Technical Visit 1

Option A : KLCC Park/Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve Park

KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre) Park

The 50-acre tropical landscaping in the heart of the KLCC development provides an urban sanctuary for all. The public park reflect the tropical greenery, vibrant colours and patterns of the country's rich cultural heritage while its calm settings help dissipate the tensions of city living.

The park is unique in its theme and concept. This verdant area accentuated with specially designed water features is a work of art, an 'unnatural garden'. The park is a master piece conceptualised by the world renowned Brazilian landscape artist, the late Roberto Burle Marx. The green space of the KLCC Park are carefully contrived to dispel the notion of the garden as a static creation. The order imposed by Burle Marx's art transforms the natural topography into an art form.

It features various amenities such as a two-acre children's playground, symphony fountain, wading pool, jogging track, shelters and benches, patterned foot-paths and sculptures.

Approximately 1,900 indigenous trees and palms representing 74 species are planted to encourage bio-diversity within the park areas. Out of this number, some 40 trees were preserved and transplanted from the former Selangor Turf Club.

Another striking feature of the park is the Lake Symphony which comprises two water fountains. Located at the esplanade outside Suria KLCC, the Lake Symphony is programmed to provide 150 magical dramatic animations. The total effect is a light hearted and gregarious atmosphere.

Part of the park is a haven for birds and other local flora and fauna. Much research preceded the selection of indigenous tree species which fruits attracts local and migratory birds. Through such careful effort it is expected that the KLCC Park will become an important link in the 'birds corridor' of the region.

For more information, visit klcc.com.my

 

Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve

The Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is a 10.5 - hectare patch of virgin jungle, a deep contrast to the cosmopolitan city that surrounds it on all side. Formerly known as Bucket Weld Forest Reserve, was gazetted in 1906. In 1934, the forest area was also gazetted Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. Subsequently, in 1950 the Forestry Department designated part of the area as a Virgin Jungle Reserve for forestry research and scientific studies.

For more information, visit menarakl.com.my (search for "Ecology" section)

 

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