Come Join Us!

The second Penang Hill Festival 2019 (PHF2019) is happening on Penang Hill from the 18 - 21 of July! With such a rich abundance of history, nature, and culture, Penang Hill Corporation invites everyone to join in and celebrate this wonderful conglomeration on Penang Hill. Come “See the Nature. Feel the History” with our elaborate programs for the entire family!

Talk & Walk
Rainforest Exploration

Dataran
18 July 2019
8.00am
(Fee Applies: RM10 Adult, RM5 Child)
In the midst of an ancient rainforest, the trees whisper stories of a long-forgotten past, waiting for Man to discover. Dr Saw Leng Guan, curator for Penang Botanic Gardens and the recipient of the prestigious Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh medal, will give a talk on “Flora of Penang Hill” to discover Penang Hill’s rich diversity. A discovery walk is also included in the event.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP BY CANON

DATARAN
18 JULY 2019
7.00 AM - 10.00 AM
(Free Admission)
As a prelude to the Penang Hill Festival, the Nature Photography Workshop is a rare chance for photography aficionados to brush up their skills and capture unique wildlife shots with a professional photographer! You are strongly advised to bring your own tripod.

PHOTO EXHIBITION

GATE HOUSE NEXT TO BEL RETIRO
18-21 JULY 2019
8.00 AM - 6.00 PM
(Free Admission)
Showcasing old photographs of Penang Hill, this is one exhibition that will bring back fond memories for the old and exciting discoveries for the young. Some of the photographs date back to as far as the 1800s during British colonial times.

EXHIBITION BOOTHS

DATARAN
18 - 21 JULY 2019
8.00 AM - 6.00 PM
(Free Admission)
- The Habitat Foundation
- UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
- Entopia
- Malaysia Primatology Society
- Monkey Cup Garden
- Canon
- Penang Green Council

GINGER GARDEN TOUR

BELLEVUE
18 - 21 JULY 2019
8.00 AM - 6.00 PM
(Free Admission)

Special Guided Tours
10.00 AM & 3.30 PM
(Fee Applies : RM 8 per pax)
The Bellevue’s Ginger Garden is an eco-tourist destination on Penang Hill, evolving from the Bellevue Aviary Gardens which was established in 1980. It will feature a large collection of Old and New World plants from all the eight families of the botanical order of Zingiberales, namely Cannaceae (the Canna family), Costaceae (the Costus family), Heliconiaceae (the Heliconia family), Lowiaceae (the Orchidantha family), Marantaceae (the Prayer plant family), Musaceae (the Banana family) Strelitziaceae (the Bird of Paradise family), and Zingiberaceae (the Ginger family)

BIRD WATCHING WITH MR. KANDA

Dataran
18 & 21 JULY 2019
8.30 AM
(Free Admission)
Introducing the birds of Penang Hill! Led by Mr. Kanda. He believes a deeper understanding of these winged creatures will spark a fascination that will far outweigh any fear and squeamishness they create! Bird watching can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes and also by listening for bird sounds.

NATURE CLASSROOM (KIDS)

Dataran
20 & 21 JULY 2019
9.00 AM - 12.00 PM
(Registration Fee Applies - RM50.00 per person)
Children will love this walk by Nature Classroom! It is a specially designed route for those young at heart to find exotic species to draw and color in a handbook (inculded). The fun-learning session will inspire children to explore further on the wonders of nature.

HABITALK

THE HABITAT
10.00 AM
(Free Admission)
18 JULY - Cheapskate’s Guide to going green by Wong Ee Lynn

19 JULY - How to use e-commarce to combat food waste with Green Hero by Calvin Chan

NATURE WALK - NATURE & HERITAGE
SESSION

DATARAN
18-21 JULY 2019
Session 1 (Nature): 9.30 AM
Session 2 (Heritage): 11.30AM
Session 3 (Nature): 2.30 PM
Session 4 (Heritage): 4.30 PM
(Free Admission)
Nature lovers and avid hikers will be happy to know that a guided tour is provided. This is an opportunity to check out exotic plants such as Monkey Cup, Slipper Orchid, and etc. You also can discover the rich heritage of Penang Hill. With history, uncover its past and engage yourself with the heritage buildings found on the hill.

ENTOPIA
"UP CLOSE WITH CRAWLIES”

DATARAN
18-21 JULY 2019
Session 1 : 10.00 AM
Session 2 : 11.00AM
Session 3 : 12.00 PM
(Free Admission)
Entopia offers educational talks and hands-on learning activities throughout the day in The Natureland and The Cocoon. Rediscover Mother Nature with our fun-filled activities today! Let us guide you through the mysteries of Mother Nature with our Nature Learning Activities.

LET’S TALK NATURE

THE HABITAT
3.00 PM
(Free Admission)

18 JULY - Snakes on the Hill
19 JULY - Illegal Wild Life Trade
21 JULY - Magical Plants of Penang Hill

TEA TALKS

BELLEVUE
18, 19 JULY 2019
4.00 PM
(Free Admission)
Immerse yourself in the history of Penang Hill along with other speakers deliver an interesting talk on Penang Hill’s past. Find out more about other iconic buildings on the hill as well with an optional walk after the talk.

MINI SHOWCASE WITH
BALOK PEOPLE & RHUMBIA

DATARAN
18 JULY - Balok People
19 JULY - Rhumbia
6.00 PM - 7.00 PM
(Free Admission)
Sit back and chill to the sweet vibes from the sounds of Balok People and Rhumbia.

NIGHT EXPLORATION
AT PENANG HILL

DATARAN
18-19 JULY 2019
8.00 PM - 10.00 PM
(Fee Applies - RM30.00 per person)
The long-awaited Night Exploration is here! Adventure seekers can now join our exhilarating event. Be prepared to be thrilled by some of the trails of Penang Hill in the dark and try to catch a glimpse of our shy nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. Discover the hidden world of mammals at night. Explore the hidden treasure cove that is Penang Hill to learn more about the wonderful world of mammals at night.

TALK & WALK
VIADUCT WALK

DATARAN
19 JULY 2019
8.00 AM
(Fee Applies: RM10 Adult, RM5 Child)
Avid hikers will be delighted to know that a guide will be accompanying visitors for the 7.5km long Viaduct Trail Walk where much of the flora and fauna can be presented by our knowledgeable NatureWalk guides. So bring out your walking shoes, spray on some mozzie repellent, and let’s go for an adventure!

“WILD ROADS” BY
LANGUR PROJECT PENANG

DATARAN
19 JULY 2019
8.30 AM
(Free Admission)
Learn all about Penang’s charming langurs and what Langur Project Penang is doing to promote safe crossing for langurs and other arboreal animals.

SUNRISE PHOTOGRAPHY
BY CANON

VIEWING DECK, UPPER STATION
20 JULY 2019
7.00 AM - 8.00 AM
(Free Admission)

UNESCO BIOSPHERE TALK

DATARAN
20 JULY 2019
8.30 AM
(Free Admission)
Conserving the environment is a continuous effort of Penang Hill and this talk describes Penang Hill’s efforts in conjuction with UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB). Discover ways Man can live in harmony with Mother Nature and establish an eco-friendly environment for our children.

TALK & WALK
MONIOT TRAIL

DATARAN
20 JULY 2019
8.00 AM
(Fee Applies: RM10 Adult, RM5 Child)
Nature lovers and avid hikers will be happy to know that a guided tour to Moniot Trail is provided. This 5km walk is an opportunity to check out exotic plants such as Monkey Cup, Slipper Orchid, and etc. With any luck, you can also spot some animals synonymous with the Hill like the Dusky Leaf Monkey. This historic trail is also one of the most scenic trails on Penang Hill!

MUSIC ON HILL - EAST MEETS WEST

DATARAN
20 JULY 2019
3.00 PM - 6.00 PM
(Free Admission)
The exciting evening will begin with a sequence of a unique ensemble from Joyous Chinese Orchestra, Penang’s finest Jazz Duo, followed by the soothing sounds of Mr. Choong’s Yamaha Group. The evening continues with the Pleasent Asian Vibe of Gamelan by SGGS and ends with the edectic tunes of Sada Borneo.

STAR GAZING
BY PROF DR CHONG HON YEW

BELLEVUE
8.00 PM
(Fee Applies)
In ancient times, people have looked to the moon and stars for navigation, farming, and folklore. Stargazers are welcome to gather to observe the milky way. Astronomy fans will not want to miss out on this sighting!

SUN SALUTATIONS

CURTIS CREAST, THE HABITAT
21 JULY 2019
7.00 AM - 8.00 AM
(Fee Applies - RM50 per person)
Bring your mat and come up for an invigorating sunrise yoga session. Register early to secure your place.

TALK & WALK
CRAG HERITAGE TRAIL

DATARAN
21 JULY 2019
8.00 AM - 10.00 AM
(Fee Applies: RM10 Adult, RM5 Child)
Withstanding the test of time, The Crag is now a reminder of Penang Hill’s colorful past. Built in the mid- 19th century, it was once a sanitarium, a hotel, and a school. The walk will take participants back in time and reminisce about the past. It will be appealing to the Uplands Alumni to find out about their old school!
* The information is subject to change without notice.

Organiser

Penang Hill Corporation

Endorsed by

Penang State Government

Partners

The Habitat Bellevue Hotel Nature Walk Nature Classroom

David Brown Monkey Cup Grab

Sponsored By

Penang Global Tourism Monkey Cup Canon Malaysia

Supported By

GeorgeTown World Heritage Incorporated

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