Friday, January 30, 2009

The Penang Botanical Gardens

@snapshots (This is a repost from my old blog, Photo’s taken in 2008)

GPS Coordinates: N05. 26.276 E100.17.436

Penangites knows The Penang Botanical Gardens, as the Monkey Gardens or Waterfall Gardens. It was established by the British during the Colonial times from an old granite quarry site in 1884.

Botanic Garden Band Stand

It is located in a deep valley, at the foot of 366 feet jungle clad hills, offer peace and tranquility amidst lush green surroundings, tropical plants and the vibrant colours of Penang's flora.

It is, divided by a cascading stream that meanders through a sprawling 29 hectares of prime and undulating grounds.

The Cannon Ball Tree

It’s well known for the bold Rhesus monkey which have free range of the garden. (Kindly avoided Feeding Them). And this Favourite Park is one of its kind in Malaysia, greenery and tranquil setting makes it popular. Besides, being a repository of flora & unique to the country and to the region, it serves as a "green lung" for Metropolitan Penang as it is only 8km from George Town, Penang State Capital. Constant Improvements and upgrades are ongoing so I will not mention what can be found here as it may be out of date.

Various Fauna such as the Unique Cannon Ball tree are found in these Garden. Before your visit, I would recommend that you visit to obtain further information.

This Park Visiting Hours are from 5am till 8pm daily, Admission is Free at the Main Entrance.

Research & Information for this post is through the following Internet sites




Botanic Garden, Lush Greenery

The Entrance of the Garden

Tit Bits for your self, not for the Monkeys

The Car Park

Fruit Stall


More Photos of Botanic Garden Flora and Monkeys in future Posts.

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