SPICE WARS!

I had a major craving for Indian food last weekend so I had briyani on Saturday and ‘tosai’ on Sunday – both with incredibly explosive combinations of spices in each dish that left my tummy rumbling quite happily. Many of us may take spices for granted now since it’s readily available at every wet market and … Read more

SPICING UP THE GREEN LIFE!

Going ‘green’ seem to be a fast-growing trend in the light of current environmental issues but are you as confused over the variety of areas and options and ways as we are? Fear not, for the next month or so we are here to help!   Pamela Nowicka, a staunch supporter of environmental friendly pursuits, will … Read more

I’m a Junior Naturalist~

Our popular school holiday programme is now open for group bookings! From 20th  to 26th September 2015, gather your friends for a fun-filled day at Tropical Spice Garden where you will experience the outdoors as a Junior Naturalist! ~EXPLORE your senses by going on an amazing-race around the Garden to fulfill your quests! ~Put your senses … Read more

Chef Nurilkarim | Jawi Peranakan Cuisine

This 4th August 2015, TSG Cooking School will be having a Jawi Peranakan cuisine cooking class conducted by one of our guest chefs, Chef Nuril. Jawi Peranakan refers to a community of Muslims with South Indian and Malay parentage born in the port cities of the Straits of Melaka; namely Penang, Malacca, and Singapore. It … Read more

Battle of the Reptiles – Green Crested Lizard vs Oriental Whip Snake

Working in a natural environment is a totally different experience than a typical office job. Besides having the privilege of savoring tasty herbal drinks and listening to the beautiful wildlife orchestra every day, we also stand a higher chance of observing and witnessing some of the greatest nature findings in the garden (think Nat Geo)! … Read more

Garden Crafters | 07-06-2015

The Nature Education team from Tropical Spice Garden held their third overnight camp in the garden grounds on 6th – 7th June 2015. Being a different type of experience from the daytime tours and workshops, this two day, one night camp was a hit with a boisterous bunch of 15 participants ranging from six to … Read more

Recipe : Golden Turmeric Latkes

INGREDIENTS 2 cups shredded peeled russet potatoes 1 small onion, finely chopped 1-2 fresh green Serrano chiles, stemmed and finely chopped 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems 1/2 cup chickpea flour or unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 large … Read more

Figs in the Garden

Come the month of May, the atmosphere in Tropical Spice Garden is filled with a pungent, fruity fragrance. While walking around the Heart of the Garden, look down and you will notice an abundance of rotten berries/fruits along the pathway. Yes, those are the figs, wild and flourishing in the Garden. There are a few … Read more

Why “5 Senses”?

Why “5 Senses” Tropical Spice Garden offers a variety of children nature educational programmes, targeting kids between the ages of 6 to 12 years old. We hope to educate the next generation on the importance of the tropical rainforest ecosystem and ignite an appreciation for the Garden’s various flora & fauna.   One of the … Read more