Outdoor

The Remembrance Day

The Remembrance Day commemorations are held annually at the Cenotaph to honor not just the British Allied personnel of World War I, but also those who were killed during World War II, prisoners of war who worked at the Thailand–Burma Railway, the Malayan Emergency, the subsequent re-insurgency, and the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation.

The Cenotaph War Memorial

The Cenotaph, also known as Penang War Memorial, is a cenotaph located at the Esplanade in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The site of the Cenopath is situated at the shoreline of the Esplanade, at Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah and Jalan Padang Kota Lama.

World Peace Memorial

The World Peace Memorial is in the form of a pedestal with a flock of doves in flight. It is situated in Air Itam War Memorial Park after the park was undergoing an RM400,000 facelift. The funding came from private donations as well as from the Penang state government. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Penang, Mr. Lim Guan Eng on 11 November 2011, the 60th anniversary of the original unveiling of the Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial, the main feature of the park.

Nanyang Volunteers Memorial

The Nanyang Volunteers Memorial, a memorial to commemorate the Nanyang transport volunteers who died while volunteered their service as a truck driver and mechanic during the Sino Japanese War at Burma Road, Yunan, China. More than 3,192 men from Nanyang volunteered, joining tens of thousands of mainland Chinese in plying the 1,453km Yunnan-Burma Road. The route traveled over two mountain ranges, crossing three rivers and countless gorges over more than 400 bridges. 1200 men eventually survived and returned to South-East Asia.

Air Itam War Memorial Park

The Air Itam War Memorial Park, also known as Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial Park, situated in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia. The Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial was originally built in 1946 by the Penang China Relief Fund, a Penang-based fund-raising organization, commemorate the Penang Chinese who died under Japanese occupation in World War II and the Nanyang transport volunteers who died while volunteered their service during the Sino Japanese War at Burma Road, Yunan, China. Ashes of the bones of many martyrs who died during World War Two, collected from all over Penang were buried under the whitewashed obelisk. The memorial was built in 1946, officiated by the late Mr. Lim Lian Teng in 1951.

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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