The Habitat Penang Hill offers the most authentic, diverse and educational rainforest experience in Malaysia and is located less than 10km from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Penang. This world class rainforest discovery centre sits on the fringes of a forest reserve protected since 1911 and consists of a 1.6km nature trail that was built by the British East India Company in the early 1800s. Apart from the myriad of flora and fauna that are discoverable along the trail, guests are also able to enjoy breath-taking views of Penang and its surrounding areas atop the 13-meter high Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk, the highest public viewing point on the island (800m above sea level). The Habitat is also home to Langur Way Canopy Walk, the longest two-span stressed ribbon bridge in the world and the only one that sits within a pristine rainforest where you can have a stunning view of the canopy layer of the rainforest, where more than 50% of biodiversity in the rainforest resides.
Flight of the Colugo experience comprises 5 zipline, one abseil and one net bridge that goes through the rainforest canopy, guided by professionally certified aerial trail team. All proceeds of The Habitat are channelled to The Habitat Foundation, a non-profit organisation that cultivates innovative solutions to safeguard biodiversity and protect the natural environment. The Habitat Foundation’s mission is to contribute to innovative solutions to conserve biodiversity, strengthen protected areas, protect the environment, and promote sustainability, in close cooperation with government agencies, experts, NGOs, and community partners. Members of the special needs community are encourage to visit the park for nature appreciation as the attraction is accessible friendly.
Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk was completed in December 2016 and sits approximately 800 metres above sea level
The bridge is designed to hold 900 individuals weighing 100kg each, equivalent to 18 adult Asian elephants
The trail within the park traces the original pathway carved out by the British East India Company in the early 1800s
Evidence suggests that the rainforest on Penang Hill is tens of millions years old!