The Habitat Penang Hill
The Habitat Penang Hill
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Habitat Penang Hill provides the most authentic, diverse and educational Malaysian rainforest experience. Reconnect with nature in its purest form as you immerse yourself in our 130-million year old rainforest. Starting at the forest floor, our Naturalists will take you on a journey along our Nature Trail to explore the myriad of flora and fauna – plants, trees, insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals that call The Habitat home. Explore the biodiversity of the rainforest canopy on our 230m Langur Way Canopy Walk. Visit Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk at the top of Penang Hill, and embrace the 360-degree panoramic views of Penang Island from the highest viewing point of Penang. Our Shop on the Hill carries educational and ethically produced merchandise themed around all things nature and culture. Finish at our Habitat Café with refreshments ranging from artisanal coffee,and gourmet cakes. Discover a different side of Penang Hill. The Habitat is open from 9am - 6pm (Last entry at 4:45pm)
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • WellingtonKiwi77
    Wellington, New Zealand139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice way to spend 1/2 a day on Penang Island
    Went on Monday at 10am no queues. The funicular was pretty packed and hard to see out of though. Up the top the Habitat is a lovely space. We were lucky enough to see 3 monkeys and lots of butterflies. For us it was a nice day but wouldn’t rush back to do again. Recommend for a 1/2 day visit if you need to get out of town.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • simon7961
    Singapore, Singapore36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking in a mist of the tropics!
    A pleasant place to chill in the hot tropics, especially with a tree top walk to enjoy the canopy. And to top it off, what an enchanting hill that overlooks the city sprawl. I can even spot my hotel from that distance. Blessed by a dawn shower which dissipated just in time a for morning stroll, after a heavy breakfast, it was a family treat. The Funicular ride was smooth and the day and the hour we picked was not crowded; recommended place to nature lovers.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Khairun Hafizah M
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Habitat : Guided Tour
    If you got a chance to visit The Habitat, please booked the add on guided tour which will make the whole experience both enriching and fun-filled! Our tour guide Danial is knowlegable on the flora, fauna and the biodiversity at The Habitat and was so patient in answering questions from the 4 kids and myself included. The best part is the tour is not timed so it is comfortable for us (4 small kids, 1 senior and 1 adult). Couldnt recommend enough!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Dan
    Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth going!
    Please pay a visit to this place if you happen to visit the Penang Hill. The direction sign there may not be very clear, but head to the left if you are taking the funicular train to going up. There is an entrance fee but check out if there is any promotion going on with credit cards. I managed to get 50% off with my card though it is not displayed there. The ticket also includes Buggy ride back to the station. It is the highest viewpoint in Penang and the view is spectacular, can spot the mainland there.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 September 2023
  • Yan Rahman
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful nature Flora and Fauna at The Habitat. Use CIMB card to get 50% off ticket.
    The view were amazing and worth it. I and my friend get to bought ticket for RM 30 only because my friend used CIMB debit card. CIMB cardholders can get 50% off for standard entrance pass, valid date untill 31 Dec 23. The ticket only can buy direct counter at The Habitat. Thank you so much for the staff The Habitat, Lala because she told us about the CIMB discount. She so nice and friendly staff. Because of her we managed to explored the flora and fauna at The Habitat.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 November 2023
  • Cruiser13801740128
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super ziplining.
    A very exciting ziplining experience plus abseiling with 3 wonderful guides who were very patience, friendly, and informative. I will definitely come for this again when in Penang and will recommend it to my family and friends. The Habitat visit is a must for all visitors. Thank you Lau, Daniel and Yew. You all made my trip memorable.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Linda T
    Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zip line & abseiling at The Habitat, Penang Hill.
    First time on the zip line and abseiling for me. I was very scared initially, but after a while, enjoyed the experience thoroughly. Our guides (Lau & Daniel) & photographer (Yew) were excellent. They made a big difference to our experience. They also briefed us on the flora & fauna of the rainforest. They are very safety conscious too, so all’s good. Thanks heaps guys. Enjoyed myself!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Aniza
    Malaysia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Forest Bathing at the Habitat, a must try.
    We visited the Habitat at Penang Hill and really enjoyed the forest bathing session. It helps to awaken our 5 senses and we learned quite few things. The guide, Lau, and his assistant Choo, really help us to have the most enjoyable experience and sharing lots of insights. Highly recommend for those looking for stress relief activities in a forest.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 November 2023
  • Roving62052696772
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underrated but amazing place to go!
    This place was awesome! loved the ambience, the place was also very well taken care of. One of the guides, Daniel was very enthusiastic and helpful. We were lucky to see a rare insect in the wild shown by him. He also shared an interesting fact that one of the leaves there can be used as a soap so we all just randomly ran and washed our hands with the leaves 😂 theres also a "hidden" cafe inside which was nice for lepak lepak. definitely will come again in the future!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 November 2023
  • Waqas D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best thing on Penang Hill + Guided tour is 10/10!
    Best thing on Penang Hill especially for tourist who want to see more of the preserved nature element of Penang Hill. We got the guided tour and it was such an amazing experience. Our tour guide, Avvinash, was very knowledgeable and showed us all the bits of the reserve you might miss walking unguided. He showed us herbs (cloves, ginger, turmeric) that grow on the hill as well as animals, birds and insects. The highlight was the Vampire Crab which is local to the Penang hill. Overall 10/10 for the guided tour, highlight of Penang for us!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2023
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Joyee
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Took the first train up to Penang Hill and explored around before entering The Habitat once they opened. We were lucky with the weather as it was sunny yet cooling! The walk on the canopy was quite therapeutic with lots of green and occasional animals along the way. The experience from the tree top walk was a memorable one, especially when you combine beautiful scenery and fear of heights! I definitely recommend coming here if you are planning to go up to Penang Hill. As a side note, you may not have phone signal there.
Written 21 May 2024
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BestRegards FromFar
Cape Town Central, South Africa587 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Penang Hill gets busy and to be away from all the tourists, visiting The Habitat is a great option. We walked all the way up along the Heritage Trail to spot wildlife (saw Dusky Leaf Monkeys from close by with babies, two snakes and some birds) and then entered the habitat. We saw lots of lizards, beautiful butterflies, gliding squirrels, more monkeys and learnt from the different information signs. The canopy walk is well done and gives a fantastic view over the treetops of this pristine 130-million-year-old rainforest. Really recommend it highly!!
Written 12 May 2024
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Go63913521987
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I have a bad experience. The guide did not told us that half of the facilities cannot be used. I purposely bought the rm60 ticket to experience the facility such as no.11 flight of the colugo ziplines, no.10 mighty meranti, no.8 giant swing and so. Im very angry and upset. It took me rm60 and gave me this kind of experience. Rly disappointed.
Written 10 May 2024
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Venture54895036870
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Every amazing. Nice view when good weather if raining. You cannot see anything . Must try with friends and family. I love it
Written 3 May 2024
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Daydream43412502835
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The View was amazing but the surroundings are lack of entertainment especially the Butterfly Bank. It's not a butterfly 🦋hot-spot there is just a walk path with some decorations which is not something attraction. The directory is clear but the road signs shld point back to Butterfly Bank that it's not a location. The weather is hot and wet 😅 recommend you come with extra cloths. The Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk advice you come before 8am cz the glaze of the Sun ray is just nice to see the view of Penang City but kids might scare to walk around it so it's more suitable for alduts.
Written 9 April 2024
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EndlessVoyage
California1,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A trip to Habitat is definitely worthwhile in Penang, if you are staying in George Town. It was 41 Celsius (105 Fahrenheit) and humid when we stayed in George Town. The drive is interesting, economical with GRAB and it is a reprieve from the heat. Go early as you can handle, before funicular lines get long ( think Disneyland with humidity). Earlier in the day is also better for spotting birds & wildlife. The Habitat is a series of canopy walkways and pretty paths with very good signage to engage visitors in the many aspects of the environment around them. It’s in no way virgin rainforest. It’s clearly replanted, even landscaped in parts - but still worthwhile. Be sure to end at the Gift Shop & Cafe. Both are very nice and have been stocked with the environment in mind. There is also a shuttle to get you to the center (1.2 km) above where you arrive on the funicular.
Written 8 April 2024
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Mei Ching W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Really enjoyed the visit which took us into the rainforest. Canopy walk & treetop walk were the highlights. The place was well maintained & the walk was pleasant & not too strenuous. Appreciated the info boards to explain what we were looking at. Didn’t see too many fauna except monkeys but saw very interesting flora. You can easily walk back to the entrance to get back to the funicular train station which we did because we just enjoyed the walk but buggy is available if you prefer not to walk back.
Well worth the visit if you are up at Penang Hill. A bit pricey but it’s well worth it especially knowing it’s helping towards a sustainable future.
Written 26 March 2024
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Linda G
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This wonderful natural reserve was definitely worth visiting. My knees were creaking from a long plane flight and I nearly decided not to climb the stairs to the elevated walkway ... what a missed opportunity that would have been! The views are truly spectacular. And the rest of the habitat offers treetop walkways, viewing points and ample information about the flora and fauna.
Written 19 March 2024
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houndy11
Singapore, Singapore197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a paid section of walk. In there there is a long bridge and a look out tower for views of the city. Try to walk earlier in the morning or early evenings as it can get hot.
Written 18 March 2024
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MJD013
Sydney, Australia475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a great nature walk, well explained with signs and directions.

We spent about 4 hours, walking around, taking in the sights. We saw a monkey, black giant squirrels, lots of butterflies, birds, plants, flowers,... the list goes on.

It was heartening to see many school kids with their teachers taking the tour. I'm glad that the next generation is being taught about nature, and our the environment.

Bonus : It was also a lot cooler at the Habitat, than the 'plains' below.

And the funicular train to the top and back was interesting too.
Written 7 March 2024
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