KL Bird ParkDecember 2008
In the middle of Kuala Lumpur's urban bustle is a large green space, the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, that is home to several museums, a national mosque, flower gardens, and a planetarium. It is also the site of one of Chris's favorite things in the city: the KL Bird Park, a 21-acre aviary built into a wooded hillside. The park is a series of large open areas covered by high nets, where birds can fly, roost in trees, congregate on the ground or in ponds, and generally behave fairly naturally. As you walk through the different areas, you come face to face with many species of birds native to Southeast Asia (as well as a few wild monkeys hanging out on top of the nets).