Places to Visit ~ Lake Gardens Area
Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens also known as Perdana Botanical Garden or
Taman Tasik Perdana is located in the west of the city. The
brainchild of Alfred Venning, the British State Treasurer in the
1880s, and this popular and famous park is centred on an artificial
lake and was built on
It is a sprawling 104 hectares of undulating greenery interspersed with flowering shrubs, shady trees, exceptional botanical gardens and park features.
Among the notable places of interest within and around the area are the War Memorial, Butterfly Park, Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens and the KL Bird Park.
From the gardens, you may also visit other nearby attractions such as the
National Museum, The Old Railway Station, National Mosque, Islamic Arts
Museum and the Parliament House.
Known as the War Memorial by
locals, it is located on a hill nearby the
Parliament House, it was officially opened on 8th February 1966 and
comprises an area of 12 acres. The monument complex comprises of the
Cenotaph, Central Pavilion, Self-Reflecting Pool, the Bronze Statue and the Asean Gardens.
The building being the brainchild of Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, was officiated by Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, the third Yang di-Pertuan Agong (The King), on Nov 21, 1963.
The triangular structure that
is the roof structure of the Dewan Rakyat or 'People's Hall' has 11 sections, representing
the number of states in the then Federation of Malaya.
This is one of 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.
KL Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens
Also known as Taman Orkid, the Orchid Garden houses a variety of orchid species from around the world, with 800 species from Malaysia alone.
A stones throw is the Hibiscus Garden,
showcases more than 2,000 plants of a variety of hibiscuses.
KL Bird Park
The Bird Park claims to be "The
World's Largest Covered Bird Park" and "The World's largest Free
Flight Aviary" with more than 3,000 birds and 200 species from all
over the world.
The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
The Museum houses more than seven
thousand 7,000 displays of old Islamic calligraphic scrolls, fine porcelain,
impressive textiles, jewel-encrusted swords and weaponry as well as
local and international Islamic oriented exhibitions.
The National Mosque
This uniquely designed mosque embodies a Malaysian styled contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentation.
The most striking Malaysian feature of it is the
multi-fold umbrella-like roof which symbolises the aspirations of an
The Old Railway
Gazetted as a heritage site, the station began service as the central hub for all the trains of Federated Malay States Railways.
This Station once linked Singapore to
Kuala Lumpur and to British field stations throughout Malaya and to
The exhibits are arranged in 4 galleries
covering Early History, The Malay Kingdoms, The Colonial Era and Malaysia
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