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“Interesting wildlife trail and great view”

The Habitat Penang Hill
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Habitat Penang Hill provides the most authentic, diverse and educational Malaysian rainforest experience. Reconnect with nature in its purest form as you immerse yourself in our 130-million year old rainforest. Starting at the forest floor, our Naturalists will take you on a journey along our Nature Trail to explore the myriad of flora and fauna – plants, trees, insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals that call The Habitat home. Explore the biodiversity of the rainforest canopy on our 230m Langur Way Canopy Walk. Visit Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk at the top of Penang Hill, and embrace the 360-degree panoramic views of Penang Island from the highest viewing point of Penang. Our Shop on the Hill carries educational and ethically produced merchandise themed around all things nature and culture. Finish at our Habitat Café with refreshments ranging from artisanal coffee, gourmet cakes, and Malaysian culinary delights, to Penang-themed craft beer. Discover a different side of Penang Hill.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 April 2018

On Penang Hill you can pay 50 ringgit extra to enter 'The Habitat'. It's a winding trail in to denser jungle with lots of info about wildlife. Sadly we didn't see any of the dusky leaf monkeys, giant squirrels or langur monkeys but there were lots of information boards telling us of the types of animals which can be found. We saw a lizard, lots of big butterflies and of course there was the constant buzz of the jungle. Although I didn't see much wildlife, it was just nice to stroll along and enjoy the atmosphere of the place.

The highlight was Treetop Walk, a rather futuristic looking circular aerial walkway which marks the highest point on the island. The views are excellent but make sure you've got plenty to drink as it's very exposed to the sun.

The Habitat has an excellent souvenir shop with some quality items (no tacky souvenirs here!), plus a café and toilet facilities.

Included in the ticket price is a golf-style buggy back down to the main touristy bit of Penang Hill.

Thank Hux_JE
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a spot of calm in an otherwise bustling tourist location, that is Penang Hill. If you want to get away from it all and take in some fresh air, abundant greenery and spot local wildlife like giant squirrels, lorises and macaques, this is it. Sweeping countryside views, birdsong and an easy walking trail interspersed with giant swings. There is a cafe here, but the choice is limited.

Thank ViolenceToad
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

If you are in Penang, make sure visiting the Habitat in Penang Hills is on the top of your Must Do list!

As we made our way up the Hill we were surprised by how quickly we went from the city to a lush rain forest oasis. They are monkeys along the side of the road, but be wary that they are aggressive, and do not be tempted to feed them!

As soon as we entered the Habitat, we were shocked by how much cooler it was under the forest canopy, and how clean and crisp the air feels, even in mid day! It was definitely a welcome escape from the thick sweltering heat of Penang.

The free guided tour is a great place to start before exploring on your own time and pace. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. He pointed out interesting facts about the forest, the vegetation and creatures of the forest; about the building of the Habitat and more. He pointed out animals and insects to us that we might have otherwise missed, including the Giant Squirrel in trees, tarantulas (!!!) hiding in holes along the plants, and even a giant millipede the size of a small snake (eek!).

The pathways are nicely paved and non intrusive to the forest, suitable for all ages and easily manageable by everyone. There are suspended bridges and a sky walk way that make for magnificent viewing platforms for the Forest and city views. The variety of florals and plants were spectacular. There are also lots of creatures, birds and butterflies around the entire area. We could’ve easily spent hours at the Habitat looking around and soaking in all the sights and sounds!

There is also a cafe that is good for a light lunch and has a great selection of refreshments including local Kombucha and beer. The attached gift shop has a wonderful selection of well curated locally made and sourced gifts.

We truly enjoyed exploring the rain forest and appreciated the message of conservation that the Habitat is promoting. Enjoying nature is the best way to understand why we need to save and protect our planet and environment.

One tip on visiting the Park though: bring some insect/mosquito repellent if you are prone to attracting mosquitoes. Also wear light colored clothing, that helps too!

1  Thank vbabee
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Going to bukit bendera from gurney by hop on hop off bus.ticket price to habitat was rm50 buggy car going/return to peak of bukit bendera included.it's just a simple trekking but prepare a drinking water.there's a small cafe inside the habitat.the food price quite reasonable,u can eat facing the jungle.if u are lucky,monkeys might appear before u.there are 3 giant swing and 1 hanging concrete bridge and the highest point where u can see penang bridge from the tower.

Thank babygurl918303
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

With my good friend together,we bought the tickets. The price of the ticket is slightly expensive but worth to visit. The March weather is Super hot,so advise to hydrate yourself first. The natural park with some rare species like rhinoceros frog

Thank Gary Y
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