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.
Completed and opened in the year 1883, this small garden beside the Penang Town Hall was named after the fountain located at the center of the garden. The fountain was donated by a local businessman named Koh Seang Tat to the George Town Municipal Council back then. This historical Fountain Garden also undergone a restoration in recent years and is now a small outdoor but shaded park in the city.
Old and big Angsana trees provide much needed shade to the road users of Macalister Road in Penang. The Angsana trees were said to be planted along this western section of Macalister Road by Charles Curtis, once the curator of the Penang Botanic Gardens in the late 19th century. Macalister Road is also one of the major and longest roads on Penang island.
Located at the residential area in York Road, away from the main roads Linear Park (or Taman Jajar) is a public park which had seen its better days but still somewhat retains a beautiful lush green landscape of old rain trees by the river.
The park can also be accessed from the Suffolk House via a red brick bridge.