Penang Tourist Attraction :: Penang Butterfly Farm

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Address: No. 830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Business Hours:

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: (Valid as at March 2011)

Foreigners: Adult RM27.00; Children (4 – 12 years old) RM15.00

Malaysians: Adult RM18.00; Children RM10.00

- Large Group discounts are available to school bookings and other groups.

- Free & easy Nature Guided Tour inside the farm for all visitors and available daily.


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 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.

Butterfly Farm Layout

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.

Source: Wikipedia

The world's largest moth, Atlas Moth.

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.

Location map:

GPS Coordinates: 5.447722N, 100.215024E Geotag Icon Show on map

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[Footnote: The writer wishes to thank Penang Butterfly Farm management for its warmest welcome during his field visit.]


Penang Butterfly Farm

Posted by on March 26, 2011 under Nature.

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