The Worlds Oldest Tropical Rainforest Beckons Malaysia

Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve or Bukit Nanas Recreational Park or “Pineapple Hill” is indeed a rare landmark of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, and one of the oldest permanent forest reserves . It contains the only remaining virgin tropical rainforest left in the city, believed to be over 3 million years old. Earlier known as Bucket Weld Forest Reserve ,and was gazetted as a Forest Reserve during British rule in 1906. In 1934, Pineapple Hill got the recognition of being a Wildlife Reserve and Bird Sanctuary. Later, in 1950, a pristine section of about five hectares was gazetted as a Virgin Jungle Reserve. It covers an area of approximately 10.5 hectares can be easily accessed from Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan. This small piece of tropical rainforest which is still surviving in the center of the city, in an area known as the Golden Triangle,was dedicated by The city planners has to preserve this pristine jungle located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. This rain forest resort is an ideal place for traveling visitors as it is close to other.

A series of nature trails snake through the jungle, which contains a variety of animals and plants typical of lowland dipterocarp forests,as, this jungle is still home to monkeys, pythons, squirrels, monitor lizards, Originally it was the home of the Malaysian tigers and elephants.

The Bukt Nanas Forest Reserve (Pineapple Hill)  is open to the public. There are a few nature jungle trails, such as the Merbau Trail which is about 361m long ,the Jelutong Trail which is about 300m long a visitors center, and a forestry museum.

Kuala Lumpur’s most famous icon was added to the Pineapple Hill in the 1990s, the Kuala Lumpur Tower, used for communication purposes It facilities an receiver that reaches 421 m (1,381 ft the Kuala Lumpur Tower is the fifth tallest telecommunications tower in the world beside being the 18th tallest freestanding building in a world.. It has an observation deck, a banquet floor and a revolving restaurant.

Pineapple Hill serves as a green lung of Kuala   and is home to an abundance flora that thrives within the rainforest and fauna unique to the Malaysian tropical rainforest. Traveling Visitors can see rare herbs, creepers, ferns, giant bamboo grasses ,and climbers of an original forest right in the middle of a city. Huge tropical rainforest tree species also occupy the jungle namely meranti, keruing, chengal and pulai.

It is really a living museum, a showcase of tropical natural beauty in bloom and decay.


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