Location: Jalan Perdana
Attractions: Orchid Garden, Deer Park, Butterfly Park
Significance: Oldest Park in Kuala Lumpur
How To Reach: One can reach Lake Gardens by hiring taxis or by
boarding trains, buses from the city.
Lake Gardens Park, called Taman Tasik Perdana in Malay, is the oldest
park in the garden city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Indeed it is the
favorite haunt of every city dweller. This botanical garden is situated
around two lakes in the heart of KL, sprawled in 91.6 hectares of
close-cropped lawns, undulating hills and well laid-out gardens. Dates
back to the 1880s, Lake Gardens was the brainchild of Alfred Venning-the
British State Treasurer. Earlier it used to be the region of superiors
homes of the British elite.
The garden showcases the synchronization, splendor and serenity
fashioned by both, man as well as nature. Moreover, it acts as a lovely
haven within the city that proffers cool and soothing vibes as one walks
through a scene of interesting blooms, copious foliage, impressive
sculptures, inspired theme parks and colossal raintrees. In fact, the
park provides visitors a wide range of services, such as, children's
playground, jogging tracks, exercise stations and paddle boats.
Whereas other attractions in the park comprise a butterfly park, a bird
park, a deer park and flower gardens. Another attraction is the Panggung
Anniversary, which is set in an isolated valley and is a regular venue
for musical and cultural performances.
these park attractions are accessible by foot, though regular shuttle
bus service is also available. Within the gardens lies Carcosa Seri
Negara, which is a fitting place to have tit-bits or evening tea.
Whether you want to roam through aviaries at the Bird Park and
Butterfly Park or take a stroll through the Deer Park and Orchid Garden,
Lake Gardens is an apt place to relax and unwind yourself in the lap of
nature. Here the landscaped hills and superb trails grant a flight to
people for a jog or some early morning tea. So if you're tired after the
day's long hectic schedule, Lake Gardens Park is a place to be on course
for, simply to lighten up in the nature's way.