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TPO Friendship Park, George Town

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TPO Friendship Park, George Town, Penang (22 December, 2012)

The TPO Friendship Park (GPs: 5.4215, 100.33649) is an urban park in George Town, Penang. Bordered by Farquhar Street on all sides, the park commemorates the 5th Forum of the Tourism Promotion Organisation for Asia Pacific (TPO) that was held in Penang from 17 to 20 September, 2012. The forum drew the participation of 68 city mayors and 32 tourism industry members from all over the Asia Pacific region.

The TPO Friendship Park is beautifully landscaped with well-manicured turf. Walkways, lighting and benches at the park allow visitors to take a rest when exploring George Town. The main feature of the TPO Friendship Park is the TPO Sculpture.

Lawn and fountain, TPO Friendship Park (22 December, 2012)

All over the park are Bucida Molineti trees planted by the various visiting city mayors. The Bucida Molineti was chosen as the official tree for the park. Over time, these trees are expected to provide shade to the TPO Friendship Park.

Located right at the heart of TPO Friendship Park is a fountain jointly built by the Penang Island Municipal Council and developer BSG Property.

Fountatin at TPO Friendship Park, with name of its corporate sponsor (22 December, 2012)

How to go to TPO Friendship Park

From Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal, take the free City Hop-On shuttle bus to Bus Stop 6 (Muzium), then walk a short distance along Farquhar Street heading west till you reach the TPO Friendship Park.

A young Bucida Molineti tree at TPO Friendship Park, planted by Mr Maeng-Gon Kim, Mayor of Gimhae, South Korea (22 December, 2012)

The TPO Friendship Park is on the map of Farquhar Street

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