Penang Tourist Attraction :: Penang Butterfly Farm
Address: No. 830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Weekends and Public Holidays: 9.00am – 6.00pm
– Entry is not allowed 30 minutes before closing.
– The farm opens 365 days all year round except half-day on Chinese New Year Eve.
Entrance Fees: (updated on 08 June 2012)
PENANG BUTTERFLY FARM 2012 ENTRANCE TICKET PRICE
ADULT : RM 27.00 per person
CHILD : RM 15.00 per person
CHILD (3 years& below) : FREE ADMISSION
SENIOR CITIZEN : RM13.50 per person (proof of age required)
MYKAD/MYKID HOLDER: 33.3% discount on adult/child entrance price (upon presentation of MyKad/MyKid)
Adult : Aged 13 years old& above
Child : Aged 4 to 12 years old
Senior Citizen : Aged 58 years& above
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER/DIGITAL CAMERA USAGE CHARGES
Digital Video Camcorder: FREE OF CHARGE
Digital Camera: FREE OF CHARGE
The Penang Butterfly Farm established in 1986 by David Goh is located at Teluk Bahang and is picked as one of the Penang popular tourist attractions by TripAdvisor.com and State Tourism Authorities. The Penang Butterfly Farm, presumably the 1st butterfly house in the tropical region, and also reputed as one of foremost butterflies research and educational centers.
It is home to over 4,000 tropical butterflies from about 120 species mostly found in Malaysia, in a natural setting and habitat. The highlights are the Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing of the Papilionidae family and the world’s largest moth, atlas moth. The life cycle of this moth can be viewed in the below YouYube.
A nature park with small reptiles and insects in their natural habitats as well as the Museum of Asian Artifacts. There is a souvenir outlet selling a wide range of leppidio insect gifts such as butterfly specimens, crafts and other themed products.
Get a copy of free brochure and follow its well-drawn layout for an entertaining and educational self-guided tour. The farm is a not-to-be-missed for many.
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana) is a distinctive black and electric-green birdwing butterfly from the rainforests in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Natuna and various small islands west of Sumatra (Banyak, Simeulue, Batu and Mentawai). The butterfly was named by the naturalist Alfred R. Wallace in 1855, after James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak.
How to get there?
Take Rapid Penang Bus 101 to Teluk Bahang Village from Weld Quay, George Town, then change Bus 501 heading to Balik Pulau.
GPS Coordinates: 5.447722N, 100.215024E Show on map
[Footnote: The writer wishes to thank Penang Butterfly Farm management for its warmest welcome during his field visit.]