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Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Batik Painting – Malaysia

20 Feb

Author: Kendal

Pretty bird . . .

For a couple of days Dad had been emailing a nice family here in Kuala Lumpur that have been traveling indefinitely for the last few years. He was hoping to get some information on worthwhile sites to see here in Kuala Lumpur.  I like it when we meet up with other people to mix up our “just us four” group.  We ended up meeting up with them at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Once we got our tickets and we went inside Dad started having second thoughts about going to a BIRD PARK… he has been “attacked” by birds many times in his lifetime. Whether he liked it or not in we went. The park calls itself the largest free flight aviary in the world, with over 3000 birds, it certainly lived up to its name. We saw all sorts of different birds from peacocks to the hornbill; they even had parakeets, and our dad’s favorite the Mohawk pigeon! The birds are all around you and are free to fly about.  Keegan and I fed some birds in the bird feeding area, when we were feeding them they climbed on our hands to eat/drink you could see them lapping up the liquid with their tongues it was so weird!!!! It was really fun to watch even though they scratched our arms pretty hard. They weren’t even afraid of us, their colors were so vibrant I could have stared at them all day.  We met up with this traveling family at the pale flamenco attraction (yes pale not pink).  The parents (Brandon and Jennifer) were really sweet it was really fun comparing stories that we had all had during both of our trips. They had 3 adorable little girls; Emily (8), Marie (6), and Asya (8 months). We all had an amazing time watching all the birds and watching the eagles feeding as well as the highly entertaining bird show. They even had some random monkeys hanging around the bird park.

Having fun feeding the birds

The beautiful Victoria Crowned Pigeon

Here I am feeding the birds, they had a tight grip

Keegan found out pretty quick how strong they hang on as they eat

We got together again at the Kuala Lumpur craft center. The main craft they had is called Batik painting, it is a certain type of painting that they do on fabric here in Malaysia. I was so happy because we were able to paint – I love crafts!!  First we had to pick a picture that we wanted to paint, and then we traced the lines of it onto our piece of fabric. Our instructor traced our lines with very hot wax, we were given step-by-step instructions on how to paint using water based dyes. The parents weren’t allowed to do the craft even though my mom wanted to really badly, they were told that they were only allowed to buy, lol. Once we finished we had some good-looking artwork; hawk (Emily), owl (Marie), tiger (Keegan), and a lovely flower (me).  We had a really great time getting to know this family; they are a super nice family.

Here's a picture of our instructor applying the hot wax outline

That's me and Keegan painting with Emily and Marie

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4 Comments

Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Malaysia

 

4 responses to “Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Batik Painting – Malaysia

  1. Aunt Nancy

    February 25, 2012 at 1:08 am

    I can’t wait to see some of the artwork! I think I might have gotten something like that from Ken and Pam back in the olden days…love you all!

     
  2. Carey

    February 26, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Very cool experience. The birds are pretty but the craft center and batiking look really cool!

     
  3. Lori F.

    March 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Yeah for Arts and Crafts!! The birds were beautiful too!!

     
  4. Julie E.

    March 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Love the crafts. That was a fun day.

     

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