The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Penang Butterfly Farm

We were in Penang for a couple of days on the weekend for a wedding, and we had time to pay the Butterfly Farm a (re)visit. We first visited the Butterfly Farm more than four years ago when our little boy hadn't yet been born (but I had morning sickness!). This time we arrived at the right time to join the free guided tour, and we got to do a few things that we didn't do last time like:

1. Find out that butterflies can remain copulated for many hours, up to a day!

2. Hold a caterpillar (that was our 3.5 year old's hand, being brave for all of two seconds before he tried to shake the caterpillar off):

3. Learn about various other animal and plant species that exist in the same environment as the butterflies. Here hubby was handling a millipede:

4. Release butterflies that had newly emerged from their chrysalis, where the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly took place:

It is definitely worth a visit.

The Penang Butterfly Farm
830 Jalan Teluk Bahang
Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang
Tel. +60 4 885 1253

(We took the No. 101 Rapid Penang Bus from central Penang to the Butterfly Farm which took about 45 minutes and cost about RM3 per person.)

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