Penang is many things to many people. It is an industrialized modern city as it is the home of leading Malay historical and cultural landmarks and natural resources. It has a number of botanical gardens and interesting parks, which include Penang National Park, Penang Hill, and the Tropical Fruit Farm, just to mention a few. A simple yet unique park that contents itself in the sidelines is the Penang Butterfly Farm. It caters to a very specific group of people and enthusiasts, but to those who have bothered to come simply for the experience has gained a lot of exciting insights into the lives of butterflies.
Located on Jalan Teluk Bahang, the butterfly sanctuary is home to thousands of tropical butterflies that freely flutter around to the delight of visitors. It is the first of its kind in Malaysia. Managers of this unique farm believe that it is much more than just a tourist destination. The farm is a living museum whose main goal is to educate the public and conduct research in the care, preservation and protection of butterflies. [Read more…]