Bukit Nanas Forest Eco Park near Kuala Lumpur Tower is one of the oldest permanent forest reserve in the country. It was gazetted in 1906 and was formerly known as Bucket Weld Forest Reserve followed by Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. It covers an area of approximately 11 hectares and is the only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur.
It was closed for upgrading works for some time but is now open to the public. It has also been renamed to Kuala Lumpur Forest Eco Park. The canopy walk is one of the highlights of the walk here.
The well kept forest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur.
The 100 year old Jelutong Tree has been preserved at a cost of RM430,000 during the construction of Menara KL.
If you are planning to visit KL Tower, you may want to consider spending an hour or so walking through the nature trails that are well maintained here. The entrance to the park is just beside the entrance to KL Tower.
A complimentary nature walk is provided for those who are visiting the Observation Deck at KL Tower. All you need to do is just show your ticket at the Forest Trail Gate for a guided tour of the forest. As the weather can be humid and hot, remember to bring along a bottle of water to quench your thirst.
The daily guided tour schedule:
There are a few nature trails that you can follow in this forest reserve. The Merbau Trail is about 361 m long and the Jelutong Trail is about 300m long. There are many signages with information that are placed near the tree species which include Kapur (Dryobalanops aromatica), Keruing bulu (Dipterocarpus baudii), Jelutong (Dyera costulata), Meranti pa'ang (Shorea bracteolata) and Rattan (Calamus manan).
For those who are into jogging, certain path along the jungle is ideal for this activity. An open gymnasium is also available for those who need to stretch themselves.
The well placed signages that helps you to move about in the forest.
Remember to refer to the map of the park before you embark on your journey of discovering the forest.
Along the way, you may be able to see many colourful butterflies and insects. If you are fortunate and patient enough, you may stumble upon the silver lacquer and the long tailed macauque monkeys that live in this park. Squirrels, birds species such as White-Throated King Fisher, Common Myna, Yellow-Vented Bulbul and White-rumped Shama can also be found here. Other plants that you will encounter are the palmaes, herbs and ferns.
Some of the birds that you may encounter during your walk in the forest.
Other facilities that you can expect from this park are:
Operating Hours and Fees
The operating hours of the park is from 7:00am to 6:00pm daily including public weekends and public holidays. The address of the park:
Menara Kuala Lumpur
NBo 2, Jalan Puncak
Off Jalan P. Ramlee
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +6 03 2020 5448
Fee: Free of Charge
The Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is located near KL tower. You can take the KL Monorail to Bukit Nanas station where you can take a 10 minutes walk to the main gate at Jalan Puncak. From here, the free shuttle service at an interval of 15 minutes is available from 9:00am to 6:00pm for you to reach the tower. After 6:00pm, it is better to take a taxi to the tower.