On the last Sunday of every month, visitors to the Penang Botanic Gardens are given a special treat from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. They can read, relax, play, exercise, walk or run to the accompaniment of live school bands playing music. The more enthusiastic music lovers will come specially just to listen to the music, sitting in chairs placed in front of the Band Stand. Last Sunday, on 28th October, it was SMJK Union School Band playing beautiful melodies to tourists and local folks during their relaxation time on a lazy late Sunday afternoon.
It was so enjoyable for the people, who usually come to the Gardens for their leisurely evening walk, to exercise to the strains of music wafting through the flora, fauna and trees of the Gardens. Music and nature – what a pleasurable experience.
Once again we have to thank Penang Global Tourism for arranging this monthly event.
Poster for the information of all visitors to the Penang Botanic Gardens
Visitors making their way to the band stand while a girl sitting quietly reading her book
Music lovers listening to the music
Others prefer to sit on the ground
A family having fun
Shop selling plants
Entrance/Exit of the Penang Botanic Gardens
Penang Rifle Club outside Penang Botanic Gardens
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