Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang is a forest park in Teluk Bahang. It covers an area of 32 hectares, and is located within the Teluk Bahang Recreational Forest, which covers 873 hectares. Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang was established in 1974 to increase people's appreciation and knowledge about Malaysia's forest ecology. In the course of setting up the park, several hiking trails were also mapped out.
Within the forest park are pools where visitors can take a dip to refresh themselves. Picnic areas are also available, as are camping ground and hostels.
Stream flowing through Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang (22 May, 2005)
A stream cascading through A stream cascading through Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang (22 May, 2005)
Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang is located about 2.2 km or 15 minutes 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.
Every day except Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am to 12.00noon, 2.45pm to 5.00pm
What to see or do
Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang is a place to enjoy the calming serenity of the rainforest. There are nature trails around the park, as well as treks that leads deeper through the jungle and into Penang Hill. Anybody intending to climb these trails are reminded that a certain degree of physical fitness and stamina is expected. One should explore according to one's pace and not to overexert.
Hiking trail at Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang (22 May, 2005)
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
Tel: 604-262 5272, 650 5250
Fax: 604-263 6335
Email: [email protected]
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