The Social @ Desa ParkCity
With a view of the lake at The Central Park at Desa ParkCity, this restaurant is especially popular with families with kids during the weekends. Besides the separate Desserts and Kids Menu, there is a full 16-page beverage menu which includes wine, cocktails, beer and spirits on top of the usual coffee and tea.
Serving café food with an emphasis on coffee, this is a place for anyone who loves to café-hop. Shaine Wong, blogger and mother-of-one recommends this café that caters to cycling enthusiasts in the Bee in the City guides launched by Bugaboo and LittleStepsAsia.com. “Every Sunday, the restaurant arranges art sessions for the kids while the adults dine in comfort,” she says.
No visit to KL is complete without visiting the tallest twin towers in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers. For Junior, there is a science discovery centre, and with six levels of retail outlets and more than 320 speciality stores from Boggi Milano to De Beers, a huge selection of restaurants and cafes, and an art gallery, the family can spend the entire day closeted in this mall without getting bored.
Quill City Mall
Comparable to Suria KLCC, this mall has wide common areas that are especially stroller-friendly. This newly opened mall also boasts an al fresco dining experience that overlooks the Petronas Twin Towers and surrounding Kuala Lumpur cityscape and a spacious kids play centre. Numerous retail and dining outlets set to operate within the next few months, you will want to make time to visit it on your next visit to KL.
Park-lovers should visit this a 50-acre garden within walking distance of KLCC. It houses a 10,000sqm manmade lake, Lake Symphony with daily water shows featuring two water fountains that can shoot water up to a height of 42m, and is programmed to provide 150 animations. There is also a two-acre children’s playground, and a public children’s swimming pool for Junior to enjoy.
KL Butterfly Park
This is the largest butterfly garden in the world, spanning over 80,000 sq ft and featuring over 5,000 live butterflies, exotic plants, butterfly-host plants and ferns. Discovery Channel said that “of all the butterfly parks in the world, none can compare with this one”. The museum also houses a large collection of butterflies and insects around the world.