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September 22, 2016May 5, 2018

For The Love Of Feathers

Our chirpy neighbours My name is Rod Gowen… I am a retired British Telecom Health and Safety Manager, raised in a small seaside town called Ilfracombe, on the North Devon coast in England. My interest in watching birds started when I was young. At school, when I was ten years old, I won first prize in...

More Than Just A Cuppa…
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February 4, 2016May 5, 2018

More Than Just A Cuppa…

Do you ever wonder what goes on before your cup of coffee is served? Where were they planted, how were they harvested, and what is the difference between the blends used by different coffee houses? If all those burning questions are keeping you up at night instead of the caffeine, Coffee Rescue Penang is here to the,...

Home-Style Health: A Series Of Traditional Medicine Methods
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December 22, 2015May 5, 2018

Home-Style Health: A Series Of Traditional Medicine Methods

As an unofficial representative of Generation Y, I can safely say that we grew up having our parents and grandparents brewing all sorts of soups and tonics for us to swallow when we feel a little under the weather. Much to our dismay, of course, as we rather much prefer the quick fixes that the...

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November 26, 2015May 5, 2018

Chubby And Charismatic – The Common Greenback Frog!

The Common Greenback frogs (H. erythraea) can be found across Southeast Asia, and is also known as the Red-eared Greenback or the Leaf Frog. The habitats of H. erythraea range from scrubland, grassland, and agricultural areas to urban disturbed areas. In addition, H. erythraeais a middle size frog with a snout-length from 30-75mm, which the size varies according to...

A Hidden Beauty – The Chocolate Soldier Butterfly!
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November 5, 2015May 5, 2018

A Hidden Beauty – The Chocolate Soldier Butterfly!

When the sun shines and the heat wakes up the plants, tiny invertebrates are starting their daily routine in the woods. Squirrels are climbing up the trees for nuts and berries, monkeys reach up to the canopy of the rainforest to feed on shoots, and magnificent water monitor lizards emerge from the streams and ponds...

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September 3, 2015May 5, 2018

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...

Figs In The Garden
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May 25, 2015May 6, 2018

Figs In The Garden

The huge Fig tree in the garden Figs (Ficus spp) are one of the successful forest species, with up to 900 species distributed around the world. Fig trees play an important role in the tropical rainforest as the syconium makes up the main diet for many types of animals in the forest, from mammals, e.g. monkeys,...

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May 8, 2015May 6, 2018

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...

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October 10, 2014May 6, 2018

The Big Draw : Campaign For Drawing

The Big Draw : Penang Style . Campaign for Drawing Are you passionate about drawing? In love with the green outdoors? Join us at Tropical Spice Garden this Sunday, 5pm at the Pavilion and enjoy and evening of sketching in our beautiful glass box where you can look out and compose a world of beautiful...

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