Visitors to Malaysia will discover a fascinating country.  A popular Southeast Asian tourist destination, its beautiful tropical landscapes, exciting attractions and multi-cultural traditions, makes it a truly Asian experience. This colourful country offers travellers enumerable options to explore its territory. Cities of Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, the national parks, the Mulu Caves, architectural landmarks such as the Petronas Tower are a few of the important attractions Malaysia has to offer.


Penang also called the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ is part island, part mainland territory along the northern coast of Malaysia. The Penang Island is connected to the mainland through the Penang Bridge, one of the longest in Asia. The island also houses colonial architecture and modern high rise buildings. Although the island is small and populated, its rich in bio-diversity with flourishing fauna and flora making it a nature lover’s paradise.


The Tropical Spice Garden in Penang is a popular tourist attraction that offers visitors a chance of tranquil rejuvenation. Home to over 500 herbs and spices, this unique landscaped garden is a remarkable destination. The transformation of a once abandoned rubber plantation of distinct terrains, now offers visitors access to a tropical oasis.


Opened to the public in 2003, the Garden showcases both exotic plants and those endemic. Located towards the north west of Penang, the garden reflects its rich jungle territory. The Spice Garden is not simply a landscaped garden but provides designated garden trails and themed garden rooms. A trail will take a visitor an average 30 minutes to complete. A Visitor Center housing a spice Museum, a Café with stunning views for the tired traveller, a gift and garden shop provide visitors with a memorable experience.


Considered a world Heritage site, Penang’s capital Georgetown is steeped in history and culture. Visitors seeking a Penang hotelare able to choose from a range of beach hotels to city hotels. An ideal choice for those visiting Georgetown is the Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang. This hotel in Penangis located close to many attractions that Penang has to offer such as the Toy Museum, Butterfly farm, the beaches and markets. Located close to the Tanjung Bungah Bay, this luxurious resort offers stunning beach views and facilities that will cater to every indulgence.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

Botanic Gardens Belfast – A Nice Public Park
I always considered the Botanic Gardens in Belfast to be a bit like the People’s Park in Limerick but with an interesting old glasshouse that is not in the best of condition. The People’s Park in Limerick includes a beautiful victorian fountain and an identical fountain was located in the Belfast Botanic Gardens but it is now located in Victoria Square at the centre of Belfast.

Botanic Gardens was established in 1828 by the Belfast Botanic and Horticultural Society. Originally known as the Belfast Botanic Garden, the site contained exotic tree species and impressive plant collections from the southern hemisphere, many of which can still be seen in the park.

The Palm House contains a range of tropical plants, hanging baskets, seasonal displays and birds of paradise, and is one of the earliest examples of a glasshouse made from curved iron and glass. The building was designed by Sir Charles Lanyon, who also helped design parts of nearby Queen’s University. The foundation stone was laid in 1839 and the two wings were completed in 1840 by leading ironmaster, Richard Turner. The dome was added in 1852.
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The Garden Gurus – Tropical Style

Nigel is in a garden just a couple of kilometers away from the ocean on the northern beaches of Sydney. If you like your tropical style plants with lots of bold foliage, this garden has some absolute rippers that are well suited to growing in many other parts of Australia.