Tourism Malaysia

Zoo Negara, Revisited

If you went to school in the Klang Valley, a trip to the National Zoo would have been a must-do at least once in your primary school history. I went on my first visit in my final year in kindergarten, almost 40 years ago! Over the years, I have been back to the Zoo, even brought my daughter there once. We are planning another trip, but until that trip materialises, perhaps a refresher on its facilities will be good to know.

Zoo Negara was established in 1963 in Ampang, a town which is about 10-15 km away from the city of Kuala Lumpur. It has about 5,500 animals from over 400 species for you to discover. This place is a popular attraction for the locals with small children especially during the weekends and public holidays. Many parents with young children find it an educational place to bring their children.

If you have small children and prefer not to walk too much, there are trams available that you can take, which will take you round the zoo where it will stop halfway for you to get down and walk around. You can take the next tram once you are ready to go back to the starting point. The tickets can be purchased at the “Tram” counter once you are inside the zoo.

Other visitor facilities include :

  • a spacious air-conditioned Prayer Room
  • Free Public Wi-Fi at the Main Entrance, Show Amphitheatre and the Giant Panda Conservation Centre
  • Zoo Huts for you and your family to take a break
  • Locker rental at RM2.00 located near the Ticketing Counter.

  • Wheelchair rental at RM5.00, with a refundable RM50.00 deposit
  • Stroller rental at Information counter B, on first come first served basis, at RM20.00 with a refundable deposit of RM50.00
  • Umbrella rental at Information counter B, on first come first served basis, at RM5.00 with a refundable deposit of RM10.00

Zoo Negara is also looking to introduce a new ‘adopt an animal’ program for celebrities, which will hopefully create more awareness and perhaps some financial support for the animals.

Apart from these, Zoo Negara has also introduced various programs and packages for the public to engage and participate in:


Purchase Zoo Negara limited edition T-shirt and win lucky draw prizes.

Date of event : 14 November 2019.

Kindly see the following link for more information :





  1. ZOO WALK 2019

Join our Zoo Walk and collect tiger t-shirt with a finisher medal.

Date of event : 10 November 2019.

Kindly see the following link for more information :


Celebrate your birthday with us and let our party crew host this memorable function.  We can even bring out some tame animals on your special day. Join our package now!

For more info, please contact Customer Service Department or email


Zooku membership card is an annual membership card among families and wildlife lovers. The card holder will receive updates and special invitations to our events on top of enjoying discounts at our parks, restaurants, souvenir shops, eateries and more !

For more info, please contact Education Department or email

  1. This membership is open to all individuals aged 3 – 17 years old only.
  2. Membership is required to pay an applicable fee of RM25.00 only.
  3. Parents of ZooKu card will be given 25% discounted offer for ticket purchase from normal entrance rates.
  4. Unlimited passes of visit within a year during the membership period inclusive of Giant Panda, Aquarium, Butterfly Garden, Bird House and Multi-animal Show.

Zoo Negara is located at:

Zoo Negara,

Hulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Tel: 03-4108 3422 / 7 / 8

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Tourism Malaysia

The Nature of Wooing

The Nature of Wooing

By: Elmira A.

So, you’ve been dating that critical chairman in your life for a while now, and have been going out for dates with them all over town. Romantic dinners, movies, karaoke nights, bowling – we name it, chances are you’ve finished it. And now we wish to do something a small bit some-more opposite with them. Take them out of a city, and spend a small time fastening while surrounded with a healthy beauty Malaysia is famous for, perhaps? Something that still allows we to spend time with them and get to know them some-more intimately, though during a same time an activity a small some-more odd for city folks like us.

So here’s a few suggestions: date ideas we can try with your dear that would take we to immature locations within a city limits. Just make certain they’re into these things, or during slightest are peaceful to try them out, or we both competence finish adult feeling unhappy – or dateless:

  • A ardent float @ ATV Adventure Park Kuala Lumpur

Kampung Kemensah, Hulu Kelang, Kuala Lumpur

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It’s a small bit unusual to cruise something so severe and unwashed as a date, though hey, it’s a 21st century and flattering many anything is possible. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) – also famous as quad bikes – is really not for a faint-hearted, so make certain that your partner is into outside activities before startling them with a date here.

ATV Adventure Park in Hulu Kelang has a few opposite packages to select from, trimming between RM100 for a 1-1 1/2 hours off-road float to 7-tiers waterfall, to a some-more severe and longer off-road float that takes between 3 to 4 hours for RM300. You can even take a drop during a waterfall, if we fancy; usually remember to container some towels and purify garments to change into.

Although ATV rides are many some-more fun when a large organisation of people are involved, it still provides for a good new view for couples who are into doing outside things together. Other than giving a good fastening experience, you’ll also be means to learn new things about any other that we routinely wouldn’t underneath normal dates. So because don’t we and your and one give it a try, and let us know how it turns out for we two.

  • A lover’s travel @ Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

Kepong, Selangor

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FRIM is a ideal place to go to if we wish to shun into a immature sensuous surrounding though going too distant out of Kuala Lumpur. There are many opposite activities to do during a institute, trimming from educational to ones with some-more resting purposes. For a budding romance, because not go take a travel on one of FRIM’s many inlet trails? It’s a approach of gripping fit, while during a same time enjoying a sensuous sights of nature. You can go as early as 5.30am, where serenity is roughly a pledge as there customarily not too many people around. The route lengths operation between 400 scale and roughly 1000 meter, all with their possess singular qualities.

And if you’re not too tired, we can check out a Canopy Walkway located during a Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve, that is adjacent to a institute. The corridor spans for 150 scale and is dangling during approximately 30 scale above a ground. It’s open from 9.30am to 2.30pm, though to equivocate disappointment, it’s best to book your mark in advance, as they usually concede 250 people to go on a corridor per day.

  • A regretful cruise @ Perdana Botanical Garden

Kuala Lumpur

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Not into roughing it out and would rather do something a small bit some-more relaxed? This might seem a small cliché, though a good thought-of cruise in one of KL’s many renouned gardens can be a date value remembering for a long, prolonged time. We advise make-up something elementary and easy to eat (such as finger foods, cut fruits, and homemade granola and yogurt cups – leave a nasi lemak during home!), as good bottled drinks and some snacks. Make certain we move a pad that is in a good splendid colour to supplement a small bit of life in your presentation. Don’t forget a disposable utensils too; bringing behind unwashed dishes can put a check in a whole picnic. Make it into a plan where both of we put some bid in so that your regretful cruise can be as poetic as a dish in any restaurant.

Once you’re filled up, we can opt to extract in any of a garden’s activities, such as vessel rides during a lake or a bike float around a garden. Or usually take a slow-paced travel around a gardens many attractions – a Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Park, and Heliconia Garden, for instance. A guided travel is also accessible for those who would like to learn some-more about a flora in Perdana Botanical Garden; however, they indispensable to be requisitioned in allege and additional fees do apply.

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