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Tropical Spice Garden

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Address: Lot 595 Mukim 2 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11050, Malaysia
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+60 6048811797
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Garden Audio Tours available in 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay,...

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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Beautiful oasis

We got to the Tropical spice garden on our own steam not connected to a tour. We are staying at the Holiday Inn so it took 5 minutes by taxi to get there at a cost of 10 MYR. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 31, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

We got to the Tropical spice garden on our own steam not connected to a tour. We are staying at the Holiday Inn so it took 5 minutes by taxi to get there at a cost of 10 MYR. We arrived and we asked if we wanted a tour guide or the audio hand sets and a map to walk... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

Came to this place a couple of times before for lunch and also attended a family friend's wedding here. Beautiful garden, a good place to learn about spices. There's a Thai restaurant there which serves good food. Also a lovely private venue for an intimate wedding. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the dusky leaf monkeys... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

If you have a chance and time to explore outside of Georgetown, do go to the Spice garden. If you are interested in the medicinal qualities of spices and the use of it in your daily meals this plave will provide you with all the knowledge you need. Be prepared for mosquitoes and other insects as this is after all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

If you are interested in exotic tropical plants or spices or both this is the place for you. An excellent audio guide and well marked paths make for a pleasant, even if very hot, experience. Nice Thai food at the top.

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Thank SandyCaroline
Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015

One of the best Penang experiences and not to be missed. I live in Penang for some of the year and still go regularly for the peace and enjoyable walks. We always take visitors and recommend people to it. The guides are very nice and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their garden. It is well laid out and very interesting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

I visited the Spice Garden one afternoon whilst on holiday in August with my wife and two 6 year old daughters. I had requested some information via e-mail before our trip and received some prompt and good information from the customer services department. On arrival we decided to do the audio tour by ourselves, using the headset that we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really interesting place but make sure you have plenty of time and water. Lots of walking and steps to navigate. Such a lot to learn about the plants and their uses. Take a walk in the spice terrace and taste some of the spices available.. You can also drink some of the herbal tea or drink the natural spring water.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a well documented walk around a vast selection of local and exotic jungle plants. There is excellent signage and an audio guide with more information than most will be able to adsorb and there is an "express" route to the cafe for when you have had enough. We thoroughly enjoyed this and stopped off to have the "fish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Good place to escape from busy life. Spend around 1 hour plus to enjoy the environment. Don't miss the swing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took a guided tour around the Tropical Spice Gardens - a beautifully landscaped area full of interesting plantings. Our guide was a knowledgeable, intelligent woman whose knowledge and personality enhanced the experience. Lovely cool setting on a hot day. Highly Recommended.

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