4 Perfect Picnic Spots Nestled in Kuala Lumpur
Spend some quality time with your family out in the open
Now that pandemic restrictions have been easing, many are starting to slowly venture back into the world. It’s an undeniable fact that staying indoors during the first critical stages of the pandemic has helped us control the spread of Covid-19. However, there comes a time where we’re compelled to leave the comforts of our homes at some point. At the present, nations around the world have been transitioning to endemicity and with this comes some easing of restrictions.
In Malaysia, we’re now able to enjoy outdoor activities without mandatory mask wearing with the condition that it’s an open area with good ventilation and less crowd. Many are using this opportunity to spend quality time with their family outdoors with activities such as picnics.
Those who live in Kuala Lumpur amongst the concrete jungles, believe it or not, there are actually some pretty good outdoor places for the perfect picnic weekend! Some of these spots are hidden between skyscrapers and it’s one of the cities’ best kept secrets.
#1 KLCC Park
Nothing beats a picnic with a good view! When you unwind in KLCC park, you’ll be able to relax with the view of Petronas Twin Tower as your backdrop. In the park, you and your loved ones are able to enjoy other amenities such as a playground and swimming pool. Frequent visitors recommend going to the park in the evening to watch the sunset and the colourful fountains.
There are plenty of spaces you can choose for the perfect picnic from the green grasses to shady gazebos.
OPERATING HOURS: 7.30am to 10.00pm
ADDRESS: KLCC, Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Note: Always check for updates regarding park operating hours due to festive seasons or programmes
#2 Perdana Botanical Garden
Some locals recognise this park as Taman Tasik Perdana or Lake Gardens. This is not your regular run of the mill park. Perdana Botanical Garden also serves as a popular tourist spot. There are many parks and gardens within this large span of area, alongside other attractions such as an interpretation centre for gardens and plants, deer park, exotic species collection and many more.
Throughout the garden, you will be able to find many towering trees that provide shade for the perfect picnic spot. The vast area also gives plenty of space for social distancing.
OPERATING HOURS: 7.00am to 8.00pm, everyday
ADDRESS: Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
#3 Titiwangsa Lake Garden
Titiwangsa Lake Garden also known as Taman Tasik Titiwangsa is the perfect blend of modernism and nature. This is because the park overlooks the Kuala Lumpur city skyline whilst offering ample airy spaces for the perfect picnic.
The best part of this park for picnic goers is that there are benches and tables prepared for you if you choose not to sit on the ground. On top of that, there are also other amenities that you and your loved ones can enjoy such as boating, cycling, playgrounds and more!
OPERATING HOURS: 7.00am to 7.00pm, everyday
ADDRESS: Tasik Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur
#4 Kepong Metropolitan Park
This park is also known as Taman Layang-Layang by the locals and it’s a favourite kite flying spot for many. The park sits smack in the city centre of Kepong surrounded by tall buildings, apartments and a busy highway.
Spanning across more than 90 hectares, this park is the perfect spot for picnics as there are ample spaces and views to be enjoyed. There are plenty of amenities too such as parking spots, playgrounds, cycling, jogging tracks and even fishing!
If you’re looking to take a break from your picnic spot to fly a kite, fret note! There are also kite sellers there with an array of colourful and different shapes of kites.
OPERATING HOURS: 6.00am to 8.00pm, everyday
ADDRESS: Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2, Kepong Metropolitan Lakegarden, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
We hope you have a safe and smooth picnic experience whilst getting some much needed fresh air! If you happened to visit these places for a picnic, don’t forget to tag us @1twenty80 in your pictures on social media. We would love to see them!
Source: VisitKL, KL Botanical Garden’s official website, Suria KLCC’s official website, DBKL’s official website