If you crave the sweet liberty of outdoor sanctuaries amid the high-octane diversions of kaleidoscopic KL, you can’t do better than the deliciously green 220-acre colonial escape of Perdana Botanical Gardens.
A Heritage Oasis
A passion project arising out of the love for nature and artistry, this park was established in 1888 as a getaway from the bustle of the city while still retaining proximity to its commercial and recreational hubs. This lush pocket of pure greenery is the perfect place for a romantic stroll, impromptu photoshoot, or enchanting picnic party.
From the exquisite Hibiscus Park with its antique walkways shaded with brilliant leafy cascades interspersed with multi-hued blooms, beautiful waterfall pools, musical fountains, and flowery galleries to the dreamy walkways lined with rare and imperious heritage trees, a charming bamboo house by the lake, colourful sunken gardens, and an irresistible deer park hosting a variety of fascinating and adorable species, Perdana has no shortage of nature-kissed enticements!
Whether or not photo-worthy backdrops are the boon of your existence, you’ll find plenty of captivating settings to bring out the poser in you, from the otherworldly silvery gold stained glass canopy and warmly tinted bamboo playhouse to the quaint pastel bridges, rocky paths tumbling over lyrical pools, and ambient lake gardens housing the National Planetarium. If you’re looking for a sophisticated studio apartment in Penang, venture no further than the likes of Citadines Prai Penang.
Pro Visitor Tips
This magical tropical haven is best enjoyed in the early morning or late evening and is open from 7 am to 8 pm. While admission is free, you need to procure a ticket for certain attractions like the KL Bird Park and Butterfly Park.