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.
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”.
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.
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.
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”.
Nonetheless, let me remind you that Entopia is a premium destination in Penang, even though in general, the island is highly commercialised for tourists.
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.
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
Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
Add: 830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +60 4 8888 111
Fax: +60 4 885 2011
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