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KL Bird Park

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Known as the “world’s largest free-flight walk-in aviary,” the KL Bird Park is a must visit place for all who visit the city of Kuala Lumpur.

Home to more than 3,000 birds of 200 local and foreign bird species, there are a lot of activities that one can enjoy here.Chase peacocks and hornbills, pose with owls and parrots on one’s shoulder, feed parakeets, watch ostriches lay eggs and be awed by soaring storks and flamingos in surroundings that hardly feel caged-in or too commercial.With every step you take, there will definitely be birds that catch your attention.

Daily activities at the Bird Park include bird shows, eagle feeding, horn bill feeding and so much more. If you are a fan of bird-watching or a photography fanatic, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a place you would want to visit.

Tranquil, lush, well-planned, the KL Bird Park and surrounding green space is a beautiful respite from the concrete and traffic in Kuala Lumpur

The KL Bird Park is carved into four zones:

  • Zone 1 and 2 are a free-flight area where birds may interact and roam about as they wish.
  • Zone 3 is designated as the hornbill park.
  • Zone 4 contains some caged birds, special breeding areas, and an amphitheatre where two daily shows take place.

A bird show is held every day at 12:30 p.m. And3:30 p.m. at the zone 4 amphitheater. A restaurant, cafe, photo booth, and two gift shops are located within the bird park.

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Time Programme Venue
9.30 am – 5.30 pm Photography with Birds Zone 4 – Feathered Friends Photo Booth
10.00 am – 5.00 pm Lory Feeding Zone 4 – World Of Parrots
10.00 am – 5.00 pm Ostrich Feeding Zone 4 – Flightless Birds
10.30 am Free Flying Birds Feeding Zone 1 – Next to Brahminy Land
11.30 am Hornbill Feeding Zone 3 – Hornbill Park
12.30 pm & 3.30 pm Bird Show Zone 4 – Amphitheatre
2.30 pm Eagle Feeding Zone 1 – Brahminy Land
4.00 pm Milky Stork Feeding Zone 4 – Waterfall Aviary

 

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Go KL city Bus – A smarter way to travel

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Travelling in KL can be economic. Try out the Go KL routes available to help you travel through the city for free.

Go KL is focused on areas with high demands, especially those by employees and tourists. There are more than 100 office blocks near the designated stops for employees’ convenience. Go KL also reaches more than 14 shopping centres, more than 30 hotels, 10 education institutes, more than 8 religious buildings, and 14 tourist attractions. Go KL also stops at more than 5 public transport hubs.

Go KL is a FREE Bus service for the time being.

The buses are equipped with disabled facilities and FREE Wifi.

There are four lines :

Green Line  : KLCC – Bukit Bintang (14 stops / 45 mins)
Purple Line : Pasar Seni – Bukit Bintang (15 stops / 60 mins)
Blue Line     : Medan Mara – Bukit Bintang (17 stops / 45 mins)
Red Line      : KL Sentral – Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (19 stops / 60 mins)

Operations hours for all lines are :

Monday – Thursday : 6am – 11pm
Friday – Saturday     : 6am – 1am
Sunday                       : 7am – 11am

The frequency for all lines is 5 minutes during peak hours, 10 minutes during non-peak hours and 15 minutes for normal hours.

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Aquaria KLCC

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With nothing much to do for the day and after hearing a lot about the KLCC Aquaria, I though of venturing out to have a look at this place.  Situated inside the KLCC underpass tunnel connecting the Suria KLCC to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, this place is not hard to find.

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Aquaria KLCC Entrance Fees

With MyKad / MyKid Non MyKad / MyKid
ADULT RM38 RM50
CHILD (3-12 years old) RM28 RM40
SENIOR CITIZEN
(60 years and above)
RM28 RM30

A bit steep considering the time spent inside. It is actually quite small and we left within 15 minutes. Good experience for kids though.

There are quite a few other package programs that one could opt for like dive with sharks and others. The place is remains open 7 days a week between 10:30 AM to 8PM.

To be frank anyone who has had the opportunity to visit the Dubai Aquarium would certainly not like the place. If you go there with large hope you will become frustrated.Its an average aquaria. The area is not so large. There’s also a conveyor walk so it helps to keep people moving. Other than that the rest of the aquarium is okay at best. The aquarium really doesn’t have anything that is unique or gives it that ” wow” factor. It has the usual under water tunnel with some sharks and rays. It also has an area where you can pet some if the star fish and such.

I would definitely not suggest this place as a must do in Kuala Lumpur.

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Central Market Kuala Lumpur

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Going to KL and not shopping for handicrafts would be a crime in itself. KL Central Market is a shoppers paradise and all tourists visiting KL should pay a homage to this place..

Central Market started off as a humble wet market in the heart of the city centre back in the 1940s. It has evolved a great deal since then and now it stands firm as the landmark which symbolizes all the culture and heritage of our multi-racial country. You will immediately notice that the theme of the market is based solely on the various cultures in Malaysia. The shops here are divided based on the groups of races. Representing each of the races in Malaysia are the Straits Chinese, the Lorong Melayu and Lorong India. The Central Market is full of stalls which sell handicrafts which are all locally made. You can purchase batik, songket, wood carvings, souvenirs, accessories and much more here. If you get tired or hungry in the midst of all the shopping, do not fret. There are myriads of eating places where you can dine at and take a rest.

But be aware the things on display are highly over priced and even a person with strong bargaining power would fail to get a good deal out of these shop keepers.

Here’s glimpse of all that this place has to offer…

 

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Travel as a traveller not a Tourist….

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Be a traveller and not a tourist…. To understand the culture of a city you will have to travel though the city as the locals do.. Take a bus or train rather than a taxi… Walk through the back lanes and alleys…. Talk to the locals… And above all try to take in the essence of   the culture and traditions…..

 

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Travelling KL the economic way – Tip 2

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Try the Hop on and Off City Tour. You could get yourself a 24 Hour or a 48 Hour ticket and visit KL’s most famous tourist destinations. The air conditioned buses would take you round the city and you could spend your time and again hop onto the next bus once you are done.

Try the below link to book your bus.

http://www.visit-malaysia.com/kl-tours/kl-hop-on.htm

Attractions list of the stops

01. MTC (Malaysian Tourism Centre) 16. Central Market 31. Islamic Art Museum
02. KL Tower 17. Sri Mahamariamman Temple 32. National Mosque
03. Aquaria 18. National Palace 33. KL Railway Station
04. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre 19. KL Sentral 34. Merdeka Square
05. Karyaneka 20. National Museum 35. Royal Selangor Club
06. Craft Cultural Complex 21. Parliament Building 36. Sultan Abdul Samad Building
07. Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman 22. National Monument 37. Jamek Mosque
08. Sungei Wang Plaza, BB Plaza 23. Asean Sculpture Park 38. St Mary’s Church
09. Starhill, Lot 10, Pavilion 24. KL Lake Garden 39. Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
10. Bintang Walk 25. Orchid Garden 40. Istana Budaya
11. Berjaya Times Square 26. Bird Park 41. Titiwangsa Lake Garden
12. Ain Arabia 27. Butterfly Park 42. National Art Gallery
13. China Town 28. National Planetarium 43. National Library
14. Merdeka Stadium 29. Tun Abdul Razak Memorial
15. KLCC 30. Petronas Twin Towers

 

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Exploring KL an economic way

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Planning a  budget trip to Kuala Lumpur and don’t know how to save? Here’s a quick tip. Try using the net of awesome rail system that literally coves the city. Economic yet reliable ans safe. It connects most of the must visit places in KL. Best part you can actually plan your trip on-line and get the best possible route to your destination. Trust me , being a solo traveller I have tried and tested it. Try the following link to get the best possible routes.

http://www.myrapid.com.my/#

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