Bambusetum Botanic Garden

Bambusetum, Penang Botanic GardensBambusetum, Penang Botanic Gardens (25 May, 2013)

The Bambusetum is a botanic garden within the Penang Botanic Gardens. The ground breaking was carried out on 26 July 2007 by Teng Chang Yeow, the then chairman of the Tourism Development and Environment Committee of the then state government. It is sites at the former site of the Coronation Camp of the Penang Botanic Gardens.

Path at the BambusetumPath at the Bambusetum (25 May, 2013)

Path at the BambusetumPath at the Bambusetum (25 May, 2013)

The landscaped BambusetumThe landscaped Bambusetum (25 May, 2013)

The Bambusetum provides nature lovers with an opportunity to get to know various types of bamboo. A walking track is built through the area. It winds up the hill slope and down again. According to Salasiah Yusop, the assistant director of the state botanic gardens department, there are some 36 bamboo species planted in the bambusetum. The bamboos come from Malaysia as well as neighbouring countries including Thailand, Indonesia and China.

Getting there

The Bambusetum is located on the north side of Jalan Kebun Bunga. You can reach it by taking Rapid Penang bus 10.

A green canopyA green canopy (25 May, 2013)

An ornamental bamboo species at the BambusetumAn ornamental bamboo species at the Bambusetum (25 May, 2013)

A bamboo grove, BambusetumA bamboo grove, Bambusetum (25 May, 2013)

Bamboo Appreciation Centre, Bambusetum, Penang Botanic GardensBamboo Appreciation Centre, Bambusetum, Penang Botanic Gardens (25 May, 2013)

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