Penang Forestry Museum, Teluk Bahang


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Penang Forestry Museum, Teluk Bahang
Penang Forestry Museum, Teluk Bahang (22 May, 2005)




Penang Forestry Museum, or Muzium Perhutanan Pulau Pinang, is a museum that was set up to generate greater appreciation among the general public for the rainforest in Penang. Constructed in 1976 and first opened to the public in 1983, the museum covers a 700 sq meter site. It was constructed using various types of wood. The main exhibition hall is supported by the trunk of a single forest tree.

What to see or do

Penang Forestry Museum has exhibits showcasing the different types of wood and wood products. There are eight dioramas showing the different types of forest including the mangrove swamp forest, swamp forest, coastal hill forest, lowland dipterocarp forest, hill dipterocarp forest, upper hill dipterocarp forest, montane oak forest and montane ericaceous forest. The museum is really geared towards educating children and school students. Due to its proximity with the Batu Ferringhi tourist belt, it receives a small stream of tourists.


Penang Forestry Museum, main hall
Penang Forestry Museum, main hall (22 May, 2005)


Useful Contact

Museum Perhutanan Hutan Lipur Telok Bahang
Taman Rimba, Telok Bahang, 11050 Pulau Pinang
Tel: 604-885 2388
Telok Bahang Forest Ranger Office: 604-885 1280

State Forestry Department
Tingkat 20, Menara KOMTAR
10000 Penang
Tel: 604-262 5272, 650 5250
Fax: 604-263 6335
Email: jabatanp@sukpp.gov.my


Exhibits at the Penang Forestry Museum
Exhibits at the Penang Forestry Museum (22 May, 2005)



Timber industry diorama, Penang Forestry Museum
Timber industry diorama, Penang Forestry Museum (22 May, 2005)


Getting there

Penang Forestry Museum is located about 2.2 km from the Teluk Bahang roundabout. From George Town, take the northern beach road through Batu Ferringhi until you reach the Teluk Bahang roundabout. Make a 9 o'clock turn to the left. You will reach the Teluk Bahang Forest Park (Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang) after passing the Penang Butterfly Farm on the left side of the road. The Penang Forestry Museum is located within the forest park. If you are taking public transport, Rapid Penang Bus 101 goes to Teluk Bahang Village. From there you need to change to Bus 501 that heads towards Balik Pulau. Take note that bus services is sporadic.

Opening hours
Every day except Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am to 12.00noon, 2.45pm to 5.00pm



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