KL Forest Eco Park

Top choice nature reserve in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

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KL's urban roar is replaced by buzzing insects and cackling birdlife at this forest of tropical hardwoods, covering 9.37 hectares in the heart of the city. One of the oldest protected jungles in Malaysia (gazetted in 1906), the park is commonly known as Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill). Don't miss traversing the lofty canopy walkway.

The canopy walkway is easily reached from the Menara KL car park; signposts display walking routes. For longer forays, pick up a basic map to the trails from the Forest Information Centre on Jln Raja Chulan (trails lead directly from here).