Nature & parks in Penang Island

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Nature & Parks in Penang Island

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  • Jamndoughnuts
    Puchong, Malaysia31 contributions
    This is my first time to Habitat Penang Hill. It is absolutely amazing. We were both absolutely amazed with the views and soaking in the surrounding nature. The staff from the ticketing counter were all super friendly too and it just made the visit all that much better.
    Written 29 April 2022
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  • Krithika
    9 contributions
    A beautiful garden overlooking the sea. We did a self guided tour that was very informative. This beauty tucked away makes you feel like it is a secret garden with a beautiful pond, rare plant species and birds chirping.

    Make sure to apply mosquito repellent properly, that is provided at the ticket counter.

    Written 9 September 2020
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  • Kl l
    5 contributions
    love the tall slide and the plastic ball machines.. staffs are friendly too.. everything is beyond expectation :)
    Written 25 September 2021
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  • Manickjg
    1,201 contributions
    Came to Penang on holiday and stayed at Batu Ferringhi. While it was pretty crowded over the weekend, there was always a spot to put your things down and join in the fun on playing on the sand or jumping into the sea - the water was very warm and lovely. There is plenty of paid water sport activities to do however we did not participate in any of them and just enjoyed the sun and surf. Most pleasant and the beach was the best part of the holiday. Would like to come back and spend more days at Batu Ferringhi Beach.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • Bobo Ngan
    Hong Kong, China427 contributions
    As I visited here 7 years before, this time I just bring my friend to here to have some photos and stay only 1 hours. Both of us have no time to hike inside to the beach. I find here more family come than 7 years ago. Sign name at receiption and get a pass to hike inside.
    Written 14 May 2020
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  • Ramon T
    Emeryville, CA135 contributions
    After posting another review on Tripadvisor, I happened on the previous reviews of this waterfall from another reviewer. Well, I googlemapped it and it turn out to be about 1.6 kilometers from the hotel we were staying. I figured out a route along the beach, turned into the main road and crossed it, turned left at an Indian restaurant and found the unmarked road that led into the jungle.

    We hiked a few hundred meters up a gravel road. Yes, there were several unfinished construction sites along the gravel road and some trash but the walk was pleasant enough.

    After about 400 meters from the road, there was a house with some barking dogs, a small old rusting bridge, the road turned into a swampy trail. My girlfriend and I managed to avoid the boggy parts and advanced up the rocks, following the stream to the waterfalls and there was no one there. It was pretty. There were some macaque monkeys chattering in the distance but they left us alone.

    We didn't take a dip but we just lounged around and enjoyed the butterflies and dragonflies as the dipped around the waters around our feet. Really nice secluded spot. Highly recommended if you are staying around this area.
    Written 29 November 2019
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  • Data lin
    Penang Island, Malaysia3 contributions
    Very Relax environment, nice view and can enjoy very much. Relaxing walk is the most fun of the trip. Cold Weather too
    Written 3 February 2020
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  • bbbyanne
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
    This is our third time here, prior to this the kids were toddlers and tweens. The place was previously just a butterfly farm. Alot of improvements after it was rebranded to Entopia. More insects and reptiles was on display with different types of “worlds” were made as part of the journey through the park.

    They also had friendly staff, Remy was exceptionally cool & simply awesome! He was fun and gave out alot of interesting facts to my teens. He managed to keep my teens interested by letting them touch a scorpion and spider web. He even took the time to explain in detail on the other insects and reptiles that he thought would interest us.

    The only set back is that, the place didn’t have anymore staff like Remy, the rest of the park left us with just simple facts on the information board to keep us interested.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • mudcow
    George Town, Malaysia318 contributions
    The temple that runs this wonderful experience charges nothing. However a few "enterprising touts" will charge anybody approaching a parking or entry fee.

    Challenge them in BM and you might avoid the "entry fee". Show them a Malaysian government ID and they'll run a mile. Basically these are scammers ruining an otherwise rather lovely place.
    Written 1 November 2021
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  • pianocello
    Shah Alam, Malaysia1,170 contributions
    The first time I went to this aquarium must have been nearly 40 years ago. After that, the 2nd time I went was 10 years ago. My review is for the most recent visit which was just a few days ago.
    I was pleased with the recent visit because they have expanded this aquarium to have more fish tanks which are designed well (except for the fact that some tanks are too high for toddlers to see). The ticket prices are really cheap and you can easily spend a happy hour with your family. While you won't get the expensive crowd-pleasers like seals, dolphins and sharks, there's enough attractive fish and turtles and the whole area is pleasing enough.
    Recommended if you are in the area.
    Written 3 December 2019
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  • G2Kpauly
    Melbourne, Australia1,421 contributions
    I had a look around this beach today and it's quite nice. Had to walk through someone's yard to get to it.
    Written 11 September 2019
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  • BenYorkie
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,377 contributions
    We were not sure what we would find when we went off to these gardens. But - happily - we were very pleasantly surprised. Well laid out, well kept, the plants and tress are well labelled. A very enjoyable stroll through a set of gardens with a lot of variety and different views to enjoy.
    Only problem is that some of the plant house cannot be entered at the moment because of Covid.
    One complaint - the Japanese garden needs a lot of work - it is quite scruffy/untidy.
    But - we had a good visit and would put it on out agenda to go again when next in Penang.
    Written 30 December 2020
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  • ClarissaCSL
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia145 contributions
    It's new & clean, nicely maintained as well with lots of eateries, most of which were upscale and catering towards Western tourist.
    Nothing much to do except to take a walk by the marina.
    Very hot in the afternoon though, with not much shade if you want to walk by the marina.
    Written 23 September 2020
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  • nellielim
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
    This is a 32 hectare recreational park located in Teluk Bahang and is part of the Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve. A stream flows through it with waterfalls and pools for dipping and swimming. There are camping and picnic areas with some hiking trails for the more adventurous. Popular and crowded during weekends and public holidays, it is a nice place to relax and commune with Mother Nature.
    Written 20 April 2018
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  • Becky-san2014
    Ogawa-machi, Japan73 contributions
    Mr. Wong has combined his two passions -- collecting botanicals and making art glass -- into a fanciful, photogenic garden you won't forget. Situated high in the mountains outside Penang, you have to really want to go there 'cuz it's a bit far away and hard to find for the average tourist. But it's soooo worth the effort!

    The owner/creator specializes in collecting bromeliads, air plants (even Spanish moss) and other unusual botanical specimens, especially variegated cultivars. But you don't have to be a gardener or a botanist to appreciate this fantasyland. Combining his two interests, Wong has created a one-of-a-kind place that you won't soon forget, featuring his own huge glass sheet art pieces and those of others, too.

    You do, however, have to be pretty spry & energetic 'cuz this is no stroll garden! Situated on top of a mountain as it is, everything is up-and-down, so wear comfortable shoes and carry a walking stick if you're not in tip-top shape. There's a photo at every turning, so don't forget your camera (and bug spray, tho' they have it there as well.) Definitely worth the trouble of getting there!
    Written 18 August 2020
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