A hilltop rest and relaxation spot, Taman Tasik Komanwel is a
memorial park dedicated to the 16th Commonwealth Games held in Kuala
Lumpur. It sits in between the Sri Petaling and the Bukit Jalil STAR
Light Rail Transit (LRT) station, about 20 minutes rides from the
heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Busy with avid joggers in the morning, the hills prove a hit among
health conscious Malaysians. Its steeped contour makes the hill a
challenging jogging track. Many have mistaken this park for Taman
Bukit Jalil but they are actually two different parks. Taman Bukit
Jalil is actually not too far from Taman Bukit Komanwel. In fact,
they are only separated by a main road and hidden by a golf course.
Climb to the highest peak, Plaza Pandangan, and appreciate the
beautiful view of the neighbouring National Sports Complex. Be
amazed by the neatly structured complexes around the area especially
the golf course. One can even get a clear view of the Kuala Lumpur
skyline, which is exceptionally amazing in the morning and late
The place also caters for people who find pleasure in slow lazy
strolls. Take a walk along the man made lake to enjoy the fresh
morning sun. Relish the surroundings, a mixture of shady trees,
bright flowering plants and green palms that greet you along the
way. Relax at the resting areas after a long saunter.
Running around the lake is slightly below 500m in length but it
could be a good place to start running if you were thinking of
returning to training after a long hiatus. The route around the lake
is flat. However, if you were thinking of doing some stamina
training, the route up to Plaza Pandangan, is for you. It zig-zags
all the way up. If you’ve been to Taman Lembah Kiara, the one in
Bukit Komanwel is the exploded version of it. Once you are up at the
peak, you will be surprised to find several other hill routes which
are more challenging. Some could be quite slippery when it’s wet.