On Saturday, we decided to explore the Taman Tugu Forest Trail after reading about this and also seeing a friend shared her visit to this park. The Taman Tugu Forest is located next to Tugu Negara (our National Monument) in the south-west and Padang Merbok in the Southeast.
It is about 40 acres consisting of approximately 4km of forest trails which is open daily to public from 7am – 6.30pm and admission is free of charge. Project Taman Tugu aims to open more trails by 2020 which will have approx 7km of forest trails.
I found this information online:-
The Taman Tugu Project is a not-for-profit corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) initiative led by Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) with the support of various public sector agencies, private sector companies, and civil-society organizations.
Taman Tugu – Conserving a 66-acre green-lung in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and turning it into an urban forest park for the community.
The forest trail is very easy to navigate and it has many signages to guide the visitors. All you have to do is follow the arrows and take one loop around the forest. There were 4 adults and 4 kids in our group and we took about 1.5 hours to cover the 4km trail. It would be faster if we did not stop to take photos at the many swings and rest area in the forest. It was a fun day for everyone and we plan to go back again for another round of walking and perhaps a picnic. Scroll down to see the photos taken during our walk.
One of the rest areas for people to climb up or sit down to rest.
Spotted some monkeys
A baby snail
Can you spot a skink?
One of the many swings available inside the forest. Fun eh?
One of the best things about this park is this bright yellow coffee food truck – @2gocoffeekl! I was delighted to see it as soon as we reached the entrance to the forest park. My family and friends know that I love coffee and I must have my cuppa in the morning or else you need to stay away from me *chuckle*
Everyone taking a rest while having some juice and ice-cold coffee.
My cup of coffee from @2gocoffeekl before I start my walk. The latte was so smooth and strong, just the way I like it. My friends jokingly said that I look like a New Yorker as I held my cuppa while hiking. You know how Americans are very enthusiastic about their coffee and walk around holding their takeaway cups.
So, if you forgot your coffee before heading to the Taman Tugu Forest Trail, fret not. @2gocoffeekl coffee food truck is waiting at the entrance.