Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, Kuala Lumpur

Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park - Kuala Lumpur


The Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, formerly known as Lake Gardens, is a peaceful oasis in the midst of a bustling modern city. Exotic flora and fauna are segmented into enclosed parks such as the Bird Park, Deer Park, Hibiscus and Orchid Gardens, although playful monkeys and squirrels still roam freely. On top of that, museums, galleries and monuments have made this park an ideal place for visitors to explore Malaysia’s rich natural and cultural history. Take a ride on the battery operated tram that operates within the park and see the 14 main attractions found here.


Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park
T: +603 2617 404
Open Daily: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Perdana Botanical Gardens - Run Abdul Razak Heritage Park

The first phase saw the rehabilitation of the central gardens with additions of flora & fauna collections and fiscal built up of new features. The Perdana Botanical Gardens has a gentle scenic undulating garden landscape. Originally laid in 1888, with trees, endemics and exotic flora there were new collections of amazing and unusual trees e.g. The Majestic Baobabs (Adansonia digitata) and Moringa drouhardli, from Africa are part of this collection.The Botanical collections included forgotten trees, which are now rarely grown in the home garden. Unusual tropical rainforest fruit trees, either endemic or introduced have been collected and planted in the fruit tree area next to the heritage Brazilian nut tree. The Brazilian nut tree was planted over a hundred years ago.Another interesting collection is that of trees named after or giving names to States or places in Malaysia. It is educational for the local visitors, as they will know the subject and origin of the names of places they live in.Collections of tropical fauna, from families of Aracaea, Zamiceae and Fern and can be seen in garden areas such as the Heliconia garden, the Fernery and Cycads Island.The Conservatory and the Herb gardens would also be of interest to plant enthusiast as the collections of herbaceaous plants and herbs, especially from the tropical rainforest are showcased in very typical tropical ornamental garden style.The Perdana Botanical Gardens covers a fairly large area with a lake in it, originally named Sydney Lake in 1888. The lake is now a venue for boating.


Jalan Perdana, Taman Tasik Perdana
T: +603 2693 6661
Open Daily: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Deer Park, Taman Tasik Perdana - Kuala Lumpur

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.


Taman Tasik Perdana
T: +603 2693 4799
Open Daily: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Butterfly Park, Taman Tasik Perdana - Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is a large area of over 80,000 square feet of landscaped gardens with over 5,000 live butterflies, exotic plants, butterfly-host plants and ferns. This is a paradise for nature lovers and photographers who desire close-up views of these rare delicate butterflies fluttering around beautiful flowers, plants, ferns and flowering vines. Other attractions of this park are the Japanese Koi fish, fresh water turtles, live insects and a museum with a large collection of butterflies and insects from around the world.


Jalan Cenderawasih
T: +603 2272 1010
Open Daily: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park - Jalan Chenderawasih

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is well known as the “World’s Largest Free-flight Walk-in Aviary”, home to more than 3,000 birds of approximately 200 species of local and foreign birds. The Park offers 20.9 acres of valley terrain to be explored, divided into four zones; Zone 1 and 2 make up the free-flight zone; Zone 3 is the Hornbill Park and Zone 4 is where birds are placed in separate cages and mini aviaries. Ticket purchase is required.


Jalan Perdana, Taman Tasik Perdana
T: +603 2617 6000
Open Daily: 9.00am- 6.00pm

Orchid Garden, Taman Tasik Perdana - Kuala Lumpur

Orchid Garden houses over 800 species of orchids, including rare and exotic types. The garden comprises a semi-circle pergola for the climbing and epiphytic variety and a rock garden for the terrestrial variety. An Orchid Bazaar is held every Sunday for interested visitors.


Taman Tasik Perdana
T: +603 2617 6000
Open Daily: 9.00am- 6.00pm

Hibiscus Garden, Taman Tasik Perdana - Kuala Lumpur

Hibiscus Garden showcases the various species of Malaysia’s national flower, the Bunga Raya (Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis). Some of the attractions in the garden include a 4-metre high waterfall, fountain and pools and a lovely colonial style building converted into an exhibition hall and a gallery.


Sri Taman, Jalan Perdana
T: +603 2693 7141
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun: 10.00am – 5.30 pm
Fri: 10.00am – 12.00pm & 3.00pm – 5.30pm
Mon except public holidays & school holidays: Closed

Memorial Tun Abdul Razak - Kuala Lumpur

Opened in 1982, the Tun Abdul Razak Memorial commemorates the life and times of Malaysia’s second Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak (1970-1976). This memorial is housed in his official residence and has two sections worth viewing. The artefacts and documents on display in the memorial tell the story of an intellectual and a great statesman with the interest of the rural folks at heart. Tun Abdul Razak was recognized as a ‘Father of Development’.


Jalan Perdana
T: +603 2273 4303 / 5484 / 4301
Open Daily: 8.00am – 5.00pm

National Planetarium - Kuala Lumpur

The National Planetarium is the symbol of Malaysia Government’s serious commitment towards the development of space, science and technology. The complex houses a tilted dome theater and facilities such as an outdoor ancient observatory park, picnic areas with space theme, exhibition gallery, viewing gallery with binoculars, space theatre, observatory with telescope and its accessories. Admission charges apply although admission to the exhibition gallery is free of charge.


Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana
T: +603 2272 5689
Tue – Sun: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Mon & public holidays: Closed

Royal Malaysian Police Museum - Kuala Lumpur

The Royal Malaysian Police Museum showcases the history of the Royal Malaysian Police force. The Museum also exhibits material evidence for criminal cases in Malaysia including activities of criminal intimidations from triads and communists, display of arms, model and old photographs, plan study and figures relating to the Malayan emergency (1948-1960). Also of interest is the clothing development of police uniforms throughout the years since Independence 1957


Jalan Lembah Perdana
T: +603 2274 2020
Website: www.iamm.org.my
Open Daily: 10.00am – 6.00pm

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is Southeast Asia’s largest museum of Islamic art. It houses more than 7,000 artifacts, as well as an exceptional library of Islamic art books. The art objects on display range from the tiniest pieces of jewelry to one of the world’s largest scale models of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. There are 12 galleries to explore with works from the heartlands of Persia and Middle East; China, India and Southeast Asia are especially well represented with the Malay heritage as an exceptional category itself. Some collections have travelled the world. Travelling exhibitions include the Rhythm & Verses exhibition (of works that cover major calligraphic styles) that was held at the National University of Singapore Museum and the Library of Alexandria, Egypt. Another is Abrbandi: Ikats of Central Asia (exotic silk textiles, robes and tapestries that celebrate a unique weaving tradition) that was held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia has grown to rank as one of the world’s leading private Islamic museums, hailed by the Organization of Islamic Countries’ (OIC) Islamic Research Centre of Islamic Culture and Arts (IRCICA) as “a remarkable centre of learning and research aimed at preserving the history, arts and cultural heritage of the Islamic world”. The museum is funded by the Albukhary Foundation, a charitable organisation founded by Malaysian businessman-philanthropist Syed Mokthar Al-Bukhary who is one of the richest man in Malaysia.


Jalan Lembah Perdana
T: +603 2693 7905
Open Daily: 6.30am – 7.30pm except for prayer times.

National Mosque / Masjid Negara

The National Mosque is the most distinguished mosque in the city with its unique multifold umbrella shape dome and tall minaret, which stands magnificently against the skyline. Built in 1965, the mosque has the capacity to accommodate up to 8,000 people at any one time for prayers. Within its neatly landscaped grounds are fountains and pools. Behind the mosque is the Heroes’ Mausoleum, a burial ground of several prominent Malaysian statesmen namely, Malaysia’s second Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak & third Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn.


Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin, Taman Tasik Perdana
Open Daily: 7.00am – 8.00pm

ASEAN Sculpture Garden - Kuala Lumpur

Explore this interestingly landscaped garden to view a collection of prize-winning sculptures in wood, marble, iron and bamboo, designed by most respected sculptors from six ASEAN countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei. The garden, located at the foot of the National Monument hill, was built and officially opened in 1987 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Association of South East Asian Nations or ASEAN


Jalan Parlimen
T: +603 9235 4848
Open Daily: 8.00am – 10.00pm

National Monument / Tugu Negara

The National Monument is a huge bronze sculpture and located in the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, this sculpture was built to pay tribute to the courageous soldiers who gave their lives defending the country. Every year on July 31, the King and the Prime Minister as well as senior representatives of the Royal Malaysian Police and the Armed Forces gather at the National Monument to lay wreaths and pay homage to Malaysia’s fallen heroes.


Taman Tasik Perdana, Persiaran Mahameru
T: +603 2295 0888
Mon – Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sat: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Carcosa Seri Negara - Kuala Lumpur

Carcosa Seri Negara is a prominent colonial luxury hotel with elegant restaurants. This hotel is housed in two separate mansions called Carcosa and Seri Negara. Located on two adjacent hills within the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park (formerly Lake Gardens), the two mansions are owned by the Malaysian Government. The Carcosa, built in the early 19th century, was once the residence of Sir Frank Swettenham, the former British Resident of Selangor. Today, Carcosa offers luxurious suites and a fine-dining experience. It has in the past hosted many a visiting dignitary including the Queen of England in 1989.Seri Negara was originally known as the Governor’s Residence when it was opened in 1913. It was then opened as the Guest’s Palace (Istana Tetamu), hosting many important dignitaries and top government leaders. In 1989, the building was renamed Seri Negara.Seri Negara’s signature service is the English afternoon tea, served in the elegant drawing room, or on the wrap-around verandah, overlooking the beautiful gardens. Afternoon tea is served daily and you are advised to book in advance.


Jalan Damansara
T: +603 2282 6255
Website: www.muziumnegara.gov.my
Open Daily: 9.00am – 6.00pm
First Day Hari Raya & Raya Haji: Closed

National Museum / Muzium Negara - Kuala Lumpur

The National Museum boasts four main galleries; Early History, Malay Kingdoms, Colonial Era and Malaysia Today, which features history of Malaysia from prehistoric days to the present. The National Museum was once the site of the old Selangor Museum established in 1963. The building takes the design of the traditional Malay palace architecture and is being considered to be gazetted into a National Heritage Building. The most interesting exhibition for most visitors is the Istana Satu, an original-sized old Terengganu timber palace built in 1884. Other outdoor exhibits include the traditional Malay fishing boat, two burial poles from the burial site of a chief of a certain clan.

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