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Penang ~ Other Places

Sights & Visits Old City • Other Places • Shop & Dine  • Temples & Wats Penang Map

• Botanical Gardens • Penang Hill • Forestry Museum • Butterfly Farm •
• Penang Bird Park • Tropical Fruit Farm • Beaches • Other Places •



Botanical Gardens
This 30-hectare garden created in 1884 by the British, it was meant as a tribute to Charles Curtis, its first superintendent who collected botanical specimens from the surrounding hills - specimens which have since become significant samples in the world's major herbariums. The Gardens, which also features a waterfall, offers peace and tranquility amidst lush green surroundings, tropical plants and the colours of Penangs flora


The path around the lily pond offers access to tropical rainforest, only a leisurely 10-minute stroll from the garden’s gate. The gardens are also well-known for their bold Rhesus monkeys which roam in the gardens, but feeding them is forbidden. Two orchid houses provide comparison between cultivated hybrids
and wild orchid species.
Opening hours: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm / Location: Jalan Air Terjun


Penang Hill
Malaysia’s first hill station; Penang hill is 2730 feet above sea level. Visitors can ascend to the top by either hiking up or by the funicular railway, which has been operational since 1922. There is a good walking track up the hill (recommended only for the more energetic), and this jungle trail begins at the “Moongate”, at Jalan Air Turjun, approximately 300 yards from the botanical garden entrance. The hill gives a panoramic view of the island and bungalows and hotels provide overnight accommodation.
Location: Bukit Bendera


Forestry Museum
Located with 100-hectare forested recreational Park which features footpaths and flowing streams and is home to countless species of flowering plants, ferns, insects, birds, butterflies, snakes and lizards. The Museum itself built using various species of wood and other forest produce and houses a collection of forest produce from all over the country, has exhibits of many species of tropical timber, timber products
 and pests of timber.
Location: Teluk Bahang.


Butterfly Farm
The farm is home of three thousand living specimens and is home to 3,000 living specimens and of over 50 species of colourful butterflies, frogs, scorpions, and other insects. It features a lily pond, artificial waterfalls, a rock garden, tunnel and a bubbling mud pool. Also included within the farm are a garden enclosure, breeding area, laboratory, exhibition area, souvenir shops and information center.
Open from 9 am to 6 pm / Location: Teluk Bahang.


Penang Bird Park
The park spans 5 acres and houses a fine collection of some 800 birds from all over the world. It is beautifully landscaped and features a walk-in aviary, pond with ducks and swans, ornamental ponds abounding with water lilies, Japanese carps and ornamental plants.
Open: 9am to 7pm / Location: Seberang Jaya on the mainland.


Tropical Fruit Farm
Spread over 25 acres of landscaped hills it offers over 200 varieties of tropical and subtropical fruit trees. Have first hand experience of exotic jungle fruits and also introduced fruits not locally seen. You can sip from young coconuts and come fruit season there are durians, rambutans and mangosteens to delight you.
 You are invited to 'eat till you drop’.
Location: 18, Milestone, Jalan Teluk Bahang.


Penang's Famed Beaches
Penangs northern shoreline is famous for it’s beautiful beaches of golden sands and deep blue seas. It is along this famous coastline that resorts of international standard have sprouted up; this includes Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang. These beaches offer all of the pleasures of aquatic sports such as parasailing, boating, surfing, catamarans and many others. One can also swim to your hearts content, or merely revel in the sun. If you crave for privacy head for Teluk Duyung, Monkey Beach, Pantai Keracut or Pantai Mas which is accessible via the trails in the Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve from Teluk Bahang. The Pasir Panjang Beach at the South Western tip of the island is a good clean stretch for swimming and can be reached after a 25-minute hike over hilly land from Betong.


Other Places
 Penang Court Buildings / State Assembly Buildings / Yap Kongsi / Acheen St Mosque / Balik Pulau ~ Fine Traditional Homes /  Armenianand Lebuh Acheh / Bukit Jambul Orchid & Hibiscus Garden and Reptile House / State Mosque / Cathederal of Assumption / Penang Library


 

 

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