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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Biodiversity & Environmental Conservation at KLCC Park

The picture above shows some tourists (a couple and a gentleman) taking a leisurely stroll around the park. A security guard is patrolling the park. A honeymooner's delight, but warning to pick-pockets to beware of the authorities!

When the KLCC Park was designed and built, key consideration was given to environmental factors such as conservation and biodiversity. For example, when the former Selangor Turf Club was relocated to Sg Besi in the early 1990s, a total of about 23 of the mature and rare tress were saved and transplanted on the park. When this 50-acre (20-hectares) park was launched in 1998, there were about 1,900 indigenous trees and 66 species of palms which has been carefully selected to encourage bio-diversity and provide a haven for birds and other local fauna. The fruits of the indigenous trees attract local and migratory birds. Coupled with a conducive green environment, it is hoped that this place will become an important link to the bird wildlife corridors of the region.

This showcase of tropical rainforest trees and greenery has enabled me to appreciate KLCC Parks's unique theme and concept. Walking around the park at certain areas, I saw different types of birds feeding on some fruits high up in the trees. Some are black or brown and some are quite colourful. I saw pigeons, sparrows, mynas and starlings. Some of the more colourful ones, I don't know their names. How I wish I had a more powerful camera to capture these beautiful birds. What a great way to learn about my own country's herritage of native plants. I am sure a visit to KLCC Park will be an enriching experience for you and for me.

KLCC Park is opened daily from 7:00am - 10:00pm

Some of the indigenous trees planted at KLCC Park include the following:

1. Javanese Cassia aka Apple Blossom Cassia (Cassia javanica)
2. Purple simpuh (Dillenia excelsa)
3. Indian laurel (Ficus nitida)
4. Butter fruit tree aka buah mentega, buah saklat (Diospyros blancoi)
5. Simpoh India aka Elephant's Apple (Dillenia indica)
6. Kapur aka camphor tree (Dryobalanops aromatica)
7. Rambutan fruit tree (Nephelium cappaceum)
8. Golden Showy Casia aka Devils Finger (Senna floribunda, Cassia floribunda)
9. Golden Shower Tree aka Indian Laburnum (Cassia fistula)

The trees names in items 1-7 are information obtained from the signages placed next to the real specimens at KLCC Park. Items 8 & 9 are based on pictures taken during my October 2009 visit to the park and compared with information listed on various botanical /nursery websites. Information about the history of KLCC Park is obtained from KLCC Park opened document .

This is my entry for Think Green Thursday #22. My grateful thanks to Rambling Woods for making this possible. To view what others around the world have to say or to participate, visit here.


  1. Hmm... never knew KLCC Park has such biodiversity.

    But a picture speaks a thousand words. You should post more pictures.

  2. Thank for the information. What a treasure this park is!

  3. Khengsiong, thank you very much for your kind words and valuable feedback. I try to keep to the City Daily Photo community rule of only one photo a day, every day. We believe that quality and regularity is more important than quantity. Sometimes it is not possible and I need to use more photos to express the message. So, here,I do agree with you to a certain extend.

    Christine,thank you for your nice comments. I am very happy to welcome a visitor from Italy today. Welcome to my blog and thank you for the visit. Benvenuta! and Grazie mille!

  4. Looks like an interesting place to visit.

  5. I would love to take a walk there..

  6. I love beautiful parks like this. Nice to know about this one too.
    Happy green day!

  7. Hello Autumn Belle... what a wonderful park. It is so heartening to know that some nature lovers are concerned and taking steps to preserve native plants and to give the native wildlife a safe place to live. I wish more cities would try to do this so that there was a small piece of Mother Nature's wonders for people to visit .. wonderful post for Think(ing) Green... Michelle


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