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Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Lake Gardens

KL-taman-tasik-perdana-lake.jpg, Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake).
Tasik Perdana, the lake that gave the parks its name
Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake).

Beautiful video collage of the Lake Gardens:

video: www.facebook.com/nicksfilmz

Lake Gardens, or Taman Tasik Perdana,  is a large recreational park in the city center near Chinatown and the old colonial center.  It was established in 1888 after plans of Alfred Venning, the British State Treasurer, when  Kuala Lumpur was only a few years old and became the center of administration of British colonial Malaya.  A few colonial villas can still be found in the park such as the Carcosa Seri Negara - now  a hotel - which used to be the official residence of the British government representive Frank Swettenham.  The area of the park was a tin mine before .

Lake Gardens KL
view from National Planetarium towards Bangsar

Hibscus Garden, Lake Gardens KL
Hibiscus Garden

The park is quite extensive and beautifully landscaped in a hilly countryside. There are numerous attractions to pull in visitors, especially the Bird Park - according to his own statement to the World's Largest Free-flight Walk-in Aviary. Another attraction are:
Tugu Negara - National Monument, a monument that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's wars
National Planetarium, a space science exhibition with a telescope and observation tower
Islamic Arts Museum
Police Museum
Butterfly Park
Hibiscus Garden
Orchid Garden

National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

Bird Park
the free-flight aviary of the bird park with the National Mosque, Islamic Arts Museum and the National Planetarium in the background (from left to right)
 

When you go to the Lake Gardens remember to bring enough water, because you will have travel some distance on foot. Due to the ever-hot and humid climate in Kuala Lumpur, it is recommended to visit the park early in the morning when it's not so hot. The only place to buy food and drinks in the Gardens is at the Bird Park.



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How to get to Lake Gardens:

The park can be reached in 5 minutes by foot from Merdeka Square, the old colonial center of Kuala Lumpur. The nearest LRT stations are Pasar Seni (5min away) and Masjid Jamek (a 10-15min). The more interesting route is from Masjid Jamek LRT along Jalan Tun Perak station (below the elevated LRT track), past Masjid Jamek (the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur) to the next intersection. There you  turn left onto Jalan Raja and Mederka Square with its colonial buildings. After another 5 minutes you will get to the National Mosque and thus the entrance of the park.

The Lake Gardens is also served by the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus with 3 stations:
14 - Lake Garden (from here it's not far to the National Monument on the other side of Jalan Parlimen)
15 - Bird Park (also near to Butterfly Park)
16 - National Mosque (also near to Islamic Arts Museum)

Heritage Park Tram
There is also a hop-on hop-off type of electric tram within Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park.
The tram also leaves from KL City Gallery at Merdeka Square towards to the Lake Gardens.
more information here



 

Lake Gardens Tours:

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*Tour not available anymore" Riding a Segway is fun and the best way to see the vast and beautifully landscaped Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur. This ride will lead you into the green heart of Kuala Lumpur

 

 

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Related Flyers / Brochures

Police Museum Kuala Lumpur

6-page brochure of the Royal Police Museum in Kuala Lumpur (Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia) - languages: englisch, bahasa melayu
[click here for details or click images below to enlarge]
The content and images of this flyer / brochure are courtesy of: © Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia It was released sometime around 2011. Some information might not be up-to-date anymore.


Related Places

Bird Park

The KL Bird Park is the one of the main attractions in the Lake Gardens park area and has the self-proclaimed largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the work.

Tugu Negara (National Monument)

Tugu Negara is a monument in the Lake Gardens that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's wars.

National Planetarium

The National Planetarium is a space science exhibition with a telescope and observation tower in the Lake Gardens.

Heritage Park Tram Service

Electrically powered hop-on hop-off tram covering several tourist attraction around Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and Lake Garden (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park)

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Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur

The area features a large Indonesian community, and more recently, a small African community. It has a daily wet market known as Bazaar Baru Chow Kit which is arguably the largest wet market in Kuala Lumpur. Chow Kit is also known for its red-light district as well as for its nightly gathering of transwomen.

Ipoh Railway Station, Ipoh

Ipoh's railway station was completed in 1917 under the British colonial administration. Along with the Old Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur (same architect) it is one of the most beautiful examples of colonial architecture.