Picnic spots in KL & Selangor

Every year, the tradition of berbuka is often centered around home or endless discussions on which buffet to try out. However, amidst these choices, why not consider a new approach this year by going on a picnic – picture sitting at the side of a lake and enjoying your Ramadan haul with your friends and family.

This Ramadan, break fast in nature’s embrace at these iconic picnic spots in Klang Valley we’ve curated that are just a walk away from Ramadan bazaars.

1. Dataran Putrajaya

Ramadan bazaar and picnic at dataran putrajaya
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Those situated in and near Putrajaya often flock to the huge bazaar Ramadan at Presint 3 during the fasting month. Located just across the bazaar is an open space of grass that faces Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPJ), which is also a popular spot for locals to lay out their picnic mat and enjoy their meals.

To get here, the Putrajaya Sentral MRT Station is just a 8-minute drive. As for parking, there will be an ample amount of parking if you come around 4pm.

Bazaar Raya at Dataran Putrajaya
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You can get ahead of your Raya shopping by checking out the air-conditioned flea market, just a short walk from the picnic spot. It features an array of vendors stretched across the entire strip of road.

Address: Persiaran Perdana, Presint 3, 62675 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: 24 hours, daily

2. Dataran Merdeka

Dataran Merdeka Iftar
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Buy your iftar meal at a nearby Ramadan bazaar and lay down your mat at the big field across the iconic Dataran Merdeka in KL. It’s a popular spot among city folks looking enjoy the iftar atmosphere with others, while admiring the scenic views of the historical building and skyscrapers around.

Picnic spots in Klang Valley - Ramadan Jalan Tar
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The dataran has its own food trucks selling a variety of food, but for those who want to look for a bazaar ramadan, Bazar Ramadan Jalan TAR would be a great option as it’s only a 10-minute walk away.

During this Ramadan month, you can also check out on the Iftar@KL that’s happening on 30th and 31st March and 6th and 7th April 2024. Don’t worry about bringing your mats, as there will be a long communal laid out on the road for visitors to plop themselves on.

Address: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 24 hours, daily

3. Taman Saujana Hijau Putrajaya

Picnic Spots In Klang Valley - Taman Saujana Hijau Putrajaya
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For those who would like to escape from the busy city landscape, Taman Saujana Hijau is the perfect spot for you. This serene park in Putrajaya is a paradise for those who cherish nature, providing an ideal setting for sunset-watching and picnics with the fam during Ramadan. From blooming flowers to towering trees, every corner of the park also offers a ‘Grammable backdrop for photos.

Putrajaya Ramadan Bazaar

The nearest bazaar would be the popular Bazar Ramadan Putrajaya in Presint 3 – it’s just a 10-minute drive away. Parking is free, but it’s advisable to come around 5pm to get a parking spot if you’re not a fan of walking far distances.

Address: Jalan P11, Presint 11, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: 7am-7pm, daily

4. Perdana Botanical Garden

Picnic Spots In Klang Valley - Perdana
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Nestled in Kuala Lumpur is Perdana Botanical Garden, a peaceful retreat for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The park has a beautiful lake that you can enjoy views of while cycling or jogging. For the kiddos, there’s a playground area here for them to explore.

During the Ramadan month, families and friends often come here to spread out their mats and berbuka under the woodland of trees. You can hunt out your meals at Bazar Ramadan Bangsar, just a 12-minute drive away.

It would be a good idea to take public transport to this spot, as parking can be difficult to find here. You can exit the Muzium Negara MRT station, and proceed to walk past the National Museum building. Look for a pedestrian pathway that crosses the main road via a tunnel, which will lead you straight to the Perdana Botanical Garden. The journey will take around 12 minutes, by foot.

Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 7am-6pm, daily

5. Tasik Shah Alam

Picnic Spots In Klang Valley - Picnic spot by lakeside at Tasik Shah Alam
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Tasik Shah Alam‘s lush green surroundings and peaceful environment is a great spot for you to berbuka. You can get a fantastic view of the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque from here, as it’s just across the park. There are several entry points and public parking areas surrounding the lake gardens, so you don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot here.

Picnic spots in Klang Valley - Ramadan Shah Alam
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The park offers walking and biking lanes. Families with kiddos can also enjoy several playground facilities that are scattered around the lake while waiting to berbuka. A nearby bazaar Ramadan is Bazar Ramadan Stadium Shah Alam, a 10-minute drive away.

Address: Persiaran Tasek, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Opening hours: 24 hours, daily

6. Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Picnic Spots In Klang Valley - Picnic spot in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
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Taman Tasik Titiwangsa is famous for its jogging paths. But for Ramadan, it becomes a great destination for picnics with friends and family. You can bring along your own picnic mat or sit under the shaded gazebos at the park. There are a lot of parking spots around the lake.

Picnic Spots In Klang Valley - Cycling at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
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Over here, you could also try out fun activities such as kayaking against the backdrop of KL’s skyline, or just check out the canopy walk and playground. Once you’re ready to berbuka, you can head to the nearby Bazar Ramadan Kampung Baru that’s only a 10-minute drive away.

Picnic spots in Klang Valley - Ramadan Kampung Baru
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Address: Taman tasik titiwangsa, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 6.30am-10pm, daily

7. KLCC Park

Picnic Spots In Klang Valley - KLCC Park, view of the KLCC
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KLCC is more than just a shopping destination – its beautiful KLCC Park is a peaceful spot for picnics this Ramadan month. One of the highlights of picnicking here is the amazing close-up view of the towering skyscrapers that make up KL’s iconic skyline.

Picnic spots in Klang Valley - Ramadan Bukit Bintang
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If you have no plans on buying food from the mall for berbuka, the nearest bazaar Ramadan that you can head to is Bazar Ramadan Bukit Bintang, which is a 12-minute drive away.

If you’re coming by car, you can park at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Another option to avoid paying the pricey parking fee there is to alight at the KLCC LRT station, which leads directly into the Suria KLCC.

Address: KLCC, Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, daily

Berbuka puasa at these picnic spots around Klang Valley

Whether you’re enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of Dataran Putrajaya’s Ramadan bazaar or getting yourself immersed in nature at Perdana Botanical Garden in KL, each location on this list offers a serene picnic experience for those looking to berbuka in the great oudoors. So gather your loved ones, pack your picnic baskets or bungkus meals, and cherish this Ramadan month.

Cover image adapted from: Wazari Wazir via Blog, @airisofya_ via Instagram 

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