VIDEO: Lake Gardens, Malaysia — A quiet place to chill out if you just wanna’ relax & unwind with nature

Sure do miss being there… loved both the morning & evening long slow walks, sun gazing, sun bathing, getting some forest therapy, meditating, breathing in the fresh air…

Whenever I get to take long holidays, I just love going on adventurous road trips. And I wish I had more free time to do it so that I can create even more videos of those beautiful scenic locations. The experience sure was exciting, and the memories sure worth keeping.

If only YouTube existed sooner during my teenage and early adult years, I’d probably have produced more of it. Oh well, at least I managed to create some of it now…

Videoshoot Practice Ground

Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was my very first just-for-fun shooting and video production hobby practice ground. This is one of the places I go to every once in a while even till today just to chill out with nature and reflect on old memories each time I visited this nostalgic place of mine.

This was also where I did my very first ever nature montage video back in 2011. I explored this peaceful nature spot on foot for 3 days to get all those scenic visuals with my very first affordable little old handy camcorder (Sony HDR-PJ10). I also mounted the camera on a camera stabilizer (Glidecam HD-2000) to get all those smooth cinematic shots.

It was exhausting but fun and exciting all at the same time. I then edited and color corrected/graded it using Adobe Premiere Pro & After Effects.

Location Guide

Lake Gardens is situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur (KL) city that also has many other popular tourist attractions within it, such as the world’s largest walk-in aviary called KL Bird Park that features more than 200 species of birds. It also has a Butterfly Park, a Deer Park, Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens, the National Monument and some popular Museums as well.

While some animals are allowed to roam free, some are kept in cages – I’m not sure why. I wish those caged and confined animals are also set free, or perhaps, sent to a sanctuary so that they too could experience freedom as how we would want to have for ourselves, right?

Map Guide

If you’re unsure where to begin once you’re there, you can use the map guide below created by a friend of mine, David@Malaysia Traveller, to help you scout the main areas of the park all in one day.

Malaysia Traveller

David’s Malaysia Traveller blog has a feast of useful and interesting travel information on Malaysia. His blog is one of the best to refer to if you want detailed information when travelling in Malaysia. You can even check out more information about Lake Gardens over there.

It’s been a couple of years since the last time I visited this garden or any garden for that matter due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sure do miss being there… loved both the morning & evening long slow walks, sun gazing, sun bathing, getting some forest therapy, meditating, breathing in the fresh air… all without the need to wear a mask even…

Hopefully, will get another chance to be here again one day.

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