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Tropical Spice Garden

Address: Lot 595 Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang | Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 6048811797
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Garden Audio Tours available in 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Arabic, Japanese, German...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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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
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Good place to see the various plants and enjoy the cool environment. Walk on the various trails. Go in the morning where the air is cool and refreshing.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Enjoyable experience. Informative. Relaxing. Interesting to know how tropical spice is grown. Would recommend to friends and family as a must visit in Panang.

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Freising, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

this garden is a nice change to the rest. it has interesting facts in all different languages. the most beautiful big swing in the middle of the garden... simply amazing

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We paid for a guide rather than doing the audio tour. We got a knowledgeable, passionate woman. She gave us a great tour including some history of the local spices, current research, and some of the issues farmers are facing on the island. Worthwhile.

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South Australia, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

took a guided tour around the garden in a small group. It was fascinating to learn, see and smell all the tropical spices and plants here. Was the only place we saw mosquitoes on Penang, but this was no problem as upon arrival you are offered a beautiful fragrant citrus oil to ward the bities away. Highly recommended for anyone... More 

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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Tropical Spice Garden should not be missed. Wherever you may be staying on the island it is worth the trip to visit. We arrived at about 11.15am as we understood that there was a guided tour available at 11.30am. However we were immediately introduced to a guide, Raymond, who escorted the two of us on a private guided tour.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A must-visit when staying in Batu Ferringhi or nearby. The garden is beautifully landscaped and smells lovely. Included with admission is an audio tour that is a joy to listen to and is very informative. The giant swing was a nice surprise: fun for kids of all ages! I also recommend the restaurant: Thai food with a gorgeous view of... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were really excited by this visit: such nice, quiet place, full of luxuriant tropical vegetation. We took a guided tour about the spicy species in the garden that we appreciated a lot. The giant wooden swing in the middle of the jungle was unforgettable! The food served in the restaurant of the garden is absolutely delicious. We even had... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I did a guided tour and this made the whole garden come to life. It was very interesting and the guide spoke excellent English. We also had lunch at the café and this was lovely

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icniVaD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is obviously simply due to when we came, but very little was in bloom. It would have been nice to see more of the plants and flowers here in bloom, so this prevents us from giving the garden 5 stars

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