Penang is fast growing in popularity as a nature destination, as it’s so easy to get to, and to get around. Penang’s compact size and good road network make it convenient for visitors to get around, with the sea, hills and jungle adventure only minutes away. Visitors are able to experience the contrast between Penang’s bustling commercial and heritage centre and its beautiful green jungles.
NEW CANOPY WALK ENHANCES THE HABITAT
Visitors to Penang’s virgin rainforest now have an extra way to enjoy the breath-taking surroundings, thanks to a 230-metre canopy bridge opened in 2018.
The Habitat is a world-class eco- tourism facility located on the fringes of a 130-million-year-old rainforest on Penang Hill. This rainforest precariously exists side-by-side with urban Penang and its environs.
The Habitat’s eco-friendly attractions include an historical 1.6km Nature Trail built in the early 1800s by the British East India Company. Additional eco- friendly Canopy Bridges, a Tree Top Walk and Canopy Walkways provide visitors with access to the forest canopy. Visitors find themselves immersed in the natural beauty of the rainforest, marvelling at beautiful tree ferns believed to be over 100 years old, and other ancient rainforest giants such as the Damar Minyak and Rhu Bukit conifers.
With world-class facilities, dramatic natural beauty, and a commitment to conservation and environmental awareness, The Habitat on Penang Hill is the place to visit for a highly complete, exciting and educational Malaysian rainforest experience. Rolling hills, pristine rain forest, lush ora, enormous granite boulders and distant views make The Habitat on Penang Hill a must-see attraction in Penang.
The latest edition is a canopy bridge entitled “Langur Way”. Enjoying a higher perspective thanks to a series of two suspension bridges 40 meters above the rainforest oor, visitors are able to soak in the surrounding sounds or catch a glimpse of the wildlife such as the Dusky Leaf Langur and its family swinging around in the rainforest. The Habitat Canopy Walk is designed and engineered to be “tree friendly” without rigging any of the steel cables directly onto the trees.