Every once in awhile, some doses of greenery is all we need. Recharge from the bustling ever-upbeat movement in the city and go ahead claim your well-deserved respite. Props to Shoppr for summing up these pieces for a nature affair while keeping the fashion game strong.


Here are 3 ultimate accessible refuge from the hustles and bustles just around the city which you may savor, free-of-charge. We’ve also rounded up affordable accommodations near these greeneries. You’re welcome!


  1.       KLCC Park

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Built with a premise of biodiversity and conservation, KLCC Park boasts of sheltering almost 2,000 indigenous trees with 66 variety of species on palm alone. Just a 5-min walk from Petronas Towers, it truly is a sanctuary amidst the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The 1.3 km rubberised jogging track entices of sweating out with a refreshing backdrop. Who says athleisure on vacay should only be worn on the beach?


Wander around in the afternoon and catch the music and light show at Lake Symphony every night. An elevated bridge by the lake with a spectacular view of the Park and Petronas Towers is for you not to miss out. Talk about best of both worlds!

ZEN Rooms Raja Chulan

Just a 10-min drive away from KLCC Park and at the center of Kuala Lumpur spectacles, ZEN Rooms Raja Chulan offers ease-of-access to what the city has to offer.


  1.       Perdana Botanical Gardens

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A home for gorgeous landscaped gardens, Perdana Botanical Gardens is perfect for slowing things down as in meditation in the morning and picnic in the afternoon. Get to see the mouse deers at KL Deer Park also for free. Stroll away a la modern Marie Antoinette as the sculpted greens closely resemble the Versailles courtyard.


Some other affordable paid spots is just around like the National Museum of Malaysia, Butterfly Park, National Planetarium and KL Bird Park.

ZEN Rooms Hang Kasturi

Central Market over here, National Textile Museum over there, and just 2.5 km away from Perdana Botanical Gardens, ZEN Rooms Hang Kasturi takes your stay closer to must-see spots in Kuala Lumpur you could ask for.


  1.       Penang National Park

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With 3 hiking trails and 8 beaches to choose from as finish lines, Penang National Park let you go on precious adventures without breaking the bank. Walk upon paths of different shapes and sizes as forestry gives you company. Immerse like a local with nature as you hike alongside playful monkeys on the way to Monkey Beach. A hike for over an hour is truly worthwhile especially as the sea turtles nest awaits you in Pantai Kerachut.

ZEN Rooms Batu Ferringhi

Right at the upper top of the Jewel of Malaysia, ZEN Rooms Batu Ferringhi connects you to Adventure Zone and the ever-famous Tropical Spice Garden you might wanna add on your itinerary. This quality and affordable accommodation is just a 15-minute drive away from Penang National Park.

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