Timothy Tye
Trees of the Esplanade


The Bunga Tanjong planted by Crown Prince AkihitoThe Bunga Tanjong planted by Crown Prince Akihito, now Emperor Akihito, in conjunction with his visit to Penang on 21 February, 1970.
(7 May, 2010)


Within Padang Kota Lama at the Esplanade are trees that were planted to commemorate specific occasions. Most to these trees are the Bunga Tanjong (Mimusops elengi), the tree that is often identified by the tip of George Town, also called Tanjung.

Bunga Tanjong, planted by Crown Prince Akihito

The Bunga Tanjong planted by Crown Prince AkihitoAnother view of the Bunga Tanjong planted by Crown Prince Akihito. It is located to the right of Millennium Square. (7 May, 2010)


The Bunga Tanjong planted by Tun Dr Haji Hamdan, the Governor of Penang, on 26 August, 1989The Bunga Tanjong planted by Tun Dr Haji Hamdan, the Governor of Penang, on 26 August, 1989, located beside the path facing City Hall.
(7 May, 2010)

The Bunga Tanjong planted by Steve Condous, the Mayor of Adelaide, on 3 September, 1987The Bunga Tanjong planted by Steve Condous, the Mayor of Adelaide, on 3 September, 1987 (7 May, 2010)


Callistemon harkness planted by James Jarvis, the Mayor of Adelaide, on 26 August, 1986Callistemon harkness (Bottlebrush tree) planted by James Jarvis, the Mayor of Adelaide, on 26 August, 1986 (7 May, 2010)


The Sentang tree (Melia excelsa) planted by Tun Haji Sardon, the Governor of Penang, on 1 July, 1978The Sentang tree (Melia excelsa) planted by Tun Haji Sardon, the Governor of Penang, on 1 July, 1978 (7 May, 2010)


The Bunga Tanjung tree (Mimusops elengi) planted by Datuk Khoo Kay Por, on 8 January, 1990The Bunga Tanjung tree (Mimusops elengi) planted by Datuk Khoo Kay Por, on 8 January, 1990 (7 May, 2010)


The Bunga Tanjong planted by A.S. Rangkuty, the District Head in Medan, Sumatra, on 1 November, 1989The Bunga Tanjong planted by A.S. Rangkuty, the District Head in Medan, Sumatra, on 1 November, 1989 (7 May, 2010)


The Bunga Tanjong planted by Don A. Dustan, Chief Minister of South Australia, on 8 December, 1973The Bunga Tanjong planted by Don A. Dustan, Chief Minister of South Australia, on 8 December, 1973 (7 May, 2010)


Getting there

The nearest bus stop is along Light Street. It is served by Rapid Penang bus 103, 204, 502 and CAT.

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