About Us

We've Pursued the Same Goal Since the Beginning

The Penang Hill Corporation was formed to manage this marvelous hill. We are a corporation that was formed by multiple background & expertise personnel. Our main objective is to develop and maintain the hill as a tourism site and aiming to become a world-class tourism hot spot.





Chief Minister of Penang
Y.A.B Tuan Chow Kon Yeow

Chairman since July 2018

Penang Hill Corporation was established in 2009 through an enactment passed by the Penang State Legislative Assembly. It was formed with the primary objectives of managing the funicular system and the development of Penang Hill. 

Our vision is to make Penang Hill the hill resort of choice in Malaysia. So far we have succeeded with more and more tourists coming up to Penang Hill. In 2018, we hit a record of 1.74 million passengers. 

Penang Hill is the first and oldest hill resort in South East Asia and one of the iconic tourist destinations of Penang. Richly endowed with mostly untouched virgin tropical rainforest, it is home to a large variety of flora and fauna. You will find the tiger orchid, the “Queen of the Night” flower; the dusky-leaf monkey, the giant black squirrel, a greater racket-tailed drongo and the beautiful and colourful wild pigeons. The summit is dotted with several heritage buildings built during the colonial era. 

The 5-minute comfortable ride up the hill in the funicular train is truly an exhilarating experience. The Penang funicular train system has achieved several firsts in the Malaysian Book of Records, namely the Longest Funicular Track in Asia, First Funicular Train On The Slope and the Longest Single Coach. The train is maintained daily to ensure safety and comfort for our tourists.

Penang Hill Corporation, being the custodian of Penang Hill, takes upon itself the responsibility of conserving our natural ecosystem and preserving our heritage in Penang Hill. Facilities are constantly being upgraded to provide more attractions to nature lovers, the young at heart and the energetic ones. Trekking through the jungle trails will make you close to nature. 

The opening of the new “The Habitat” is an eye-opener which breaks new ground in introducing to the layman the amazing wonders and beauty of our 130 million-year-old rainforest. Sipping tea in the café and watching the scenic George Town from 750 meters above will make you closer to nature 

A visit to Penang is incomplete without a visit to Penang Hill. Come and enjoy the clean, cool fresh air and the serene natural environment of Penang Hill. Your visit will be a memorable one. 

Thank you.


Former Chairman

Y.B Tuan Lim Guan Eng

September 2010 - May 2018

Board of Directors

A successful corporate begins with great leadership and direction from the directors.

Y.A.B Tuan Chow Kon Yeow

Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang


Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang

YB Dato' Dr. Mohamad Farazi Bin Johari

Pegawai Kewangan Negeri

Encik Muhammad Ezhar bin Yusof

Pengarah, Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Pulau Pinang

Ir. Dr Balamurugan A/L A Gopal

Pengarah Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR)

Encik Palani A/L Kumarasamy

Ketua Seksyen KS(P) 3, Kementerian Kewangan Malaysia


Ahli EXCO Perumahan, Kerajaan Tempatan Dan Perancangan Bandar & Desa

Y.B. Wong Hon Wai

Ahli Parlimen Bukit Bendera


ADUN Kebun Bunga


ADUN Pulau Tikus

YBhg. Dato Seri Lee Kah Choon

Penasihat Khas Pelaburan kepada Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang

Encik Felix Ooi Keat Hin

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif, Duke Capital Ltd

Dato' Cheok Lay Leng

Pengurus Besar, Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang


General Manager

Dato Cheok Lay Leng

January 2017 - Present

Dato' Cheok Lay Leng serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company.

He is General Manager, Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang (2017 – Present)

  • President, Asia Netronome Systems, Inc. (2016 – 2017)
  • President & CEO, Flexxcomm Limited, Hong Kong (2005 – 2007)
  • Had served Intel Corporation for 17 years, in various capacities, among others are as follows:
    • General Manager, Asia, Communications Infrastructure Group (2002 – 2005)
    • General Manager, Asia, Network Processing Group (2000 – 2001)
    • Director, Applied Computing Products Division – Asia (1999 – 2000)
    • Director, Embedded Microcomputer Division – Asia (1997 – 1998)
  • A regular guest lecturer for the technopreneurship workshop for developing countries organized by The International Science, Technology and Innovation Center for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC), under the auspices of UNESCO since 2010
  • Holds one (1) US patent related to USB Technology. He holds a Master in Business Administration, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
  • Degree in Computer Technology, University of Science, Malaysia
  • Post Graduate Research in Device Physics, University of Science, Malaysia • Graduate Engineering Programme, Stanford University, Stanford, United States of America.

Former General Manager

Dr. Lawrence Khoo Teng Cheok

August 2013 - March 2016

Former General Manager

En. Maklen Bin Ali

March 2012 - June 2013

Former General Manager

YBHG. Dato' Seri Lee Kah Choon

December 2010 - February 2012

Former General Manager


Organisation Chart

Our Vision

To Be The Hill Resort Of Choice In Malaysia

Our Mission

PHC is committed to the preservation and stewardship of the natural and historical heritage of Penang Hill through Conservation, Education, Eco-tourism, Innovation, Safety and Green practices for future generations

Corporate Values
  • Safety

  • Integrity

  • Innovation

  • Productivity

  • Teamwork

  • Green Practices

  • Customer Orientation