Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cuti-Cuti Malaysia:Lake Garden/Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


" A popular spot for joggers and those who wish to unwind after a hard day's work, Taman Tasik Perdana or the Lake Gardens, is the main place to go if one is in Kuala Lumpur. " 

Taman Tasik Perdana or fondly known as the Lake Garden, is the oldest and most popular park in Kuala Lumpur. Located along Jalan Perdana, its main attraction is the artificial lake surrounded by lush greenery in a 92ha. (227 acres) parkland that provide a refreshing ambiance.
After a hard day at work, visitors enjoy coming here to take a breath of fresh air, strolling along the carefully planned paths or rowing on the lake. The park also has jogging tracks and exercise stations, as well as children's playground.
Attractions in the park include a Bird ParkButterfly ParkDeer Park, Herbs and ConservatoryGardens and an Orchid Garden.



The Butterfly Park charges RM4 for adults and RM2 for children, and opens from 9am to 5pm, and is extended to 6pm during weekends and public holidays.



All of the attractions are all reachable either by foot or by regular shuttle buses. From the gardens, you may also visit other attractions such as the National MonumentParliament House and the Planetarium.






Lake Gardens (Bahasa MelayuTaman Tasik Perdana;bahasa Cina湖滨公园) terletak di Kuala LumpurMalaysia. Tasik ini terletak di sebelah kiri Jalan Mahameru menuju ke bangunan Parlimen Malaysia. Nama Tasik Perdana dipilih kerana berhampiran dengan kediaman bekas Perdana Menteri Malaysia ke-2, Allahyarham Tun Abdul Razak.

[sunting]Sejarah

Tasik ini merupakan sebuah bekas lombong bijih timah pada zaman penjajahan British. Ketika itu lombong ini diusahakan pelombong bijih timah menggunakan lombong palung. Setelah jumlah bijih timah berkurangan, lombong ini tinggal terbiar dan dimajukan sebagai sebuah tasik rekreasi.

[sunting]Aktiviti

Kawasan sekitarnya telah dijaga dengan rapi dengan menanam pelbagai spesis pokok hiasan. Trek joging, kerusi rehat, Panggung Anniversari, gelanggang permainan dan lain-lain telah disediakan di sini.
Lake Gardens merupakan kawasan rekreasi yang menarik pengunjung tempatan dan antarabangsa. Antara lokasi yang menarik di sekitar Lake Gardens ialah:
  1. Tugu Negara
  2. Panggung Anniversari
  3. Muzium Negara
  4. Planetarium Negara
  5. Galeri Seri Perdana - dahulunya kediaman Allahyarham Tun Abdul Razak.
  6. Taman Bunga Raya
  7. Taman Orkid
  8. Taman Burung