If you’ve passed by the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens recently and wondered why it’s closed, we’ve got the answer for you!
Beginning 1 September 2018, Titiwangsa Lake Gardens will be closed to the public for one year to make way for Kuala Lumpur’s River of Life project. The gardens is expected to re-open in November 2019.
If you think this is a convenient way to evade exercising, think again! Cause we got five other parks around Klang Valley that you can go for your weekly jogs instead:
#1 Taman Tasik Perdana/The Perdana Botanical Gardens
If you thought Titiwangsa Lake Gardens was huge, Perdana Botanical Gardens is even bigger. With a large lake for boating, a deer park, a couple of different themed gardens, and a mini waterfall, there’s a lot to see here.
The Perdana Botanical Gardens also hosts a couple of other places to check out like the KL Bird Park, KL Butterfly Park, and KL Deer Park. It’s amazing how much outdoor beauty this park has to offer considering it’s located smack dab in the middle of KL city.
#2 Shah Alam Lake Gardens
There’s a certain tranquility about this place. The park is set around a large lake where you can see a lot of people jogging, cycling or skating around. The place also has a children’s playground so it’s a great place to bring your kids. The park is located opposite the Shah Alam Blue Mosque and it looks stunning reflected on the lake.
#3 Taman Bukit Jalil
Bet you didn’t know there was a park in Bukit Jalil! This park is anything but basic, and it shouldn’t be underestimated. They have an International Garden, which features beautiful designs from around the world. The lengthy jogging trails and steep hills also make this picturesque park a perfect spot for jogging.
#4 Taman Tasik Datuk Keramat
Taman Tasik Datuk Keramat is tiny compared to the other parks in this list. However, it’s a nice option if you fancy a change from the more crowded parks but don’t want to travel far from the city centre. Although it’s tiny, you’ll find everything you need in a park here. Besides a small lake with water features, there’s a children’s playground, workout facilities, a futsal court, and jogging track. They also have a large open field, a simple luxury that’s uncommon in KL.
#5 Desa ParkCity
Desa Park City is one of the newer developments in KL, so their park is fresh and green. The Waterfront, with its beautiful lakes, statues and modern benches, stands as their main attraction. The place has tonnes of cafes and eateries to chose from too so it’s a good place to refuel after a good workout. The best part about this park is that it has a small bike shop where you can rent bikes for both children and adults to do a tour of the lake and gardens. Parking is easy but you have to pay.
Are there any other parks we should know about? Holler at us!