Lake Gardens

From the National Museum, I returned to the vast Lake Gardens to have a visit. Apart from the massive lake, the park is full of many different types of trees. It is a good place to have a jog or walk in the morning and in the evening, where you can escape the hustle of the city and breathe the fresh air.

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A few fountains dot the huge lake in the middle of the park, which is surrounded by greenery

I walked back to the tall flight of stairs leading to the Bird Park, and halfway through on my left is the entrance to the Deer Park. From outside, I saw no sign of deer, but I went ahead and entered the park. After a short walk the surrounding trees opened up to a vast open space with a small valley, where I finally see the deer.

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The hut in the valley is not for humans, but for the deers. The area is enclosed by wire and visitors are prohibited from entering.
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At closer look, the deer are resting under the hot sun. There is only a handful of them here.
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Walking to the opposite side, I got a mesmerizing view over the Lake Gardens. I didn’t feel like I was in a city, but in a rainforest.

I continued exploring the park to find more greenery, but no more deer. The sheer amount is quite disappointing, but it is a beautiful place nonetheless.

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This beautiful path surrounded by nothing but green looks like a scene from a fairy tale.

After exiting the Deer Park, I found myself in a huge space in front of the lake with a very unique roof.

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The roof compliments the trees in a harmony of nature and architecture
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The tall buildings around KL Sentral hover beyond the lake
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A few ducks swim freely in the lake
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This signboard is interestingly decorated with flowers and leaves
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Tree with a colourful trunk

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Walking further up, I saw a sign leading to a newly opened Bamboo Playhouse. Curiously, I crossed a bridge to see what it is.

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The Bamboo Playhouse is constructed completely with bamboo, and is meant to be a place for kids to have fun. But it looked more suited to be a place for adults to relax on its raised platforms.

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The platforms can only support a certain weight limit

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This pond is fully grown with plants

National Monument

Eventually, I reached the northern edges of Lake Gardens. I had to walk a bit more and cross a road to reach the National Monument. At its base is an exhibition of sculptures related to ASEAN (South East Asian) values, each country represented by a sculpture.

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After climbing a flight of stairs, I finally reached the top of the hill.

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This memorial commemorates those who died in the World Wars defending the country.
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My destination is behind this dome
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The scenic view of the city behind the lush greenery on the hill
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There it is, the spectacular National Monument!

After resting for a bit and enjoying the beautiful views, I made my descent back into Lake Gardens, and passing the picturesque Sunken Garden.

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And with this, I ended my long but fruitful walk of the beautiful Lake Gardens.

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