TUN ABDUL RAZAK, HERITAGE PARK (formerly known as Lake Gardens)
I did hear that you need at least a day to conquer this place. But I was too arrogant and thought that I’d do it in 2 hours. Naive me … we went there at 10 and finally went out at 15.00, and I can’t say that I did manage to understand where the time went.
It’s just vanished, while we were enjoying nature in its all glory. You are mesmerized by green pathways, and flowers scudder around by very talented gardeners who are keeping an eye on them and renew fallen ones. We did face such an “updating” option, and it was exciting to observe, the skill of the work is very impressive.
After Gardeners finish their work, you won’t even notice where the changes were done. And the key moment is that it doesn’t look forced or human-made, you feel like you are walking a forest. Minus the fences and concrete paths 😀
The Deer Park is a two-hectare enclosure that houses a few species of deer such as fallow deer, axis deer, and Sambar deer. Of special attraction is the mousedeer, the smallest hoofed animal in the world. The viewing points and the placement of fences allow visitors to get the best views of the deer in the park. But you need to take in concern the weather, especially heat. Animals are not that willing to leave their hideouts in the shadows, and I completely understood them. Hot and humid… I don’t really even want to walk from the shadow. But when you hear birds singing, and peacock yelling, that makes you curious. At least that made us, so we went on the quest to find the right turn to get there. But even with the Google maps, that wasn’t an easy task.
But on our way, there we did check out the National Mosque of Malaysia Masjid Negara . Surprised how spacious the place is, how many light and air fill that building. In classical European churches, you are feeling like a subordinate; you are not on the one level with the god; you are the one down there who is asking for favors. In Mosque, my feelings were that I on the one level, with the god, like talking with the father. You respect him, you even maybe sometimes fear him. But you know that all he does it’s for your good. So you don’t feel overpowered, but at the same time, you don’t feel entitled either. It’s a very comfortable place of feeling and experiencing faith.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
Address: 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
Thousands of colourful birds in free-roaming areas, walk-through aviaries & traditional enclosures. I felt in love with this place, it’s very interesting to see how birds are not afraid of people, and even thy to bully some tourists hoping to get some snacks 😀
Parrots, are most friendly and curios one, but there is a lot of beautiful peacocks, with majestic and lushes’ tails.
I did see many birds I only had read about it, and also, I manage to find some that I didn’t even see in books, so for me, that was money well spent, and I would defiantly recommend visiting that place.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the showpiece of the renowned 60-ha Lake Gardens. The Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur, it is billed as the world’s largest covered bird park. The 20.9-ha park opened in 1991. And is home to more than 3,000 birds from 200 species all over the world.
Easily outdoing neighboring Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is twice the size of Jurong. And most of its birds are free and accustomed to being around people. The free-flight, walk-in aviary has over 60 species of local and foreign birds, including the Indian blue peacock, with its colorful five-foot train, and the crowned pigeon, the largest pigeon species in the world. The park is divided into several sections: Brahminy Land, World of Parrots, Flamingo Pond, Hornbill Park.
Brahminy Land has a stunning collection of brahminy kites, one of Malaysia’s most famous bird of prey. The World of Parrots is a mini walk-in aviary specially designed to accommodate 20 species of parrots such as macaws, cockatoos, lories, and parakeets.
The hornbill area is the best as you can see up to seven varieties of hornbills, most of whom are indigenous to Malaysia. Including a majestic pair of rhinoceros hornbills – one of the world’s largest hornbill species.
The tiled walkways are the perfect way to enjoy the sight of these beautiful birds, and you can have photographs taken of yourself with the eagles and macaws and even feed some of the pelicans. The landscaped gardens have storks and flamingos frolicking in the water, finches, and thrushes chirping in the trees and owls roosting in barns.
You can see bird shows and even feeding sessions for eagles, hornbills, and ostriches at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.
Petronas Towers at 20:00
I need to admit the thought was to go to the towers early, but we did wander around the KLLC park a little bit and explored what interesting is around. And I wasn’t feeling bad about if when I did see towers sparkling like a x-mas three in the dark, that was very magical.