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Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest: A True Natural Gem In Penang

Growing up in Penang, we are all very well aware of the bountiful street food scene here. If you look a little closer, some adventure enthusiasts will tell you that Penang is also home to countless of natural wonders. The Habitat, Frog Hill, and scenic waterfalls are just a few to name. Today, we will be taking a trip deep into the Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest Penang. Are you all set? Let’s begin this journey into the woods.

Take A Journey Through Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest, Penang

The Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest is named after the dark, deep river that’s nearby the forest. It is a freshwater swamp that’s located to the north of Province Wellesley (Seberang Perai Utara). Here, it is home to various wildlife and plant species like owls, otters, plantain squirrels, and countless of bird species.

Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest Penang
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Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest Penang
Picture: @harnsheng (Instagram)
Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest Penang
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(Instagram)

What’s unique about this recreational forest is the 1000m canopy walkway and hanging bridges. If you have this knack for an adrenaline-rush adventure, then be sure to pay Air Hitam Forest a visit. Additionally, there are 2 observation towers here that are linked by a 210m suspension bridge, making it perfect for birdwatching.

Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest Penang
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Flora and fauna are also abundant here so if you would love to get a step closer to mother nature, then this is the ideal spot to do so. The park has an area of about 11 hectares, under the management of the State Forestry Department. Also, this place has been praised for its environmental preservation and cleanliness.

Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest Penang
Photo: @kaiyik.u (Instagram)
Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest Penang
Photo: @kaiyik.u (Instagram)

Save To Your Bucket List

Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest Penang
Photo: @kaiyik.u (Instagram)

As now probably isn’t the best time to go out and about, why not keep this on your bucket list? Stay safe everyone, bye!

Pro-tip: Don’t bring food along as it might attract wild monkeys

Address: 13310 Air Hitam, Butterworth, Penang

Read More: Sungai Rusa Waterfall: Hidden Gem In Balik Pulau Penang

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  1. The place is in bad shape. Barely any maintenance. And one of the bridge collapsed so I climbed down to check and found it was mixed with styrofoam. Terrible

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