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Penang Butterfly Farm

830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11050, Malaysia
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Type: Gardens
Owner description: Penang Butterfly Farm was set up in March 1986 as a ‘living museum’ to educate the public and serves as a research centre for butterfly and insect... more » Owner description: Penang Butterfly Farm was set up in March 1986 as a ‘living museum’ to educate the public and serves as a research centre for butterfly and insect breeding, apart from just being a tourist attraction. Visitors to Penang Butterfly Farm often find themselves surrounded by a myriad of fluttering butterflies within a seemingly natural setting, and imagining themselves in an enchanted wilderness, bejeweled with colourful gems of creation. The best encounter at Penang Butterfly Farm is undoubtedly the free flying papilions in the enormous enclosure. The live exhibition of selected invertebrates, reptiles and ornamental fishes are also crowd drawers.Beyond the aviary, Penang Butterfly Farm’s indoor live discovery sections provide an exciting time for families to get closer with other less explored fauna kingdoms such as tarantulas, frogs, beetles, snakes, lizards and aquatic creatures. Having traversed this complex with educational interactivity, live displays and an insect museum, visitors then walk through time in an art and artefact gallery which displays a huge range of genuine ancient relics and cultural antiquities. For the nostalgic and collectors, a souvenir outlet awakes the visitors, selling nature and butterfly related paraphernalia. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A place of peace and joy... Kids love seeing all those butterflies. Love the gift shop too.. Worth of visiting. At least one more time.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Located at Teluk Bahang, end part of the beach resorts, opened daily from 09:00 - 18:00 with last entry at 17:00, entrance ticket per person for non my kad holder is MYR27 while for my kad holder at MYR 18. This should excite butterfly enthusiasts as there are many live garden butterfly species flying around the enclosure from tree to... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A really interesting place for seeing and taking photos of living butterflies. There's plenty of them in many colors and sizes, so have enough time for it will elapse easily. You will see also millipedes and scorpions and some other creatures. Place has also a good shop for souvenirs and butterfly related stuff...and something extra. I found a nice Angklung... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Butterflies were stunning. Loved the way the bigger ones just glide so delicately through the air. One regret though, I did not manage to see the magnificent Rajah Brooke, malaysia's national butterfly. I have been informed they were in the enclosure so I wonder if it was possible to increase their number to increase the chance of seeing them.

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Tianjin Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A place to be more aware of the miniature world that we often rely on. There are many sorts of butterflies and lectures explaining the life cycle of these magnificent insects. They are rarely still and always in movement. they pollinate flowers and make the color radiate for all to see. An experienced guide explained the life of a butterfly... More

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were lucky we arrived as there was a 'show' or information session. We learnt about the life cycle of butterflies and got to witness many take their first flight. If it wasn't for this I would have been very disappointed. Butterflies were as large as we were told and the farm really isn't that much better than butterfly houses... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The variety of butterflies was just amazing. We went with 2 kids here, and they had a blast seeing all the different butterflies. I highly recommend having the tour guide inside the premises take you around. It's well worth walking around with him/her as they explain to you all the different things worth seeing in the farm. Also, since we... More

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Perth (Coogee)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Lovely gardens in the farm not a big property but had other reptiles there too which kids could look at like spiders, scorpions, frogs etc. Well worth a look.

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PenangButterflyFarm, Public Relations Manager at Penang Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Hi, Good Day! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and we wish to see you again. At Penang Butterfly Farm, we strive hard to create the realization of joy by being with Nature for all our visitors. With the whole team of nature loving people, we will continue to carry our mission,... More

Willemstad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you have never been to a butterfly garden than this is a nice activity, because there are a lot of butterflies. Don't go in a weekend, because than it is filled with screaming and running children.

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PenangButterflyFarm, Public Relations Manager at Penang Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Hi, Greetings from Penang Butterfly Farm! We are glad that you enjoyed your trip to the farm. At Penang Butterfly Farm, we strive hard to create the realization of joy by being with Nature for all our visitors. With the whole team of nature loving people, we will continue to carry our mission, ensuring every step is a step towards... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Visited on June 2, 2014. Very attracted to the different variety of butterflies and flowers there. Highly recommend if you love butterflies even though the farm is a bit small. You can take one bus (cannot remember the bus no.) from George Town. This bus will pass the famous beach, Batu Ferringh to this farm.

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PenangButterflyFarm, Public Relations Manager at Penang Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Hi, Greetings from the world of butterflies and insects! It is great to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. Your 5-point rating for us is very much appreciated. At Penang Butterfly Farm, we strive hard to create the realization of joy by being with Nature for all our visitors. With the whole team of nature loving people,... More

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