A trip to Malaysia wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Habitat Penang Hill! The Habitat is home to the most authentic, diverse, and educational rainforest experience in Malaysia. It is located at Jalan Bukit Bendera, 11300 Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, and is only accessible via the Penang Hill funicular train services to the upper station. The tunnel track of the funicular train is the steepest track in the world and the longest in Asia.
The world-class rainforest discovery centre of Penang Hill sits on the fringes of a forest reserve protected since 1911. The park consists of a 1.6 km nature trail that was built by the British East India Company in the early 1800s at the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, just less than 10km away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town.
Apart from the myriad of flora and fauna that are discoverable along our nature trail, visitors will enjoy breath-taking views of Bukit Bendera Malaysia and the surrounding areas of Penang Hill on top of the 13-meter high Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk, the highest public viewing point on Penang Island, 800-meters above sea level. You can catch the sunrise above nature or get a glimpse of the unparalleled night view of George Town from the top.