiful places we saw (technically we saw 13 but you get the idea) and admired in the beautiful island of Penang. Penang as a state has a beauty of its own and claims to have been the only state which is governed by the opposition party. The political scenario of Malaysia, as I came to know from the people, is very interesting but sadly is out of scope of this particular travelogue (since it’s a travelogue).One last thing before we move further, the best way to travel in Georgetown city and in Penang state otherwise, as we figured out, is by renting a motorcycle. All you need is the Indian driving license (no international driving license required for renting a motorcycle). The 24 hour rent is RM30 and gearless bikes are available in plenty on the famous Lebuh Chulia in Georgetown. Depending on the time of the year, you can see the options and get the rates from 2-3 vendors and select the best bike available. Fuel doesn’t cost much in Malaysia since it’s an oil producing country and the converted rate when we went was Rs 34 per liter.Anyhow… so after spending four days in the picturesque island of Penang, we took the morning ferry to our last destination - Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, Malaysia.Ferry price: RM 70 per person one way. Ferry duration: 2.5-3 hours. Ferry type: Air Conditioned, flight-like seating arrangement with a television showing latest English films for entertainment.