GEORGE TOWN, September 15 – The Penang Hill funicular service is expected to be temporarily shut down for the first scheduled bi-annual maintenance for year 2023 from 9 January to 14 January 2023 and will resume its service on 15 January 2023. Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) conducts two (2) major scheduled maintenance yearly under the supervision of the engineers from the funicular manufacturer (Garaventa AG from Switzerland) to ensure that the funicular system is always in tip-top running condition and meets stringent safety compliance checks.

PHC also conducts regular checks and maintenance of its funicular system on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, plus the routine inspections that are carried out after the operation hours. During the shutdown period, visitors may opt for the privately-operated jeep service from Penang Botanic Gardens, or use the existing hiking routes to reach the summit area of Penang Hill. PHC would like to thank all visitors for their patience and continuous support to Penang Hill. Any inconvenience caused is very much regretted.