The idea of a protective haven for birds where they would be allowed to fly free for all came about in 1987, and was enthusiastically supported by the former Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Tan Sri Elyas Omar. The work was soon undertaken to transform a marsh valley in the Lake Gardens’ vicinity into an avian sanctuary.

Today, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is one of the largest free-flight aviaries in the world and a major tourist attraction in the country receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors and with the amount of fun and entertainment on offer here, it’s easy to see why.

KL Bird Park was also nominated for an Aga Khan Award in 1995.