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BUKIT NANAS, KUALA LUMPUR

LOCATION
Bukit Nanas is a landmark of Kuala Lumpur located in the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in the heart of the city. It contains the only virgin tropical rain forest left in the city.

LOKASI
Bukit Nanas adalah sebuah mercu tanda bandaraya Kuala Lumpur dan terletak di Hutan Simpan Bukit Nanas di tengah-tengah bandar. Ia merupakan satu-satunya hutan hujan dara yang masih kekal di bandar Kuala Lumpur.

TOPONYMY
According to historical accounts, the origin of the name Bukit Nanas (lit. pineapple hill) is attributed to the pineapples that were planted around the hill as a defense strategy by a Malay leader named Raja Asal. It is said that in 1871, Bukit Nanas, which at the time was not known by this name, was made a fortress by Raja Asal. To stop his enemies from entering his fortress, raja Asal planted pineapples around the hill. In those days it was normal for people to go about barefooted and the spikes of the pineapple plant served as an effective obstruction. Nevertheless, the ‘pineapple fortress’ was infiltrated by Yap Ah Loy's followers with the aid of Tengku Kudin and the British in Selangor. Eventually, the hill was known as Bukit Nanas which literally means pineapple hill.

TOPONOMI
Menurut catatan sejarah, Bukit Nanas’ dinamakan sedemikain selepas bukit tersebut ditanam dengan nanas sebagai benteng pertahanan oleh seorang ketua masyarakat Melayu bernama Raja Asal. Cerita tersebut mengatakan bahawa pada tahun 1871, Bukit Nanas yang ketika itu belum dikenali dijadikan pusat pertahanan Raja Asal. Beliau menanam pokok nanas di sekeliling kubu itu agar pihak musuh sukar menembusi kubunya terutamanya yang berkaki ayam. Namun, kubu nanas tersebut berjaya juga ditembusi apabila diserang oleh pengikut Yap Ah Loy dengan dibantu Tengku Kudin dan orang-orang Inggeris di Selangor. Bukit tersebut akhirnya dikenali dengan nama Bukit Nanas sempena pokok nanas yang ditanam di sekeliling bukit itu.

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ATTRACTION
KL Tower is a main attraction at Bukit Nanas. You may also visit the Bukit Nanas Forest Reseve where you will find jungle trails, a visitors centre, and a forestry museum. 

TARIKAN
Menara Kuala Lumpur merupkan tarikan utama di Bukit Nanas. Anda juga boleh mengunjungi hutan lipur Bukit Nanas di mana terdapat denai-denai hutan, pusat pelancongan dan muzium hutan.


Menara Kuala Lumpur di Bukit Nanas
KL Tower in Bukit Nanas

Hutan Simpan Bukit Nanas
Bukit Nanas Forest Reserved
Hutan Simpan Bukit Nanas
Bukit Nanas Forest Reserved
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