Sunday, June 10, 2012

KL: The Lake Gardens and Bird Park

A sweat-soaked trudge through a maze of urban highways (or a $5 cab ride from Chinatown/Pasar Seni) and you arrive in Taman Tasik Perdana, 92 hectares of lush parkland, dotted with points of interests throughout.

The National Mosque of Malaysia.  An imposing, modernist structure that is the second-largest Islamic place of worship in SE Asia.

You are now entering the Lake Gardens, please refrain from feeding the long-tailed macaques, those infernal pests and brigands!

A great ape spotted!

The Lesser Mouse Deer.  Diminutive and adorable, with doleful, black orbs for eyes.

A stroll through the Deer Park.

The Spotted Deer.

Under the enormous, centuries-old Brazil Nut Tree.

The KL Bird Park is home to a diverse array of avian species (over 200) and claims to be "the world's largest free-flight, walk-in aviary."  Although a bit pricey, it is a nice way to spend a muggy afternoon with feathered friends.

Herons stalk the grounds, furtive and reptilian.

Birds of Prey.

Resplendent parrots.

Pink Flamingos.

The majestic Hornbill, Malaysia's most celebrated bird.

1 comment:

Ned said...

This is quite a departure from the shopping mall of the previous post. I hope you are having an excellent time.