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Showing posts with label Penang. Show all posts

New Penang Sentral is under construction

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Mammoth project at northern of Butterworth Penang. 

A new and beautiful day under the scorching sun construction workers are working daily to meet the completion of delayed Penang Sentral project. The project is gaining huge momentum and very much noticeable. Frequent Penang Sentral patrons are aware the process of the project due to safety measures were taken by the developer slightly affected the busy Butterworth transportation hub.

 Everyone are coming to Penang Sentral for the long-haul express bus, local bus, ferry and high speed electric train (ETS). In the early 2016, every small grocery stores and dining restaurants have been asked to moved out as the area soon to be turned to a taxi parking lot.

The Penang Sentral is still fully operational providing Butterworth community and tourist an excellent public transportation service. Based on the pace of the ongoing construction, hopefully, the new Penang Sentral is in its completion in the end of 2018. 

The new Penang Sentral is one of the demand from the public to improve its facilities. Besides, increasing number of automobile owners are causing public outcry on the traffic congestion after the completion of Penang 2nd Bridge.

The improved facilities will encourage community to use public transportation. New Penang Sentral will be offering a safe parking facilities and a modern commercial building after completion.

It still unknown to many of us will there be a change of name or still calling it as Penang Sentral.

Above is a video from Penang Sentral to Georgetown by ferry.

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Entopia

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It was a butterfly farm. Now, it is literally a theme park.

This is a school of insects. Not just display of butterflies. A tons of educational tools were being deployed for the visitors to digest. Awe and groundbreaking to express the experience given.

On the day of visit, there was a sight of middle east tourists enjoying their trip to Entopia. Good place for family and group,

I will be joining them for a lifetime adventure offered by Entopia. ( The butterfly theme park). One can learn nearly everything about butterfly and other insects too. Not from text book, from watching closely with both of your eyes.

Keep the brochure and wear the bracelet tag for later !

It takes time to visit all of it. There was an underground learning facility and a western concept restaurant. Handful of toilets and baby changing room. There is no turning back as you might lost on the way.

1. The little one shapes our land and fertilize the soil.

They are well fed !.   Give them a round of applause for what they did to our soil. We would not have so many palm trees without them. Their continuous effort is appreciated.

2. Plants and Flowers

For your information, a native flower of Madagascar. Flame of the forest is one of the useful plants. To be able to see it closely, surely no regret in life.

I am not a flower expert. This look like the flame of the forest from my view.

3. Amazing Butterflies

The smell of rotten fruit attracts butterfly !

Spot some real butterfly of this chart. Particularly the Chocolate Glass Yellow or Eurema Sari.

Enough and tired of seeing butterfly photos ? Enjoy the video below for more butterflies sightings

4. The Underground

Built a tunnel with an escalator. It does feel like underground because of the pressure. Well, the air condition did a pretty good job maintaining our body temperature to a comfort level. Besides, You stilll have a long way till the end.

You are required to crawl to be fit here. Some amazing things to discover.

5. Scientific Discovery

More time were spent here reading all these butterfly myth collected from all around the world. It just throw everything for you to digest. Everything from fictional and real scientific stuff. The kids must be confuse, well for adult like me, it already confusing. Still, it pretty outstanding !

The image above is a scientific discovery. Ant and caterpillar are friend as they have some common business. Caterpillar provides honey gland whereas, ant provide some protection.

6. The right place for family

Hi Toro !

A laboratory to learn on ant behavior. Ants exhibit some good practice such as hardworking. Have you bring your kids ? Your kids will be learning the wisdom and knowledge after the visit.

A restaurant in the middle of Entopia.

7. Learn importance of Pollinate

Looking like a real garden 

Observing the process of pollinating is an essential learning. Do not miss it out !

Butterfly hold an important job to transfer flower essence to another keeping them alive by reproduction.

Remember the flame of the forest ? How can the butterfly face it upside down ? anti gravity ? 

8. Tourist Attractions

These plants in the pot are attracting many flying butterfly to stand on the leaves for resting. Many visitors took out cameras for a closer shoot on these beautiful butterflies.

The sunlight is able to penetrate the garden feeling body temperature is rising sharply. 

9. Dragonfly

Dragonfly is rare. One can only found them near lake where water is present. It seem like dragonfly was not as many as butterfly.there is a place specifically introducing dragonfly and also the grasshopper.

10. One of a kind in Penang

Meet the little one Dagon

 Giant man made tree ? I cant figure out as if it was a living tree, how they transport it to here ?

A short-sighted caterpillar ?

They made a waterfall !

A very nice purple flower girl !

In the end of the journey, there was a shop selling souvenir too.

Pictures and Review of Penang Bird Park 2016

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Your Favorite Birds are all in Penang Bird Park 

Get to see some of the awesome birds you only able to see in books or television.

Boast as biggest bird park in Malaysia. Nothing impressive on the outside. Wait till you see what are waiting on the other side. It is a huge bird park !

Penang Bird Park

My father is a bird lover so much. I guess there is some genes inherited from him. Unlike any other zoo I have visited in my life. It was my first visit to a zoo full of birds. I got so excited because it met my expectation and beyond.

It not as cheap as other zoo due to the expensive bird food ? Hey, the maintenance of the zoo is not cheap though !

I was quite impressed that there was a restaurant serving local cuisine and a grocery store selling snack and drinks. A really good place for tourist.

Cockatoo Penang Bird Park

The weather was extremely scorching. The bird in the cage could get a wrong idea that it might be summer. Instead of sleeping like those mammals always do in other zoo, these Cockatoo are cuddling each other. This is a best zoo for couple !  

There were not much visitors in Penang Bird Park at this weekday. These birds did not see me coming for a sneak zoom and candid.

Kakatua Penang Bird Park

Kakatua or in English Cockatoo is one of well known bird in Malaysia. I believe there was a malay song about Cockatoo.

If you need a reason to visit Penang Bird Park, let it be "to see Cockatoo". I feel like they are funny and good-looking.

Red Lory

Please tell me you can relate this to "Angry Bird"

Penang Bird Park 2016
Never failed to amaze me ! I always relating Parrot to a Pirate movie. Have you seen Pirate in the Caribbean or Peter Pan ? There was always a bird on the ship and it look just like the bird on the picture above

Among the animal kingdom, Parrot is the real talker ! Ape can be intelligent and smart. But, parrot can speak accurately and that can get really scary sometimes.

Owl Penang Bird Park 2016

I was getting a heart attack when get the chance to see owl. I have seen owl in the dark with flashlight up on the tree. Never on daytime I thought they will not survive when hit by sunlight ? Did the staff grip it with a rope or something ? To be honest, there were few of them on the trees. Yet, it not even night.

A group of owl waiting the night fall !

I swear to you this is not the same bird couple You have seen minutes ago. I see what you did there, The most obscene bird picture ever !

After the forehead kissing, they just move to other part where the beak located. They just cannot stop doing it !

Someone please put a bird inside the cage. No wonder it so angry, because it felt lonely

Dove Penang Bird Park 2016

A group of noisy dove ! My life is complete after able to see a dove in a lifetime

Diamond Dove
Diamond Dove

Another species of Dove. There were like twenty of them in the same cage !

Penang Bird Park 2016

Colorful isn't she ?

Some serious tiger tattoo on this bird neck

Sun Conure
Some of the most photogenic bird !

Hmmm ?? !! When you have two gender same species in a cage.

The bird that dwell on top of mountain. Strong feather that can fly on clouds, sharp eye and claw that enable him to catch it prey easily.  With a cage, eagle is hardly to be seen because always hiding on the top. Besides, eagle is not meant to be contained required a really big and high cage. By the way, this eagle was not contained in a cage but on the wild with a string tied on its claw preventing from flying away.

On the way to the lake, flamingo is not to be missed. That pair of pink and long slim leg !

There was a huge lake with a bridge and a gazebo in the middle of the lake. That is where duck dwells !

Penang Bird Park 2016

Ducks are so obsessed with water and sand. Destined to be not fly so high but a good swimmer !

Penang Bird Park 2016

I like to call them egret in fact, it could be a egret or a heron. Egret are mostly living in Asian countries.

Penang Bird Park 2016

There was a section where visitor could go in to walk among the group of egrets. I was kind of afraid because there was like only me here and tons of egrets. Eventually, author of the blog did not enter the section. It was full of egrets and they were so tall and big one. I felt like my life is in danger !

They move slowly though, still, I will not dare to enter because I don know will they think me as their daily food ?

I wonder why these egrets were living here. Egrets are high flyer and travel quite often. I have seen egret hiding in the tall grass in a raining day. Those egrets are living freely.

Walk to a rather big cage where the horn bill located. Most of the horn bill species in Malaysia are living in this zoo. This is none other than helmeted horn bill. You are lucky to spot one at this low because they fly really high and live in a forest where human barely visit. Horn bill is a shy creature !

Rhinoceros horn bill is quite spectacular. The South east Asian version of eagle.

Great Horn bill does not look so scary but it really a big bird. With that horn and beak could easily intimidate enemy that it hold a massive destruction power.

Malay owl Penang Bird Park 2016
Malay Owl
 The Owl that does not look that cute. That cute owl turn it head a little bt

Malay Peacock
 A pretty peacock !

Malay Peacock Penang Bird Park 2016

When a peacock sense a threat, they will spread its wing to show how big it can be to intimidate opponent. As in my case, the peacock opens its beautiful wing to show affection towards me.

There were huge numbers of birds in Penang Bird Park. These 32 pictures of Penang Bird Park do not represents everything inside the enormous Penang Bird Park. To experience it by naked eye is always preferable choice. I have truly seen my favorite lifetime birds in a close proximity, when will you going to fulfill it ?