Bukit Kiara is a small set of hills just west of Kuala Lumpur, is one of the few remaining wooded areas in the city area and has been quoted as being the “green lung of Kuala Lumpur”.
Bukit Kiara is an affluent suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The area is in proximity to the suburbs of Bukit Damansara, TTDI, Mont Kiara, Sri Hartamas and Bangsar. Bukit Kiara has many jungle trails through its characteristic hills. Despite rapid housing and commercial development in the area, the area is still known as an enigmatic and exclusive area of Kuala Lumpur. The Securities Commission Malaysia headquarters, the National Science Centre and the Educational Technology Division (Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan) are located here.
Upcoming developments on several tracts of land in Bukit Kiara has met with protests from several non-governmental organizations (NGOs), citing the area’s “green lung” status as a factor.
Bukit Kiara is well equipped for recreational purposes as the area is home to Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort, Selangor Club, Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club and Bukit Kiara Sports Complex. Private facilities for members include a swimming pool, spa, gym, indoor and outdoor tennis, basketball, and badminton courts, a bowling alley, horse riding and polo facilities, restaurants, golf, fishing and billiard rooms.
At the base of the hills on the west side in Taman Tun an area of recreational park has been laid out and is commonly used by walkers and joggers.
Rubber Tree Tapping
Great Wall of Bukit Kiara
In 2010 there was outrage from many of the trekkers and bikers of Bukit Kiara when a 3.5m high perimeter fencing project spanning 4.7km in Bukit Kiara was kicked off to demarcate the last remaining green lung in Kuala Lumpur from private owners on what was originally a rubber plantation of 647ha.
The news came as a shock to Friends of Bukit Kiara (FoBK), who have been pushing for the removal of the fence because of the damage it was causing to the environment.
It stands as a grim reminder of the abuse and degradation to the environment where swarthes of flora and fauna were callously cleared, the famed 30km trail painstakingly crafted by The Trail Association Of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (TRAKS) fragmented with pollution to a pristine downhill stream.
Flora & Fauna
Trekking, Walking & Jogging
These hill trails offer a quick and easy get away from the confines of normal city life, a chance to exercise in a natural and healthy environment and a great introduction to the tropical jungle ecosystem.
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