Kuala Lumpur (or "KL" in short), the capital of Malaysia, caters to visitors of all ages, including children. After Mom has enjoyed her shopping spree and spa treatments; Dad, his heritage-trail walkabouts, golfing or binging in pubs, where do you take the kids for some fun? Below are some recommendations where to take them.
(1) NATIONAL ZOO
Tucked at the foot of the Main Range on Jalan Ulu Kelang, National Zoo houses more than 3,000 mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds from all parts of the world. Among them are antelopes, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, rhinos, penguins and local species such as orang-utans, sun bears, civets, boa constrictors and gharials. The pride of the zoo are its rare species such as the Pademelons, a miniature-sized kangaroo; Milky Stork, Flat-Headed Cat, Golden Cat, Aldraban Tortoise, the largest tortoise in the world, and many others. A multi-animal show comprising sea lions, macaques and macaws is held at 11 am and 3:00 pm daily. The Tunku Abdul Rahamn Lake within the zoo compound is home to more than 300 free-roaming birds. They are fed at 11 am and 3 pm. Visiting hours are 9am to 5pm daily.
Ensconced on Level 4 of Suria KLCC in the PETRONAS Twin Towers, PETROSAINS contains countless interactive exhibits about the science and technology of the petroleum. The center aims to stimulate interest in petroleum science and the exciting career opportunities in the industry in a fun way. The center's front-line personnel act as guides, presenters and demonstrators as well as facilitators to ensure that visitors enjoy and learn as much as possible from the exhibits. The highlight of one's visit is a simulated helicopter ride to an oil rig! Operating hours: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 9.30 am – 6.30 pm (Last admission is at 5.00 pm) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (Last admission is at 4.00 pm) Friday: 1.30 pm – 5.30 pm Last admission is at 4.00 pm). Monday: Closed
3 KL BIRD PARK
KL Bird Park is a fantastic world of birds and a tropical paradise. Located within the Lake Gardens, the park is also well known as a "Free-flight Walk-in Aviary" that offers eight hectares of verdant valley terrain waiting to be explored. Upon entering the door of KL Bird Park, you are apparently transported into an intense bird cage, with ample opportunities to observe how 800 birds representing 60 local and foreign species live together. These have adapted so well to this man-made paradise that they breed naturally. If you are lucky, you can see the courtship display of the Indian Blue Peacock, or get a glimpse of the Crowned pigeon, that has the body size of a turkey. Wading birds, raptors, Oriental birds, flightless birds are the other main attractions.
(4) BUKIT NANAS FOREST RESERVE
Sprawled over 10 hectares and perched atop a hillock, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve boasts of walking trails, a children's playground and an arboretum. The Merbau, Jelutong and Kapur Trials offer opportunities to …