What is there to do at Tropical Fruit Farm in Teluk Bahang? How are the tours and are they worth the fees and drive from Penang?
Are there unusual fruit and products to see and get at Tropical Fruit Farm?
As one of the few attractions in Teluk Bahang (and Balik Pulau), you might want to read about this place first before making your way there!
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Getting To Tropical Fruit Farm, Penang
Tropical Fruit Farm is up on a hill in Teluk Bahang. It’s best if you have your own transport to get there as the roads are too windy for buses.
We did not see any buses while we were here either.
This aside, there are many durian orchards in this area and during the drive, you can see the ocean on a clear day.
It’s a scenic drive if you don’t mind the turns.
Finding the Tropical Fruit Farm is easy as there are several signboards along the way. The farm has a proper car park for visitors too.
Note: Make sure you refuel before the journey as we didn’t see any gas stations enroute to the farm.
Facilities At Tropical Fruit Farm
Tropical Fruit Farm covers a large area. They have their own jeeps/ shuttles to take visitors on the farm tours. And they have built many facilities just for visitors.
- An open-air carpark with demarcated slots
- A sheltered terrace (aka viewing deck) has tables and chairs to enjoy the view and breeze.
- A fruit store/ gift shop
- A beverage counter (beside the ticket counter)
- Prayer rooms
We did see a building for a restaurant as well, but it was not open during our visit.
Entrance Fees For Tropical Fruit Farm
The store, cafe and main visitor center are free to enter. But if you want to check out the farm, you will need to join their tours.
Pricing is different for Malaysians and non-Malaysians. They do have English-speaking tour guides too. Our guide even spoke a little Arabic besides Mandarin.
Note: Visitors (including Malaysians) will have to show their identity cards during the ticket purchase
Farm Tour With Fruit Plate And Fruit Juice
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Farm Tours (Without A Fruit Plate And Fruit Juice)
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Tours At Tropical Fruit Farm
Farm tours at Tropical Fruit Farm last for 30 to 40 minutes. And regardless of whether you choose the farm tour with or without the fruit plate and fruit juice:
Tours are run at intervals so depending on when you arrive, you may have time to browse their store or have a drink at the terrace (Viewing Deck) before the tours start.
Our tour guide was friendly and helpful. He made sure everyone got to touch and examine the fruit he picked for us.
If we had questions, he was patient in answering them too. And while he didn’t show every single fruit on the farm (not that we expected this), he did explain their origin and their common uses.
Note: If you’re keen on taking many photos though, the guide may not wait for you to catch up to the rest of the group.
The tours include tasting sessions at the end of the tour:
- Cinnamon Tea
- Lemongrass Tea
Juice Bar At Tropical Fruit Farm
There are a lot of options on the menu of the juice bar at Tropical Fruit Farm.
Our guide specifically mentioned during the tour that passionfruit and pineapple make a lovely combination. But there are so many other combinations that you can try here.
Like nutmeg with pineapple or banana with passion fruit.
Note: Some fruits are seasonal so they may not be available during your visit (e.g., durian).
Souvenirs And Products At Tropical Fruit Farm
Other than fresh fruit off the farm, there are a lot of different things you can buy at Tropical Fruit Farm.
- Woven bags
- Infused honey (e.g., ginger, coffee, tongkat ali, etc)
- Nutmeg and nutmeg oil
- An assortment of spices and fragrances
- Handmade soap
- Dried fruit
- Fridge magnets
- Fresh coffee beans
They have individual stations for the fruit enzyme drinks, honey, and virgin coconut oil products too.
Review For Tropical Fruit Farm In Penang
From the start, we get the impression that Tropical Fruit Farm is very well run. Their staff is friendly and knowledgeable in their respective tasks and products.
Additionally, the layout of this attraction in Teluk Bahang is well-thought out. They have made everything very convenient for visitors.
We appreciate the clear and attractive signage all around the visitor center and farm too.
Tours are interesting and informative, even if you’re Malaysian. Because there is some exotic fruit too. Like velvet apples, figs or coffee trees.
Other Attractions Close To Tropical Fruit Farm
If you’re coming from Balik Pulau, there are a few attractions on the way to Tropical Fruit Farm:
- Saanen Dairy Goat Farm
- Bao Sheng Durian Farm
- Kilang Buah Pala Ghee Hup (Nutmeg Factory)
- Audi Dream Farm
There are many durian stalls and farms in this area but the peak season is from June to August. Read more about durian farms in Penang.
Likewise, you can stop at these places when you head back to Georgetown from Balik Pulau via the north coast road (Jalan Batu Ferringhi):
- Teluk Bahang Dam
- Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
- ESCAPE Penang (Adventure theme park)
- Batu Ferringhi
We think that Tropical Fruit Farm in Teluk Bahang is a family-friendly attraction that is worth visiting. Especially if you have other attractions that you’re keen to visit in the same area.
But if there are certain fruit that you’re interested in learning about, make sure you call ahead before going. This is so you can find out if they are in season.
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