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How I Discovered KL Through New Eyes

Our travel writer discovers an ideal stay for wholesome urban travel in Kuala Lumpur

Photos and Text: Pamela Chow

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Travel by foot

If you’re one of those travellers who have no qualms going for a jog or gym session during your trip, hats off to you. I may not be part of that gang – but I found an alternative to exercising on holiday.

In the city, where most key attractions are close to each other, walking is a great way to get around and to avoid traffic – especially the weekend jams in KL. In just a few minutes, we strolled down the shopping belt from Lot 10 mall to the swanky Pavilion, which would have taken 20 minutes by car.

It was also a nice surprise to find that Oasia is situated within walking distance of the iconic KL Tower. As we made our way to the landmark, we discovered a gem that’s perfect for morning walks: the KL Forest Eco Park, formally the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve.

We took a leisurely trek through the canopy walk, which reaches up to 18m above the leaf-covered hill. In the park, where trees have stood for more than 100 years, life in the heart of KL comes to a peaceful standstill. As you stroll through the foliage, remember to look back and see KL Tower peering in from above.

Outdoorsy visitors will enjoy the two-way trek up and down the Eco Park; we opted for the free shuttle service from the base of the Tower up to the entrance of the Eco Park.

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