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Commonwealth Forest Eco Park — Welcome respite from city life

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 — A visit to the Commonwealth Forest Eco Park is like stepping into a deep jungle surrounded by natural wonders.

This hidden gem tucked away in Rawang, near here, is actually just about 30 kilometres from the capital city or less than an hour’s drive via several routes including the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Highway or Latar Expressway.

The lush forest setting filled with the sounds of birds chirping in the distance, which is part of the Kanching Forest Reserve, is certainly a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city living.

According to Hulu Selangor District forest officer Zulkurnain Zakaria, this recreational area launched in 1993 which is able to accommodate up to 400 individuals at one time, has been a popular picnic spot and campsite for family outings.

“The area is family-friendly as the plunge pools at

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