A canopy walk in an ancient rainforest

The Habitat Penang Hill

Perched above the virgin rainforest of Penang Hill, The Habitat is no ordinary park, with its spectacular canopy walks and thrilling zipline. 


Profits from the park fund the work of the The Habitat Foundation, a non-profit that supports initiatives in conservation, education, research and sustainable tourism. The foundation offers research grants and funds initiatives like the building of sustainable forest trail loop to Gunung Perlis, in partnership with the local forestry department. A visit to The Habitat at Penang Hill supports these efforts. 

Check out our Weekend of Good guide to Penang for more travel ideas and tips!


Good for kids

Getting there

Take a taxi or use a ride-sharing app from George Town to the railway base station at Jalan Bukit Bendera, Air Itam, where you can then take the funicular to the top of Penang Hill. The ride from George Town takes about 20 minutes. You can also take the Rapid Penang 204 bus (Weld Quay [jetty] and Penang Hill Station). 

Traveller's Notes

Buy your funicular and park entrance tickets in advance online to avoid long lines, especially at the funicular base station.

Take advantage of the free guided tours by trained naturalists to make the most of your visit.

Bring mosquito repellent to ward off bites. 

As part of its efforts to discourage use of single-use plastics, water stations are available in the park. Visitors who forget their bottles can buy stainless steel ones in the park.

  •  Alexandra Wong 

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