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Botanic Gardens

Tucked away in a secluded corner of the university of malaysia's campus in lembah pantai is the university of malaya's Botanic Gardens also known rimba ilmu (forest of knowledge). It encompasses 40 hectares, sprawled over undulaling terrain traversed by bubbling streams. The garden, set up by the university department of botany for purposes of research, education and conservation, houses More than 1,5000 species of plants native to Malaysia. The impressive collection includes wild fruit trees, ginger, orchids, citrus tree, pandanus and other medicinal plants. Opening Hours : Mondays - Fridays : 8.45am - 3.30pm Saturdays : 8.45am - 11.30pm Closed on Sundays & Public holidays

Butterfly Park

Within the gardens of Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, lies atop a scenic hilltop is the Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden where over 800 species of exotic Malaysian orchids are to be found. At weekends this garden is transformed into lively orchid bazaar. Also within walking distance from the orchid garden is the Bird Park. Some of the world's most exotic species of our fine feathered friends grace the beautiful landscaped area, designed to bear a close likeness to nature with tree, flowering shrubs and miniature waterfalls.

Carcosa Seri Negara

Another distinctive lankmark dominating the Kuala Lumpur skyline is the Carcosa Seri Negara, perched on a hilltop overlooking the lake gardens. These palatial colonial mansions once seperate entitles - the carcosa being the residence of the british governor. When malaya achieved independence, it was occupied by a successionof british high commissioners until it was formally returned to the malaysian government. The seri negara once served as a guest house for visiting foreign dignitaries. After undergoing extensive renovations, designed to transform them into exclusive hotels for the very rich and famous, the Carcosa Seri Negara today continues to maintain its tradition of gracious british hospitality and quiet dignity.

Central Square

Next to Central Market is Central Square which houses a cineplex, antique and souvenir shops, fast food outlets and restaurants. The complex is an extension of the development concept embodying the Central Market project and involved the rehabilitation of a row of old prewar shophouses.

Century Park

Jalan Melawati 3, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel : 03-408 3388 / 408 9933 / 407 5723 Fax : 03-408 5602

Chan See Shu Yuen Temple

The temple was built in 1906 and is a typical Chinese temple with symmetrical pavillions and open courtyards situated in Jalan Petaling, the temple features exotics Shek Wan pottery crawling" style.

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