Thursday, August 21, 2008

Penang Botanic Gardens

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Penangites know The Penang Botanic Gardens, as the Monkey Gardens or Waterfall Gardens Its was established by the British from an old granite quarry site in 1884. It is located in a deep valley, at the foot of 366 feet jungle clad hills, offer peace and tranquality 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.

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It’s one of its kind in Malaysia, greenery and tranquil setting makes it a favourite park. 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 form George Town.

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Scenes & Activities in the Gardens

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Various floras unknown to many are found in these gardens, Including the Unique Cannon Ball tree.

The gardens are also well-known for their bold Rhesus monkey.

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I would recommend that you visit this site

before you come here to get all the information on what is available to visit. http://jkb.penang.gov.my/

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Visiting Hour & Admission

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Open from 5.00 am to 8.00 pm every day of the year.


Admission is Free at the Main Entrance.

Research & Information ; Internet at

http://www.cuti.com.my/Sub/Penang/guide_botanical.htm



http://www.malaysiasite.nl/botanical.htm

I will let my photos do the talking.

At the Entrance, Stalls

Fruits stall

Hawker

Flora

Cannon Ball Tree Flower
A close up Photo

The Stream

New Monkey's of Monkey Garden



Feeding Monkeys at the Garden