Chinese New Year decorations at the recently built Central Island Park in Aspen Vision City in Batu Kawan, Penang. For the past several years, the Batu Kawan region has been undergoing several major developments including new townships and highways.
Scenes from the Garden
One of the highlights of Penang Island is the Tropical Spice Garden, which is located at the Teluk Bahang area of the island. The Penang Tropical Spice Garden is a must visit for someone who is interested and curious about plants, the various types of spices found locally and in general, nature itself.
Apart from being the home of hundreds of plant species, the eco-attraction garden also provides a guided tour about the types of flora or spices found in the garden as well as a cooking class for visitors. There is also a Thai food restaurant and a souvenir shop located within the compound of the garden.
For more information, do visit its official website at https://tropicalspicegarden.com.
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.
This mural depicting a bouquet of flowers as an ice cream can be found at one of the building wall along Beach Street, George Town.
It is also painted for the Urban Xchange art festival. An easy way to find this mural is to spot the signboard No.265 while one drives along Beach Street.
For the map and location, please click HERE.
Held a few times annually at the Botanic Garden, the Penang Flora Festival showcases a wide variety of flowers and plants by the locals. Stalls selling plants and flowers as well as gardening stuff are usually setup for those interested in having their own garden at their homes. Floral art class and competition are also held in celebration of the beauty of nature’s blossoms.
The Penang Botanic Gardens, also known as the “Waterfall Gardens” because of the cascading waterfall nearby, is a public park situated on Jalan Air Terjun (Waterfall Road) in George Town on Penang Island, Malaysia. The original gardens were established in 1884 from an old quarry site, under the supervision of Charles Curtis, who was the first superintendent.