Established by the British Charles Curtis in 1884, there is a small waterfall in the garden, so the botanical garden is also called waterfall park locally. Many locals practice morning exercises here. Some wild monkeys move in secret in the garden. An international flower show and an international music festival are held in the park every year.
Nice park - with monkeys ! We came out on a Sunday morning to have a walk, see the waterfall and a temple. It’s really now just a nice park, as the botanical garden structures are fairly degraded. It was just a nice place to walk. You can’t take food or a picnic there because of the monkeys. One of us was having a quick biscuit as he came in and a monkey ran up from about 100 yards away and stopped and stared. For us from the UK, it was great to see so many monkeys and lizards in a natural environment. We didn’t manage to find the waterfall as signage was unclear and it hot too hot to climb up when we didn’t know how far it would be.
The Botanical Gardens came to existence in 1884. Previously it was an old granite quarry. The Gardens were known as "The waterfall Gardens", because at the end of the Botanic Gardens is a 122-metre high cascade waterfall with its water flowing through the Gardens. Early in the morning you can see people crowd here to jog, exercise and breath the clean and fresh air.
Penang Botanic Garden is a typical tropical botanical garden. I spent a whole day strolling here. The botanical garden is very large, with many and lush plants. There are many local elderly people walking and exercising here. The Chinese in Penang are very friendly and will take the initiative to chat with tourists and give me a detailed introduction to the botanical garden and the city of Penang. Very touched.
Penang Botanic Garden is a Penang attraction that I like very much. This is a typical tropical botanical garden with a good ecological environment and a very empty place. The botanical garden itself is very large and you can stroll for a long time. From the botanical garden, you can climb mountains to far away, but if there is no guide, ordinary tourists are not recommended to go too far. Be in awe of nature.
Take a taxi from Georgetown to the Botanic Garden. Once you get there, you can freely walk, jog or have a picnic in the garden. There are no tickets, but there are many monkeys here. The garden was built in 1884. The original economic purpose was to develop the Straits Settlements. Agricultural infrastructure.