We are always on the lookout for pretty sights to take our next photo and sharing the moments on social media. For a start, Malaysia has no shortage of Instaworthy spots. The majestic Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, Mount Kinabalu and a slew of hipster cafes stand ready for the avid Instagrammer to snap away.
Now, set your sights away from the tourist traps and crowded spots. These are several picturesque spots for you to discover in the city for your next Insta-post or story. From idyllic parks, manicured landscapes to New Urbanism designs, they provide a gorgeous canvas to up your #OOTD game and rake up the likes.
So, mask on, stick to physical distancing and snap away for a memorable Instagram feed.
First stop: Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur
The sprawling 473-acre Desa ParkCity near the heart of Kuala Lumpur offers a daily dose of nature on top of city-living.
This award-winning township is a pioneer of seamlessly blending natural landscape, community and city living all in one. Ditch your automobile as the entire township is walkable and home to a thriving residential neighbourhood, commercial plaza, a mall, a medical centre, an international school, clubhouse and like its namesake — parks!
The lush greenery evokes a calming and serene atmosphere and also, as the ideal backdrop for you to flex for your gram.
City of parks
The parks at Desa ParkCity are not-to-be-missed. On a sunny day, the tree-lined, meandering pathways and a scenic lake at The Central Park deserve a spot (or many) on your Instagram feed. Share the moments with your furry kids too as it is a pet-friendly park. Don’t stop there! Head over to other parks in Desa ParkCity such as The West Park for its meandering pathways and mini urban jungle feel.
Take to the streets
The entire Desa ParkCity township is seamlessly connected and walkable. Accompanying you each step of the way are rows of idyllic greenery. #NoFilter is needed as the lush landscape brings out the best of what nature can offer. So, find a spot, take out your phone and let your creativity do the rest.
The pulsating centre
Now that you have experienced the parks, it is time to unwind further and immerse yourself in British colonial-inspired architecture that comes with a contemporary twist. Unlike traditional shophouses, Plaza Arkadia is created with a completely new mixed-use district that uses traditional urban elements of arcade, park, streets and plazas. It is enhanced by the landscape planning around the open-air courtyards, so that the upper floors also enjoy an immersive open-air experience.
Lights, camera, action!
The sun is getting low so some illumination goes a long way. Capture the glow from light-strung trees for the glittering, dreamy and almost magical Insta-post. This spot at The Waterfront Park Entrance is a place where you can relax, socialise, make new friends amid the vibrant environment by the park.
Second stop: Marina ParkCity & ParkCity Eastwood, Miri
Now let’s take a detour. Moving away from KL to across the South China Sea, the small oil city of Miri has so much to offer. A gateway to Sarawak’s national parks, this vibrant coastal city and also Sarawak’s second largest city is a haven of Instagram-worthyspots. On your next visit there, do check out the Marina ParkCity and ParkCity Eastwood townships.
As you snap away, pause for a moment, and take in the glorious view of the sea with its waterfront boardwalk and park in Marina ParkCity. This is just one of the many sights awaiting capture on your Instagram feed.
Third stop: ParkCity Hanoi, Vietnam
When international travel resumes, satiate your wanderlust in Hanoi, Vietnam. If you could only associate Hanoi with its crazy traffic conditions, you have not seen the entire city…
For in the heart of Hanoi city is a first-of-its-kind township called ParkCity Hanoi – an oasis of sorts.
Can’t imagine how it looks? Just visualise the award-winning Desa ParkCity township in Kuala Lumpur. Think lush greenery, wide-open spaces that provide a sanctuary from bustling Hanoi.
Did you know? Both ParkCity Hanoi and Desa ParkCity are about 13km away from their respective city centres.
Ready with your camera? Escape to nature and capture the picturesque landscape made accessible with pedestrian-friendly streets and meandering walkways across the township.