Take a stroll in Perdana Botanical Gardens
Draped over a hill west of Central Market in the city centre, the Perdana Botanical gardens are an oasis of shady green amid the high-rise concrete-and-glass modernity of KL. There are waterfalls, lily ponds, formal box gardens and woodlands. Perdana preserves some rare Malaysian plants, including must-photograph sausage (and cannonball) trees, orchids and lesser-known species of the national flower, hibiscus. If you’ve got time, butterfly and bird parks are five minutes from the gardens, in Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park.