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 “not to be-missed” activities is the 5 Senses Tour!
Why “5 Senses”?
We hope to trigger the curiosity of children and encourage them to utilize their five senses in learning the natural environment.
Sense of …
Touch – Feel the texture and surface of the plants.
Smell – Experience the various rainforest scents, such as flower and spice fragrance
Sight – Enjoy the garden views and practice observation skills by spotting wildlife.
Sound – Listen to nature music in the garden (bugs, water, amphibians…)
Taste – Have a taste of the garden’s herbal/spice teas at the Bamboo Garden.
As the 5 Senses Tour takes the children on a journey into the tropical trails in the garden, our well-trained children guides (Nature Educationists) explain on the variety of tropical flora & fauna that can be found around the world. Some of the kids’ favorite plants are the Cat’s Tails (Acalypha hispida), Sliver Joey Palm (Johannesteijsmannia magnifica), and Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) to name a few.
The main highlight of the 5 Senses Tour is the Spice trails exploration. The nature educators talk about the medicinal properties and culinary uses of spices, allowing the children to smell and touch the spices to identify the characteristics and remembering the names. Some spices we talk about are the Cinnamon, Cloves, Black Peppers, Torch Gingers, and Lime. Instead of just showing them the dry/fresh spices, we also bring the children to the spice trees, touch the tree bark, smell the leaf and compare the scent to the dry spices.
Children will also be stopping by the bamboo garden for a short tea break before proceeding to the next activity. We serve herbal/spice drinks to the children, which at the same time they can relax and chill next to the lily pond, looking for froggies, guppies and water striders.
We believe that “Nature is the best teacher”. By exposing the children to outdoor adventures and activities, we are able to bring out the best from each child: teamwork, independence, patience, observation and time management skills, and more.
Tropical Spice Garden organizes half day nature education activities, 1 day workshops, overnight camps and educational nature talks.
For further information, kindly contact TSG Nature Education Department:
Tel: 04-8811797 (ext 311)