Sunday, August 4, 2019

Colugo Zip @ The Habitat Penang Hill

Henry Tan | 9:09 AM | |
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: 
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.

+604 826 7677
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