Habitat Penang Hill

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Habitat Penang Hill

The Habitat Penang Hill, which is regarded as one of the top ecotourism destinations in the world, provides a variety of activities that help you bond with wildlife in the lap of nature. Penang Hill offers one of the most extensive and authentic travel experiences in the lap of nature, with a 130 million-year-old primeval rainforest. Invite the whole gang for a true natural encounter. Explore a variety of routes along gorgeous paths, see the most spectacular panoramas as well as sunsets, spot the residents living there, and enjoy a life-changing event. The Langur Way Canopy Walk Wander is a popular tourist attraction, among several others in Habitat Penang Hill that enables visitors to climb through the forest and take in panoramic views of the surrounding area. The Sunset Walk is the most famous of all for its beautiful sunset. Its finest feature is that it is completely tree-friendly. As a result, they are more conserved, and travelers may see the jungle canopy up close.

How to Reach Habitat Penang Hill

Transport Options To Get Up/ Down To Penang Hill
Best time to Visit The Habitat Penang Hill

  • Funicular train from Air Itam

The Habitat Penang Hill is situated on Penang Hill, which is accessible via funicular train from Air Itam. This is the most convenient method to get to Penang Hill.

  • Jeep Service Botanical Gardens

The Habitat Penang Hill is also accessible via jeep from the Penang Botanical Gardens. However, its fare would be higher than the Funicular train. The 4X4 is one of the best options to get up and down the hill as the route is quite steep and it is not easy for normal 4X2 vehicles to climb.

  • Hike from the Botanical Gardens

Hiking carefully up Penang Hill on the Botanical Garden Trail, which travels through 5 kilometers of shady woods, is meant for the strongest and most adventurous to reach the pinnacle of Penang Hill. Dress up in closed-toed footwear, carry an umbrella or jacket, and drink lots of water.

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Facts About Habitat Penang Hill

Habitat Penang Hill
  • Three Britishers suggested the first endeavor at a mountain train because they wanted greater accessibility to the colder water at Penang Hill.
  • Strawberry Hill is the name of one of the summits, as well as a residence held by Francis Light, the town's founder.
  • The province of Penang's tallest peak is Penang Hill.
  • Penang Hill is a component of the Penang Hill Biosphere Reserve, which is included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WNBR) as the third Biosphere Reserve in Malaysia.
  • Penang Hill's actual title was Flagstaff Hill, which would still be represented in the Malay name Bukit Bendera.
  • Over 100 bird species have been identified locally, accounting for roughly 80% of the birds present on Penang Island.
  • The Habitat Foundation uses the revenue generated by The Habitat Penang Hill to support critical initiatives to maintain biodiversity and protect the environment.
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Cafes at Habitat Penang Hill

Cafe at Habitat Penang Hill

The Habitat Shop & Café The Habitat Shop and Cafe, which combines a retail store with a cafe, encourages people to peruse the merchandise and have one of the greatest meals they've ever had. Essential oils, handcrafted ornaments, crafts, handcrafted bags, and far more are available, all created by Penang women. Location - The Habitat Penang Hill, Bukit Bendera, 11300 Penang, Malaysia. Opening Hours - 9:00am to 6:00pm

The Rimba Café The Rimba Cafe, a whole other gem of Habitat Penang, will wow you with delectable cakes, beverages, appetizers, and much more. You may also purchase your Habitat Penang admission tickets here. Location - Lower Station, Bukit Bendera, 11300 Penang, Malaysia. Opening Hours - 8:30 am to 7:30 pm

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FAQs for Habitat Penang Hill

What are the things to do in Habitat Penang Hill?

There are many famous attractions at Habitat Penang Hill which you can visit:

  • Trail & Gardens: Hiking carefully up Penang Hill, which travels over 5 kilometers of shady woods, is a terrific route for the healthiest and most adventurous to reach the peak. Relax in the gardens or go on a mountain hike, depending on your preference. For your convenience, there are also guided walks available.

  • Sunset Walk: The Sunset Walk at Penang Hill will allow you to experience one of the most spectacular and stunning sunsets you've ever seen. Allow the lovely bird cries and animal growls to take your experience to the next level. You might also have an opportunity to see the Habitat Hill Penang residents in their native habitat.

  • Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk: This unique viewing platform was built to cling to tree branches. It is Penang Island's highest observation point, offering visitors unrivaled vistas of the hills and the far away Andaman Seas. Bring your loved ones and give them the most beautiful proposal in the world.

Is there any temple in The Habitat Penang Hill?

Yes, there is a temple named Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan in The Habitat Penang Hill. The people there worship Lord Kartikeya or Murugan, the God of War, and the son of Lord Shiva. Thaipusam Hindu festival marks the time when the temple is bustling with visitors. The impressive architecture, and of course devotion to Lord Kartikeya is what draws thousands of worshipers each year.

What are the operational hours for Habitat Penang Hill?

From 6.30 a.m. until 10 p.m., Penang Hill is accessible each day. Because the admission booths are open from 6.15 a.m. to 7.45 p.m., you can purchase your passes and then go on your Penang hill tour.

Are Penang Hill tickets available online?

Yes, Habitat Penang Hill tickets are available online. You could easily pre-book your passes from the official site or Thrillophilia itself. If you book tickets from Thrillophilia, you will get access to bumper discounts. You will also be able to avoid long waiting lines, hence, it is recommended to pre-book your tickets.

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