Penang’s Tropical Fruit Farm is situated about 800ft above sea level on the hilly terrains of Teluk Bahang in Penang, making it an ideal location for cultivating many types of tropical and sub-tropical fruit trees. The orchard was developed in 1993 with the aim of conserving rare and exotic fruit trees from far-flung corners of the globe such as Central and South America, Central Africa, India, the Middle East, the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands etc. Today the orchard boasts the largest collection of fruit in Southeast Asia with over 200 different species, and the list is still growing (no pun intended).
It’s a wonderful place to visit with the kids as there is lots of room to run around and explore. Kids can enjoy a quick buggy ride up the hill and farmers will pluck fruit right off the trees to sample. At the end of our wander, we sat and ordered a giant plate of the most delicious, sweet tropical fruit to snack on, and drank large refreshing juices, all while enjoying the stunning views.
There is a big gift shop where you can also sample different honey as well as gut healthy enzymes (which taste surprisingly good) and purchase various souvenirs.
Definitely one of the places you should go and explore on our beautiful island… and they are open 9am-5pm, 365 days of the year!