PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Property (SDP) has opened the KL East Park as part of its place-making effort to liven its KL East township.
SDP integrated development chief operating officer Mohd Idris said the developer is seeking new ideas and building better facilities that would bring positive changes to the communities at its townships, for generations to come.
“We at Sime Darby Property are cognisant of the importance of safeguarding the well-being of the people and communities living within our townships and developments,” he said.
Also present at the opening ceremony were Kuala Lumpur City Hall landscape and recreation department director Zulkifli Endut, SDP integrated development marketing and sales general manager Jemadi Ahmad and SDP business unit head Lye Chien Yung.
As the park extends from Bukit Tabur and the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge, visitors can enjoy the sight of its unique nature and geological formation. One of the features that is particular to the park is the rare mixture of minerals in the rocks at the park such as schist, quartz vein and granite.
Over 300 species of trees, herbs, shrubs and palms can be found in the park. SDP has geotagged the species for conservation and reference in order to safeguard the biodiversity.
In this first phase of the launch, 17 acres of the 53-acre park are opened to the public. Visitors can hike along a two km trail to the peak overlooking the view of Kuala Lumpur’s three iconic landmarks namely Merdeka 118, KLCC Twin Towers and KL Tower. Visitors will also have the opportunity to spot unique birds, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies and beetles while traversing the park.
KL East Park will be free for the public to enjoy until Aug 31 this year after which, an entrance fee will be charged to ensure the park’s long-term conservation of its flora and fauna. For more information, visit http://www.kleastpark.com.
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