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Travel Tips

Exploring the Gardens

Rent a bike to explore the extensive gardens more comfortably. 1

Visit the Orchid Garden and Butterfly Park within the gardens. 2

Don't miss the Butterfly Garden within the park. 3

Park Facilities and Access

Use Grab for easy access. 4

Free during the week, RM 1 on weekends. Bring bug spray. 5

Entrance is free. Carry plenty of water due to the heat. 6

Additional Attractions

Don't miss the Bird Park and Butterfly Park located on the outskirts. 7

Don't miss the Orchid Garden with over 800 species of orchids. 8

Don't miss the Sunken Garden and the yellow-tinted canopy at Laman Perdana. 9

Introduction

History

  • πŸ“… Established: Created in 1888 by Alfred Venning, the British State Treasurer of Selangor.
  • 🏞️ Original Name: Initially called Public Gardens, later renamed Lake Gardens.
  • 🌳 Development: Included an 'experimental economic garden' and a lake, now known as Perdana Lake.
  • πŸ›οΈ Colonial Era: Opened by the Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, in 1889.
  • 🏰 Carcosa Seri Negara: The official residence of the British government representative was located here.
  • πŸŽ‰ Renaming: Renamed Perdana Lake Gardens in 1975 and Perdana Botanical Gardens in 2011.

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Main Attractions

  • 🌺 Hibiscus Garden: Showcases Malaysia’s national flower, the Bunga Raya, with a waterfall, pools, and fountains.
  • 🌿 Herbarium: Houses collections of flowering and fruiting plants, open for public studies from Monday to Friday.
  • 🌳 Sunken Garden: A parterre garden with Acalypha siamensis and Loropetalum chinense shrubs.
  • 🎨 Laman Perdana: A central square for events and activities, located near the boathouse.
  • 🐟 Fish Pond: A serene spot with a variety of fish, perfect for relaxation.
  • πŸ“š Comic House: A unique feature within the garden.

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Nearby Attractions

  • 🦜 KL Bird Park: Features over 3,000 birds from more than 200 species, billed as the world's largest covered bird park.
  • πŸ¦‹ Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park: Houses over 5,000 butterflies and exotic plants.
  • 🌌 National Planetarium: Offers exhibits and shows about space and astronomy.
  • πŸ›οΈ National Museum of Malaysia: Located nearby, accessible via a pedestrian path from the gardens.
  • πŸ•Œ National Mosque: A significant religious site, also accessible via public transport.

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Activities

  • πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Jogging: Popular paths around Perdana Lake and throughout the gardens.
  • 🍽️ Picnicking: Numerous grassy areas and gazebos for picnics.
  • πŸ“š Botanical Studies: The Herbarium is open for public studies.
  • 🎨 Photography: Ideal spots include the Sunken Garden and Laman Perdana.
  • 🐒 Wildlife Watching: Look out for otters in the lake and tortoises in the marsh zones.

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Accessibility

  • 🚍 Buses: Accessible via KL Hop On Hop Off bus and GoKL City Bus.
  • πŸš† Trains: Nearest station is Muzium Negara MRT, also accessible via KL Sentral.
  • πŸš– Taxis: Easily reachable by taxi or ride share services like Grab.
  • πŸš— Parking: Multi-storey parking available near the Royal Malaysian Police headquarters, costing RM4 per entry.
  • πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Walking: Pedestrian paths connect the gardens to nearby attractions like the National Museum.

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Amenities

  • 🚻 Public Toilets: Available within the park grounds.
  • 🍽️ Restaurant: Located near the boardwalk area, serving local food.
  • πŸ•Œ Prayer Space: Muslim prayer space near the amphitheatre.
  • πŸͺ‘ Benches and Tables: Scattered throughout the park for picnics and rest.
  • 🏞️ Gazebos: Available for shade and relaxation.
  • πŸ§’ Playground: Children's playground near the Sunken Garden.
  • πŸ›οΈ Souvenir Shop: Small shop with a cafe near the main entrance.

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