Have you ever been to the KL Bird Park? I certainly have never been, and never even dreamt of going, until my little one came along! Since J was born, I always need to think about, “Hmm…what shall we do today to entertain the little one?” Then, it’s factors about the plan that I need to consider such as logistics, nap times, things to pack, food, do I bring my own, or hope that wherever we are going, the food will be at least semi-decent for a 20 month old to consume. It’s never as easy as walking out the door anymore, so an outing to the Bird Park needed to be researched thoroughly.
I came across this website Living Social where you can purchase vouchers at discounted rates for meals at restaurants, massages, manicures and spa treatments and loads more. The KL Bird Park had a promotion where the adult tickets were going for RM12 per person, from the usual RM48!
I immediately grabbed 4 for the family and as J is below 3, he gets in for free. I had from April to July to use the coupons, and all I had to do was pay online and print out the coupons. Easy! Just the way I like it!
So when the time came for us to finally visit the Bird Park, we packed J’s lunch, picked up my sister, and off we went at 9 a.m. It’s located near Lake Gardens, so it wasn’t too bad to find. There were plenty of signages as we approached the park and parking wasn’t a problem either.
I was very surprised when we walked through the gates. Not only is it quite stroller friendly, the entire park is covered with a netting above us. There were birds EVERYWHERE!! We were greeted by lorikeets and parrots just hanging out on the fencing, then a few peacocks came strutting by… a few steps forward, and there was a huge feeding frenzy of birds right in front of us!
|Anyone know the name of this bird?|
|J having fun feeding the fish|
|Yippee I can throw the food in!|
|Now I want to go in, Mummy!|
|Quick, grab him before he jumps in!!|
As we walked deeper into the park, now I understand why the KL Bird Park is known as the “World’s Largest Free-Flight Walk-in Aviary”.
Phew. That was a mouthful, wasn’t it?
It’s quite fascinating walking amongst different species of birds, roaming freely around the park. J, to be honest was too young, I think to appreciate the birds, but he did relate to the owls and the flamingos, which he pronounces as “Ah-Ming-Go”. So cute 🙂 He did enjoy walking on the footpath and stopping to touch the bushes and flowers, and boy did he love climbing the stairs! He wanted to go up and down the stairs in the blazing hot sun!
I, on the other hand, was NOT game to play “Up, down”.
|Hehehe this owl was funny! He looked like a darn-right wise ol’ owl!|
As the morning became hotter and hotter, and J becoming more and more excited running around, we eventually found the playground. Thank GOD! He could run around as much as he liked, and wear himself out – as quickly as possible, please.
The playground was very well kept, although the only thing it didn’t have was a baby-bucket-style swing for the little ones. Other than that, he was a happy chappy in the playground!
|My sister and the parrots. Not impressed after she discovered tiny holes in her linen shirt!|
|A really long-tailed peacock, perched on the bridge. I was quite scared of it, actually. And J, also looks uncertain!|
By the time we were finished walking the entire park, it was already almost midday. J, was famished by the time we got to the Hornbill Restaurant, located inside the park. It was such a welcome, walking into the air-conditioned restaurant!
We too, were very hungry, so we weren’t very picky with what was on offer. The menu was sub-standard, with local favourites such as nasi lemak, chicken curry on rice, chicken pie, burgers (Ramly burger patty!), fried noodles and so on. The food came very quickly but, it was just mediocre. Nothing to shout about, but then again, after a long walk in the hot sun, anything edible would have been just fine!
We went home tired, but J was happy, most importantly 🙂 Not a bad day, at all…
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
920 Jalan Cenderawasih
Taman Tasik Perdana 50480
Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.