Perdana Garden set within Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park serves as a refuge for those in need of a break from the city and want an afternoon to spare and out to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
It offers hours of fun activities and sightseeing opportunities for just about any visitor, from nature lovers and families with little ones. The whole area is relatively flat, with plenty of walking paths and trees provides shade, which helps visitors so they can easily explore on foot.
It is free flowering and the orange flowers brighten up the gardens just as it provides the jungle with their burst of color.The parterre consists of low shrubs of Acalypha siamensis, Loropetalum chinese and Zephyranthes.
A star-shaped fountain is placed in the center of the circular garden, and dotted around this garden are white Grecian containers carrying flowering annuals that supports the climber Bauhinia kockiana. This hardy climber is also a scrambler, tamed from the jungle to be grown in its home gardens.
•How to reach:
• By Tram Shuttle:
Shuttle trams facility is available daily for visitors to for Sunken and other parts within the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park. Tickets purchased are valid for a whole day from 9am-6pm.
•You can take bus :
• ALABANG - MUNTINLUPA BILIBID PRISON VIA KATARUNGAN VILLAGE
•NAVOTAS TERMINAL PACITA COMPLEX VIA EDSA
•Ticket Fees: RM2 for adults and RM1 for children
•Time:7.00am - 8.00pm (Monday - Sunday)
This garden consists of a very wide collection of various different species of Malaysia’s national flower, the Bunga Raya.
Some of the attractions in the garden include a 4-meter high waterfall, pools, and fountains. A colonial style lovely building is there which has been redesigned into an exhibition hall where you can find a tearoom and a gallery.
•Time: Open Daily from 9 am - 6 pm.
•Entry fee: Free from Monday-Friday, Weekends and Public Holidays: RM1 (includes both the Orchid Garden and the Hibiscus Garden).
It is a collection of dried plants flowering and fruiting plants from Perdana Botanical Garden and forest areas in Peninsular Malaysia that are stored in the cabinet and curated for such a long-term study like a library of plant diversity and can be accessed by the public.
•Visiting hours :(for studies) 8am-4:30pm
The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8am-4: 30 pm.Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
It is a central area and located close to the boathouse and with enough space, it is the best place for gatherings.
It is the place where the three main roads coming from the three entrances meet, there is a square where events and activities were carried out. The rehabilitation efforts have converted the square into an area for majestic trees.
Adansonias and Moringas, planted as rooted trees gave a very surreal feel to this garden area.
You’ll feel as if you are in Africa from where these plants have been.
How to reach
•By Tram Shuttle:
Shuttle trams facility is available daily for visitors to Laman Perdana and other parts within the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park. Tickets purchased are valid for the whole day from 9am-6pm. Ticket Fees: RM2 for adults and RM1 for children
•By Bicycle: For all bicycle riders and those who want to see the garden on their own, bicycles are available on a rental basis. Rates: RM3 each for 30 minutes.
•By Car: In certain areas of the park you can take care, and proper parking spaces are available.
•Opening Hours : 7.00am - 8.00pm (Monday - Sunday)
5.The National Planetarium
It is set on a hillock just outside the Lake Gardens. This is a futuristic-looking blue-domed building next to the National Museum offers a set of rotating exhibits, including an interesting exhibit on the Malaysian space program and daily shows at a very low cost.
Those who have a strong stomach can take a ride in the “space ball” which fills the high G-forces of reentry.
•Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 09:00am – 4:30pm
• Location: 53, Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
6.The Kuala Lumpur Deer Park
This two-hectare wide KL Deer Park is an enclosed space containing a groomed lake, jogging trail, and other few species of deer including mouse deer.
The entrance of the Deer Park is designed very attractively which immediately makes you feel welcomed and curious about the whole trip.
Entrance fee is free, so there is no reason for you not to come here. The paths in the park are built excellently and visitor’s convenience is kept in mind. The viewing points and fences are positioned in the right way so that visitors get the best views of the deer in the park.
Complete greenery is present inside and outside of the park; that has made comfortable for visitors to walk around in the park under the sun.
How to reach:
Visitors can reach the park via bus or train. Below is the list of Bus available for the park:
•Intrakota Bus 21C, 48C (From Kota Raya).
•Intrakota Bus 18, 21A (From Chow Kit).
•RapidKL Bus 115 (From KL Sentral).
7.The KL Bird Park
This park hosts a hundred birds over several free-flight aviaries. It is called home by more than 3,000 birds of 200 species. More sanctuary than a zoo, the Bird Park feels more like a rain forest, with thousands of tropical plants and other species (monkeys, lizards, and butterflies) to complete the illusion.
Plan your trip according to the daily feeding times of popular residents; during feeding times, colorful birds that you'll usually miss will fly down from the canopy, becoming perfectly visible to visitors.
Open Daily 09:00am – 6:00pm
Bird feeding time:
- 10:00am-5: 00 pm: Parrot and lory feeding at Zone 4 known as World of Parrots.
- 10:00am-5: 00 pm: Ostrich and emu feeding at Zone 4 called as Flightless Birds.
- 10:30 am: Free-flying birds feeding at Zone 1 called as next to Brahminy Land.
- 11:30 am: Hornbill feeding at Zone 3 called as Hornbill Park.
- 2:30 pm: Eagle feeding at Zone 1 known as Brahminy Land.
- 4:00 pm: Milky stork feeding at Zone 4 known as Waterfall Aviary.
•Entry fee: Without MyKad / MyKid (MyKad-Malaysian identity card )
Adult: RM50.0 Child (from 3 to 11 years old): RM41.00
With MyKad / MyKid : Adult: RM27.00
Child (from 3 to 11 years old): RM13.00
It is unique in that it incorporates Malay-Islamic rather than the usual Arabic-Islamic architecture.
It is mainly famous for the conspicuous turquoise umbrella-shaped roof. A yellow umbrella in hand is usually the common part of the royal regalia of the sultans of Malay kingdoms.
How to reach:
•The easiest way is via taxi, it will cost you RM20 from anywhere in the city center.
• If you are looking for cheaper means of transportation then you can take the RapidKL bus numbered B101 and B112. Get off at the Dayabumi Complex. From the complex, just walk to the National Mosque.
Time:09:00 – 23:00 Saturday – Thursday; 02:45 – 18:00 Friday
Location: Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
It is the ground on which several Malaysian leaders and politicians are buried. Its construction of the mausoleum began in 1963 completed in 1965.
The cemetery has an interior and an exterior. Each part is covered with a solid dome in the form of a starburst, each side of which is very close to the ground, and is separated by a pond from outside.
Visiting hours for non-Muslims are:
- 9 am - 12 noon
- 3 pm - 4 pm
- 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm
On Fridays, it is open only for afternoon sessions.
•Entry is Free
10.Tun Abdul Razak Memorial
He was the second prime minister of Malaysia. He is entombed in Makam Pahlawan. Razak lived on this site of the memorial ground from 1962 until he died.
This site consists of 2 sections: In the first section there is a display of his life, and the second is made focussing on his time as a politician.
•Time: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun: 10am -5.30pm and Fri: 10am - 12noon, 3pm - 5.30pm
Closed on Mondays
•Entry fee is Free
Contains exhibits on traditional life among the various ethnic communities of Malaysia, numerous well-explained artifacts including fine clothing and shadow puppets and Orang Asli wood carving pieces. The history section is further divided into four galleries :
Gallery A for prehistoric, Gallery B for Malay kingdoms, Gallery C for a colonial era and Gallery D for modern Malaysia. A visit to this museum can help in knowing more about Malaysian history and their culture.
Entry fee: Adult RM5, Child RM2
12. Malay World Ethnology Museum
This museum displays priceless items that include brass utensils, weapons, pottery, textiles and musical instruments imported from countries within the Malay World like Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and many others.
•Entry fee: RM5 (Foreigners), RM2(Locals)
•Time:Daily from 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
This immense bronze structure was built as a memorial to the soldiers who gave up their lives for the freedom of their country.
This sculpture shows seven soldiers holding the Malaysian flag, each symbolizing one of the seven qualities which a leader must have; unity, strength, leadership, sacrifice, courage, suffering and vigilance.
It was made by Felix de Weldon, who also sculpted the famed Iwo Jima Memorial statue in Virginia, United States.
Time:08:00am - 10:00pm (Daily)
How to reach:
•The easiest way is via the taxi that will cost you about RM20 from anywhere within the city center.
• For a cheaper means of transportation, you can take KTM Komuter train and get down at the Bank Negara Station and walk towards the Bank Negara direction and keep following the road sign to Jalan Parlimen or the Lake Gardens.•
Entry fee: RM5(for foreigner) RM2(for local)