Penang Botanic Garden formerly known as Waterfall garden. This place is just amazing. Literally a garden in the forest, it is considered unique around the world . The garden is divided by streams of water wherein the head of it is a grand waterfalls. Unfortunately this waterfall is not open for public due to safety reasons. nevertheless this place is still a gem with the abundance of flora and fauna, easy and difficult hiking trails, nature lovers will find this place a paradise. a must see when in Penang.
I’ve been to Botanic gardens for many times but my know-it-all mindset stops me from exploring its beautiful surroundings vertically. We travel, we visit a place without immersing ourselves to its full potential. We come and go, take nice selfie and we thought weve been there and thats it. We know the surface, the general facts but we didn’t exprience it fully. The fast phase living also affects our way of travelling and appreciating. So here I am trying…The curtis trail is an easy trek for family. Grateful to have a chance to live here in Penang.
Here’s different Floura i love in the gardens
Bauhinia Kockiana Flowers
rose of india
Majestic Tree of Indian Rose
These prettypink flowers are from Temahau Tree.
Flower from ceylon Jasmine Tree.
ceylon jasmine penang botanic gardens
nutmeg tree flower
nutmeg of penang
The flowers were so beautiful my daughter couldn’t resist forming a bouquet. Below is the fruit of nutmeg.
Nutmeg local fruit famous in Penang. If you go to arkund penang especially Balik Pulau area, they sell some nutmeg drinks and syrups. I personally love it!
Flowers of the Pride of Burma
cardinals guard (jacobinia coccinea)
Limestone Kaempferia (wild ginger)
the delicate Peace Lily (spathiphyllum cannaefolium)
Zingiber Spectabile (Beehive Ginger)
Black Lily – we saw some as we trek Curtis trail. Didnt see it anywhere else in the garden aside from that place.
Power Puff Flower
so heres some Fauna we found around the gardens
We are fortunate enough to see a family of dust leaf monkeys in one of the trees. These type of monkeys are not aggressive and they just forage in canopies.
Long Tail Macaques Friends helping each other to remove pests in each others head. Unlike the dusky leaf monkeys, these monkeys are more aggressive to find food in the ground and even some tried to attacked us as my daughter holding a plastic bag.
Spiders and their web on the ground.
If you want to read more about the importance of Forest Bathing and how it is so beneficial in our physical and mental health. Try reading this book. I’ve been reading it recently and it motivates me to go out of the house and be more outdoors!