Take shade under the beautiful trees of Taman Eko Rimba KL, the only remaining patch of tropical rainforest in central Kuala Lumpur.
+603 2020 1606 (Site office, Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia)
Lot 240, Bukit Nanas, Jalan Raja Chulan
50250, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KL Forest Eco Park or Taman Eko Rimba KL (formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve or Hutan Simpan Bukit Nanas) is one of Malaysia’s oldest permanent forest reserves.
Gazetted in 1906, KL Forest Eco Park is surrounded by a concrete jungle in the form of buildings and skyscrapers.
In fact, the rainforest park is located right next to one of Malaysia’s most recognizable landmarks, the Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower).
As the only patch of tropical rainforest still standing in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the park serves as the city’s green lung and is home to flora and fauna unique to Malaysia’s tropical rainforest.
The 10.5-hectare forest reserve was also gazetted as a Wildlife Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in 1934 and 1950 respectively, with a segment of about 5 hectares identified as a Virgin Jungle Reserve.
When visiting KL Tower, visitors should certainly consider stopping by KL Forest Eco Park, as it is located just beside the tower’s entrance and requires no entrance fee.
Over here, nature guides run daily guided tours at 11am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm, and more information can be obtained from forest reserve’s dedicated Visitor Center.
Within the forest reserve is a wide range of flora, including creepers, ferns, rare herbs, giant bamboo grasses and climbers. Huge tropical tree species can also be found in this jungle, such as meranti, keruing, chengal and pulai.
Those who are lucky might spot the two local species of monkeys that live in the park, namely the Long-tailed Macaque and Silvered Langur. Other varieties of fauna that roam the area include birds, snakes and squirrels.
free-of-charge camp site is available for lovers of nature who wish to enjoy the lush greenery of the jungle.
Joggers may also enjoy exploring the forest trail, and there is even an outdoor obstacle course where a little stretching and body lifting can be done.
All visitors to the forest reserve should take precautionary measures as there are some slopes along the forest trails that are quite steep. There is also a ladder section that could be tricky to navigate, so visitors should dress casually, ideally sports wear which includes hiking or running shoes.
7.00am to 6.00pm daily including weekends and public holidays.
Entry to KL Forest Eco Park used to be free, but the following charges now apply to all visitors:
|Entry permit for Permanent Reserved Forest||MYKAD Holder||Non-MYKAD Holder|
|(i) Entry Fee―|
|(b) Children 6-12 y.o.;||1.00||5.00|
|(c) Children under 6 y.o.;||Free||Free|
|(d) Senior citizens (more than 60 y.o.);||1.00||40.00|
|(e) Persons with disabilities||Free||Free|
|(ii) Rent –|
|(a) Camp plot;||10.00 per day||40.00 per day|
|(b) Hall;||100.00 per day||200.00 per day|
|(c) Field;||200.00 per day||400.00 per day|
|(d) Canteen;||1,000.00 per month||2,000.00 per month|
|(e) Kiosk;||200.00 per month||400.00 per month|
|(f) Square site||500.00 per day||1,000.00 per day|
|(iii) Commercial filming / documentary|
|(a) video/film; and||2,000.00 per day||5,000.00 per day|
|(b) photography||200.00 per day||500.00 per day|
How to get to KL Forest Eco Park
The forest reserve is located in front of Jalan Raja Chulan and not far from the Telekom Museum. By car, drive up the hill at KL Tower and pay for the entrance fee and car park; admission to the forest reserve is
free subject to entry fees. There are two entrances – the Taman Eko Rimba KL head office located at Jalan Raja Chulan and another at the KL Tower.
Take the Kelana Jaya Line LRT and stop at the Dang Wangi Station, or take the KL monorail and disembark at the Bukit Nanas station. Those who use the Ampang Line LRT need to disembark at the Masjid Jamek LRT station.
The KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus takes you directly to KL Tower which is right next to the park. Taman Eko Rimba KL is also serviced by several buses to and from the city centre.