The Bambusetum which is located just outside the Penang Botanic Gardens is a landscaped garden which features various types of bamboo and a large bamboo house. A walkway leading into the garden and over small hills provides a scenic route for visitors to view the naturescape and the many bamboo trees.
Penang Botanic Gardens Bambusetum, an extended area of the Botanic Gardens featuring bamboo inspired landscape.
Covering more than 8 acres of rainforest, the Tropical Spice Garden is a large eco-tourism garden featuring serene environment and various spices found in this part of the world. Located along Penang’s north-western shores (Batu Ferringhi), the award-winning garden is one of the top attractions in the island.
A cactus sanctuary at the Penang Botanic Gardens.
A Brief Intro
The Mengkuang Dam is the biggest dam in Penang with a storage capacity of about 23,639 million litres of water. Besides the obvious of providing water to the people, the dam serves as a recreational park with benches decorating along the waters as well as roads for joggers. The area provides an excellent view of waterscape and the surrounding hills. The dam is located at the mainland side of Penang, north-east of Butterworth town.
Update (as of 5 August 2011): The Mengkuang Dam in Penang will be closed only from Feb 1, 2014 to July 31, 2016 to facilitate construction of a new dam.