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Bel Retiro

Prime Minister

Penang Hill Hindu Temple

Penang Hill Hindu Temple

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Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel, Pulau Pinang

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Bel Retiro: The most prestigious property on Penang Hill


Bel Retiro Bungalow, Penang Hill

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Bel Retiro Bungalow, Penang Hill

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Bel Retiro 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 Retiro
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Approaching Bel Retiro (25 January 2012)
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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 Hill
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Bel Retiro, Penang Hill (5 March 2005)


Penang Hill, Penang / Pulau Pinang

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Entrance of Bel Retiro, retreat for the king and prime minister of Malaysia Entrance of Bel Retiro, retreat for the king and prime minister of Malaysia (5 March, 2005)

During the colonial days, there was a form of segregation among the races. The most prestigious property was Bel Retiro, built in the 1800s as a resort for high govenment officials and visiting dignitaries. It was the favourite retreat of the first Yang di-Pertuan Agung and Tunku Abdul Rahman whenever they visit Penang. Building on the principle that proximity is next to greatness, the senior officers build their bungalows in proximity to Bel Retiro. During colonial time, no non-whites were allowed residences above the Viaduct station.
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Bel Retiro: The most prestigious property on Penang Hill


Convalescent Bungalow, Penang Hill, Pulau Pinang

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Located on a hillock called Hygiea Hill, Convalescent Bungalow is one of the oldest of the bungalows on Penang Hill, second perhaps only to Bel Retiro. The earliest structure was erected for the use of senior officers of the East India Company and members of the European community after Penang was elevated to the status of presidency in 1805.

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Bel Retiro: The most prestigious property on Penang Hill


Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Penang Hill Hindu Temple, Pulau Pinang

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Bel Retiro: The most prestigious property on Penang Hill

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