Taman Tugu

Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

The first stages of this 27-hectare park have opened in recent years, with the third and final stage originally due for completion some time in 2020. It currently comprises 4km of naturally landscaped trails through lush secondary forest that includes soaring old-growth trees, rattan, oil palms and specially selected native flora. Listen out for kingfishers and magpies as well as monkeys and even civet cats that make this forest their home. Stage three will see a camp site and 3km of extra trails opened.

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Nearby Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar attractions

1. National Monument

0.19 MILES

On a palm-fringed plaza, with fine views of KL's skyscrapers, stands this bombastic monument. Commemorating military sacrifices in the name of Malaysian…

2. Khazanah ILMU Bungalow

0.27 MILES

This colonial-era mansion is the headquarters of the trust overseeing Taman Tugu. Inside, by appointment, you can view plans of how KL's newest park will…

3. KL Butterfly Park

0.53 MILES

This is a great place to get up close with a hundred or so of the 1100-plus butterfly species found in Malaysia, including the enormous and well-named…

5. Perdana Botanical Garden

0.59 MILES

Strolling around KL's oldest public park, established in the 1880s, you'll admire native and introduced flora, including 800 species of orchid, mahogany…

6. Deer Park

0.59 MILES

This cluster of small open-air enclosures is home to a collection of tame deer including the tiny Tragulus kanchil (lesser mouse deer), the world’s…

7. Hibiscus Garden

0.59 MILES

This lovely garden is dedicated to Malaysia’s national flower and surrounds a small colonial-era house (closed to the public).

8. Orchid Garden

0.63 MILES

There are many different species of orchid on display here and the gardens are a pleasant place to walk around and admire them; unfortunately there is…