1. The Habitat Penang Hill

1. The Habitat Penang Hill

Opened to the public since 8th Jan, 2016, The Habitat on Penang Hill is one of the island’s latest eco attractions. Set on the fringes of a 130-million-year old rainforest, The Habitat’s main highlight, to me, is its Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk, which is only accessible by the public this April.

2. Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk

2. Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk

3. Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk

3. Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk

It is Penang’s highest viewing platform at 12 metres in height, offering 360-degree panoramic views of the island via its 100-metre circular platform. But first, one has to climb up 70 steps.

4. view from the top as far as the eye can see

4. view from the top as far as the eye can see

5. the trail begins

5. the trail begins

Visitors have at most a maximum time of fifteen minutes on Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk, depending on weather conditions. Only forty people are allowed on the platform simultaneously due to safety reasons.

 6. Star of Bethlehem

6. Star of Bethlehem

7. Tree Fern

7. Tree Fern

For those who suffer from acrophobia, they could equally enjoy The Habitat as it offers a 1.6km nature trail on ground to allow visitors to immerse in the natural beauty of the rainforest.

8. Dusky Leaf monkeys

8. Dusky Leaf monkeys

9. one of the two giant swings

9. one of the two giant swings

Trained nature guides are available, who readily share their knowledge of plants, animals and bugs as and when you come across them.

10. teardrop hammock

10. teardrop hammock

11. R&R pit stop

11. R&R pit stop

Really, there are so many of these nature’s gifts to look out for as the trail is just steps away from Penang Forest Reserve. By the way, vegetation at The Habitat is 80% original while the other 20% has been planted.

12. tarantulas' nest as deep as one metre

12. tarantulas’ nest as deep as one metre

13. our guide holds a photo of a tarantula on his phone, discovered at The Habitat

13. our guide holds a photo of a tarantula on his phone, discovered at The Habitat

Do take note that daily complimentary guided tours begin at 9.30am, followed by every subsequent half-hour, with the briefing area as starting point.

14. briefing area

14. briefing area

15. Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk on the horizon

15. Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk on the horizon

Apart from Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk and Nature Trail, other attractions include Canopy Bridges, Canopy Walks, Ziplines as well as Sunset Evening Walk. During my visit, all these were not ready yet, so I do not have photos to show. It also means that I shall be back after everything is completed in April!

16. Monkey Tail Fern

16. Monkey Tail Fern

17. Operations Manager Andrew Stevenson holds a copy of the painting of the hill from years ago - the original painting is currently being displayed in Singapore

17. Operations Manager Andrew Stevenson holds a copy of the painting of the hill from years ago – the original painting is currently being displayed in Singapore

Tickets:
Adult – RM20
Child / Senior Citizen – RM10
Student (with ID) – RM10
Family package (2 adults + 2 kids) – RM50
Child below 3 years of age – complimentary
*membership is available

Opening hours: 9.30am – 6pm daily, except Wednesdays

18. jungle-themed souvenir store

18. jungle-themed souvenir store

19. the exit of The Habitat Penang Hill

19. the exit of The Habitat Penang Hill

The Habitat Penang Hill
Add: Bukit Bendera, 11300 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604 – 826 7677
Email: inquiry@thehabitat.my

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