Penang Botanic Gardens
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Established by the British over an old granite quarry site in 1884, the Penang Botanic Gardens are nestled in the middle of a lush jungle, an area sprawling 29 hectares of prime and undulating grounds, with different native and imported plants growing within. Being the only one of its kind in Malaysia, it remains the main green lung of metropolitan Penang, where locals come to exercise, hike, or simple reconnect with nature. Monkeys can be seen here as well, but be careful not to feed them due to their undomesticated nature.
More information of the gardens can be found here.
Travelling here: 16 minutes by car from Sunway Hotel Georgetown
Address: 10470 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 5:00am – 8:00pm
Tip 1: To avoid the scorching sun, you might want to consider coming here early in the morning or during the evening.
Tip 2: If you would like to go for a run, this is one spot that you can consider going to.
Tip 3: Remember to bring your own bottle of water to stay hydrated.