The most scenic spots in KL for the ultimate picnic plan
Some weekends are made for getaways to exotic destinations, others are for city strolling or beach bathing. The rest? The rest are meant for picnics.
Who doesn’t love a day out in the sun? For girls, there’s hardly a better occasion to pair that bright floral blouse with a pastel pleated skirt. For guys, well, we’re just here to eat.
Whether you’re in it for the fashion or the snacks, the appeal to picnics are universal. It’s good then that around the Kuala Lumpur regions, we have the choice of several idyllic parks to lay our picnic mats.
So take your pick from our list below; is it the lake views you crave for, or the city?
Either way, you’ll be needing to fetch your wide brim hats and your woven baskets. All picnics are incomplete without them.
Taman Botani Putrajaya, Putrajaya
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Oh, the comforts of a well-manicured park right in the city. Taman Botani Putrajaya is a pretty large recreational park located right by Putrajaya Lake. Aside from being a popular spot for leisure cycling, the park doubles as a botanical garden too, so you’ll find numerous types flora all about the landscape.
Our suggestion is to have a lil’ stroll before you settle down for the quiet evening. There’s a wooden boardwalk that extends out into the lake which calls for a mini photoshoot (obviously!).
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The Astaka Morocco is very, very nearby. So take some time to admire the architecture of this highly aesthetic pavilion.
Taman Saujana Hijau, Putrajaya
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From pictures alone, you may very well have mistaken Taman Saujana Hijau for an European countryside! But rejoice, as this park is located in Putrajaya.
The picturesque views of bucolic green hills speckled with shrubs of colourful flower bushes is nothing less than picture postcard (or in this age, desktop wallpaper). The conifer trees decorating the landscape and the wooden fence lining the footpaths adds to the European ambience, so sit down and picnic like it’s summer on a farmland in Tuscany.
Here’s a tip: come in the morning when the air is cool, and take the chequered red and white mat for picnic à la the classy English countryside.
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Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur
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Sunlight, snacks, and furry animals. Could this be paradise?
Desa Park City’s Central Park is pet-friendly, so bringing your doggos along won’t be an issue. Just make sure they’re well-trained and friendly. Goes without saying that bringing a hostile pet here is a big no-no, and that you must pick up after they’ve done their deeds (poop).
You can already tell how lovely of an experience it would be picnicking with frisky animals nuzzling about. Time flies when you’re in great company. So if you find yourself lingering till sunset, you might as well head over to Plaza Arkadia where it starts to bustle with life at night.
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Lake Gardens, Perdana Botanical Garden, Kuala Lumpur
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City views by the lake don’t come as good as this. Perdana Botanical Gardens is a recreational park located right at the heart of the city. In the park itself is the serene Lake Gardens, which gives the ideal picnic spot as you lounge with the city as the backdrop.
Aside from the lake, this botanical park has a variety of quaint spaces around its vicinity. Make it a point to spend some time at the colonial-inspired Hibiscus Garden, and admire the beautified parterre of the Sunken Garden. And of course, don’t forget to get your share of photographs at the photogenic Laman Perdana to mark the occasion.
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Taman KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
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Nothing like chilling in the company of the grandest twins in all of Asia – the Petronas Twin Towers! Take a light walk through the shady walkway of KLCC park, then get comfortable on a spot of your choosing.
Idle with giggles and laughs till night, and cap off the outing with the fountain show on Lake Symphony right at the entrance of the twin towers. Heck, if you’ve still got the energy, might as well go for a little shopping run. Guys, well, best to find the next empty sofa.
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Metropolitan Lake-Garden, Kepong
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Picnics at the Metropolitan Lake Garden means being treated to views of the skies decorated with kites. Wide stretches of plain landscape makes it ideal for kite-flyers to launch their kites, dotting the air with vibrant colour. What a view to take in as you laze and graze.
There’s also a deck that stretches from a boathouse further out into the lake. There, you’ll be treated with views of the surrounding hills on one side and the city’s residential area on the other.
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TTDI Park, Kuala Lumpur
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This green lung is where many residents take refuge from the city. The park has a decently paved jogging path and accessible hiking routes that isn’t too strenuous.
Get your appetites going by ambling around for a little before picking a spot. There’s a little stream flowing through if picnics by the river is what you’re looking for (though, it’s not from an actual river).
This location is ideal for children as there is a playground in the park itself. A word of warning though, you may come across some curious monkeys and monitor lizards!
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It’s lovely indeed to have so many spots for wonderful picnics. But if park picnics aren’t really your thing, and you’re looking for something more close to nature, then check out these Picnic Spots by the Waterfall!