Here’s what we did on our last few days in Penang, Malaysia.
We went to the Tropical Spice Garden to learn where spices come from.
We saw Vanilla trees, Nutmeg trees, Pepper trees, cinnamon trees, cinnamon comes from the bark of the tree left to dry out. And lots more trees, I ground up some spices in a big morter and pestle.
I tried some herbal tea, it was chamomile and stevia, which is a natural sweetener, it was quite nice.
This mosaic is called the tree of tranquillity and was in the ground.
We saw a monkey swinging through the trees!
We went to the Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse. The Khoo Khongsi clan came over from china in the 1800’s and were spice traders, they were very rich, and built this clanhouse. Its in a square, surrounded by their houses and their shops. It was very ornate.
After leaving the clanhouse we did some batik painting.
That night we met up with 4 other travelling families for dinner. It was good to have some other people to talk to, they were from America, Canada and Australia.