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PENANG BUTTERFLY FARM - Showcase Of Butterflies

Penang Butterfly Farm was established in 1986 and is considered as one of the world’s largest farm.  The farm is currently home to more than 4,000 Malaysian butterflies, hatched from 120 species. Wandering around the aviary with hundreds of colourful butterflies fluttering around is simply an enchanting experience.

penang sightseeing attractions at penang butterfly farm You may also come across gorgeous creepy crawling insects, which are rare and something not commonly found in your home gardens. In the surroundings of rich flora and fauna, it's so relaxing to hear and see nature's music of water trickling down a stream and cascading waterfalls, and colourful fishes from different parts of the tropical world swimming in the pond.

Penang Butterfly Farm is a showcase of the tropical wilderness, with mystery of thousands of butterflies, elegant orchid mantis, rare insects, unaccountable petite invertebrates and and many other unknown miniature life forms. Butterflies are developed from hundreds of pupae on daily cycle, so that new growth are seen continuously around  the farm everyday.


At the farm there is also a museum , educational facilities, organised field trips and hand-on activities for enthusiasts interested in studying the true nature of butterflies and insects at the farm. Such nature education programmes enable children to get close to the living creatures and enjoying the fun of learning topics related to nature. Butterfly life-cycle research gallery and a comprehensive collection of insects and invertebrates specimens are used to enhance  on the educational programs.


Penang Butterfly Farm has also contributed as a  permanent exhibition centre of fine art, cultural and tribal artifacts collections in the island.

Penang Travel Tips | Public Transport

'Rapid Penang' bus stop is positioned just outside the butterfly farm in Teluk Bahang.  The bus routes are:

Bus No. 101 for Weld Quay  < >  Teluk Bahang

Bus No. 102 for Penang Airport  < >  Teluk Bahang

Bus No. 501 for Balik Pulau Town (Hillside)  < >  Teluk Bahang


Penang Butterfly Farm

Admission Fee:  Adult   -  Rm27.00  ;  Children  -  Rm15.00 ( 4 - 12 years of Age )


Address & Contact

No. 830 Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang   |    Tel : 604-885 1253  Fax : 604-885 1741 

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