Basking in The Beauty of Nature in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

Basking in The Beauty of Nature in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Jalil Recreational Park have always been a regular hangout spot for local communities from Bukit Jalil, Sri Petaling, Kuchai Lama, Desa Petaling, Salak South, Happy Garden, OUG, Puchong, Sri Kembangan and some even come all the way from Cheras! It is probably the last green lung in Bukit Jalil due to the rampant development around the neighbourhood.

Built in 1998, in conjunction with the inaugural Commonwealth Games hosted in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia, the park sits on a 32.4ha piece of land and is also home to monkeys, squirrels, monitor lizards, catfish and terrapins. Many years back, wild boars were also seen loitering around. Some patrons began feeding them while the others were sceptical about their presence in the park – a tragedy waiting to happen.

Rampant development in Bukit Jalil City surrounding the park.

Having spent almost every morning from 7:30am to 9:00am aiming to clock at least 10,000 steps before I go to work, this park offers me a calmer mindset before the action begins, appreciation towards nature and its habitants, contemplation on the price of progress or modernisation apart from burning calories.

So, I’ve decided to share some pictures I took during my morning strolls. Enjoy!

Milky storks are regular catfish predators of few ponds in the park.

Kind and generous joggers and passerby feeding pigeons is a common sight.
Giant catfishes fighting for bread crumbs fed by passerby.

Looks like Spring came early!

Like fine wine, the structures in International Garden looks better with age.

The park is also a favourite amongst retirees.
Weekends are best spent with kids without screens.

My only hope for the park is that it will be preserved for my children and the generations to come. The recent mixed developments around the park and in Bukit Jalil reminded me only to appreciate the park even more, with hope that it will not be giving way to YET ANOTHER DEVELOPMENT.

Lovely sight of baby monkey hanging on to his mother for protection. My phone camera could be a little intimidating 🙂 Perhaps some bananas would have been more inviting for the monkeys.

Come visit the Bukit Jalil Recreational Park, to fall in love with nature and its habitants all over again.

HERE‘s how to get there.

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Written by Josh C.

Born in Ipoh, Perak. Currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Running an advertising agency with some fairly adventurous colleagues and clients. Married to a celebrity chef. Father of 2 rioters, aspiring to be a rockstar! "You only live once, but if you do it well, once is enough"