Penang Perspective: Cherry Blossoms Season – Tecoma Trees

Known locally as Penang’s “sakura”, these cherry blossoms are Tecoma trees that produce flowers in white and pink colors. The flowers usually bloom during the dry season of the year, such as during February-April or in June-July period. These trees can be found at several areas around Penang, such as Bayan Lepas and northern side of the island.

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Bukit Mertajam: The New Mengkuang Dam

The Mengkuang Dam finally re-opened to the public in December 2020 after six years of upgrading and expansion works. Unlike the old dam which had more trees and shades, the new expanded dam provides a wider space for recreational activities (but the area can be very hot during the noon).

The dam is accessible freely to the public from 7am to 7pm daily. Note: there will be crowd control during movement control order. Google Map link – click here.

Here are some scenic views of the newly upgraded dam:

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