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Address: Jalan Air Terjun, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 4-227 0428
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$125.00*
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Private Tour: Full Day Center Penang Island Tour
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$216.78*
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Half-Day Penang Hill Nature and Bird Watching Walking Tour Including Lunch

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Good for few hours

We visited the botanical gardens on 30th November 16 and enjoyed ourselves although went midday so was quite warm but we were lucky there were clouds to cover us slightly. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jessica R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is one of the attractions for people that love the nature. The flora and fauna is well maintained eventhough this place is located in the city of Penang Island. During the flowery seasons, it is nice to come here and take photos of many different types of flowers and trees. Usually during the evening, people will come here... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A pleasant enough experience in that it was a nice green space to walk through. Yes there were monkeys, not sure they really added to the experience. Sadly the Lily pond had no lillies nor did the orchidarium have orchids, in fact it was locked. The place could probably do with an injection of funds. Toilets were clean though. Not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are monkeys and they are the highlight. If you are absolutely bored and have your own transportation or can afford a taxi, then perhaps taking a walk through this park will please you. I expected much more from the title.. and the bus ride to get here was long and painful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the botanical gardens on 30th November 16 and enjoyed ourselves although went midday so was quite warm but we were lucky there were clouds to cover us slightly. We took the Number 10 bus from Komtar bus station and cost us 2RM for a one way ticket. The botanical gardens is the last stop on this bus but... More 

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Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The gardens were okay. Called in after we went up the hill. They aren't maintained that well. Not terrible but not fantastic. On the plus side there are a heap of monkeys around

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice botanical gardens with some very interesting trees, such as the cannonball tree.... Really weird lol. We enjoy a lovely walk and were able to watch the monkeys capering about!

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Thank Trippin' T
Penang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the nicest spot to a casual walk. No admission fees and the air is remarkably fresh and pollution free ! Take a casual walk but mind the wild monkeys. Plenty of monkeys foraging and asking for food. Try not to feed them as all of it will come towards you if you start feeding one! Look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to hang out and see monkeys and gorgeous flowers, cacti and jungle. Free and relatively quiet.

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Thank Diana H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good activity for Families n corporates who want the fresh outdoors. Activity is free and set amidst natural backdrop compared to spore botanic gardens in the city...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mostly in the sun so make sure you wear a hat and take an umbrella. Relaxing walk through the gardens but the highlight for me was the monkeys. Took the public bus there and back which took longer than I would've liked.

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