Right in the of Kuala Lumpur is an enclave of Malaysia's prehistoric tropical rainforest. This unique 10.5 hectare forest is situated at the base of a prominent landmark, the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
Gazetted as a forest reserve in 1906, Bukit Nanas is the oldest such reserve in Malaysia.
Bukit Nanas was also gazetted as a wildlife reserve and bird sanctuary. In 1950, a central, pristine section of about five hectares was gazetted as a virgin jungle reserve.
The rich variety of flora that flourishes creepers, ferns, climbers and giant bamboo grasses that rise above the forest floor. There is also a lush rainforest canopy dominated by huge tropical tree species such as meranti, keruing, chengal and pulai.
Nature lovers come to observe the sanctuary's wild inhabitants along the more than 660 metres of unpaved forest trails. The fauna includes squirrels, birds, butterflies, insects and two introduced species of monkeys, the long tailed macaque and silvered leaf monkey.
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