Considered one of the fastest expanding cities in the South East Asian region, it is no surprise that the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is considered home by nearly two million people. Its reputation as a major economic centre in the region has ensured a marked increase in infrastructure projects across the city. Catering to the large influx of travellers visiting Malaysia for both business and pleasure, the past decade has witnessed the establishment of numerous 4 Star Hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
Amidst this rapid development, the city has had a strained relationship with nature. However, the Government has made an immense effort in establishing green spaces across the city including the establishment of the Perdana Botanical Garden, the Butterfly Park and the Bird Park within walking distance from tourist accommodation such as Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Amongst these initiatives is the KLCC Park which is located within walking distance from the famed Petronas Twin Towers. Designed by Roberto Burle Marx, the KLCC Park is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
A sprawling garden of over fifty acres, the KLCC Park infuses the city with some well needed greenery. It is home to nearly two thousand indigenous trees of over fifty species. However, its highlight is undoubtedly the man made lake know as Lake Symphony. With a bridge over its waters, Lake Symphony hosts stunning water fountain shows in the afternoon and evenings. Since the Park is also equipped with a jogging track, a large playground for children as well as a children’s swimming pool, KLCC Park is a family friendly destination.
With a stunning view of the Petronas Towers, KLCC Park embodies the hybrid nature of Kuala Lumpur; the expansive green grounds and blue lake juxtaposed with the high-rise buildings make one thankful for tranquillity KLCC Park provides amidst the fast-paced nature of the city.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.