Garden

The Habitat Ginger Garden

Ginger Garden, is the home of the beautiful ginger rhizome, which has many used as a fragrant spice. Ginger is also traditionally used to treat stomach problems and pain relief. Planted to delight our senses, we are invited to touch, smell, see and hear the wonders of jungle completely undisturbed. Educational signs are positioned unobtrusively along the way in such a way to educate us on the flora, fauna, and history of the pathway, but not in such a way as to spoil our experience.

The Habitat Themed Gardens

This enchanting realm allows us to experience Penang Hill’s rainforest at its very best. Several themed gardens charmingly line the way and include the Fern Garden, Butterfly Bank, Fragrant Garden, and Ginger and Palm Grove. The trails are wheelchair and stroller friendly. Educational signs are positioned unobtrusively along the way in such a way to educate us on the flora, fauna, and history of the pathway. Complimentary nature guided tours are provided to every visitor of The Habitat Penang Hill.

Koi Fish Pond Garden

The Koi Fish Pond Garden at Kek Lok Si Temple is dotted with stone sculptures of animals from the Chinese zodiac as well as many other auspicious animals like the tortoise. A koi fish pond sits in the middle of the garden. We can purchase some fish food from the souvenir store on the temple grounds to feed them. We can watch the koi swimming in the pond, admiring the impressive Bronze Statue of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva and enjoying the beautiful scenery of Penang Island from higher ground.

Sacred Turtle Pond Garden

The grounds of the Kek Lok Si Temple are a beautiful and tranquil array of flowers. The grand trees giving shade to us who walk along the garden paths here. Many ponds that are said to be sacred here and one such pond that is a must-see when in the temple is the Sacred Turtle Pond which is believed to be a symbol of strength and long life. The turtles that were released here were done to symbolize liberation.

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