This miniature Japanese Garden was originally created from an exchange programme between the Penang government and the Itabashi city of Japan in 1994. This mini Japanese Garden, used to represent a symbol of friendship between the two cities, was restored in recent years.
SETIA SPICE Rooftop Garden and Park is a landscaped garden rooftop of the SETIA SPICE Convention Centre which also features a large outdoor space, mini gardens and children playground. Admission to the rooftop garden is free and it is open to the public currently.
Developed by SP SETIA, the Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition (or more commonly known as SPICE) is a huge integrated complex of various convention and exhibition facilities as well as featuring large event halls and an aquatic centre. SETIA SPICE is located at the Bayan Baru area in Penang.
The Armenian Park located at Armenian Street at the heart of George Town’s heritage zone, underwent some re-development recently and is now transformed into a more proper public garden for those who wish to take in some greenery in the city.
Locally known as Penang’s “Avatar” Secret Garden, this recent addition to the island is actually a renovated and re-developed mini park at the small hill behind the Tanjung Tokong Tua Pek Kong Temple. The trees as well as the hill and its surroundings are decorated with various lightings (that change and illuminating different colors in intervals) which almost resemble the Pandora forest from the movie Avatar.
Location of the Penang Avatar Secret Garden: Google Map Link.
One can see the illuminated forest behind the Tanjung Tokong Tua Pek Kong Temple.
Claiming to be the country’s first ecotourism site, The Habitat at Penang Hill is the newest attraction to join the ranks of popular tourism sites in Penang. With its objectives in promoting environmental causes and the conservation of nature, The Habitat features walking trails within the lush rainforest of Penang. Along these trails, one can find a variety of flora and fauna which inhabit the rainforest and hills, ranging from tiny insects to the rainforest’s wildlife and plants.
A place which will be appreciated by people who like nature, The Habitat also features its own attractions like the giant swings, mini gardens and a tree top walk, in addition to guided walking tours. There are several other new attractions (like the canopy walk) which are being developed currently and are expected to be completed by the year’s end.
For more info on The Habitat, do visit its official website located HERE.