Commonwealth Forest Park & Resort

Commonwealth Forest Park is located at Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve on the road to Rawang,about 23km north of Kuala Lumpur. It is a large forest reserve of over 600 hectares of lowland dipterocarp species bordering Kanching Recreational Forest and backing on to Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM).

These three forested areas together form a large green lung on the northern edge of the city and let's hope they remain pristine because development is nibbling at their edges.

This park was established in 1993 to mark the 14th Commonwealth Forest Conference. Then for a while the park fell into disrepair until a firm called Future World Avenue Sdn Bhd took over management of a 260 hectare portion of the park which is now branded as Commonwealth Forest Park & Resort. They are geared more towards large groups for teambuilding events, seminars and so on but they can accommodate smaller groups and day trippers too.

The resort is centred on the original venue for the Conference. There is a concreted open space called Dataran Commonwealth with flagposts and a fountain. It is surrounded by neatly landscaped gardens and lakes and dotted with well maintained picnic gazebos. A picturesque stream runs alongside this area with more picnic tables.

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