Bukit Nanas: A Forest Within Downtown Kuala Lumpur

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The Ranger Guides From Bukit Nanas

The Ranger Guides From Bukit Nanas

16 June 2011,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The traffic in downtown Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has been known to be very stressful.  Amidst the fumes from automobiles and motorcycles in the concrete jungle capital of Malaysia lies a 3 million year old city forest.

Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, a primary forest, is where one of Kuala Lumpur’s famous landmarks and the world’s 5th tallest tower, the KL Tower sits on.   From the main road where Bukit Nanas Monorial station is, it takes 345 steps to the top of the 10.5 hectare city forest where you can continue on higher via elevator to the top of KL Tower.

KL Tower

World's 5th tallest tower - KL Tower

Guided tours are offered four times a day at 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

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Creatures of the City Forest

Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is home to many animals and birds.   Keep your eyes out for them.

Cicadas have made the forest their home.  Their distinct territorial and mating calls that you hear when you step into the forest means is an indication that it is not going to rain.  However,  if it is a cloudy day and you do not hear any cicada calls, then you better be prepared for rainy weather.

Civets and the Tree Shrew, a type of ground squirrel can also be found here.   There are three species of primates in the forest and they are the Long Tail Macaque, Silvered Monkey and the Leaf Langur.  The long tail macaque tends to be slightly more aggressive and is an omnivore while the Leaf Langur is the shy and quiet herbivore.

So the next time you visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, take some time off to check out nature’s wonders.

Bukit Nanas Nature Reserve

 

 

 

 

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