KL Forest Eco Park Bukit Nanas Kuala Lumpur
KL Forest Eco Park or Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in Malaysia and popular ecotourism destination. It is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Read here for more information about the best destinations in Malaysia.
KL Forest Eco Park Bukit Nanas Kuala Lumpur Summary
- Attraction: KL Forest Eco Park Bukit Nanas Kuala Lumpur
- Location: KL Malaysia
- Attraction Type: Forest in Malaysia
KL Forest Eco Park Bukit Nanas Kuala Lumpur from Official
KL Forest Eco Park Kuala Lumpur also known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is a popular ecotourism destination and serves as a natural green lung for the surrounding metropolitan area. To preserve the natural surroundings and its habitat, the design and construction of the adjacent Menara Kuala Lumpur were carried out with utmost care and consideration. Now, Menara Kuala Lumpur stands tall as the guardian of Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve and serves as one of the gateways into this popular destination.
Don’t forget to put on your cotton t-shirt, walking shoes and try out the Canopy Walk surrounded by lush tropical rainforest in the heart of a city.
One of the reasons why you must visit KL Forest Eco Park Bukit Nanas is a canopy walk and Jelutong Trail. This canopy walk is made from wood-and-steel aerial bridge with 200-meter in height. The bridge towers above the forest reserve, offering panoramic views of Menara KL and you can see the whole cities in just a blink of an eye. It’s popular to visit the park after you capture the top of Menara KL.
KL Forest Eco Park Bukit Nanas Kuala Lumpur is open daily from 07:00am to 6:00pm including weekends and public holidays. Entrance Fee is free. Below are the address and contact number:
Hutan Simpan Bukit Nanas,
Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee,
Tel: +603 2070 6342
KL Forest Eco Park quick info
- 3 km from City Centre
- Located in Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve
- Is a hill dipterocarp forest
Forestry Department of Federal Territory, Lot 231,
Jalan Ampang, Bukit Nanas 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603- 2020 1606
- Call 911
- Hospital Besar Kuala Lumpur – 6 km (603-2615 5555)
- Balai Polis Bukit Aman – 1 km (603-2266 2222)
- Balai Bomba Hang Tuah – 2 km (603-9221 7222)
According to visionkl.com, Bukit Nanas Forestry Reserved can be categorized as a heritage for two reasons. Firstly, it is the only remaining patch of tropical rainforest that still stands in the middle of the city. Secondly, it is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in the country (it celebrated its Centennial Anniversary in 2006).
More KL Forest Eco Park Bukit Nanas Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the only city in the world that has a natural rainforest situated right at its centre. The KL Forest Eco Park (formerly known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve) was gazette as a forest reserve in 1906 and is one of the oldest in Malaysia. Situated near the forest is one of the city’s skyline icons, the Kuala Lumpur Tower, which was constructed with utmost attention being paid to the environment to ensure that the natural surroundings of KL Forest Eco Park remain undisturbed.
KL Forest Eco Park or Taman Eko Rimba KL (formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve or Hutan Simpan Bukit Nanas) is one of Malaysia’s oldest permanent forest reserves. Gazetted in 1906, KL Forest Eco Park is surrounded by a concrete jungle in the form of buildings and skyscrapers. The only remaining patch of tropical rainforest in central Kuala Lumpur. In fact, the rainforest park is located right next to one of Malaysia’s most recognizable landmarks, the Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower). The park serves as the city’s green lung and is home to flora and fauna unique to Malaysia’s tropical rainforest.
The Bukit Nanas Forestry Reserved is located in front of Jalan Raja Chulan Kuala Lumpur and not far from the Telekom Museum. By car, drive up the hill at KL Tower and pay for the entrance fee and car park; admission to the forest reserve is free.
By Train: Take the Kelana Jaya Line LRT and stop at the Dang Wangi Station or take the KL monorail and disembark at the Bukit Nanas station. Those who use the Ampang Line LRT need to disembark at the Masjid Jamek LRT station. By Bus: The KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus takes you directly to KL Tower which is right next to the park. Taman Eko Rimba KL is also serviced by several buses to and from the city center.
Bukit Nanas, which means “Pineapple Hill”, is the last remaining virgin tropical jungle located in the center of Kuala Lumpur city. Originally known as Bukit Gombak, its story is very much tied to the history of Kuala Lumpur itself. Kuala Lumpur began when Raja Abdullah, a member of the Selangor Royal Family and Chieftain of Klang, hired a Chinese prospector to venture upstream from Klang to open new tin mines in the Ampang area. Eventually mining was successfully set up in Ampang, but the tin ore had to be transported downstream where supplies and provisions brought upstream by the boat.
In 1996, the Kuala Lumpur Tower was built on top of the hill to serve the telecommunication needs of the city, as well as a tourist attraction. At 421 meters in height, it is one of the tallest freestanding telecommunications towers in the world. The Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve has since been renovated and renamed as the KL Forest Eco Park. One of its new attractions when it was re-opened in November 2015 was the Canopy Walkway and trails through the forest which was made conveniently for the visitors to walk through the forest.
*Credit: menarakl.com.my, visitkl.gov.my, forestry.gov.my, visionkl.com, visitselangor.com, aswana-cliche.blogspot.com/, emilayusof.com
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KL Forest Eco Park (Hutan Simpan Bukit Nanas)
Forestry Department, KL
Lot 240, Bukit Nanas, Jalan Raja Chulan
50250 Kuala Lumpur.