Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Botanic Garden Of Penang

The Botanic Garden of Penang used to have an accessible toilet. I used it before many years ago. But when I visited the garden on 7 Nov 2015 I discovered that the accessible toilet was no longer there. I was very surprised and could not understand why the management of the garden made the decision to demolish the accessible toilet. The thoughtless action contradicted the legal requirements of Malaysia's Uniform Building By-laws (UBBL). By-laws 34A of UBBL clearly states that public gardens must have disabled access. (Full content of by-laws 34A can be found HERE.) The management of the garden has completely ignored the by-laws and I could not understand why the authority has not taken any action against them.

While I was there, I took some photos of the toilet. I am posting them here for the wheelchair users who plan to visit the garden. I hope the photos will give you a rough idea of what to expect.


  1. I am Athi - a journalist in Penang. I am interested in this story. Perhaps v can meet up. My number is 019-5076869. tq.

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