Artist's impression of Entopia.
Penang Butterfly Farm is metamorphosing – from tourist attraction to an interactive space for learning.
The Birth of the Butterfly Farm
David Goh has always been intrigued by butterflies; he has been collecting them since his schooling days. He would preserve them, put them in boxes and then cycle around Penang, hoping to sell his collection to tourists.
One day, the butterfly enthusiast stumbled upon a wild idea. He drew a spark of inspiration from a dear friend, Clive Farrell, who had set up the London Butterfly House in 1980. Keen to start breeding the beautiful creatures himself, David began frequenting jungles across the globe to study the habitats and eating habits of different butterfly species.
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