GEORGE TOWN, Aug 5 – The Penang Butterfly Farm (PBF), known as Malaysia’s first such attraction, will be reopened to visitors next year after having undergone a RM50 million redevelopment exercise since March.
Instead of PBF, the park, which sits on 9,290 square metres of exhibition space, will be known as “Entopia”, which is a
combination of the words entomology (the study of insects) utopia, according to chief executive officer Joseph Goh.
“Entopia will have an indoor and outdoor area showcasing about 15,000 butterflies, dragonflies and fireflies,” he said at launch of the PBF rebranding exercise at Hin Bus Depot today.
Goh’s father, David, had founded the butterfly farm in 1986 as an education and research centre.
The farm in Teluk Bahang is among Penang’s more popular tourist attractions and boasts more than 50 different species Malaysian butterflies.
According to Joseph, the insects are currently bred in nine breeding stations in Teluk Bahang and Tanjung Bungah.
All insects to be showcased in Entopia will come from these breeding stations, he said.
PBF also launched its new website with more information about its exhibits and the progress of its redevelopment over at entopia.com
by Malay Mail Online