The cruise shore excursion we took today in Penang was
included in visiting two mansions, butterfly farm and
visiting Thai & Burmese Buddhist temples.
It basically drives us around the whole island of Penang
through lush rainforests.
It started raining heavily when we arrived at the butterfly farm.
We thought the farm is indoor but wondered
why we were given umbrellas as entered.
It is actually open air with mesh dome so
we were quite wet even with umbrellas on...
But butterflies are abundant and still flying around.
Obviously these butterflies love fresh juice of pineapple.
A local hotel we stop for buffet lunch.
Was rather disappointing as foods were not authentic local..
A small street vendor we bumped into on our way to the butterfly farm.
They showed us their fresh fruits and spices.
Cocoa fruit which is main ingredient for chocolates.
Bettel nuts from one of palm trees.
South Asians and Indians make chewing snack out of this.
Allegedly, this gives you a high like a some sort of drug.
Fresh version of herb, cloves
Beautiful snakes are greeting us
as entered through the butterfly farm.
So are hundreds of scorpions.
Pretty but deadly poisonous frog.
Wasn't so easy as expected to take good photos of these beautiful butterflies
as they fly around constantly but I did my best with my camera. ^^;