Instead of hanging out with mall rats at yet another new shopping centre, spend a quiet hour or two walking around at these parks in KL filled with lush greenery. Fly kites, take in the scenery and go on a picnic; we promise it’s better than a trip to the mall.
KL Forest Eco Park
One of the oldest permanent forest reserves in the country, visitors to KL Forest Eco Park (formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve) get to experience nature right in the middle of the teeming metropolis. A clearly labelled pathway marks your route through rainforest millions of years old where you’ll see no shortage of flora, fauna, insects and birds. There is a host of activities along the way to entertain the kids. Guided tours start at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
Bukit Kiara Park
Conveniently located in the Taman Tun neighbourhood, this park features a wide, well-paved path many KLites flock to for a jog or hike in the mornings and evenings. It’s also a popular spot with thrill-seeking cyclists who don’t mind taking on steep trails – just remember to watch out for pedestrians while going downhill.