As the country enters the Recovery Movement Control Order period (RMCO) in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Penang Botanic Gardens is reopening its gates to the public with some precautionary measures in place.
The gardens will be open from 7am to 7pm daily but limit to a maximum of 200 visitors only at any given time. Visitors will also need to record their visits and have their temperatures checked prior to entering the gardens.
Upon entering Botanic Gardens, the sight of these Cannonball Trees greets the visitors. The trees are scientifically named Couroupita guianensis, and they are also known commonly as the ‘Cannonball Tree’ due to the shape and appearance of the fruits.
A rather hidden stream and waterfall deep within the forest of Penang Botanic Gardens.
Take a rest amidst nature’s green at the Penang Botanic Gardens.
A Dusky Leaf monkey (or also known as Lutung) spotted with its child on a branch of a tree at the Penang Botanic Gardens. This species is usually found in the rainforest regions of Malaysia and Thailand. Unlike the adult, a newborn has golden-yellow fur.
A bridge at the Penang Botanic Gardens.
Held at the Penang Botanic Gardens almost every year, the Penang Orchid Show will be exhibiting the various species of the orchids, gardening workshop and also a flower contest for orchid enthusiasts.