The Botanical Garden or commonly known as The Hutan Rekreasi Ayer Keroh was establish from an idea mooted by the Chief Minister of Melaka, YAB Dato Seri Hj Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam on 1st June 2006. It is encircled by a forest that content over 300 species of unique flora and fauna. The cheesy yet cute thing about this park is the collection of giant stone carving as prehistoric animals that were indigenous to this area and scatted all around the park. The 92.5 hectares Melaka Botanical Garden features attraction such as the forestry, museum, dinosaur park and canopy walk. Lush and tranquil it provide and idea setting for recreation activity ranging for jungle trekking, hiking, jogging and camping to boating. Book lovers can head for the Book Village that is located within the garden. Melaka Botanical Garden provide free car parking complex for visitor, various garden, and other facilities for its visitors. There are a few gardens available around the Botanical Garden which is Taro/ Yam Garden, Bamboo Garden, Orchid Garden, Herbal Garden, and Heliconia Garden. The open hours are 9am – 5pm on Tuesday to Friday and 9am – 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. It closes on Monday. The admission is free. Inside Botanical Garden there is Book Village Melaka which only the second of its kind in Malaysia and its part of the International Organization of Book Town. The place is surrounded by lush green forest and has over 15000 books in its collection. Here, it’s really peaceful to just curl up on a couch and read. The opening hours are 9am – 3pm on Tuesday to Thursday, 9am – 12.30pm on Friday and 9am – 6pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday. The admission is also free. Next, they also have forest buggy ride for visitors to ride into the recreational forest and feel the fresh air. The suitable time to ride the buggy is exactly in the morning, where the air is so fresh and the sun starting to shine. There are plenty of buggy ride for visitor to choose but...
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