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“Monkey Business”

Penang Botanical Gardens
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$125.00*
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Private Tour: Full Day Center Penang Island Tour
Ranked #8 of 125 things to do in George Town
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“Monkey Business”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

As usual, botanical gardens are always associated with monkeys. Nowadays, they are more daring as they have been coerced by humans to be so. Some of them are daring to intimidate humans. Apart from that, there are a lot of greenery around for nature lovers. But always beware of the tailed 'friends'

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“Amazing place”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

It is really amazing, the trees, the flowers, nature in its greatest forms,
Very humid and not preferred to be visited at Noon as sun is very strong

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Go to see the monkeys”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

It's quite a long bus ride out of town to get to the gardens - come here for the pleasant walk through the trees and greenery rather than any spectacular plants though. The highlight are the macaque monkeys that are here and which some people (bravely) actually feed so you can get up pretty close - be prepared to run if one bares its claws though. Something to do if you've had your fill of the old streets as it is a good and easy walk along the various paths amongst the tropical jungle.

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Very relaxing”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went to see the monkeys and were not disappointed. There was an especially cute baby with its mother. They come very close so very easy to take photos. We thought the staff driving the train could have been more friendly and approachable.

Visited May 2013
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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“Good day out”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

1st don't mistake the wrong entrance Penang Municipal park, gardens are just round the courner.
No entrance fee but a shuttle bus/train (4MYR) can take you part round. est to go separate and find side tracks up into the hills.
Bus 10 will take you there

Visited April 2013
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