If you are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and tired of working out indoor in your hotel gym or running on treadmill and are also concerned about hitting the busy KL streets for your run, then head to KLCC Park.
In the shadow of the Petronas Twin Towers this green space offers plenty of shade, water bodies and about 1-1.3 km loop. And the best part is that it has a synthetic track for runners.
The KLCC park is right at the city centre and easily accessible!
On my recent work trip to Kuala Lumpur, I was staying at the busy Bukit Bintang and this place was both a run and a cab ride away.
I preferred taking a cab in order to avoid all the traffic and the shopping crowd. And it took me less than 10 minutes to reach from Bukit Bintang to KLCC Park.
At any given point in time, whether it is night or day, this park attracts tourists. And to my luck I found a couple of them who could take good pictures!!!!! Yaayyy!!
Just because it has a synthetic track doesn’t mean it is a flat course. Nope! It gets a bit rolling in between, but not really in a tough way, rather, in a fun manner!
You can run here in the morning, during the day time and even till late evening. The park opens at around 7 am and is open till 10 pm.
If you come here in the evening, you will be a witness to the synchronised water fountain and light display. And post run you can have some time to chill at the orchestra theatre.
Just to give you a background, this beautiful park was conceptualised by renowned Brazilian landscape artist, the late Roberto Burle Marx. It is a approximately a 50-acre urban sanctuary in the heart of the city.
About 6 loops and 8km run later, I headed back to the hotel for a quick meal, before getting on with work. A run at this park definitely made me wonder whether we can have a park such as this in my city Mumbai with a longish synthetic track and under the shade of trees!!!