By Thomas Teo
The tourism Malaysia is growing rapidly since 90’s. There are numerous parks in the heart of KL that make the city green and offer a respite from the busy commercial activity, one of which is the KLCC Park. The park offers an abundance in flora and fauna, and usually also provide city residents with a range of facilities such as jogging tracks and exercise courses as well as water features such as lakes and fountains. To truly experience KL’s green affair, step out of your accommodation near KLCC and visit this green haven.
Designed by the late Ruberto Burle Marx, the award winning and world renowned Brazilian landscape artist, the KLCC Park showcases a heritage of tropical greenery that integrates man’s creation with nature. A lush, well landscaped park of tropical flora and dancing fountains, the park offers a clam and harmonious environment amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.
Built on 50 acres of land, the park’s attractions include the magnificent Lake Symphony fountain, ornamental water features, a children’s pool and a children’s playground that consists of colourful child-safe play equipment.
The park is well interspersed with various amenities such as shelters, benches, rest areas, patterned footpaths, drinking fountains and public toilets. There is also a 1.3km jogging track encircling the park. Another interesting attraction at the park is the 43 meter elevated bridge that provides visitors with a vantage view of the park and the majestic Petronas Twin Towers
Within the park’s grounds also lies the picturesque Asy Syakirin Mosque. Capable of accommodating a congregation of up to 6,000 people, the mosque showcases he fine characteristics of Islamic architecture
The KLCC Park was conceived as a work of art. Colour and term are achieved by using various combinations of trees, shrubs and sculptures, thus dispelling the notion of a garden as a static creation. Part of the park is also designed as haven for birds and other loacal fauna. Much research and thought went into the selection of indigenous tree species whose fruit attract local and migratory birds.
There are many other places recommended by Tourism Malaysia. Don’t miss out the beautiful scene here especially at night.