Kuala Lumpur is one of the best places to bring children on holiday thanks to its numerous attractions. It is especially popular with those who enjoy nature and the beauty that it has to offer. Southeast Asia has some of the most interesting flora and fauna as well as diverse wildlife to enjoy and experience. The city of Kuala Lumpur displays these things beautifully in its many parks, reserves, museums and zoos that will have you wishing you had booked your holiday for a bit longer in the capital city.
To get into Kuala Lumpur you can fly from a number of international destinations or travel overland by bus from neighbouring countries. Ticket prices are at their lowest during the low holiday season between June and October each year. There are many hotels in Kuala Lumpur city centre to choose from which you can gain easy access to walkaways and taxi services. Some of the fun things to see and do include:
Aquaria is a two level aquarium located within the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It has a number of interesting fish on display including red tail and electric catfish as well as electric eels. There is a petting station for those that would like to enjoy a unique experience learning about the protection methods and textures of animals such as the starfish.
Aquaria also has an Oceanariam which houses various sharks, stingrays and sea turtles. You can walk through a tunnel of wonder as you get the a view of what it might be like to live in the ocean with some of the world’s most dangerous predators. Aquaria does not open until late morning, so a good idea is to enjoy a delicious breakfast before making your way to this fascinating amusement park.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is one of the most interesting aviaries to visit, as a number of the birds on show inside are unique to the region. You can walk through the bird’s natural environment and have close up interaction with the animals without any barriers. Slightly daunting but also exhilarating, the birds simply go about living their day to day lives whilst you enjoy mingling with them in their feathery playground.
The park has a list of things to keep in mind while visiting such as avoiding dropping litter around the park. This is particularly true regarding food wrappers, empty bottles and cigarette butts. Not only do they look unpleasant in such a beautiful environment but they can cause health problems for the birds. It is also encouraged that visitors respect the birds and their fragile nature. Since you are in an open environment with the animals it is important to remember that inappropriate behavior such as making loud noises or sudden movements could provoke the birds to attack you or a family member out of perceived need for self-defence. Feeding the birds is also discouraged as it could cause some birds to become ill or upset their normal eating patterns.
It is worth paying attention to the park’s schedule as there are a number of events taking place throughout the day. Visitors can take the opportunity to snap some pictures with the birds as well as enjoy a feeding session where you can learn more about the creatures’ diet needs. The hornbills are a big attraction at the park and have their very own feeding session around 11am. Parrots and lories are fed throughout the day and there is a bird show in the amphitheatre close to midday. The ostriches and emus are fed in the afternoon as are the eagles. There is a second bird show just after 3pm for visitors to enjoy.