Founded by David Goh in 1986, the Penang Butterfly Farm was the world’s first tropical butterfly and insect sanctuary. It welcomed five million visitors over its tenure, received numerous awards, and was one of the top tourist attractions in Penang.
In 2015 the butterfly farm was rebranded as a comprehensive nature sanctuary, and thus Entopia was born. The main aim of Entopia is to inspire visitors to experience nature in a new way with the best of the plant and insect worlds being brought together to create an environment that is not only conducive for learning and sharing a love of nature, but to also provide inspiration and education to the general public.
There are two new attractions at Entopia – The Natureland and The Cocoon. The Natureland is a shared ecological world for insects, small reptiles and other invertebrates residing in a natural habitat. This will be the largest butterfly and dragonfly garden in Malaysia and will feature more than 200 species of plants alongside waterfalls, ponds and walking trails. The Cocoon is an indoor discovery centre designed to allow visitors to explore the world of insects and invertebrates through interactive edu-stations. Within this space lies Lumino City, Malaysia’s first indoor firefly sanctuary, where the entire lifecycle of this unique insect can be observed.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to indulge in a unique dining experience at Tapestree, where you’ll dine on Asian and Western cuisine amid butterflies. Entopia takes pride in its multi-lingual educational programmes aimed at children of all ages, utilising tried-and-tested methodology and activities to promote interest and instil knowledge about the creatures that actually represent 80 percent of life on Earth.
Entopia promises to be one of the top visitor destinations in Penang and a leader in realm of ecological education.
830 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, Penang (+604 888 8111/ www.entopia.com).