Bukit Jalil Recreational Park

Bukit Jalil Park, Bukit Jalil- Art Chen / The Star.


Bukit Jalil Rec r eational Park Venue: Jalan 13/155c, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur Difficulty level: Easy Duration: No time limit

The trek

Highlights: Not knowing where to go one weekend, I decided to explore the Bukit Jalil Recreational Park which is not too far from where I live.

I thought that this huge green lung would be a nice place to de-stress after a hectic week. Driving along the Kesas Highway to Bukit Jalil, I would never have guessed that a park this huge was there until I actually drove through its north entrance and parked. Being new to the park, I was at a loss on where to go at first as there were no signs or maps.

Bukit Jalil Park, Bukit Jalil- Art Chen / The Star.

So I just followed the path for about five minutes only to find an opening leading to a lake and mini fountain. Despite it being 10am, the tall shady trees made it cooling to walk around and there was even a light breeze every once in a while. The park’s paths are suitable for runners or joggers who are looking for a challenge. Aside from that, there are a fair number of stairs for those who prefer running up and down as part of their exercise regimen.

Look out for monkeys, squirrels or even the occasional monitor lizard. After about half an hour of walking and taking in the sights, I saw a signboard which directed me to the International Garden.

Not knowing what it was initially, I followed the signs and eventually got there.

I realised that it was actually 10 different show gardens to represent 10 countries. There was a windmill at the Holland garden, a Tea House at the Japanese garden, traditional Malay hut at the Malaysia section and a Balinese Spa structure at the Indonesia section.

Bukit Jalil Park, Bukit Jalil- Art Chen / The Star.

The trek It is indeed a nice place for wedding photoshoots as all the 10 gardens were picturesque and unique in their own way Things you should know: Bukit Jalil Recreational Park sits on a 32.4ha piece of land and is also home to monkeys, squirrels, monitor lizards and catfish.

As this place is huge, there are three areas where visitors can park with three entrances depending on which part of the park visitors want to go to. This public park is maintained by Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) Landscape Department.

One interesting thing about this park is a special section for people with disabilities to exercise in.
Operating hours: Every day (7am to 8pm) Free admission.

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