Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens

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Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens was built in 1888, in the western suburbs in the city. This garden is the oldest and most popular park and located at off Jalan Parlimen. In the late 19th century, the gardens build around two artificial lakes. It is used to be British elite built their fine homes in the colonial times. Alfred R Venning (the State Treasurer) proposed to turn the swampy valley of Sungai Bras-Bras into botanic garden. The British Resident, Frank Swettenham strongly supports. Local Chinese community leader, Towkay Chow Ah Yeok contributed 100 white champaca and orange trees.

Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana in Malay) situated at the heart of Kuala Lumpur on land of 91.6 hectare (230 acres). The gardens incorporate the National Monument, Deer Park, Butterfly Park, Bird Park, Carcosa Seri Negara, The Forest Research Institute, Orchid Garden and Hibiscus Garden. This garden is the oldest and most popular park in Kuala Lumpur. The garden provided service of children’s playgrounds, jogging trails, fitness field, exercise stations and rowing boats.