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Kinabatangan river cruise

Kinabatangan river cruise

One of the most popular destinations in Sabah is the Kinabatangan River. This river has a length of 560 kilometers and stretches through half of Eastern Sabah. Alongside the riverbanks there is an abundance of wildlife. During a river cruise you will have a chance to spot the rare orangutan, the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkeys and saltwater crocodiles. During night cruises you might spot the leopard cat, numerous sleeping birds, wild boars, snakes and many crocodiles.

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok rehabilitation centre is one of the biggest and most well known orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The sanctuary is located nearby Sandakan; the total site is over 43 square kilometer in size. Around 75 orangutans roam free within the forest reserve. During their rehabilitation the animals rely heavy on the help of the people that work at the centre; and also on the donations from tourists. Tourist can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.

A 4095 meter tall mountain

A 4095 meter tall mountain

Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World. Mainly because of the biological diversity the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climbing the mountain is not an easy feat for the untrained; though it will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever. Watching the sun rise in the early morning will definitely make you forget all the hardships you had to endure during the hike up.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

TAR Marine Park is the perfect place to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and light jungle treks. The marine park is made up of five small islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. The best beaches and probably also the best corals can be found around Gaya island; the biggest of the five islands. The marine park is only a 20 minute boat trip away from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak. The park is best known for the amazing caves. The Sarawak Chamber is the world's biggest cave chamber. It is said that 40 Boeing 747 aircraft's fit in the cave. Clearwater cave is the world's longest cave with a length of over 110 kilometers. The caves aren't the only highlights at Mulu NP. The amazing pinnacles at Mount Api are absolutely stunning to witness. A visit to Mulu NP will bring your holiday in Malaysia to new heights!

Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur

Situated right smack in the city is the Lake Gardens but despite being in a central location, many have not ventured into this lovely park. Many working in the area are not even aware of its existence, which is such a shame!

panorama lake gardens

The Lake Gardens covers 91.6 hectares spanning parks and gardens. Established in 1888, the place was built around an artificial lake and many joggers and families flock there for a stroll, jog or just a fresh breath of air. There is a jogging track for the runners who can also work out at the many exercise stations along the jogging route. Families with kids in tow might favor the playground more where the kids can squeal in excitement as parents give them a gentle shove on the swing or bounce them up and down the see-saws – definitely quality family time indeed.

childrens playground lake gardens 1

childrens playground lake gardens 2

If a playground sounds boring for you, get in touch with your environmentalist in you by getting to know the 3,000 over birds within a walk-in aviary in the KL Bird Park within Lake Gardens. There are even daily stage feedings and bird shows at around noon each day, so time your visit around then for some bird-fun. The admission fee to the aviary is RM45 for an adult and RM35 for children.

After a long stroll admiring the colorful feathery friends, you’d be thirsty and hungry for some refreshments. Stop at the Hornbill Café which is just next to the bird park’s main entrance. While a spotting of a hornbill is not guaranteed, the café does serve sandwiches, soups and pasta as well as a kids’ menu for the little ones who really love tea time snacks.

If you are game for more of God’s flying creations, there is the KL Butterfly Park within the Lake Gardens too which is home to 6,000 butterflies of 120 species. The park has a landscape of 15,000 plants to create a natural rain forest environment for the butterflies. If you are coming in a large party, maybe the butterfly park would be easier n your pocket as the entrance fees costs lesser than the bird park at RM18 for adults and RM8 for children. The park opens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

If you’ve had enough of birds and butterflies fluttering around you, the beautiful orchid and hibiscus gardens would be the perfect stops for a breezy stroll. Don’t worry as there are no charges for these! If you have more time on hand, you can also explore the deer park located on the undulating slopes and valley of Kuala Lumpur lake gardens. There is also the National Monument that you can visit close to the Lake Gardens which was built in the commemoration of those who died fighting for the nation’s freedom.

deer park lake gardens

Life isn’t just all about waking up and braving the traffic to work, and braving the same traffic on the way home. On weekends, it is likely the same routine but probably battling others to get to the mall this time. Take some time out to appreciate the simpler, more beautiful things around us, which is why spending time with family or just alone at the Lake Gardens will relax your weary mind.

bridges lake gardens

central park lake gardens

fountain lake gardens

having a stroll at lake gardens

quiet day at lake gardens

A nice attraction at Lake Gardens is a fun boat ride around the lake. Besides rowing a small boat you can also rent a water bicycle. Next to the mini-jetty is a small shop that sells snacks and drinks.

boat rental lake gardens

boats lake gardens

swimming vests lake gardens

small shop lake gardensNearby attractions

Popular attractions nearby Lake Gardens are the National Monument which lies just northwest of the park, and the National Museum and National Mosque to the east of the park.

Opening hours

The outdoor park is opened daily, and officially you are only allowed in between sunrise and sundown. Most of the attractions (Bird Park, National Planetarium and Hibiscus Park) within the park are open between 9am and 6pm.

Entrance fees

Entrance to the park is free of charge. There are fees for visiting the attractions within the park (Bird Park, Hibiscus Park, National Planetarium) and when you want to use the rowing boats or water bicycles.

Contact details & address Lake Gardens

Jalan Parlimen
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel: + 603 2693 4132

How to get to Lake Gardens

Take a KTM Komuter train to the Old Kuala Lumpur station. From there cross the street and walk past the National Mosque. You can also walk from KL Sentral, but this is a tricky path along the highway; the distance however is shorter. Alternatively, buses B115, B112, and B101 all stop within a 5-minute walk of Perdama Lake Gardens. Every taxi driver knows how to find the park. To get a taxi back to KL you are best off by walking to the Bird Park, as there are always taxis waiting for customers there.

Video Lake Gardens

Map of Lake Gardens

Suggestions?

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3 comments on Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur

  1. Nisha
    7 years ago
    August 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I have been there and loved it totally. Your photos reminded me again of the wonderful time I spent there. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ilya
    7 years ago
    August 13, 2012 at 2:01 am

    We always have a nice time too over there. But the lack of shade and the lack of eateries is always annoying me :). It is a beautiful park, perhaps they should launch a tourist shuttle between KLCC and the park as it deserves more visitors…

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  3. nike air max 90
    3 years ago
    July 12, 2016 at 5:21 am

    – The runt of the litter dies because of being malnourished (very common).

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