Today’s post is something closer to home and on a lighter subject. Literally. Working and living in KL, I find it like my second home. My first darling is still Ipoh tho where I grew up in.
I am a big park fan. The greens, the flower, the activities like riding rental bikes, strolling and running. The atmosphere is so lively. You don’t see tense people in the park. If you happened to be in KL, here are my top 3 go-to parks;
1. Taman Tasik Perdana / KL Lake Garden
KL Lake Garden is 1888 large scale recreational park. Trust me when I say a lot of people staying here in KL have not really been to this place. This is the kind of place where you would feel like a tourist going around taking pictures. If you are thinking of exploring it, bring shades, sunblock, umbrella in case it rains, wear comfy shoes and breathable outfit and it may take you half day. There are many spot to visit around this area for example National Monument, Deer park, Hibiscus garden, Orchid Garden, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, National Mosque, Islamic Art Museum and many more. Or you just want to relax, pick a spot, bring your picnic mat and enjoy the greens. Best to go at any time.
2. KLCC Park
The iconic Petronas Twin Towers are proudly standing right in front of you. It’s a great view. It is really smacked right in the middle of KL an easy access with public transport (KLCC LRT Station). It is a great spot for a jog but it can get pretty crowded in the evening. You have Suria KLCC, a huge playground area and public paddle pool for the kids. KLCC Park is an ideal place to bring the family for some light activities.
3. Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
Taman Tasik Titiwangsa is also one of the biggest recreational park in KL. Not far from KLCC, it has big lakes for that change of scenery. Taman Tasik Titiwangsa is really activities oriented park. There are bike rentals everywhere, food stalls, food trucks, helicopter rides, water sports, badminton courts, horseback riding and many more. Safe to say you won’t be bored and perfect for family to get on their feet. However do come early unless you don’t mind the crowd and avoiding being knocked out by kids in bikes.
There a few other parks in the city for example Taman Tasik Ampang Hilir (a simple park with jogging track around a lake) and Taman Layang-Layang Kepong (layang-layang in Bahasa means kite and that is exactly what people do here, flying kites). All great for that break you need without getting out of the city.