Sunday, August 4, 2019

Colugo Zip @ The Habitat Penang Hill

Henry Tan | 9:09 AM | | Be the first to comment!
The Flight of the Colugo Zip is an adventure course comprising of 5 zip lines, 1 abseil and 1 rope bridge. Named after the Sunda Colugo aka The Malayan Flying Lemur, the Colugo Zip offers you a new way to marvel at the beauty of its rainforest - from an aerial perspective. You will experience gliding from tree to tree through the rainforest, just like the Colugo! Trained Rangers will escort visitors to ensure their safety and provide nature interpretation for a better appreciation of nature.

Limited Time Slots Available 
(Prior Booking Required)
The Full Experience RM104.94
Honeymoon Zip RM31.80

*Price quoted above is for zip line activities only. 
Purchase of entrance ticket to The Habitat Penang Hill is required before going on zip lines.

First Zip at 9:30am and Last Zip at 4:00pm. 

Booking & Inquiries: inquiry@thehabitat.my 
WhatsApp: +60196457741
Call : +604 8267677

Bae and I went early in the morning since effective 1st April 2019, there is a Sunrise_Sunset Promotion ongoing where the train ticket is only RM3 per pax round trip from 6.30am - 8.00am and 7.30pm - 9.45pm. Otherwise, we would have to pay RM12 per pax during the normal hours. 


Upon arriving Penang Hill, we went to the registration hut in front Cliff Cafe a.k.a Astaka Bukit Bendera, the food court in Penang Hill. The person in charge at the hut would then arrange us to take buggy to send us to the entrance of The Habitat. 


A short walk from the entrance of The Habitat, we then arrived at their Information Centre/Cafe, a futuristic-looking building. πŸ˜‚ This is where you can get buy all their merchandise as well as grab a quick bite with a coffee.  


Since bae and I were there for the Colugo Zip, we proceed to the form filling part at the counter. To experience the Colugo Zip, we were required to sign off the waiver and release of liability form. Basically just the usual thing to acknowledge the risk of the activity and waive all liability from The Habitat. πŸ˜†


The person in charge at the counter was kind enough to remind us to go to the toilet first, as there's no toilet on top of the tree once we go up. And you certainly would not hope to "let it go" when you are gliding tree to tree.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


Along with our ticket, we were given the bandana to cover our hair and more importantly, hygiene purpose when using the safety helmet. πŸ‘πŸ‘


The first staircase on the right after the Information Centre will then lead us to the Colugo Zip. We were quite lost at first without any signage as we didn't realized that the banner actually meant to tell us to go up from the staircase. πŸ˜…


At the top of the staircase, there's a small house keeping all the harness gears for the zipline. There are both male and female rangers there ready to help. All you have to do is just to stand there and they will set it up for you. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


We were given a locker to keep our belongings. Since I wanted to bring my camera along to take photo, the ranger was kind enough to provide me an extended pouch. πŸ‘Œ


After that, the two assigned rangers introduced themselves to us and follow by rules and regulations, as well as some simple demonstration. If you read from my previous experience in Escape, you would know that I am actually afraid of height. I was so scared that I even asked the ranger if I could try once at their demonstration area! (at least let me try before I go up to tree top right!) πŸ˜‚


Unfortunately, they said no. But they reassured me that it would be safe and fun. Following their procedure, one will be in front one will be covering at the back. And even right before we depart, they did another final check on our harness gear too! So kudos to the rangers! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


The first zipline of Colugo Zip is actually the Honeymoon Zip whereby two persons can go side by side. Like the name suggests, bae and I held each other hand tightly and completed the zip line together. But I supposed it's more like supporting each other to conquer the fear we had given it was the first zipline. 😝


Including in the Colugo Zip, there is also an abseiling to be done from a super tall tree. Different from my expectation, all we need to do is just hold on the rope and rangers will slowly drop us down. Trust me, the difficult part is where you have to step out from the platform and make the leap! πŸ˜‚


After that once you know you can trust the harshness and rangers to keep you safe to the ground, then just enjoy the view of surrounding! Half way the rangers would even asked you to let go of your hands to challenge your courage as well as for photo taking! 




It was our first zipline experience together given that there is not many zipline in Malaysia and bae is definitely not the adventurous type of people. πŸ˜† Nevertheless we did this together! 


After the Honeymoon Zip, there were 4 other ziplines to complete as well but basically just glide across from one tree to another. One taller than another or longer in distance. Along the way while resting on the platform, rangers would share with us their experiences as well as some knowledge of the nature habitat.


The type of tree, their traits and the ecosystem etc were all well explained by the rangers! Certainly a fun learning trip on our mother earth. 😁



The rangers also shared with us on how the platform were built on the tree without hurting the tree itself. Smart tree hugging technique! Rangers told us that from time to time there would be maintenance and inspection to ensure the safety of both human and the tree! 




After the 5 ziplines and 1 abseiling, we went to the rope bridge. Stepping on the rope bridge is not the scariest part, but looking down is! But once you took a few steps then there isn't much to be scared of. πŸ’ͺ  




Overall, I think it was a great experience to challenge our limit, gain more knowledge of the mother nature as well as spending time with the love one. Truly thanks to our two friendly rangers and sorry I forgotten their name as I dragged too long to write this post.

So wait no more! 
I dare you to challenge yourself! 😁


The Habitat Penang Hill, Bukit Bendera, 
11300 Penang, Malaysia.

Phones
+604 826 7677
Email Addresses

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Asian Mashup Buffet Dinner @ Royale Chulan Penang

Henry Tan | 5:28 PM | | | | Be the first to comment!
Where to eat on a Friday night in Penang? Well, now you can enjoy the best of all Asian food, The Asian Mashup Buffet Dinner, all at once place - Royale Chulan Penang! 

The Asian Mash-Up
Every Friday
6.30pm - 10.00pm

RM75 nett per adult
RM50 nett per Child or Senior Citizen

Promotion:
Every 2 paying adults, 1 senior citizen eat for free!


The highlights for the Asian Mash-Up Buffet Dinner are the 5 Spices Roast Lamb, Poached Seafood on Ice, Nyonya Prawns Kerabu, Imam Balidi, Penang Char Koay Teow and Crispy Fried Nestum Prawns.








To add a fusion twist to the buffet, The Asian Mash-Up is also offering a fusion pasta action station whereby classic Italian pasta will be given an Asian twist. Bae and I got to enjoy their pasta dishes such as Sambal Sotong Pasta which I would say that it was oddly tasty, simply amazing! Great combination that I would never expect! 







There are several ongoing Food and Beverage promotions at the various food outlets in the hotel and the on-going promotions include:
1. Saturday Surf & Turf Buffet Dinner from 6.30pm to 10pm at the Sri Tanjung CafΓ©
2. Sunday High Tea Buffet from 12.30pm to 4.00pm at the Sri Tanjung CafΓ©
3. Set Lunch Special, Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 2.30pm at the Sri Tanjung CafΓ©
4. Executive Set Lunch, Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 2.30pm at The Spice Restaurant
5. Fusion Dinner, Monday to Sunday from 6.30pm to 10.00pm at The Spice Restaurant
6. Afternoon Tea For Two, Monday to Sunday from 2.00pm to 5.00pm at Tea Room


No 1 & 2, Pengkalan Weld, 
George Town, 10300 Pulau Pinang.

Call 04-259 8888 to make your booking!





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Top of The Line Buffet @ Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

Henry Tan | 4:10 PM | | | | 1 Comment so far
Looking for buffet in Penang? Check out Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang! For the second half of 2019, Everygreen Laurel Hotel Penang is offering Top of The Line Buffet Restaurant in Town, featuring the Family Hi-Tea, Oriental BBQ Bazaar Buffet Dinner, From Land to the Ocean Buffet Dinner as well as the Weekday Buffet Dinner. 



Thanks to the invitation from Barry from Barryboi.blogspot.com and Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang, bae and I got to try out their Friday and Weekend buffet dinner, namely From Ocean to Land and also the Oriental BBQ Bazaar. 













Overall, given the price at RM100 per adult and the variety of food, I think it is reasonable for a hotel buffet dinner at Gurney area.

Cafe Laurel @ Evergreen Laurel Hotel
53 Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
For Reservation: 60 4-226 9988 ext 2819 or 2820

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