Location: Near Kuala Lumpur Tower
Established In: 1906
Highlights: Remarkable variety of flora & fauna
How To Reach: One can reach here by hiring taxis, or by boarding
buses, trains from the city.
Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is known to be one of the oldest permanent
forest reserves in Malaysia. Earlier known as Bucket Weld Forest
Reserve, Bukit Nanas was declared as a forest reserve in 1906. In 1934,
it got the recognition of being a Wildlife Reserve and Bird Sanctuary.
Later, in 1950, its unspoiled section of about five hectares was
declared as a Virgin Jungle Reserve. The Reserve, sprawled in 10.5
hectares, is a remarkable tropical rainforest near KL Tower in Kuala
It is sited right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and can be easily
accessed from Jalan Ampang, Jalan Gereja and Jalan Raja Chulan. While
paying a visit to KL Tower, you can formulate the itinerary including
Bukit Nanas seeing that it lies just beside the entrance to the Tower. A
visit to this florally-rich sanctuary refreshes one to the core.
Likewise, this prosperous forest also helps in purifying the air of its
environs. The exotic variety of flora that thrives within the forest
consists of rare herbs, creepers, ferns, and climbers.
You can follow a few of the nature trails, like Merbau Trail (361m
long) and Jelutong Trail (300m long), in this forest reserve. Along the
trail, you might witness some colorful butterflies and insects. If you
are fortunate enough, you may possibly see the silver lacquer and the
long tailed macauque monkeys that exist in this park.
Some other varieties of fauna, existing in the park, include Squirrels,
White-Throated King Fisher, Common Myna, Yellow-Vented Bulbul and
Each path or trail is marked by informative signages, which are
installed near the trees species, such as, Kapur (Dryobalanops
aromatica), Keruing bulu (Dipterocarpus baudii), Jelutong (Dyera
costulata), Meranti pa'ang (Shorea bracteolata), and Rattan (Calamus
manan). People, who love jogging, can have a good time here because
certain paths in the forest are ideal for the activity. An open
gymnasium is also accessible for everyone who could do with stretching