Kuala Lumpur Recreational Center & Gardens

Numerous parks and gardens provide the city with lush and verdant ambience. These green lungs are beautifully landscaped and abound with rich tropical foliage and soothing water features. These parks and gardens afford you a closer look at the wide variety of flora and fauna, located in this sophisticated metropolis.

 

Perdana Botanical Gardens

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Formerly known as the Perdana Lake Gardens, this lush green park was originally built in the 1880s making it the oldest and most popular public recreational park in Kuala Lumpur. Over the years the gardens have seen many upgrading and development projects to beautify and improve on the many public facilities available. The most extensive redevelopment project was started in early of 2010, that saw thousand of new plants and trees introduced to the gardens resulting in the park's change in status to a botanical gardens. Exploring the Perdana Botanical Gardens, visitors will be amazed by the variety of flora that includes everything from colourful flowering plants to shrubs to palms and exotic trees of local as well as foreign origin. Among these unique natural wonders are the Bottle tree, the Sausage tree, the Cannonball tree and the Baobab tree just to name a few.

 


*from: http://www.klbotanicalgarden.gov.my/

Perdana Botanical Gardens

Perdana Botanical Gardens

Forest Tree Collection

Forest Tree Collection

Although there are forest trees dotted in all areas of the botanical gardens, and we consider these as the Heritage Trees, the collection of forest trees have been added in and grouped in one area.

They are mainly trees which are of economic importance and those that we are familiar with. It is only a sampling as the tropical rainforest have an enormous number of species.

 

Zingiberales & Heliconia Collection

Zingiberales Collection

Zingiberales Collection

The order Zingiberales consisting of Gingers, species of Costus and Musa has been planted along the slopes adjacent to Jalan Tembusu leading to another member in the order, the heliconias, in the Heliconia Garden. They are planted amongst other foliage plants such as the calatheas, dracaenas and aroids.

Heliconia Garden

Heliconia Garden

Heliconias, with their exotic and showy inflorescence and large leaves typifies the tropical garden. The collection in the Heliconia Garden showcase species and hybrids that are favourites. The fishpond in the garden with a small picture perfect waterfall makes a cool place to relax.

Exotic Species Collection

Heritage Trees

Malaysia is a Tropical Rainforest and to find trees that are over 300 years old is not difficult. One has only to step into the National Park or Taman Negara, or just the forest reserves outside the city, to see a giant jungle species that forms the beautiful crown of our rainforest. However, it is rare to find such a tree in the city, with development eliminating all that grows, making way for highways and high-rise buildings. The trees planted in the Lake Gardens more than a hundred years ago might not be as old as some in the forest but they are considered as our heritage trees, as they not only surpass our age but also implicate our history.

Brazil Nut Tree (Bertholletia excelsa)

Brazil Nut Tree

The lone tree that stands tall and majestic on the gentle slopes leading to the Tun Razak Memorial steps came from the Amazon jungle.

Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans)

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Tembusu trees can be found lining Jalan Tembusu and also dotting the open areas of the garden.

Mahogany (Swietenia-macrophylla)

Mahogany (Swietenia-macrophylla)

Mahogany trees lining Jalan Tembusu, opposite the Tembusu Trees.

Lesser Fruit Tree Collection

Lesser Fruit Tree Collection Lesser Fruit Tree Collection

The gardens should be a place of reference for plants that have been forgotten as they are no longer planted for various reasons. Herbs are coming back in a big way and the gardens’ collections on herbs will be in the herb garden. Trees however would need to be brought back in the main gardens. The trees that were sourced included the following:

Aleurites moluccana, Buah Keras
Anacardium occidentale, Buah Gajus, or Cashew Nut
Barringtonia racemosa, Putat Kampong
Baccaurea parvif lora, Wild Rambai
Buchanania arborescens, Sparrows Mango
Canarium littorale, Kedondong Bulan
Dialium indum, Keranji
Diospyros blancoi, Buah Mentega, Butterfruit
Myristica fragrans, Nutmeg, Buah Pala
Sandoricum koetjape, Sentul
Tamarindus indica, Asam Jawa or Tamarin

Laman Perdana

Laman Perdana

Laman Perdana

Baobab Tree Flowers

In the middle of the main gardens, where the three main roads coming from the three entrances meet, there is a square where events and activities were carried out. It is a central area and located close to the boathouse and with ample space, it is a perfect area for gatherings.This is the Laman Perdana.

The rehabilitation efforts have transformed the square into an area for majestic trees. Adansonias and Moringas, planted as mature trees gave quite a surreal feel to the area. One can imagine being transpor ted to the land in Africa where they came from.

Cycad Island

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cycad-island

Bamboo Playhouse

Cycad Island

The lake has a small Island in the larger water body and it has two clumps of bamboos growing on it giving a most scenic look to the lake. The other island, which serves as a short cut to the area across the lake has two concrete bridges crossing the narrow water bodies around it.

A cycad collection have been star ted on this Island giving it a new name, “The Cycad Island”. The collection of species of cycads and succulents, although starting small will continue to be expanded with more local and imported species.

Sunken Garden

Sunken Garden

The parterre garden in the Lake Gardens is a fairly new addition. The site taken was once a children’s playground bordered behind by a row of Juniperus chinensis. Now the circular garden is growing in a sunken area surrounded by pergolas, which support the climber Bauhinia kockiana. This hardy climber is also a scrambler, tamed from the jungle to be grown in home gardens. It is free flowering and the orange flowers brighten up the gardens just as it gives the jungle its burst of colour.

The parterre consists of low shrubs of Acalypha siamensis, Loropetalum chinense and Zephyranthes.

In the centre of the circular garden is a star-shaped fountain, and dotted around this garden are white Grecian containers carrying flowering annuals.

Name of Places Tree Collection

Name of Places Tree Collection

Many trees lent their names to States and places in Malaysia. We sometimes forget or do not know the origin of the names of the places we are living in or visiting. The following trees will enlighten visitors when they visit this group of tree collections.

Phyllanthus pectinatus; Melaka tree giving its name to the state of Melaka.

Lepisanthes alata; the Johor state is of the same name as this Johor tree.

Lagerstroemia floribunda, or Kedah Bungor; although in this case the tree might have adopted the state’s name.

Sandoricum koetjape, or Sentul must have given the name to the area in Kuala Lumpur call Sentul.

Suregada multiflora, Merlimau, or fake lime, gives its name to a small town in Melaka.

Herb & Spice Garden

Herb & Spice Garden

The Herb & Spice Garden Garden in the Lake Gardens must have been part of the gardens within the Conservatory and nursery area, as it was here that a glass house was originally situated.

Despite the screening that kept it quite hidden from the public eye, it has quite a prominent entrance and one would not miss the signage, walking along the road. Entering the garden one would be greeted by the sight of a large pergola heaped up with the creeper Kesidang (Vallaris glabra).

Flanking this central pergola are smaller pergolas covered with the beautiful creeper, Beaumontia grandiflora. When in flower, the large white blooms, in clusters are really impressive. One might wonder what herbal use these ornamental creepers have but I believe they are there to provide the aesthetic quality to the garden, which otherwise would be mainly green.

Brownea Street

Brownea Street

The Brownea street is named after the rows of Brownea trees planted along the newly upgraded pathway. Upgrading & beautification work were carried out around Brownea Street. Not only the soft landscape and collections of flora be enhanced but the hardscape too are upgraded, as can be seen from the work done on pavements and rest areas.

Deer Park

Deer Park

Deer Park

The KL Deer Park is a 2 hectare enclosure, housing the Fallow deer from Holland, also know as Dama dama deer or Rusa Holland. The KL Deer Park is located near the Tun Abdul Razak Memorial and the Orchid Garden.

Hibiscus Garden

Hibiscus Garden

The Hibiscus Garden showcases the various species of Malaysia’s national flower, the Bunga Raya (Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis). Some of the attractions in the garden include a 4-metre high waterfall, pools and fountains. A lovely colonial style building has been converted into an exhibition hall with a tearoom and a gallery.

Orchid Garden

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orchid-garden

The Orchid Garden houses up to 120 genera species of orchids 5000 hybrid. The garden comprises a semi circle pergola for the climbing and epiphytic variety and a rock garden for the terrestrial variety.

Herbarium

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Herbarium is a collection of dried plants that are stored in the cabinet and curated for such a long-term study like a library of plant diversity and is accessible to the public. Herbarium Perdana Botanical Garden Kuala Lumpur was officiated and fully opened to the public on March 3, 2017 by Senior Deputy Director of Landscape & Recreation Department of the City Hall of Kuala Lumpur, Mrs. Puteri Khairul Fathiah bt. Fahimudin.

Herbarium Perdana Botanical Garden keeps the collections of flowering and fruiting plants from Perdana Botanical Garden and forest areas in Peninsular Malaysia. All taxonomy data collection was recorded in the database BRAHMS (Botanical Research and Herbarium Management System). Herbarium Perdana Botanical Garden is open to the public for studies of the plants from Monday to Friday every week between 8.00 am to 4.30 pm. Applications can be sent to: klbotanicalgarden@dbkl.gov.my.

 

Contact Kuala Lumpur Botanical Garden

PERDANA BOTANICAL GARDEN
KUALA LUMPUR

Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Web: www.klbotanicalgarden.gov.my

 

LANDSCAPE AND RECREATION
@ KUALA LUMPUR CITY HALL

Address: Level 19, DBKL Tower 3,
Bandar Wawasan, Jalan Raja Abdullah,
50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Phone: +603-2617 6404
Fax: +603-2698 3850
Email: klbotanicalgarden [ @ ] dbkl.gov.my
Web: www.dbkl.gov.my

*source: http://www.klbotanicalgarden.gov.my/

 

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Located in the serene and scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, it is only 10 minutes drive away from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. It is the home to more than 3,000 birds of approximately 200 species of local and foreign birds. Sprawling approximately 20.9 acres of verdant valley terrain, the park is divided into 4 zones; Zone 1 and 2 make up the free-flight zone; Zone 3 is the Hornbill Park and Zone 4 is where the birds are placed in separate cages and mini aviaries. One of KL Bird Park's most extraordinary feature is that in Zone 1, 2 and 3, birds are let free in the aviary which closely resembles their natural habitat. With this free-flight concept, birds are able to breed naturally in this unique environment.

More Information about KL Bird Park

Opening Hours : 9.00am - 6.00pm (daily)

Peacock Gift Shop
9.00am to 6.00pm daily

Hornbill Gift Shop
9.00am to 6.00pm daily

Feathered Friends Photo Booth
10.00am to 5.00pm daily

Flamingo & Parrot Kiosk
9.00am to 6.00pm daily

Sandwich Bar
9.00am to 6.00pm daily

Hornbill Restaurant & Cafe
9.00am to 8.00pm daily

Ticket price :
log on to www.klbirdpark.com  for latest fare

 

Did You Know?

Malaysia has a tropical climate, so when spending a day out make sure to wear cool and comfy clothing - preferably cotton

 

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is a veritable 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

*source: visitkl.gov.my

 


KL Butterfly Park

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is a veritable 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.

 

KL Bird Park- Location

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is situated within Lake Gardens area and its main entrance is along Jalan Cenderasari.
As it is within the city limits of Kuala Lumpur, the park is well connected and easily accessible by road.

By Bus

Take the RapidKL bus numbers B101 or B112. Alight at the Dayabumi Complex and walk towards Masjid Negara. From there it is a short walk to the park.

By KTM Komuter

Stop at the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and walk towards Masjid Negara. The Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is located right behind the Masjid Negara.

By Taxi

The simplest way is by taxi. You can alight at the main entrance.

KL Butterfly Park

KL Butterfly Park KL Butterfly Park

Contact Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park,
Jalan Cenderasari,
Taman Botani Perdana,
Kuala Lumpur,
50480 Malaysia.

Tel: 603-26934799| 603-26934907

Fax: 603-26937066

Email: infoklbutterflypark@gmail.com

Opening Hours: Open daily from 9:00am - 6:00 p.m.

Admission Fee: Adult : RM 25 Children (2-11 years) : RM 13
Video Camera: RM 5
Note: Tripods are not allowed in the park

Malaysian Citizen: Adult (My Kad): RM 13 Children (My Kid) 2-11 years: RM 6
Family Package: (2 Adults + 3 Children): RM 38
Note: Identification needed

 

Payment Mode: Cash only

 

*source: www.klbutterflypark.com/

 


Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden

*from: http://www.visitkl.gov.my/

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The Orchid Garden houses up to 800 species of orchids. The garden comprises a semi-circle pergola for the climbing and epiphytic variety and a rock garden for the terrestrial variety. Admission: Free


Getting There

By Bus
Rapid KL Bus : No. B115 from Kotaraya to Jalan Parlimen
KL Hop-On-Hop-Off bus : disembark at Station No. 14 in front of KL Bird Park Main Entrance.
Buses available at every 30 to 45 minutes interval.

By Rail
KTM Commuter Train : Disembark at the KTM Old Railway Kuala Lumpur Station (KA02) located near the National Mosque.

*source: http://www.visitkl.gov.my/