Dutch cottage charm at EcoWorld Gallery

It is springtime at the EcoWorld Gallery @ Eco Meadows in Simpang Ampat, south Seberang Prai, Penang.

A host of 16,888 colourful tulips are seen sprouting behind the showroom building in Jalan Paboi, not far from the Tambun toll plaza.

Part of a promotion for the Eco Bloom project in Batu Kawan, the garden has attracted visitors from near and far to snap pictures of the beautiful artificial flowers.

Among them was 33-year-old land surveyor Mohd Subhi Md Nor, 33, who brought his family from Baling, Kedah.

“Many of my friends have shared their photos with the vibrant-looking flowers, so we decided to take a trip down here to see for ourselves.

“This is a very good concept to attract visitors to the sales gallery even if they don’t intend to buy the houses.

“The garden-themed setup really makes the homes seem very comfortable to live in,” said Mohd Subhi.

He was accompanied by his wife Noor Hazimah Rusli, 33, and their daughters Noor Danieya Safiah Mohd Subhi, seven, and Noor Daniesya Safrina Mohd Subhi, four.

Contractor Tan Kim Siah, 40, from Sitiawan, Perak, also spent almost an hour with his family at the garden.

“We took a lot of photos as there are so many decorative objects beside the flowers.

“The maze-like walking path surrounded by grass is also an interesting idea. And there’s the gazebo in the middle to shelter us from the hot sun.

“We will look like we are in Holland in the photos,” he said.

At night, the tulips will ‘come to life’ as every stalk is installed with LED lights.

The exhibition, which started March 19 and ends April 17, is open from 9am to 8pm on weekdays and 10am to 8pm on weekends.

The Eco Bloom project is a mixed development project comprising 490 condominium units and 23 shop lots.

The condo units, priced between RM350,000 and RM600,000, come in three sizes of 800sq ft, 900sq ft and 1,100sq ft.

The shoplots are priced from RM1.5mil onwards. - The Star

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