Ayer Itam Town

Ayer Itam Hillside Town

Ayer Itam Hillside Town

Air Itam (or also known as Ayer Itam or Air Hitam), is a town at the central hills area of Penang. The town consisting mostly of suburban areas is located west of George Town city. It was found historically that during the British colonial times, Captain Francis Light had started agricultural activity on the island via the growing of pepper and pepper was first cultivated in the valley of Air Itam. Currently, most hillside areas of Ayer Itam are homes to vegetables and fruits farms.

Several notable attractions located in Ayer Itam district are the Penang Hill, Kek lok Si Temple and Ayer Itam Dam.

The Penang Hill Railway Journey

Hill Railway

Hill Railway

Hill Railway

Breathtaking views from the inside of the funicular train while traveling along the railway up to the top of Penang Hill. The new train now takes less than 30 minutes to reach the top station of the hill, and unlike the old train, it no longer stops at the middle station.