Now that lockdown restrictions have begun to ease in Malaysia, recreational activities like jogging, exercising and cycling are allowed! If you need to step out after staying at home for a long period of time, there are many parks in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya that are perfect for stretching your legs and getting a dose of fresh air.
P.S. Don't feel like stepping outdoors just yet? Here are 8 ways you can keep fit and healthy indoors.
Best parks in KL & Selangor
1. Kepong Metropolitan Park, Kuala Lumpur
Step out and enjoy some peace and quiet at Kepong Metropolitan Park. Just a 30-minute from Kuala Lumpur, this public park has a wide open space that is ideal for cyclingand kite flying. Do note that the cycling lane also doubles as a jogging trail, so keep a look out when you're out for a ride.
Address: Jln Lingkaran Tengah 2, Kepong Metropolitan Lake-garden, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
2. Taman Rekreasi Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Surrounded by small lakes and mini waterfalls, the trail has enough space for leisure cycling and you may see some locals going out for a run too.
3. KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur
KLCC Park may be a popular picnic spot in Kuala Lumpur, but it also has an awesome jogging track that is ideal for active city folks. The park has many trees to provide ample shade andthere's something absolutely majestic about seeing the world's tallest twin towers, the Petronas Twin Towers looming over you.
Address: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
4. Taman Saujana Hijau, Putrajaya
Surrounded by pine trees and rolling hills, this is one of the most scenic jogging spots in Kuala Lumpur. This garden is sectioned into European Garden, Oriental Garden and English Garden - and we heard the English Garden is the loveliest of all.
Address: Jalan P11, Presint 11, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
5. Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur
If you love a lakeside view, there's no better place to be than Taman Tasik Titiwangsa. Free up your evening and make your way to one of the best jogging spots in Kuala Lumpur. Suitable for leisure cycling as well, the public park also provides bicycle rental, so you can easily go out for a spin.
Address: Tasik Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur
6. Taman Botani Putrajaya
Complete with lush trees and flowers, the highlight of this public garden is the man-made lake, which will make a fantastic view for cycling in the mornings and evenings. Our contributor Ninaa H. also shared her experience cycling at Taman Botani Putrajaya and more!
Address: Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
7. Taman Tasik Kota Kemuning
One of the best ways to experience Taman Tasik Kota Kemuning is by going for a morning or evening jog around the lake. Complete with a jogging track, take a break from the city and leave your stress behind as you take a relaxing stroll here.
Address: Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor
8. Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam, Selangor
If you love to explore the lush greenery in Selangor, plan your next cycling trip to Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam! Besides having a wide space for cycling, this botanic garden is also ideal for fishing, swimming and jogging.
Address: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
9. Taman Tasik Cyberjaya, Selangor
Another lakeside spot that's ideal for recreational cycling, bicycle and scooter rental services are available here too.
Address: Persiaran Semarak Api, Cyber 4, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
10. Taman Wawasan Recreational Park
If you've been thinking of stepping out for a solo run, make your way toTaman Wawasan Recreational Park. Suitable for a jog and relaxing stroll, we recommend coming early as parking space is limited.
Address: Persiaran Wawasan, Taman Wawasan, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
If you're planning to go for a quick run, jog or cycle, we hope you'll explore one of these beautiful spots in KL and Selangor! When you're out and about, be sure to practice physical distancing at all times and put on your face mask once you're done working out ?