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Tropical Spice Garden

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Asia's Hidden Eden! 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...more
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Lot 595 Mukim 2 Jalan Teluk Bahang | Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11050, Malaysia
+60 4-881 1797
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I spent a lovely, peaceful few hours exploring the spice gardens. I was greeted and served by friendly staff and given clear instructions on how to use the audio guide tool (included in the 30RM ticket price) also a helpful map for navigating my way...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RuthyTunes
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got there early for opening at 9am. We were first there and took the guided tour for a little extra. We were first in so had place to ourselves almost with guide Lim. We worked our way round and Lim provided great commentary and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 1966cbuk44
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful setting, tons of good educational signs. Lots of variety. The poisonous plants were especially interesting. Flip over the signs to get English ones.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lovesthelibrary
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bus ride from and back to George Town was the highlight of this trip. The self paced commentary is a great idea and I was expecting so much more in the way of the garden and plants. As many spice and fruiting plants require...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vitalv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take certainly also the audio guide, because it give you not only information about the importance of spices throughout history and for the devolpment of certain regions in the world, but it will explain a lot more about them, their habitat. The audio guide also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 859hansj
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe the entrance fee is RM25 which is quite expensive. A long bus ride from Georgetown but close to the Hard Rock,Flamingo hotels. Maybe my visit was out of season but nothing seemed to be in bloom.The monkeys have very old trees to play...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank charliebigtime
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went around 15.30. Used the audio guide. Much of what was described seemed missing or not obvious. So interesting commentary but not really connected to reality. Refreshing shade. Free tea was long gone. Gift shop pricey. Visit was saved by an amazing snack of deep...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fizzgog100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in time for the 1:30 tour and Hamzen was our guide. He was a great guide and was knowledgeable. It was great to be able to smell the herbs and spices. The garden is such a delight to walk around. On arrival we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 76lucye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprisingly very well landscaped. If you like greens & herbs this is the place for you. The audio guide provided wasn't necessarily helpful I thought. We were given a spray of lemon grass mosquito repellent before going in. The gift shop was quite well stocked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YKeet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

terrible...too many mosquitos around unless the management takes precaution someone will end up in hospital due to dengue fever...

Date of experience: July 2018
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Megan W
21 April 2018|
Response from tropicalspicegarden | Property representative |
Hi Megan, we do not have baby changing rooms at the moment, however, you may get in touch with our front office personnel in advance, we can spare out a private area for your needs. Cheers
9 March 2018|
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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
The person I went with had some mobility issues. (Parkinson's) You can choose to some degree your own path ... and if there's a set of steps that looks daunting, you can usually find another route to see something else in... More
15 February 2018|
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Response from aarontham | Reviewed this property |
Sorry M B, did not check my mail box the last few days. Please check on the Internet for details Hope you will try them out.