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We’ve Found A Hidden ‘Green’ Gem Amid KL’s Hustle & Bustle

We’ve Found A Hidden ‘Green’ Gem Amid KL’s Hustle & Bustle

Located just 10km from KL’s city centre, the IWK Eco Park @ Pantai Dalam is a 12-hectare recreational park that’s open to the public.

Akmal Hakim

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Life in the big city is great. We’ve got convenience stores, restaurants and cafes on every corner, public transportation that can take us almost anywhere, and we’re never too far away from work, school and essential facilities like clinics and hospitals.

But within this concrete jungle, there is no denying that we collectively crave greenery and a serene sanctuary to find respite amidst the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. 

Urban green spaces play a vital role in the general health and welfare of a city, and of course, add natural beauty to our metal and concrete cityscape.

(Credit: Zamrus Jadid via IWK)

Aside from promoting physical activity, psychological well-being and a sense of community among its inhabitants, a city’s green and public spaces also function to minimize our overall impact on the environment by reducing harmful air and noise pollution as well as providing a habitat for flora and fauna to thrive.

Additionally, parks and green urban landscapes make for a romantic backdrop to those looking to “pop the question” because when you and your loved one are surrounded by life and beauty, it’s hard not to say “I Do”!

This is exactly what Indah Water Konsortium’s (IWK) Eco Park @ Pantai Dalam seeks to offer inhabitants of the city — a green refuge that gives its visitors a deep sense of tranquillity, away from the sounds of traffic and tall skyscrapers.

(Credit: Zamrus Jadid via IWK)

Located just 10km from KL’s city centre, the IWK Eco Park @ Pantai Dalam is a 12-hectare recreational park that’s open to the public.

The park is constructed on top of the Pantai 2 Regional Sewage Treatment Plant (RSTP): A state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility that’s built underground and utilizes the latest in green technologies to transform what was once nothing more than a stinky pond into a thriving botanical garden.

(Credit: Zamrus Jadid via IWK)

Like a green gem gleaming in the dull grey of the city, IWK Eco Park @ Pantai Dalam embodies IWK’s efforts to preserve and restore KL’s urban greenery.

IWK Eco Park @ Pantai Dalam is home to an urban forest called “Khazanah Rimba”; a project to create a greener environment for communities living around the park, and aims to give shelter and create a sanctuary for all sorts of species of urban fauna to inhabit.

(Credit: Zamrus Jadid via IWK)

The park is beautifully lined with native trees usually found deep in Malaysia’s jungles, such as the Terap, Merbau, Sentol dan Kekatong, as well as, filled with colourful gardens, wide open fields, crystal clear waterscapes, and all sorts of recreational facilities like jogging tracks, playgrounds, and badminton courts for public use.

(Credit: Zamrus Jadid via IWK)

Families can also enjoy a slow walk or a picnic surrounded by all sorts of plants and lush greeneries. The park is also home to a community hall for the use of entertainment and other momentous celebrations including weddings. 

IWK Eco Park @ Pantai Dalam is open to the public every day from 7am to midnight, and entry is completely free of charge. However, parkgoers might need to pay certain fees to use some of the park’s facilities.

(Credit: via IWK)

Make your way to IWK Eco Park @ Pantai Dalam today to indulge in nature and find some much-needed escape from the ruckus of city life!

For visitors who are interested in booking any of the facilities at IWK Eco Park @ Pantai Dalam,  email ecopark@iwk.com.my or contact 0322420420. 


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