This century old public park is currently undergoing major upgrading works by the Kuala Lumpur city Hall (DBKL). Some proposed new features include a park for the visually impaired and man-made waterfalls. The public and NGOs are welcome to send in their suggestions and ideas.
Phase 1 of the upgrading works has already started 5 months ago and this is estimated to cost RM 11 mil. The entire project has 3 phases spread over a 5 year period and will cost about RM 35mil. The KL Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail hopes to complete the project in 2 years.
- A total of 1,500 trees of has already been planted.
- Monetary donations are pouring in from the private sector
- The trees planted include Cannonball, Bottle Tree, Baobab, Black Bamboo, Moringa, Cycus and also a 100 year old Plumeria tree donated by an anonymous benefactor.
- Trees infested with termites and parasites are being rehabilitated.
- DBKL is looking for suitable plants and trees for the visually impaired park, and this would include those that could be touched and felt.
- Phase 2 will benefit children with special playground featuring Lat The Kampong Boy series, a cafe, a tree house and a boathouse
- Phase 3 include upgrading the car park facilities, walkways and landscaping. After this, cars will no longer be allowed into the park. Visitors are required to park at the entrance.
*Source: The Star, the link is here
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