Recreation & Nature

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Recreation & Nature

1.Butterfly Park

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park a secret paradise where butterflies actually dance nonchalantly in clumps of fern amidst scented beautiful flowers and flowering vines.

From the words of the internationally renowned programme- Discovery Channel, in an interview and broadcasted to over 200 million viewers worldwide, it says “of all the butterfly parks in the world, none can compare with this one”.

This is the largest butterfly garden in the world spanning over 80,000 sq ft of landscaped garden with over 5,000 live butterflies, exotic plants, butterfly-host plants and ferns. Other attractions are japanese koi fish, fresh water turtles, live insects and a museum with a large collection of butterflies and insects from around the world.

2.KLCC Park

The KLCC Park is a metropolitan park located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Overlooking the Suria shopping complex and the Petronas Towers, the lush greenery of the 50-acre urban park adds a natural flavour to the otherwise paved and cemented urban neighbourhood.

The park draws considerable attention from tourists and residents alike. The man-made lake, Lake Symphony, is probably the biggest attraction in the park. The contrast created both between the surrounding greenery of the park and the urban design and lush flora inside the garden is a wonder to behold.

The park also has a variety of functional features like a jogging track replete with resting benches, waterfalls, fountains, and a children’s playground. The overall design of the park is unapologetically inclusive, and you can have a surreal experience at this park as it is loaded with greenery.

3.KL Forest Eco Park (Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve)

Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve (now known as KL Forest Eco Park), a 9.3 hectares forest reserve right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It was originally gazetted as a forest reserve way back in 1906 with a land area of 17.5 hectares, but since then, a large part has already been taken up for building the KL Tower and other purposes. The 200m aerial bridge or better known as Canopy Walk, is the best vantage point in the park overlooking part the KL skyline, with KL Tower prominently features most of the time. The highest point of the Canopy Walk is at 21 metre.

From the Jalan Raja Chulan Entrance, there will be quite a few steps involved to get up to the Canopy Walk. The Canopy Walk ultimately will lead you to the entrance of KL Tower, the tallest tower in South East Asia. The whole trail would take up to 45minutes. Even though Bukit Nanas has shrunk over the years, it still has some trees that appear to be several hundred years old in the forest itself. The park has about 223 tree species and 12 species of animals, including bats, civet cats, squirrels, monkeys and rats. If you are lucky you might see them during your trails.

4.Titiwangsa Lake Gardens

Located in the north-eastern fringe of Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa Lake Gardens is a recreational park with a large lake as its main attraction. The gardens feature a large central lake that was a by product of tin mining activities under British Rule. Later on, the area was cleaned up and developed into a park. A popular rendezvous amongst city dwellers, it offers tennis courts, an exercise area, a playground for children and other recreational facilities for water sports, jogging and the like.

Nearby is the Remote Control (RC) Car track that is complete with a drivers platform and seating for spectators, making it a popular attraction among RC enthusiasts on the weekends. Also within the vicinity of the park is a stadium. This 95 hectares park is a vast area that consists of a 57 hectares lake where anglers will be glad to know that they are allowed to fish here. Other facilities at the park include a Remote Control car track, a cycling track, a football field, a boathouse and aquatic activities, a viewing tower, playground and pavilion.