Nov 13, 2014

15 Kuala Lumpur : Perdana Botanical Garden's Sunken Paradise

One plot of green remains in front of my apartment. It has been earmarked for the development of a slew of high-rise hotels and offices. At the speed things are going, it's safe to say that I will be living in a concrete jungle five years from now. My heart sobs at the thought of losing the sunset view too.

There is one place in the city that still holds the charms of old 'green' KL. That's Perdana Botanical Garden, formerly named Lake Gardens, which has been around since 1888. This is a public park that houses many plant collections like Plumerias, Heliconias, rare fruit trees, orchids and so forth.

The Sunken Garden is one of my favourite stops in this huge park.

Sunken Garden, Perdana Botanical Garden

It's round and slopes down. A star-shaped water fountain sits in the center. I was here to warm up my rusty muscles before the Guardian Walkathon.

Sunken Garden, Perdana Botanical Garden

Sunken Garden, Perdana Botanical Garden

Visitor info : Getting around the park is fairly easy with proper signboards along the way. If you're tired, you can hop onto the shuttle tram to the next stop. Guided walks are available for free too, but only on Sundays. However, a booking must be made in advance. Details can be found here

If you see these little 'photostop' signs, it's a tip that you can snap a nice picture from this spot.

Take a photo here at the Sunken Garden!

What I've shared here is just a little piece of the park. It's a lovely place for a Sunday walk. I will be back again, armed with a picnic basket this time ....mayYyyybe ;)


15 comments:

  1. So lovely. Glad there is a little corner in the city with some greens.

    Ok, look forward to your picnic outing, dear. ^^

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    1. I'm looking forward to it too, Rose ^.^

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  2. I wanna check out this place soon...I will bring my picnic basket with me :)

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    1. I saw a number of picnickers on the Sunday I was there :D

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  3. What a lovely place to walk and visit, Sharon! I love botanical gardens! T.

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    1. It's a beautiful place. I really felt like lying on the bed of greenery ^.^

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  4. Such a beautiful park! Definitely a romantic spot for lovers. Hahaha! Enjoy your weekend! xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Shirley xo. It would be the perfect place for a date, yes ;)

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  5. What a beautiful garden! Perfect for the picnic. So sad about losing the last bit of green in front of your apartment. Lucky for gardens like these.

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    1. If only I can plant a huge tree in my balcony..haha

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  6. cant wait for ur next post with picnic basket
    just reminded me of some scenes in film/drama
    it will be romantic if you feed ur lover with grapes hehehe
    MY-Emily

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    1. Hahaha...Emily, you are a true romantic! :D

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    2. hahaha thank you
      sharon where your post feeding your lover with grapes?
      MY-Emily

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  7. It is hard to stand in the way of "progress". I feel for you and your view but at least you have this precious park. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. On a brighter note, there's some years to go before that happens ..! :D

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