Tropical Spice Garden, Penang Island

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#2 of 14 in Parks in Penang Island
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. Use our Teluk Bahang road trip app to arrange your visit to Tropical Spice Garden and other attractions in Teluk Bahang.
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  • Looking for a cooking school in Penang there were several choices, TSG was the pick for multiple reasons. 1. The school was responsive to email enquiries and happy to navigate my dietary requirements ...  more »
  • The tropical spice garden is a lovely and we'll maintained garden with tropical plants from all over the world. The audio tour gives you all the facts about the plants and how they are used in Malaysi...  more »
  • You don’t mind the humidity; the insects; mozzie and the not so well labelled paths, then it’s a must for experience. The plants of all sorts; shape and sizes were pretty much an eye opener. After eac...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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