Gardens in Penang Island

Top Gardens in Penang Island, Malaysia

Gardens in Penang Island

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  • Krithika
    9 contributions
    A beautiful garden overlooking the sea. We did a self guided tour that was very informative. This beauty tucked away makes you feel like it is a secret garden with a beautiful pond, rare plant species and birds chirping.

    Make sure to apply mosquito repellent properly, that is provided at the ticket counter.

    Written 9 September 2020
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  • bbbyanne
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
    This is our third time here, prior to this the kids were toddlers and tweens. The place was previously just a butterfly farm. Alot of improvements after it was rebranded to Entopia. More insects and reptiles was on display with different types of “worlds” were made as part of the journey through the park.

    They also had friendly staff, Remy was exceptionally cool & simply awesome! He was fun and gave out alot of interesting facts to my teens. He managed to keep my teens interested by letting them touch a scorpion and spider web. He even took the time to explain in detail on the other insects and reptiles that he thought would interest us.

    The only set back is that, the place didn’t have anymore staff like Remy, the rest of the park left us with just simple facts on the information board to keep us interested.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • mudcow
    George Town, Malaysia318 contributions
    The temple that runs this wonderful experience charges nothing. However a few "enterprising touts" will charge anybody approaching a parking or entry fee.

    Challenge them in BM and you might avoid the "entry fee". Show them a Malaysian government ID and they'll run a mile. Basically these are scammers ruining an otherwise rather lovely place.
    Written 1 November 2021
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  • BenYorkie
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,377 contributions
    We were not sure what we would find when we went off to these gardens. But - happily - we were very pleasantly surprised. Well laid out, well kept, the plants and tress are well labelled. A very enjoyable stroll through a set of gardens with a lot of variety and different views to enjoy.
    Only problem is that some of the plant house cannot be entered at the moment because of Covid.
    One complaint - the Japanese garden needs a lot of work - it is quite scruffy/untidy.
    But - we had a good visit and would put it on out agenda to go again when next in Penang.
    Written 30 December 2020
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  • Becky-san2014
    Ogawa-machi, Japan73 contributions
    Mr. Wong has combined his two passions -- collecting botanicals and making art glass -- into a fanciful, photogenic garden you won't forget. Situated high in the mountains outside Penang, you have to really want to go there 'cuz it's a bit far away and hard to find for the average tourist. But it's soooo worth the effort!

    The owner/creator specializes in collecting bromeliads, air plants (even Spanish moss) and other unusual botanical specimens, especially variegated cultivars. But you don't have to be a gardener or a botanist to appreciate this fantasyland. Combining his two interests, Wong has created a one-of-a-kind place that you won't soon forget, featuring his own huge glass sheet art pieces and those of others, too.

    You do, however, have to be pretty spry & energetic 'cuz this is no stroll garden! Situated on top of a mountain as it is, everything is up-and-down, so wear comfortable shoes and carry a walking stick if you're not in tip-top shape. There's a photo at every turning, so don't forget your camera (and bug spray, tho' they have it there as well.) Definitely worth the trouble of getting there!
    Written 18 August 2020
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  • ShangHighlands
    Sydney, Australia94 contributions
    Local friends said this place was overhyped and they were right. It is very pretty and it does have a nice ambience of having tea in the jungle, though expect bugs flying around.
    Tiramisu was nice, but the Kopi Hutan (which comes in a metal pot) was nothing special as far as local coffee goes, and it took a while to come. The staff politely asked if they could pour it all out into our cups as they needed the metal coffee pot back to give to others... They should invest in more of the coffee pots since that seems to be a star item.
    Sadly they had no chocolate banana cake left though they had chocolate mud cake which other people ordered.

    Service is very slow, at least a 20 minute wait for the coffee, then another 10 minutes for the cake, but the young staff are friendly.
    Expect them to give you the bill before you've asked for it, as a hint you should get out - we did notice that the tables sitting outside had been done for at least 30 mins but hadn't been asked to vacate.
    There is a free Hilux back to the hill station where the funicular is, which fits around 12 people at one time so you may have to wait. If you're coming from The Habitat, it's about a 10 min walk to Monkey Cup/Kopi Hutan (no shuttle).
    Written 1 August 2020
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