Iconic Air Itam roundabout illuminated to celebrate Penang Hill funicular railway’s 100th anniversary

Property News/ 21 October 2023 Leave a comment


In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Penang Hill funicular railway, the iconic Air Itam roundabout has been beautifully decorated to mark this significant centenary milestone.

The successful commemoration was made possible through the collaborative efforts of Air Itam assemblyman Joseph Ng, the Penang Hill Corporation (PHC), and the OHM Group.

Ng, who was present at the lighting up ceremony yesterday (Oct 20), told reporters he was glad to be a part of this fascinating occasion.

“The decoration of the roundabout in the heart of Air Itam to honour the Penang Hill funicular railway’s 100th anniversary will brighten up the area.

“The roundabout has been adorned with a custom decorative artwork to celebrate a century of progress and heritage.

“Furthermore, to mark this momentous event, a gala dinner is scheduled at G Hotel tonight (Oct 21) and it will be graced by Penang Governor Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak,” he said.

PHC general manager Datuk Cheok Lay Leng thanked those involved in the decoration.

In the spirit of the occasion, those present took opportunity to capture memorable photographs at the roundabout.

Meanwhile, PHC will give away commemorative badges today (while stock last) to visitors using the funicular railway, which officially commenced its operations on Oct 21, 1923.

Source: Buletin Mutiara

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