Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Owl Museum at Penang Hill

Upon my quest to find places to visit in Penang for a short back packing trip, I found out that there, sitting on a heavenly place on top of a hill in the middle of that island, is a place I can definitely call Heaven. Well too much of my exaggeration, it is actually an Owl Museum. I have been fascinated with owls as always. I have a friend whom I share this fondness of collecting owl displays and crafts and I am just so glad that this museum existed in a place I was planning to visit unexpectedly.

The collection they have just made me envious as I only have about 20 owl figurines, art and crafts. I spent about almost 2 hours just to see the details of each of the displays that I terribly wish all belongs to me. Haha. But I am not that crazy so I managed to control myself. I am just so thankful taking pictures are allowed.

To get to the museum, one must travel to Ayer Itam vicinity, which is like in the middle of Penang Island and
take a funicular train (inclined train). it takes about 10 minutes to reach the top and upon reaching the main entrance, the Owl Museum is just about 5 minutes walk.

The Owl Museum is located in the lowest floor of a 3 storey building. The Owl Museum, as I have counted probably has over a thousand collection of different arts, sculptures, crafts, figurines, stuffed toys and framed works all dedicated to this elusive nocturnal bird.

Here are some of the photos I have taken inside The Owl Museum.

The fee for entry costs RM 10 (USD 3). Taking the train to get to the hill costs RM 30.

Getting There:
From Georgetown, go to KOMTAR bus station and take Bus 204. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes and will end right at the foot of Penang Hill where you can take the funicular train. Bus ticket per person costs RM 2. Make sure you pay in exact amount as the bus drivers do not provide change.

Enjoy the museum owl lovers.


J Gerald C Legaspi is the Filipino author of and is currently working and travelling in and around South East Asia but spends most of his time in Jakarta, Manila and Singapore.

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