I have heard about this place a couple of years back. But, it never occur to me as a place that I would be interested to visit or take my guests, especially when visitors are making a comparison to the “tree of life” in the movie, Avatar. The first thing that came into my mind is “artificial and tacky”. I was wrong.
Established in 1884 by the British, Penang Botanic Gardens is perched at the foot of 112 metre surrounding hills of tropical rainforests. It was an old granite quarry site of 50 hectares with a natural waterfall cascading stream.