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Bel Retiro Bungalow, Penang Hill

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Gatehouse, Bel RetiroGatehouse, Bel Retiro (5 March, 2005)

Bel Retiro (GPS: 5.42425, 100.2677) is a government bungalow on Penang Hill. It was built in 1789 for the governor of Penang, and remains within the exclusive use of the government. It is the most prestigious property on Penang Hill, built in the 1800s as a resort for high govenment officials and visiting dignitaries. Bel Retiro Bungalow was the favourite retreat of the first Yang di-Pertuan Agung and Tunku Abdul Rahman whenever they visit Penang. Senior government officers built their bungalows close to Bel Retiro, on the principle of closeness is next to greatness.

Although the bungalow itself is out-of-bounds to the general public, one can hike up to its gate, a beautiful brick structure with an arch entranceway.

Approaching Bel RetiroApproaching Bel Retiro (25 January 2012)

Getting there

Take the Penang Hill Railway to reach Penang Hill then walk along the main road, Jalan Tuanku Yahya Petra until the Penang Hill Police Station. From the Penang Hill Central Square, climb the hill towards the Penang Hill Mosque. Bel Retiro is located just beyond the mosque.

What to see and do

Visitors can go all the way to the gateway of the Bel Retiro Bungalow but no farther as it is private property.

Bel Retiro, Penang HillBel Retiro, Penang Hill (5 March 2005)

Other Bungalows on Penang Hill

  1. Convalescent Bungalow
    One of the oldest rest houses on Penang Hill.

  2. Moy Craig
    One of the most beautiful bungalows on Penang Hill.

  3. Richmond
    Rest house belonging to the Municipal Council of Penang Island.

  4. The Great Wall
    Hill retreat on Penang Hill built by Khoo Sian Ewe.

Location of Bel Retiro on the map

List of Rest Houses in Penang and Rest Houses in Malaysia

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