As usual, look out for the road signs to Penang Botanical Garden, or Kebun Bunga as the locals would call it. Driving or taxi should be fine. I have no idea about the bus service.
This park was established in 1884 by a British settler named Charles Curtis. Luckily nobody thought of naming this nice park into his name. Aptly named the Botanical Garden, it hosts a variety of tropical flora, soft murmuring creeks and waterfalls, as well as a resident colony of monkeys.
There is plenty of open and green spaces within the park. Adequate jogging tracks are provided. Visitors have variety of activities to choose - from macro photography to feeding the monkeys!
While the monkeys seemed to be docile, I had my own reservation not to get too close to them. Years after years of getting used to be fed by human, the monkeys may turn aggressive if people tease them excessively. I have yet to hear about any real attacks on human though. Nonetheless, it is still a very decent place to see the monkeys in their natural habitat (well, sort of!).
A great place within the bustling city for an evening stroll. The monkeys are actually quite the star attraction in this garden.