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A Balik Pulau Scenery

A rural road in Balik Pulau.

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Penang Street View: Angsana Trees of Macalister Road

Angsana Trees along Macalister Road

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.

George Town Street View: A Hidden Garden Alley

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Along C.Y Choy Road, one may chance upon this somewhat hidden garden alley tucked between heritage shophouses.

Penang Linear Park: Lush Green Landscapes

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.

Botanic Gardens: A Hidden Japanese Garden

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.

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