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Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a 20.9-acre aviary, located adjacent to the Lake Gardens within the so-called ‘green lung’ of Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Aman. The park houses more than 3000 birds, representing more than 200 species. About 90 per cent are local birds and others were imported from African and Asia-Pacific countries.
After the Bird Park visit, the group will go on to the Orchid Garden, together with the adjoining Hibiscus Garden. There will be a chance to take a walk among exotic tropical blooms in the landscaped gardens. The park has displays of both terrestrial and epiphytic orchids, which are only found in tropical climates.
Lunch will be served surrounded by the natural beauty of the jungle, at the famous Tamarind Springs restaurant, located on the fringe of the City, within the Ampang natural forest reserve. Tamarind Springs offers fine contemporary Indochinese cuisine and features elegant décor, based on traditional Malay houses, infused with elegant and rustic Asian furnishings. With its wooden decks and tropical vegetation, it gives the feel of being far from the city centre.
The Batu Caves, in Selangor, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, are within a limestone hill dating back 400 million years, and feature a series of caves and cave temples, reached via 272 colourfully painted steps. The religious site has the world’s tallest statue of the Hindu deity Murugan and is one of the most important Hindu shrines outside India. After the Batu Caves visit, the group will tour the Orang Asli Museum to enhance their knowledge about the culture and traditions practiced by the local Orang Asli tribe in Selangor.
The group will have a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant.
The final excursion offers the opportunity for the group to enjoy the tastes of Malaysian cooking, learning about traditional Malaysian ingredients and cooking techniques, while preparing a selection of dishes, which will be enjoyed by the group for lunch. After lunch, guests will take a trip to the ‘School of Hard Knocks’ where they will practice the craftsmanship of creating their own pewter dish, using the traditional tools of hammer, mallet and wooden mould. After creating a personal pewter dish souvenir, guests will tour the Pewter Factory, where the world famous brand of pewter is produced. The Pewter Museum is a fascinating visit.