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"Identifying Trees at Universiti Sains Malaysia" Top 5 Page for this destination University Sains Malaysia Tip by SLLiew

University Sains Malaysia, Penang: 2 reviews and 6 photos


Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Penang is the main and the original campus. It is located on a hill overlooking Penang Bridge and was once a military barracks and so there are some really solid architecture builings. It is also a beautiful campus with many trees, plants attracting birds and butterflies.

As there is a school of botany, all the major tree species are tagged with a yellow marker with their local common name as well as their scientific name. It is fun to go around visiting the various part of the campus and stopping at looking all the major tree species that have were originally there or planted.

As an example, the picture here shows the "Tembusu" tree.

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  • Written Dec 25, 2006
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