Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

1. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
1. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

Fast becoming one of the must-visit attractions offered in Penang, Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm in Teluk Bahang is a tropical sanctuary not only for butterflies but also many other planet’s denizens.

2. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
2. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
3. learning ground out of the confines of a classroom
3. learning ground out of the confines of a classroom
4. learning about more than butterflies
4. learning about more than butterflies

Previously known simply as Penang Butterfly Farm, which was opened to the public in March 1986, the farm underwent a rebranding exercise (or rebirth) 1+ year ago, and is now known as “Entopia”.

5. get close to nature, albeit man-made
5. get close to nature, albeit man-made
6. Oriental Water Dragon
6. Oriental Water Dragon
7. Vita Nova in progress
7. Vita Nova in progress

Penang Butterfly Farm was the brainchild of Mr. David Goh and the business was passed down to his son, Joseph in 2006. It was Joseph’s idea to transform it.

8. Vita Nova: a young family releases newly emerged butterflies in the garden
8. Vita Nova: a young family releases newly emerged butterflies in the garden
9. various butterfly species
9. various butterfly species
10. a visitor admires the Water Monitor Lizard
10. a visitor admires the Water Monitor Lizard

Indeed, Entopia is more than a butterfly farm. It is a “Nature Learning Destination”, a classroom beyond walls. Besides merely visiting and checking out the butterflies, there are quite a number of Entopia Learning Programmes suitable for people of all ages.

11. inside Entopia
11. inside Entopia
12. Central Bearded Dragon
12. Central Bearded Dragon
13. dragonflies
13. dragonflies

One of the best activities that I personally participated in was the opportunity to release a newly emerged butterfly into the sky, in a session called “Vita Nova”, Italian for “new life”.

14. enchanting garden
14. enchanting garden
16. White-faced Whistling Duck (L)
16. White-faced Whistling Duck (L)
16. Pandora Forest
16. Pandora Forest

Nonetheless, let me remind you that Entopia is a premium destination in Penang, even though in general, the island is highly commercialised for tourists.

17. entrance to the Breeding Ground
17. entrance to the Breeding Ground
18. caterpillar rearing cages
18. caterpillar rearing cages
19. Cave of Evolution

However, a little bit of planning will save you some moolah, especially when you are going with your family or in a group. Purchase your tickets online to enjoy 10% discount off the price right away. There are other on-going promotions – check the official website for more details.

20. Cave of Evolution
20. Cave of Evolution
21. Hopper's Library
21. Hopper’s Library
22. Ms. Damsel's Bridal Boutique
22. Ms. Damsel’s Bridal Boutique

Admission rate (inclusive of 6% GST):
Adult – RM44
Child – RM29 (4 – 12 years old)
Senior – RM29 (60 years and above)
*free admission for children 3 years and below as well as people with disability
*sign up as Friends of Entopia and enjoy unlimited entries for 365 days!

Opening hours: 9am – 7pm daily

23. Grab A Grub session in progress
23. Grab A Grub session in progress
24. Understory Tales
24. Understory Tales

Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
Add: 830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang, Malaysia
Email: info@entopia.com
Tel: +60 4 8888 111
Fax: +60 4 885 2011
Web: http://entopia.com/
Email: social@entopia.com

Note: View larger images by clicking on an image once this page has completely loaded. Then navigate by clicking on the right or left side of image.
With love

10 thoughts on “Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

  1. I was about to visit this place last year but the road was closed down and we are asked to take boat to reach there.. so end up did not visit… 🙁

  2. Looks like there’s another place for me to visit when I go to Penang soon. That Pandora Forest looks very interesting – or maybe I’m just attracted to the lighting. 🙂

  3. This looks beautiful, I am sure children would enjoy their trip here to learn about butterflies

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *