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Penang Botanic Gardens

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Penang Botanic Gardens

Beware the monkeys

 

It's been close to 5 years since I last visited PBG. My primary school hosted a cross-country race there every year, and I remember the garden was always full of food-snatching macaques and aunties practising Tai-Chi.  

 
 

Although the garden is a little unkempt, I love how the vegetation is able to stretch and grow into the surroundings instead of being pruned into submission.

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There are a few paths inside the garden. We took the less steep route which brought us to the lily pond.

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The diversity of all the different trees, plants, and mosses struck me for the first time. Up close there are so many interesting textures and colours to observe.

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The entrance used to quite crowded with double-parked but now space has been cleared for fountains and lily ponds. The various open collections such as the Fern House and the Orchidarium were closed when I visited so this won't be my last trip to PBG.

 
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