Our Thoughts on Penang Butterfly Farm

~ Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:36 AM ~

We had our final family holiday for 2013 in Penang and managed to squeeze in an outing to the Penang Butterfly Farm before we head back home.

Before I begin, I just want to note down that prior to this visit, the other butterfly farm I've been to is the one in Kuala Lumpur long long long long time ago, when I was a pre-teen and I totally can't recall much of that visit anyway... Anyway, this post is to document down our thoughts and feedback on our visit to the Penang Butterfly Farm...
 

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We reached the Penang Butterfly Farm around 2pm. Not enough parking lots available but thank God we managed to get a very nice parking. The queue to buy the tickets was fast.

Once we got into the Penang Butterfly Farm, we saw butterflies EVERYWHERE. Up, down, left, right, on you, over you, EVERYWHERE. Oh boy... the paranoid side of me started freaking out a wee bit.. I'm not like allergic to butterflies or anything but the sudden thought of their legs and wings touching my skin just gives me a sudden chill. But gotta brave on and show happy excited face to our kiddos!

Armed with a stroller (our 3 months old Carolyn was in it) and hubby carrying our 2 years old Alyson and our 4.5 years old Benjamin walking next to us, we strolled in further.

You can push your stroller on the pathways around the butterfly farm though some areas would require some sort of ninja skills to maneuver the stroller around.

There are loads of butterflies all around though I started noticing the same species (colors) after a few minutes. Meaning, not much varieties though the quantity is a lot. We also get to see the butterflies eggs, larvaes, etc.

I'm happy our kiddos get to see all these and hopefully they learned something from this trip. Other than butterflies, we also get to see other reptiles (lizards, snakes, etc) and we also checked out the nature guided tour inside the farm (it's a spacious air-conditioned hall where you can watch videos, see the many exhibits and then exit out of the farm)


To sum up our review on Penang Butterfly Farm:

PLUS POINTS:

  • Reasonable entrance fees

  • A lot of butterflies in the farm

  • Other insects can be seen: dragonflies, milipedes, scorpions

  • Opportunity to see monkey cup up-close



BAD POINTS:

  • Limited parking lots

  • Not enough benches for people to sit and rest

  • Walkways are stroller friendly though some paths require skills to maneuver

 

Overall, a very nice place to visit, even though the farm is small, everything inside makes you feel it is worth paying the money to check out the site. The experience of walking inside a place where butterflies flutter around you and even landed on you is priceless!


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Buying Flowers Online

~ Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 6:09 PM ~

I remember a few years ago when I needed so urgently for a contact of a florist, I ended up asking my ex-colleague (who is a secretary). But the ones she gave me were phone numbers to the florists, no websites or pictures of their products to look at or choose from. And I really feel not comfortable not being able to at least have a look of the products that I plan to buy.

I feel it's more thoughtful to be able to choose the flowers and if possible, customise the designs ourselves instead of just placing the order over the phone.

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I mean, I personally feel safer if I can place the order online, at least the details I type out on the order form are what I wanted to be included instead of relying on verbal message over the phone which might have typo or miscommunication, right?

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Bathroom Aids

~ Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM ~

Recently I came across a website featuring bathroom aids from UKS Mobility and memories of my late mum flooded back into my mind when I saw this product...

About a month plus before my mum passed away due to her kidney failures, my hubby then boyfriend bought her a chair similar to the one shown above. It allows her to sit on the chair and use it as a commode as well. She did not use it for shower as she can still walk around slowly just that our bathroom is the squat toilet kind so she was not able to squat anymore, hence the purpose of getting her the above chair.

I recalled how difficult it was for us to find products like this in Malaysia. Some pharmacies sell them but the stocks and designs most often are limited. So I think it is great that there is such a website selling products like this.

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