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Tropical Spice Garden

Lot 595 Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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Owner description: Garden Audio Tours available in 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Arabic, Japanese, German & French. Alternatively you may take the Live Guided... more » Owner description: Garden Audio Tours available in 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Arabic, Japanese, German & French. Alternatively you may take the Live Guided Tour starting at 9am, 11.30Am, 1.30Pm & 3.30Pm. The trails are uneven and going up hill, therefore wheelchairs & strollers are not recommended. The Hidden Eden of Southeast Asia! Timeless and enchanting, Tropical Spice Garden is an eco-attraction tucked within a natural valley fronting the Straits of Malacca. The showcase garden houses over 500 species of herb, spice and tropical plants. Explore and discover the fabulous diversity of nature as you through trails and pathways that meander through undulating hills, jungles terraces and natural streams. « less
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
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Melbourne
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134 reviews 134 reviews
68 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

So much to see and learn, almost information overload. We were there for almost two hours and I could have stayed for longer. Probably helps that I love to cook and walked away with so many new ideas for uses spices. I am normally eaten alive by Mosquitos but here no issues. The spray they give you when you arrive... More

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Turin, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A must for anyone who is visiting Penang Island! We took part in a Tropical Spice Garden cooking course that focused on nyonya specialties with the wonderful and entertaining instructor Pearly Kee, an expert in nyonya cooking. The cooking course also gave us admission to the spice garden and we had a wonderful tour by a very knowledgeable guide. A... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Interesting gardens that you can't see in Singapore. Nice pond along the walk way with water lilies. Worth a visit seriously.

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Mandurah, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

after the tour of the gardens we got involved in a cooking class using all natural ingredients that were grown in the gardens. the end result was an edible penang style vegetable curry.

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Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Interesting gardens full of everything we cant grow in Perth. Nice walk amongst the various spices, which are a bit hard to distinguish in lots of cases as the signs are not that clear. Enormous water lilies growing in the pond area. Worth a visit.

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Arakoon, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After exploring the gorgeous gardens it was a pleasure seating down on the veranda with a beautiful view over the sea eating a selection of tapas - fresh and tasty!

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melbourne , australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

do a tour, the staff are knowledgeable and you will learn a lot. There's also a nice Thai restaurant with lovely views.

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Entrance fee costs RM25 for an adult and RM20 for student price.i like this place very much, peaceful and educational (i found many real info in my geography text book) . But the washroom only available at the main entrance part, other places dont have. i couldnt find the restaurant& cooking class place after i getting out for the gift... More

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Darwin, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was very interesting, had a beautiful aspect, and loved the scent of many spices in the air. Learnt a lot and very enjoyable experience. Especially if you are a foodie! Note, It's extremely hot walking through there! Take cold water, but available onsite.

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Derbyshire, England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We visited here with a teenager and found the gardens fascinating. They are situated on the main road approximately ten minutes by bus from Batu Ferringhi. The cost of entrance includes an audio tour. The path weaves around the gardens on various levels - there are steps and the path can be uneven, The audio-tour is interesting although can be... More

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