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If you’re Penangites, when is your last time you’ve visited Penang Butterfly Farm, how many times in your entire life you’ve visited the place out of the reason to appreciate the park for its educational purposes and its wide range of butterflies species. I personally will not go if I do not have any guest from outstation. I realised I was totally wrong about this concept. My recent trip back to Penang has brought to me a meaningful experience of touring the park under bright hot afternoon sunlight to experience with my own eyes & of course my Canon G10 to deliver to you some beautiful species displayed below.

Entrance to the butterflies sanctuary

Young butterfly – Caterpillar

Hypolimnas bolina The Great Egg Fly Nymphalidae feeding on Bunga Raya

Paper Kite nom nom nom

Butterflies Happy Hour

Thirsty Butterfly

Established in the year 1985, the Penang Butterfly Farm served two objectives as first tourist attraction and secondly as centre for education and scientific research. Housed more than 4000 Malaysian butterflies of 120 different species, the unique part of the park is its free flying papilions in the enormous enclosure.

Endangered Yellow Birdwing (Troides helena) – Huge butterfly it is.

A walk through the park has also inspired me to know more about butterflies & how they are symbolised in some of the cultures in the olden days. Japanese has symbolised the butterflies to personification of human whether they are living or dead. They also believed if a butterfly flew into the guestroom & perched on the bamboo screen, someone you loved most is coming to see you. The Greek meanwhile sees butterflies as soul or mind. While most culture associate butterflies with bad omen, the Chinese on the other hand believed that 2 flying butterflies together is associated with love.

The brief write up above is with the hope to encouraged more and more people to go and see for yourself the enchanting beauty of this colourful flying species. On top of that, you can find many funny looking insects in the butterfly farm.

Some of the insects and lizards available

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  1. KY

    the place still maintained quite well despite it’s age, but i wish they’d have expanded a bit though

    May 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm
  2. Myhorng

    I dun think they are earning enough to expand. perhaps not even enough for the maintenance job.

    May 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm
  3. Hong C. Wern

    hie horny couz..i’m back to your blog again :D

    May 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm
  4. Looi YS

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Greetings from Penang Butterfly Farm .

    Kindly take note on Penang Butterfly Farm new entrance ticket price with effective from 1st January 2011.


    ADULT : RM 27.00 per person
    CHILD : RM 15.00 per person
    CHILD (3 years & below) : FREE ADMISSION
    SENIOR CITIZEN : RM13.50 per person (proof of age required)
    MYKAD/MYKID HOLDER : 33.3% discount on adult/child entrance price (upon presentation of MyKad/MyKid)

    Adult : Aged 13 years old & above
    Child : Aged 4 to 12 years old
    Senior Citizen : Aged 58 years & above


    Digital Video Camcorder : FREE OF CHARGE
    Digital Camera : FREE OF CHARGE


    Monday – Friday : 9.00am – 6.00pm (Last Entry at 5.00pm)
    Weekend & Public Holidays : 9.00am – 6.00pm (Last Entry at 5.00pm)

    **Penang Butterfly Farm is open 365 days all year round except half day on the eve of Chinese New Year Day

    Thank you

    Best Regards

    Yin San | Marketing & Promotions Executive
    Penang Butterfly Farm | 830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang, Malaysia
    t: +604-8851253 | f: +604-8851741
    e: [email protected]

    May 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm

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