If you are running out of ideas on where to spend quality time with your families and partners, here is a KajoMag-approved suggestion: KLB Garden.
Located about one hour and thirty minutes from Kuching city in the sleepy town of Tebedu, the garden provides a variety of activities for you to spend with your loved ones.
This border town of Sarawak and Kalimantan is also a trading hub for both Malaysians and Indonesians.
A huge garden for families with small children to explore
Overall, the garden prides itself on being able to house more than 100 different species of birds, fishes and animals such as deer, cows and goats.
They also have other animals such as peacocks, porcupines and rare fowls too.
Visitors can also see more than 20 different kinds of tropical fruits like rambutan, jackfruit, and dragon fruits.
Unfortunately, there were no signs to mark these trees. Thus, it was not entirely educational for those who were unfamiliar with these tropical species.
However, KLB Garden’s patrons can always keep a watchful eye on their surroundings. When you sit in one of its swings, for example, just look up and you will find a bunch of jackfruit hanging right above you.
The wide variety of flora and fauna makes it an ideal place for young children to learn and explore their natural environment.
Plus, visitors are allowed to feed the cows, goats and rabbits. This gives young children first-hand experience with animals.
For those who are not thrilled with the idea of ‘caged animals’ or a zoo, KLB Garden might not be the place to visit.
Nonetheless, the animals all looked well taken care of and the cages were clean. Rest assured, all plants and animals were allowed in with permits from the Forest Department.
KLB Garden – a perfect place to go on a date
Additionally, the garden made a perfect date idea for couples looking for other options besides the usual movie and dinner dates.
There are 2-seater bicycles provided for rent, conveniently romantic for couples in love.
Take your sweet time to explore the area on your bicycle while enjoying your surroundings.
And if your partner is the Insta-boyfriend kind, there are a wide range of Insta-worthy spots inside the garden itself.
Social media enthusiasts can away pose to their hearts’ content on a covered walkaway with arches of greenery.
Then, there are two old buses refurbished into cute dining halls with colorful interiors.
If you have a keen eye, then you might notice the small details put into the garden.
For instance, there was a wishing well with statues of Snow White and Seven Dwarfs.
Disney fans would definitely be reminded of Snow White’s song ‘I’m Wishing’; the part when she is pulling a bucket of water out of the well and The Prince makes his sudden appearance.
Speaking of details, rubbish and recycle bins as well as washrooms were located almost at every corner. Hence, making it convenient for all visitors.
Giving visitors a reason to visit Tebedu
KLB Garden was named after Kueh Lau Boo, a prominent Tebedu businessman. During the war against the communists, Kueh’s family was one of the four selected businessmen allowed to continue to do business in the town.
The 13-acre garden is expected to be a main tourism attraction for Tebedu. For local Kuchingites, the garden makes another perfect excuse to escape the city.
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