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14 Parks In Klang Valley To Visit If You Need Some Fresh Air

Nature is good for the soul.

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Note: Opening hours may differ during this time. So please check before heading to these places.

It's good to get outdoors for some fresh air every now and then

Being around nature can be therapeutic, provided we continue to practise physical distancing and standard operating procedures (SOPs) during this time.

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If you've been cooped up for too long, here are 14 green lungs to check out in the Klang Valley:

1. KL Forest Eco Park (Taman Eko Rimba), KL

Formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the KL Forest Eco Park serves as a natural green lung for KL city dwellers.

There are several walking trails between 300m and 500m in length, a playground, a campsite, and one of the more popular photo-taking spots, the canopy walk.

The admission fee is RM10 (MyKad holders) and RM40 (non-MyKad holders). Tickets for children six to 12 years old are RM1 and are free for those below six.

You can find out more here.

Operating hours: 
7am to 6pm (Daily)

Address:
Bukit Nanas, Jalan Puncak,
Off Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur.

2. The Central Park, Desa ParkCity, Kepong

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Popular among residents and non-residents, The Central Park at Desa ParkCity is the perfect place to exercise, have a picnic, cycle, and even do your groceries nearby.

It's a dog-friendly park too – so you'll be sure to get some much-needed animal therapy!

Admission is free.

Operating hours:
6am to 11pm (Daily)

Address:
C-3-1 Plaza Arkadia, 3, Persiaran Residen,
Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur.

3. Titiwangsa Lake Park (Taman Tasik Titiwangsa), KL

The lake at Titiwangsa Lake Park was originally dug up for tin mining activities. However, it's now been transformed into a popular park for families.

It's also a great spot for a picnic with the city skyline as your backdrop. Bicycles and skates are usually available for rent along with pedal boats on the lake. However, there might be certain restrictions during this time.

Admission is free.

Operating hours:
7am to 7pm (Daily)

Address:
Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur,
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

4. Putrajaya Botanical Garden, Putrajaya

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A key landmark that stands out at the Putrajaya Botanical Garden is the Moroccan Pavilion, a structure inspired by Moroccan architecture.

The garden is divided into five sections: Explorer's Trail, Palm Hill, Sun Gardens, Floral Gardens, and Lakeside. Based on reviews, most people visit the park for the view, to jog, and to cycle. Bicycles are available for rent.

Admission into the garden is free. However, if you want to check out the Visitor Centre, there is an entrance fee of RM3 per person.

Operating hours:

9am to 7pm (Daily)

Address:
Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1,
62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya.

5. Ampang Hilir Lake Garden, Ampang

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If you're looking for a break from the city, Ampang Hilir Lake Garden is a great public park for families.

There are several playgrounds at the garden for children to explore. Plus, you're allowed to ride bicycles or scooters too. You can even enjoy a beautiful view of the KL city skyline!

Operating hours:
6am to 8pm (Daily)

Address:
115, Jalan Ampang Hilir, Desa Pahlawan,
55000 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL.

6. Perdana Botanical Garden, KL

Pack a picnic basket or grab your jogging shoes and head to Perdana Botanical Garden, formerly known as Lake Gardens KL. It is one of the larger parks in the city centre.

Within the vicinity, you can visit the Orchid Garden and Hibiscus Garden.

Admission into the Perdana Botanical Garden is free, though there is a RM1 charge per person for the Orchid and Hisbiscus Gardens on weekends.

Operating hours:
7am to 8pm (Daily)

Address:
Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL.

7. National Botanical Garden, Shah Alam

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The National Botanical Garden at Shah Alam features a variety of different activities, such as flying fox, abseiling, and riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

Although some activities may be put on hold for the time being, you can still enjoy walking and cycling here.

The entrance fee is RM3 each for adults and RM1 for kids.

Operating hours:
9am to 5pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)

Address:
Taman Botani Negara, Seksyen 8,
40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.

8. Bukit Kiara Park, TTDI

No matter your age, Bukit Kiara Park is a popular spot for outdoor activities. Monkeys, monitor lizards, and snakes here are pretty common residents too.

There are plenty of tortoises swimming around in the pond and there's a small stream for little ones to play in.

If you're into hiking or mountain biking, the park has multiple rugged trails of different difficulty levels to explore.

Admission is free.

Operating hours:
6am to 9pm (Daily)

Address:
Jalan Abang Haji Openg, TTDI Hills,
60000 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL.

9. Kepong Metropolitan Park, Kepong

A popular kite-flying spot, Kepong Metropolitan Park also features a large scenic pond, a children's playground, and walking or cycling tracks.

In the evenings, you'll find people flying kites of various sizes here, some are as big as 30ft!

Operating hours:
6am to 8pm (Daily)

Address:
Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2, Kepong Metropolitan Lake-garden,
52100 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL.

10. Setia Alam Central Park, Shah Alam

Underrated when compared to the other parks, Setia Alam Central Park is still a good place for jogging or spending time with family.

There's a playground for kids and a basketball court. Several reviews say that the park is spacious, making it a good place for picnics and other activities.

Admission is free.

Operating hours:

24 hours (Daily)

Address:
Persiaran Setia Indah, Setia Alam,
40170 Shah Alam, Selangor.

11. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong

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The 'Forest Skywalk' will open on 31 August, with an entrance fee of RM15 per adult (MyKad holders) and RM40 (non-MyKad holders).

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Without needing to travel too far from the city, FRIM is a lush forest reserve that is the perfect place for nature lovers. Whether you want to hike, cycle, or just take a stroll, there is an array of trails and activities to try out.

The park has a canopy walkway. Admission costs RM5 per person (Malaysians) and RM10 for foreigners. With the ongoing pandemic, the area may be temporarily closed.

However, they've recently launched a 'Forest Skywalk', which will be open to public from 31 August onwards.

The entrance fee into FRIM is RM1 per person (MyKad holders) and RM5 (non-MyKad holders).

Operating hours:
6am to 7pm (Monday to Friday)
6am to 7pm (Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays)

Address:
Forest Research Institute Malaysia,
52109 Kepong,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

12. KLCC Park, KL

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KLCC Park is a go-to spot for those looking for some fresh air within the city itself. The greenery is designed to surround the Petronas Twin Towers. So if you're done with nature, you can just pop into Suria KLCC for some shopping. :p

It has a children's playground, a wading pool, and a jogging track, with plenty of benches around the park for you to chill at.

Admission is free.

Operating hours:
7am to 10pm (Daily)

Address:
Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur.

13. Taman Tasik Permaisuri Cheras, Cheras

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Taman Tasik Permaisuri Cheras is an ideal place for jogging or just taking a casual evening stroll.

The trees that surround the serene lake provide ample amounts of shade throughout the park for you to have a picnic or to just enjoy the scenery.

Admission is free.

Operating hours:
24 hours (Daily)

Address:

Jalan Tasik Permaisuri 2
Bandar Tun Razak,
56000 Kuala Lumpur.

14. Taman Tugu, KL

Set in the heart of KL is Taman Tugu, a 66-acre urban forest park filled with multiple trails.

One of SAYS' former interns got to explore it earlier in June and wrote about her experience here. It really is quite an underrated forest worth checking out!

Admission is free.


Operating hours:
7am to 6.30pm (Daily)

Address:
Taman Tugu, Pesiaran Sultan Salahuddin,
Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL.

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