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Bukit Gasing Forest Park

If you haven't already done so, it's definitely time for you to visit this quaint park in the middle of Kuala Lumpur's urban jungle!

The Bukit Gasing Forest Park straddles the border of Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur.  Covering an area of over 100 hectares, it offers the perfect setting to hike, walk or stroll.  The grounds at the Petaling Jaya entrance are a popular playground for exercise buffs and tai-chi enthusiasts.  It's also a favourite with nature lovers who come here to view the leaf monkeys and do a bit of bird watchig.  Bukit Gasing's highest point at 160 metres gives a panoramic view of both Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.

Once a rubber plantation and left idle for 50 years, the course of nature has overtaken the hillsides to produce a lush secondary forest brimming with woody herbs and large tropical trees.

 

For more information, visit the following websites:

World Wildlife Federation (WWF)

Nature Escapes Kuala Lumpur