The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is known for its towering skyscrapers, beautiful architecture, friendly locals and a variety of attractions. Keen to know how this bustling city fares when it comes to picnicking amongst lush greenery? Here are our top picnic spots situated in the bustling KL for your weekend relaxation.
1. Desa Parkcity Central Park
Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
If you are a fan of having picnics near large bodies of water, then this is just the place for you. Surrounded by a jogging track, the lake is well-maintained and picturesque. As this area is canine-friendly, you can look forward to squealing at loads of adorable dogs being walked in this park too. Bring your own furry friend along if you want; the park even provides doggy waste disposal bags!
2. Kepong Metopolitan Park
Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Throw in a kite-flying experience at this park or watch in awe as professionals fly theirs. Besides being a wildly popular kite-flying spot, this park also has beautiful picnic areas. Do come early as it can get crowded, especially on weekends.
3. Taman Lembah Kiara Recreational Park
Jalan Abang Haji Openg; 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The man-made lake and jogging path make this area both a great workout and picnic spot. As Bukit Kiara is located near the park, monkeys from the forest will sometimes head down to the park; resist the urge to feed them as this can end up making them too comfortable around humans. For those seeking shelter from the midday sun, you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of shaded areas with seats to take advantage of.
4. Titiwangsa Lake Garden
Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nestled just beside the busy Jalan Tun Razak area lies the beautiful Titiwangsa Lake Garden. There are a lot of facilities such as tennis courts, playgrounds, jogging tracks and exercise areas which make the place an absolute hit with visitors. At the lake, you can also do water-based activities such as canoeing and aqua biking. Nearby, there is even a horse-riding facility and radio-controlled car racing track!
5. Sentul Park
Jalan Strachan (off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah – formerly known as Jalan Ipoh), 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Surrounded by a concrete jungle, this park has dense woods on all sides with beautiful pathways. Be prepared to see fish, terrapins, and even cranes in its ponds. Although a portion of the park is reserved for residents of the nearby condominium blocks, the general public is still able to access the area containing the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, which also happens to be home to a number of attractive restaurants and a koi centre.
Spending the day out with your loved ones while chomping on some quality nosh can be fun, but remember to check the weather a day before and on the morning itself before heading out. Nobody wants their picnic to get rained out!