Tropical Spice Garden, Penang Island

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Explore the landscaped grounds at Tropical Spice Garden to see over 500 species of plants and trees. Set in over 3 hectares (8 acres) of secondary rainforest, this award-winning ecotourism site is crisscrossed by boardwalks that let you move over the changing terrain with ease. Take a guided tour of the garden to see nutmeg, tumeric, and ginger growing in their natural environment, then stop in the outdoor cafe to enjoy a meal as monkeys swing in the trees overhead. Consider taking a cooking course, where qualified instructors teach you how to prepare some of the staple dishes in Malay, Nyonya, and Indian cuisine. For Tropical Spice Garden and beyond, use our Teluk Bahang vacation builder to get the most from your Teluk Bahang vacation.
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  • August 18, 2017
    i have only been there twice it is well worth a visit for all the family there is plenty to see and check u could spend quite a long time there. i was able to get round even though i am disabled. you ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Excellent few hours spent in the Tropical Spice Garden. Informative and interesting explanation of the rainforest flora and spices of the region. Lovely Monkey Cafe within the site. Nice sleeping liza...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The garden is huge. I took express tour because i reached there at 4pm which is already too late. For those who want to explore the entire area, better to reach by 2pm the latest. Express tour will ta...  more »
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  • August 31, 2017
    Beautiful place to spend some time in, and interesting for anyone who likes plants, nature, cooking, and gardens. Fine to do alone. Walk was uphill in some places but not difficult unless You go off the paths. Saw nutmeg trees, vanilla vines, tea, coffee, the poison garden, patchouli and more. Audio guide had tons of info. Beautiful beach no one was on right across the street!
  • August 14, 2017
    This is an excellent garden visit. It is in a beautiful setting. Catch a bus from Georgetown for mr1.40. They have excellent audio equipment for a self guided tour or pay for a guided group. The restaurant at the top has a beautiful outlook over the straits and good coffee
  • August 29, 2017
    this place is great. i just wish they took better safety measures in the poison garden as the plants are dangerous and babies could pluck the leaves and eat them. another thing is that the bug repellent (lemon grass water) is over powering, you cant smell the spices. there is also a nice public beach across the road
  • July 10, 2017
    It is an educational site for all things related to local herbs that is later made into spices. We forgo the guide and chose the audio device so that we could take our time to walk through the garden. It was fascinating to spend nearly 2 hours in the place and feel as if you haven't learnt enough! Opt to follow the guides if you have questions on the garden and plants. Do not come here and leave a bad review if you are not keen on the outdoors and you hate exerting yourself. It's not a mall with escalators for your use. It is nature in one of its well-preserved glory. Greenery, flowers, and the tropical forest of Malaysia is what you'll get.
  • July 27, 2017
    A charming little spice garden right along the coast. Recommend to opt for the live guided tour to make the best of the trip there at RM 49 per pax. Be prepared to brave the hot weather, climbing of stairs and commando mosquitoes attacks.

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