Thanks to my Nonno and Nonna I have always called Butterfly’s Fuffalina’s and sometimes without realizing, I would refer to them as Fuffalina’s in front of people that don’t know what I’m talking about and get confused, quizzical faces until I realize they don’t know what the bejeezus I’m talking about.
Fuffalinas in Perth are b-b-b-boring but the Butterfly Park in Kuala Lumpur showcases a variety of different sized and coloured butterflys from all around the world.
It cost us about 25RM to get in and to be honest we weren’t expecting too much, but upon entry through the caged door into the damp humid huge enclosed net there was a myriad of butterfly’s flying around in lush natural vegetation.
There were waterfalls, wooden steps, pathways and gondolas everywhere with big ponds filled with hungry Koi and Goldfish which we fed with the fish food we bought for 3RM at the entrance and there was even a smaller pond filled with small turtles that also enjoyed some of our fish food.
Along with the many colorful butterfly’s and walking around for about an hour or so or maybe even two snapping photos of anything that would stay still long enough for us to get a good one we found some fish tanks filled with other fish and even some water snakes, lizards and larger turtles which was pretty cool.
We then followed the exit signs and thought we were leaving only to walk into an air conditioned room filled with more displays of live Geckos, spiders and some really weird beetles and insects some of which you only see on TV and in movies or dead and pinned to boards for education purposes, which really surprised us.
Then we walked through a museum of dead bugs and butterfly’s out through the gift shop (yes we both bought souvenir key rings) and bought some water and left at about 6pm still ready to keep going and head to the Bird Park which is in the same area ( or so it says on the signs and arrows that point to it).
We walked for about 30mins in hot humid heat to finally arrive at the entrance (past more wild monkeys that we’re being fed by some locals luckily, so we were left alone) to find out the Park had closed at 6pm so we decided to jump in a cab and head back to the room for some room service and an early night but not before I washed my hair to get the bat guano out from the days early visit to the Batu Caves!