Nature in The City, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Western Malaysia
It’s hard to believe such a serene and vivid tropical park could flourish in the middle of a bustling capital city like Kuala Lumpur, but the Living Tropical Nature Park does not disappoint. Thousands of brightly coloured birds and butterflies and curious insects inhabit the area. It’s lush, colourful and melodious, a welcome break from the big city chaos.
There are more than 600 bird species in the bird park, 60 of which are local to the area. The Butterfly Park houses, well, thousands of colourful butterflies, and the hibiscus and orchid garden is particularly divine to explore at your leisure. Marvel at more than 3,000 international orchid species and 2,000 hibiscus varieties. This semi-natural man-made green space is on the eastern edge of the city’s botanical gardens.
We spent a lot of time with the local people on our tours and learnt so much about the country. We didn't feel like we were intruding and were advised how best to deal with each situation so as to fit in with local custom.