Because it was not allowed to walk outside for the past few months, we didn’t get any further than walking around the apartment in circles. We had seen this after about 20 times and to walk five kilometers every day you really have to walk a lot of laps. Now we can go out more we made a hike through the Taman Tugu Forest this weekend.
You might not expect it, but in Kuala Lumpur you will find a lot of parks, jungles and nature reserves that are perfect for a walk. Besides being a mix of Malaysian, Chinese and Indian inhabitants, the city itself is also very diverse. The old Chinatown, the skyscrapers in KLCC, temples, mosques and also lots of greenery. For the best views, you’d better drive on to the Cameron Highlands, but for a sporty morning, the Taman Tugu is perfect!
In addition to identifying the existing trees, plants and trees are also placed in the forest. A selection will be made to ensure that the fauna will increase and the biodiversity of the area will be increased as well. When this happens, Taman Tugu will have more than 200 trees per hectare, which is comparable to a rainforest. Well, pretty soon you get the idea that you’re walking in a rainforest, because of the humidity. We arrived at half past ten in the park and despite the leaves and branches blocking the sunlight, it’s pretty warm and humid here.
The route you walk is about three kilometers long, this doesn’t sound like much, but it will take you at least an hour. This is mainly due to all the stairs you have to go up and down. When it has rained, it can be a bit slippery, luckily it doesn’t rain so much… haha. You get the feeling of being out of town, everywhere you look you see huge leaves and hear monkeys. They don’t seem to be as cheeky as they are at the Batu Caves where, if you don’t pay attention, grab your bag. Hopefully they will stay unfamiliar with people!