Hidden gems in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is popularly known for being vibrant city filled with exciting shopping malls, awesome staycations and fun indoor theme parks. But did you know that this capital city is also peppered with many nature hidden gems that make the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of it all? For those who appreciate a dose of greenery or would simply like a change of scenery, this list is just for you ?
1. KL Forest Eco Park
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Previously known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the KL Forest Eco Park is where the local urbanites go for a dose of forest freshness. Surrounded by modern buildings, this forest reserve is the last patch of tropical rainforest left in the city, which makes it even more special. Make the best out of your visit by strolling on the canopy walk. Not only will you get a treetop view of the KL Tower, the lucky ones can even catch sightings of monkeys, birds, and wild insects!
Address: 8, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Kewangan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
2. Perdana Botanical Garden
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Known as one of Kuala Lumpur's remaining green lungs, Perdana Botanical Garden is a great place to escape from the surrounding concrete jungle. Formerly named Taman Tasik Perdana or Lake Gardens, this spacious park is home to a number of smaller gardens and attractions such as Hibiscus Garden, Sunken Garden, Herbarium and Laman Perdana. For picnics, there are a few gazebos scattered around the park as well as other amenities such as toilets and prayer spaces.
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
3. Orchid & Hibiscus Garden
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If orchids and hibiscuses are two of your favourite blooms in the world, this will be your little happy place. Situated within the Perdana Botanical Garden, the Orchid & Hibiscus Garden is decorated with various species of the popular blooms. The Hibiscus Garden honours our country’s national flower, and the garden is sprawled with a waterfall, fountains, and every Bunga Raya that you can ever imagine.
Address: Jalan Perdana, Taman Tasik Perdana, Wilayah Persekutuan, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
4. Kebun Kebun Bangsar
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For a dose of greenery that comes with a combination of various vegetables and cute animals, you should visit Kebun Kebun Bangsar. It's an urban community vegetable farm that sits on a hill in a residential area, offering a spectacular view of KL's skyline. This unique attraction is a great scenic nature spot that's home to live animals such as chickens, sheep, cows and even turkeys. Plus, you'll also see volunteers working around the garden - so make sure to say hi to them too!
Address: Lorong Bukit Pantai, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
5. Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman
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How about spending the weekend outdoors while immersing in some rich cultural heritage? Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is one of the oldest surviving traditional Malay houses in the country and was originally situated in Kedah before being relocated to Kuala Lumpur. This traditional home was named after its original owner who was also the village headman in Kedah. Today, you can only access the interior of the house through Badan Warisan Malaysia’s guided tour.
Address: 2, Jalan Stonor, 50450 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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