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Top Eco-friendly Holiday Ideas for Kuala Lumpur

Looking for an eco-friendly holiday in Kuala Lumpur (KL)—the capital city of Malaysia? 

Going on a green getaway is possible in KL—the cosmopolitan city may be famed for its shopping, food and culture, but it also offers a healthy dose of biodiversity. An eco-friendly Kuala Lumpur Getaway will take you on a journey to watch dancing fireflies, marvel at stunning waterfalls, and visit picturesque nature parks. 

To give you some planet-friendly KL travel ideas, the team at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur has curated a list of top eco-friendly activities in and near Kuala Lumpur. 


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Where to Stay for an Eco-friendly Kuala Lumpur Getaway

Lifestyle Premier Room at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur Lifestyle Premier Room at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur


Breathe easy on your green Kuala Lumpur holiday by staying at the PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur—a gorgeous garden oasis located in the heart of Bukit Bintang. With a lush green facade of tropical plants and a plant-filled interior, you’d feel as if you’re stepping into the Garden of Eden when you enter its premises.  

Each room is filled with eco-friendly and biodegradable bath amenities, fitting the theme of your environmentally-friendly getaway! Consider booking our Lifestyle Premier Room, and enjoy a spacious living area complete with an ensuite bathroom.


Tour Kuala Lumpur on an Electric Scooter

preparing to ride on a rented electric scooter preparing to ride on a rented electric scooter


Kick off your eco-friendly Kuala Lumpur holiday by exploring the city on a pollution-free electric scooter. Scoot around to experience the city’s landmarks, such as Bukit Bintang, the Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC and Merdeka Square. You can make pit stops anytime on your journey to enjoy short walks and snap memorable KL photos. 


Calm Your Nerves at the Kuala Lumpur Forest Eco Park

View at the Forest Eco Park View at the Forest Eco Park


Enjoy the welcoming embrace of nature at the KL Forest Eco Park—one of Malaysia’s oldest forest reserves, which doubles up as a wildlife reserve and bird sanctuary. Surrounded by the city’s sprawling skyscrapers, the reserve’s lush greenery stretches over 10 hectares. 

Stroll along the eco park’s nature trails to see tropical flora and fauna unique to Malaysia. Up for something more thrilling? Head up to its 200-metre-long canopy walk nestled among the treetops. 


Get directions to the Forest Eco Park


Go Jungle Trekking in Nature

 scenery at the FRIM Forest  scenery at the FRIM Forest


Continue your forest adventures at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). The institute is located in a sprawling 545 hectare ecologically sustainable forested area that welcomes the public to explore. Choose from five nature trails to trek—they will take you through towering timber trees, open grasslands, placid ponds, to wetland ecosystems, showcasing the breadth and depth of Malaysia’s rich biodiversity.  


Get directions to the FRIM Forest


Enjoy the Refreshing Waterfalls of Templer Park


Nothing soothes the soul better than the sight, sound and sensation of mesmerising waterfalls. Located close to KL City, the cool crystal-clear waters of Templer Park’s cascading waterfalls provide a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Arrange a day trip out of Kuala Lumpur to explore the Templer Park and rainforest, teeming with wildlife, bubbling brooks, and roaring rapids. Keep your eyes peeled for giant lizards on the grounds, cheeky monkeys on the trees, and circling eagles above the canopies! 

Here’s a tip for you. To take advantage of Templer Park’s proximity to Batu Caves, we recommend that you visit Templer Park in the morning, followed by the Batu Caves in the afternoon. 


Get directions to Templer Park


Experience an Enchanting Firefly Boat Ride

Experience an Enchanting Firefly Boat Ride Experience an Enchanting Firefly Boat Ride


There is something magical about fireflies illuminating the night with a touch of whimsical wonder. Book a slow evening boat ride to witness the sublime beauty of glowing fireflies flitting amongst the mangrove forest in Selangor River. Do opt for a quieter non-motorised boat so that you can get closer to the firefly colonies without disturbing the peace.


Get directions to the Firefly tour


Dive into an Awe-inspiring Oceanarium

Dive into an Awe-inspiring Oceanarium Dive into an Awe-inspiring Oceanarium


From flourishing forests and energising waterfalls to ethereal fireflies, your next nature-inspired activity involves the ocean. Embark on a journey to Aquaria KLCC—a state-of-the-art oceanarium that is home to more than 150 species of 5,000 aquatic animals. 

Encounter majestic marine creatures such as tiger sharks, blue rays, green sea turtles, and seahorses, as well as charming jellyfishes, octopuses, and other aquatic fauna. Keen to get out of your comfort zone? Try diving with sharks, and experience the adrenaline rush of coming up close to one! 


Get directions to Aquaria KLCC


Embark on a City Nature Tour

Peacocks at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park Peacocks at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park


Prefer to enjoy nature close to the city? Located throughout the city of Kuala Lumpur are pockets of nature—they include a closely located Bird Park, Hibiscus Garden and Butterfly Park. 

Visitors to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park can walk through a humongous 20.9-acre aviary, home to over 200 species of local and foreign birds, some of which are free to soar around the free-flight zone built to resemble their natural habitat. Try to catch a male peacock fanning out its plumage for a perfect Instagram shot. 

Move on to the breathtaking Hibiscus Garden located in the Perdana Botanical Garden. This beautifully landscaped nursery houses thousands of exotic tropical blooms—guaranteed to excite any flower enthusiast. 


End your eco-friendly holiday with a trip to the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, a delightful insect sanctuary where butterflies dance freely among flowering vines and blooms. The Discovery Channel once remarked that “of all the butterfly parks in the world, none can compare with this one.” 


Get directions to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Get directions to the Hibiscus Garden

Get directions to the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park


Hungry for more KL getaway recommendations? Check out Destination Insights for more ideas, or contact us for more information. We look forward to hosting you soon!


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