When you are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur the manicured gardens of the Perdana Botanical Gardens is perfect to centre yourself before reengaging with the day.
A little history:
The park was the brainchild of the British State treasurer of Selangor in the 19th century who proposed that a botanical could be built with state funds.
When to visit:
If you are staying in any of the hotel apartments in Johor Bahru such as the Somerset Puteri Harbour Iskandar Puteri and are hoping to visit the Perdana Botanical Garden is open every day from 9 am to 6 pm free of charge for all who visit. Only the Orchid Garden and Hibiscus Garden will require a nominal fee for entry.
The Orchid Garden:
This feature is one of the most popular within the park which is located close to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and the flower gardens cover 10,000 square metres and holds 800 species of orchids.
How to get there:
Located near the Venning Road, the closest landmark is the National Museum of Malaysia. Your best bet would be to take the RapidKL bus which will drop you near the museum from where you can simply walk to the park!