Claiming to be the country’s first ecotourism site, The Habitat at Penang Hill is the newest attraction to join the ranks of popular tourism sites in Penang. With its objectives in promoting environmental causes and the conservation of nature, The Habitat features walking trails within the lush rainforest of Penang. Along these trails, one can find a variety of flora and fauna which inhabit the rainforest and hills, ranging from tiny insects to the rainforest’s wildlife and plants.
A place which will be appreciated by people who like nature, The Habitat also features its own attractions like the giant swings, mini gardens and a tree top walk (the Curtis Walk), in addition to guided walking tours. There are several other new attractions (like the canopy walk) which are being developed currently and are expected to be completed by the year’s end.
For more info on The Habitat, do visit its official website located HERE.
The lily pond within the northern part of the Penang Botanic Gardens can be accessed via two paths (such as one shown below) located near the Orchidarium. The rather hidden pond area also provides a sight of the lush rainforest and the serenity of nature.
The nature side of Penang.
Despite being a rather small island, Penang is not short of rainforest and natural landscapes. The hills which formed mostly at the northern part of the island are populated with old towering trees and various fauna.
A small stream flows past the wooded area of the Penang Municipal Park or commonly known as Youth Park locally.
This is the second set of a series of graffiti arts found amidst the green nature at the Penang Youth Park (or officially the Municipal Park). These arts can be found at the Graffiti Park.
Penang Botanic Gardens Bambusetum, an extended area of the Botanic Gardens featuring bamboo inspired landscape.
There are times when I just wander alone in these forests, surrounded by the towering trees and lush green sight.
This extended area of the Penang Botanic Gardens provides a lush green scenery with bridges and small pavilions for those who wish to take a walk or relax with nature.