The Perdana Botanical Gardens, The Green Lung of Kuala Lumpur

The Perdana Botanical Gardens is a green lung situated in Kuala Lumpur. It is the first large-scale recreational park in Kuala Lumpur and is 91.6 hectares in size.

The Perdana Botanical Gardens began life as the Public Gardens and later became more popularly known as The Lake Gardens. In 1975, the then Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak, renamed it Taman Tasik Perdana or the Perdana Lake Gardens.

It assumed its current name, the Perdana Botanical Gardens in 2011 as part of the process to turn the park into a botanical garden.

Its location is strategic whereby it is within easy reach of notable places of interest namely Parliament House, The National Mosque, the National Museum, the Royal Malaysian Police headquarters ie Bukit Aman, and is also across the road from Taman Tugu Negara (where the National Monument is located) and Taman ASEAN.

Within the park, there are additional tourist attractions eg The Aviary or Bird Park, The Hibiscus Park, The Orchid Gardens, The Butterfly Park, as well as a Deer Park.

These are all in addition to the natural attractions of the Gardens eg the lake Tasik Perdana itself as well as jogging routes for keep-fit enthusiasts.

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