the Aviary Ginger Garden
For a small garden, Bellevue Hotel’s Aviary Ginger Garden houses a sizeable collection of Zingiberales, in other words, an order of flowering plants. Stroll along its maze of greener and spot the heliconia, bird of paradise and prayer plants to name a few. What’s not to miss is the different species of birds in the likes of hornbills, pheasants and parrots in garden that were largely rescued. At time of writing, the entrance fee is RM8 for adult and RM5 for children.
Profess your love at Love Lock @ Penang Hill
You don’t have travel as far as Pont des Arts in Paris or Germany’s Hohenzollern Bridge to profess your love to your better half. Enjoy a smooth ride to Penang Hill and visit their famous Love Lock fence that overlooks a lovely view of George Town city. It is a norm to see lovebirds flocking the fence. Each padlock is priced from RM25 and there are permanent ink pens to put your sweet promises in writing.
Admire owlsome pieces at Owl Museum
Sprawled with all things owlsome, this is Southeast Asia’s first owl museum of its kind. Expect floor-to-ceiling collection of owl-themed paintings, sculptures and among its 2,500 pieces sourced from various countries around the globe. If you wish to have a piece to call your own, there are owl-inspired accessories to jazz up your outfit and even, fridge magnets for souvenirs. The admission fee is RM10 for adult and free for kids below 12 years old.
19 Jan 2015: The multi-storey car park right by Penang Hill entrance is now open. Its convenient location is said to increase visitors to the hill by five per cent and has 310 parking bays. A fee of RM2 per hour has been set and it's free for motorcycles.
Click here for more information on Penang Hill's location.