Report & images by Lee Ping Kong
On 9th April, a big crowd turned up for this tour of Kampung Kepayang Herbal Park. Thanks to the organizing effort of Lee Yuat Wah & Manimaran. Two school buses with teachers and students from seven schools and MNS members and non-members made up a total 133 people visited the park.
Brief introduction of Herbal Park
The park is situated about 1 km from the Kampong Kepayang – Batu Gajah traffic light junction. The total area is about 50 acres, planted with about 1000 types of herbal plants, majority from local source with selective species from other countries. Herbs are planted in different section of the park according to environment required. Other than herbal plants, various tropical fruit tree are also planted in this park.
This is a good place to learn various species of herb and its usage, proper labelingsand clear descriptions are displayed. Seedlings are for sale at the nursery. If seedlings are need in big quantities, arrangement can be made with the park management. Consultation service are also provided by the park.
The Herbal Park, Kampung Kepayang is a good place for birding & picnic. It only took about half hour drive from the pomelo stall, near San Poh Tong. There are various cool spot under the tree, with tables and chairs available for visitor to rest and cool themselves. Various species of bird and some nest are seen, within the park vicinity , this show the area is a suitable habitat for some species of bird.