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Relooking of Penang Butterfly Farm

Relooking of Penang Butterfly Farm

Penang Butterfly Farm was inaugurated on the 29th of March 1986 as the first live butterfly garden in the tropical world. It has two main objectives, which are to function as a tourist destination and to serve as a centre for education, recreation and scientific research.

Today the public farm is 27 years old. The long journey, prior to its 25th Anniversary Celebration, was challengingly rug-ged, just like the more than 3 decades of frequent field trips into the remote parts of many islands in The Malay Archipel-ago. The farm was struggling to ensure its benchmark of being an efficient and well-maintained facility through frequent up-grading and regular changes (often every 2 to 3 years) to provide a satisfying and varied educational experience to its visitors, especially to the repeat customers.
As an entirely private project, in which every single cent we spend has to be earned, we have finally managed to accu-mulate enough funds to reinvent the facility and a major make-over was undertaken at a cost of more than two million ringgits (approximately US$700,000). The public facility had to be closed for 40 days in order to complete the transfor-mation which was done within a time-frame of approximately two months.

Read more in the International Flutterings V12N5.