Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bukit Gasing

address: Bukit Gasing Forest Park, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
suspension-bridge-Bukit-Gasing-PJ-KL2.jpg, Bukit Gasing is a hill and a green oasis surround by dense civilization right at the border between Petaling Jaya (PJ) and Kuala Lumpur (KL). It is popular by local residents for trekking on the weekends
the suspension bridge the highlight of the park
Bukit Gasing is a hill and a green oasis surround by dense civilization right at the border between Petaling Jaya (PJ) and Kuala Lumpur (KL). It is popular by local residents for trekking on the weekends

How to get to Bukit Gasing
Public Transport
The closest LRT station is "Universiti" (Kelana Jaya line). From there it is a 5min Taxi ride to the park entrance at Jalan Tanjong (close to Jalan Gasing)
By Car
From Federal Highway (Lebuhraya Persekutuan) take the exit at EPF building and turn left on Jalan Gasing (coming from KL), turn left again on Jalan Lembah 5/2 (after the Poh Lum Fatt Yuen Temple) and turn right again on Jalan Tanjong. Follow until you get to the park entrance

 

Links:

website of Bukit Gasing community


entrance arch, Bukit Gasing
the entrance arch to Bukit Gasing Forest Park (Hutan Pendidikan Bukit Gasing) off Jalan Tanjong 5/4 (near Jalan Gasing)

 

Jalan Tanjong
park along Jalan Tanjong 5/4


rope, Bukit Gasing
volunteers help to maintain the park, trails and things like ropes for the safety of the trekkers


park map, Bukit Gasing
map of Bukit Gasing, it takes about 1 hour to get from the entrance arch to the suspension bridge in the northern part of the park
 



Related Places

FRIM

The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia. There is a canopy walk and nature trails through the dense forest among other things

KL Forest Eco Park with Canopy Walk

Formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Raizzy’s Guesthouse

Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown right next to to the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple

Sri Packers Hotel

Backpacker hostel near Sepang F1 circuit and KLIA 1 & KLIA 2 airport (20min) in a shop house area

Attractions

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Limestone hill in the north of Kuala Lumpur with a series of caves and cave temples. They are a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia and the location of the famous Thaipusam celebrations at the end of January attended by up to one million devotees.

Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Oldest malay residential area in KL with still authentic traditional Malay wooden houses and the the backdrop of the close-by downtown skyline

Attractions

Khoo Kongsi, Penang

The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall

Tugu Negara (National Monument), Kuala Lumpur

Tugu Negara is a monument in the Lake Gardens that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's wars.