With world-class facilities, dramatic natural beauty, and a commitment to conservation and environmental awareness, The Habitat on Penang Hill is the place to visit for the most complete, exciting and educational Malaysian rainforest experience. When you walk through the gates of The Habitat you enter a magical natural kingdom of genuine beauty.
Rolling hills, pristine rain forest, lush flora, enormous granite boulders and distant views make The Habitat on Penang Hill a must-see attraction. This world-class ecotourism site, the first of its kind in Malaysia, aims to promote environmental consciousness and conservation awareness tourism.
The Habitat rainforest is part of the lungs of Penang. Through photosynthesis plants pull carbon out of the atmosphere, storing it in the root stems, leaves and branches, then transforming it into life-giving oxygen. Rainforests also help recycle and clean our water supplies. The Habitat nature trail allows you to appreciate these jungle rainforests and the wildlife that calls them home.
Conservation and preservation are important to the survival of the planet and we believe it’s time for you to immerse yourself in nature. Being closer to nature brings you closer to your family and we can’t think of a better place for you to connect with nature and do just that.
Come and join us on an incredible journey where nature and history combine to make The Habitat an experience like no other in Malaysia.
Green Initiatives are core elements incorporated into The Habitat project. One of our goals is to maximise the energy efficiency of our buildings and minimize the carbon footprint of our operational activities long term.
Our facilities are all operated according to best industry practices and world-class standards. Ecologically sound and environmentally friendly methods were also employed in the development and implementation of the project where possible. Earth-rammed walls, a technique using natural raw materials such as earth, chalk, lime or gravel, and green roofs, roofs partially covered in vegetation and a growing medium, have been incorporated into the design and construction of our buildings. Solar and water harvesting technologies are also utilized in the ongoing operations and maintenance of the Habitat project, and will continue to be so for the life of the project.
At the Habitat Penang Hill, we have a “no single use plastic water bottle” policy. Imagine, it takes three times the amount of water to produce the single use water bottle, than it takes to fill the bottle. You can purchase reusable stainless steel water bottles that can be filled up at water stations.