Its the perfect opportunity to visit ‘the Habitat’ when you next travel to Penang.

The Habitat on Penang Hill is an eco-friendly reserve on the Malaysian Island of Penang and the perfect place to spend the day when visiting.  Just 6 kilometres from the city of George Town, this World Heritage listed eco-tourism park showcases its spectacular 130-Million-year-old rainforest.

The 10 acre park showcases the rich biodiversity of this ancient rainforest and uses many green initiatives to maximise energy and efficiency, while minimising its carbon footprint.

Enjoy the clean and crisp air as you walk the 1.6 kilometre Nature Trail and along the Langur Way Canopy Walk, the forest pathways and climb to the top of the Iconic Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk.

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What to see in the rainforest

Trained Naturalists take you on an informative journey through the species of plants, trees, insects,bids, reptiles and mammals that live within this extraordinary rainforest.

The 230 metre long Langur Way Canopy Walk is the longest two-span stressed ribbon bridge in existence and the Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk at the top of Penang Hill is 800 metres above sea-level and provides visitors with 360 degree panoramic views of Penang Island.

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How to get there

The Funicular Railway
The Funicular Railway to Penang Hill

Catch the Funicular Railway to the top of Penang Hill.  From there a few minutes walk will lead you to the start of the 1.6 kilometre walking trail and lead you on an easy and scenic trail with inspiring views of Penang and the Andaman Sea.

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Views over George Town and the Andaman Sea

Make your way through the lush rainforest pathways

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Lush undergrowth in the rainforest with Bromiliads growing wild.
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Viewing Platform overlooking George Town

Walk the Langur Way, rainforest canopy walk

Langur Way
Langur Way – the World’s longest two-span stressed ribbon bridge.

Langur Way Canopy Walk Penang Hill

Rainforest swing on Penang Hill
Rainforest swing platform overlooking the Langur Way canopy walk.

Enjoy the show in the Orchid Pavilion


Stone stairways through the forest

Climb the Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk

Be amazed with the rare plants growing wild

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Rare pitcher plants growing wild in the rainforest
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Sweet Gingers everywhere
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The Habitat on Penang Hill

Work continues in this magnificent project with the plan to inspire visitors to make choices for a sustainable future.   Reconnect with nature as you explore this pristine rainforest and discover a truly different side of Penang Hill.
Have you been to the Habitat yet?  How was your experience?

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