Bukit Kiara

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bukit Kiara is one of the few green lungs left in Kuala Lumpur. It is located on the fringe of Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, at the border of Petaling Jaya. It has become a popular recreational place for Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya residents. I go for walk at this community forest at least once a week. It is not only the perfect place to sweat out but also a place where I can inhale plenty of fresh air especially in the morning. I also enjoy the company of my friends whom I walk with.

Often you can see monkeys on the trees and even wild chickens running around. Sometimes, horses from the equestrian club nearby come for a walk too! The place is well kept and have street lights. The trail is tarred and straightforward, having the same point to enter and to exit. There is a loop at the top which you can decide to turn left or right, either way you would end up going on the same road, just different direction. It is a perfect place for the whole family to go exercise together.

There are many typical tropical forest plants at Bukit Kiara.

Recently there were many young trees being planted on patches of land beside the trail. These trees were part of the
Hutan Kita Reforestation Project at Bukit Kiara launched on 15 February 2009 by our Prime Minister and his wife, and managed by the Malaysian Landscape Advisory Panel.

Below are pictures of trees planted by our Prime Minister and his wife during the launch.

The goal of
Hutan Kita Programme is to bring together corporate sectors, non-government organisations, government agencies and individuals to contribute together to this project by purchasing and planting a tree at Bukit Kiara. To sustain green lungs by contributing to the effort of greening, visit The National Tree Planting portal, Trees for Life.

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