Interesting Places In Malaysia
Taman Botani Perdana, better known as the Perdana Botanical Gardens, is the oldest and most popular park in Kuala Lumpur. It lies just on the edge of the city and used to be where the British elite built their fine homes in the colonial times. The Perdana Botanical Gardens sits on a sprawling 101 hectares of land right in the heart of the city, offering a calm serenity of greenery and an escape from the bustling city.
Formerly known as the Perdana Lake Gardens, this lush green park was originally built in the 1880s making it the oldest and most popular public recreational park in Kuala Lumpur. Over the years the gardens have seen many upgrading and development projects to beautify and improve on the many public facilities available. The most extensive redevelopment project was started in early of 2010, that saw thousand of new plants and trees introduced to the gardens resulting in the park's change in status to a botanical gardens.
Exploring the Perdana Botanical Gardens, visitors will be amazed by the variety of flora that includes everything from colourful flowering plants to shrubs to palms and exotic trees of local as well as foreign origin. Among these unique natural wonders are the Bottle tree, the Sausage tree, the Cannonball tree and the Baobab tree just to name a few. The gardens are also populated by a variety of fruit trees such as the star apple tree and the jungle fruit known as Kedongdong Bulan. Many of these tropical trees, including the Ara tree, the Salam tree and the Keriang tree attract a wide variety of birds that nest and feed off the fruit.