Other than India that has a rich biodiversity, South East Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia are other regions that boast of rich forests and enviable bio-diversity. So when it comes to choosing between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, I would invariably prefer KL for its proximity to the gregarious wild side of Malaysia.
For starters, majority of Malaysia is covered in rainforest and has approximately 210 mammal species, 600+ bird species, 250 reptile species and 150 frog species…whoa…that’s something to visit for!
Specifically, Kuala Lumpur has some great birding in it and given a choice I would be spending my time roaming around the forest patches in the city and its periphery.
Some birding places would be:-
/\ Toll gate at Kampung
/\ Bukit Rengit village
/\ Krau Forest area
/\ Frasers Hil
/\ Taman Rimba
/\ FRIM, Sg Buloh and many other distinct places to visit.
Everything would be a new sight for me in KL, but I would die to see the Banded Kingfisher, Black and Red Broadbill, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Golden-throated Barbet, Abbot Babbler, Moustached Babbler, Banded Pitta, Malkoha’s, Pigeons, Flycatchers and many more.
Other places that I would not mind visiting in KL would be:-
Ø Petronas Twin Towers, the jewel of Kuala Lumpur.
Ø Little India Brickfields, a place rich of Indian culture.
Ø Aquaria KLCC, housing over 5000 different creatures.
Ø KL Bird Park, the largest aviary housing more than 3000 birds.
Ø Perdana Botanical Gardens, one of the most popular parks in KL.
Also how would I miss a good vegetarian meal in one of the numerous Indian restaurants and spend some time shopping at the Pavilion KL or at the Lot 10.
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See you there :-)
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