本地名称 Local Name
Air Terjun Penang, Botanic Garden Waterfall
Botanic Garden, Bukit Bendera, Penang.
|进入 Access||Easy trekking.|
源头 Water source
||Sungai Air Terjun.|
+/- 8km from Georgetown.
A - 步行难度 Trekking Difficulty : 
B - 步行时间 Trekking Time : 
C - 水蛭数量 Leech Factor : 
None of leech found during the trip.
D - 车辆行进 Vechicle Accessibility : 
Normal sedan cars can reach the carpark easily.
E - 惊艳指数 WOW Factor : 
槟城植物园坐落在Jalan Kebun Bunga路的末端，离乔治市约8公里。游客可使用P208号公路前往。
The Botanic Gardens on Penang are located at the end of Jalan Kebun Bunga (Waterfall Road), it is about 8 kilometres form the Georgetown city. You can reach it by using road no. P208.
There are many nature trails can be ventured into from Botanic Garden.
The Penang Botanic Gardens also known as the "Waterfall Gardens" because of the spectacular waterfall within the park. The original gardens were established in 1884 and under the supervision of Charles Curtis, the first superintendent.
Here is the reference picked from Wikipedia about the Penang Waterfall.
" The waterfall and reservoir are private property although they can be visited by arrangement with the Penang Water Authority
(Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang). The Friends of the Penang Botanic Gardens, a non-governmental organisation, organises monthly visits to the waterfall. The Penang waterfall was closed off
to the public as a safety measure during the confrontation between the newly independent Malaysia and Indonesia in the 1960s.
(The Friends of the Penang Botanic Gardens had stopped the monthly visit to the waterfall at ths moment, you may contact them to check about the trip.)
Early visitors to Penang Island described it as one of the key attractions of the island, including Ibrahim Munshi, son of Munshi Abdullah, who described it in his journal, the "Kisah Pelayaran". The waterfall was an important source of water for ships calling at Penang port in the early part of the 19th century. In 1804, the first water treatment plant in Malaysia was set up here, to supply the needs of 10,000 people in Penang. In 1805, an aqueduct was constructed to channel water from the fall via Pulau Tikus to a reservoir near the port. The quality of the water, filtered through the aged rocks of Penang Hill, was very high, and was described by the early sailors as "sweet".
The oval-shaped reservoir of the Penang Waterfall was constructed in the gardens in 1892 by British engineer James MacRitchie, who was also responsible for the MacRitchie Reservoir in Singapore, built in 1894. The Penang reservoir was reconstructed in 1950.
Today, only a small proportion of the Penang water supply comes from the waterfall reservoir — approximately 10–15% of
the population obtain their water from here, while most of the island's water supply comes from Sungai Muda, on the border of Penang and Kedah."
Waterfall is located at the upper part of waterfall reservoir. Surprisingly, the waterfall view is spectacular, water is gushing down from the 2 steps high cliff.
The view of lower part river from the waterfall.
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