The Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park or more generally known as Lake Gardens is one of Kuala Lumpur’s luxuriant green lungs and one of your favourite places to visit in KL. The Gardens is not only a calm breathing space from the hustle and bustle of the city, but is also alive with plenty of fun attractions for families.
1) Perdana Botanical GardensSource
This lounge Lake Gardens park proffers sufficient to keep your tots entertained. From manicured gardens to rough paths, there are also beautifully designed bamboo playhouses by the lake that make the perfect setting for a picnic. Moreover, there is a deer park within the area and several chicken coops nearby with chickens roaming freely. If all that is not enough, there are two large playgrounds for children to explore.
2) Royal Malaysian Police MuseumSource
There’s so much to learn about our police force here. From the history of its formation to the evolution of its uniforms and the medals conferred. Most of the children’s favourite were the modes of transportation displayed within the museum and around the compound. On the other hand, was fascinated by the collection of weapons exhibited. Altogether, this is a real gem of a museum and the best part is it’s free!
Opening hours: 10.00am – 6.00pm (Tuesday – Thursday), 10.00am – 12.30pm, 2.30pm – 6.00pm (Friday). Closed on Monday.
Address: 5, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480, Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: 03-2272 5689
3) Kuala Lumpur Butterfly ParkSource
It is a wonderful experience to see a lot of colourful butterflies hovering around you. The Butterfly Park is a beautiful tropical garden, which unluckily is not stroller friendly. Nevertheless, its modest size makes it achievable for 4- and 2-year-olds to explore.
Opening Hours: 9.00am – 6.00pm daily
Address: Jalan Cenderasari, Taman Botani Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
4) Kuala Lumpur Bird ParkSource
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a huge, open space with an abundance of greenery and water features. Its free-flight walk-in aviary is reputed to be one of the great in the world. Getting up close with birds like peacocks, ibis, and pelicans was indeed an unusual experience for the kids, they weren’t sure if the birds were real! Time your visit to catch the bird show and the feeding sessions and don’t miss out on the chance to take pictures with colourful macaws.
5) Planetarium Source
The planetarium covers everything about our planet and the universe. Some of the interactive displays famous with the kids are the Anti-Gravity Room, the Space Lab and a replica of the rover on Mars. There is a section devoted to Dato Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar, Malaysia’s first astronaut, and his journey to outer space. The planetarium is free to visit, however, if you wish to catch a movie at the Space Theatre, a minimum fee will be charged.
6) National MuseumSource
The museum gives an overview of Malaysia’s history, its people and their philosophy. It has four galleries which cover Prehistory, Malay Kingdoms, Colonial Era and Malaysia Today. Don’t miss several Malaysian modes of transportation exhibited outdoors. Free guided tours by museum volunteers are available at 10am, daily.
7) Taman Tugu Park Source
The Perdana Botanical Gardens, the newly opened Taman Tugu Park is more plain and natural. It is an urban forest, which is home to a 90-year-old Pulai Tree that is native to Malaysia. This is just one out of a 1,000 trees that have been recognized and labelled for preservation. Proceeding regeneration works will see more native Malaysian rainforest trees being planted including species that are currently endemic.
Opening Hours: 7.00am – 6.30pm daily
Address: There are two entrances to the forest park along Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin, 50480, Kuala Lumpur – the Taman Tugu Campsite Entrance and the Taman Tugu Nursery Entrance. Parking is available at the PPTD Clubhouse near the Nursery Entrance.
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