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Huge park at Bukit Kiara, KL

By NG SI HOOI

KUALA LUMPUR: The 188.93ha public park, equivalent to the size of about 300 football fields, will be in Bukit Kiara here.

The biggest park in the country will be bounded by Taman Lembah Kiara in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, the KL Golf and Country Club, the Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club and Sri Hartamas, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting yesterday.



“The park is our own version of London’s Hyde Park or New York’s Central Park. The park will reflect Malaysia’s identity.

“It will be a sprawling green lung recreational park for city folks to relax in and enjoy Mother Nature. The park will change the image of the city as a concrete jungle,” Ong said.

He said the theme for the park was “design with nature” and not only the natural habitat of the area would be preserved but more trees would be planted too.

“We want to make sure this park retains its identity by adding more greenery to make it more attractive and environment friendly,” he said, adding that the Government would decide on the name of the park later.

He said the park would have various facilities, including jogging and bicycle paths, and space for people to have picnics or camp and courts for various sports like basketball,” he said.

“The public can take part in various activities such as hill climbing and biking, science exploration on flora and fauna, and study tours to the arboretum and herbarium,” he said.

A portion of the park will be reserved for research and development projects.

Ong said the planning and designing of the park would be done by the National Landscape Department under his ministry together with other related agencies including Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia and the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

He said the Cabinet approved the proposal presented by his ministry together with the Federal Territories Ministry on Wednesday, and his ministry would build and manage the park.

“The Cabinet feels that it should turn Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas to be a place for healthy living and a better sustainable environment for the people. We should save the limited green areas now before it is too late,” he said.

He said the park was on land owned by the Government as 146.3ha was under the purview of DBKL while the remaining area belonged to the Information Ministry.

Earlier, Ong, who is MCA president, opened the new four-storey building of SJK (C) Sam Yoke, which cost RM1.5mil.

The money was from public donations as well as raised by the MCA, besides an allocation from the Government.
 

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Cabinet nod for our very own ‘Hyde Park’
By : David Yeow

The shaded area represents the location of the proposed park.
The shaded area represents the location of the proposed park.
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri:

The setting up of a 188.93-hectare recreational park, similar to that of Hyde Park in London, has been given the go-ahead by the cabinet.
Plans for the park had earlier been announced in March, but no location was revealed until Tuesday.

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said the park would be a combination of a few pieces of government-owned land currently under the jurisdiction of the Information Ministry (40.5ha) and Kuala Lumpur City Council (142.27ha).

He said the cabinet had decided that the park would incorporate the Kiara Valley Park in Taman Tun Dr Ismail and all its northern areas, bordering Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club and Sri Hartamas on the east and Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in the south.

The different plots of land will be combined and gazetted under Section 62 of the National Land Code, which gives the government the right to reserve any land for public use.
"The government has plans to use the park to host international landscape festivals and exhibitions.

"Campsites, jogging trails and an animal reserve will also be incorporated into the park to woo visitors," Ong said in a statement.

He also said the park would be designed to put the environment first before recreation, adding that the park would retain most of its natural elements.

The development of the park will be carried out by his ministry through its National Landscape Department.

The cost of the project will be announced soon.
 

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Currently Bukit Kiara is popular among hill bikers. It's basically so away from the city density. But I bet the view of the park would be great from Sprint. This would encourage developers to build higher apartments near the area and advertise 'Park View' :happy:
 

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How much is 188 hectare is metric?

1 hectare=0.01 square km

So it's about 2 square km?

Doesn't seem that big to me.By Australian standards :lol: .Anyway, better than nothing,KL needs more green lungs and parks.
 

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Interesting to note all the serounding area close to it all the orang kaya kaya
punya turf!!!Give it a few more years another central park in the making thats where all mega mahal is condos are going to be built!!
 

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Work on Bukit Kiara Public Park to begin next year

By LISA GOH

KUALA LUMPUR: The planned 188.93ha Bukit Kiara Public Park, which will be equivalent to the size of about 300 football fields, should begin groundwork by the first quarter of next year.

National Landscape Department director-general Datuk Ismail Ngah said that in the meantime, feedback will be gathered from various parties such as the experts, residents and non-governmental organisations, with its focus on the park's design.

"The park should take about three years to complete. We don't intend to rush it either as the site is very sensitive.

"The entire cost for the park will depend on its design, but the Cabinet has approved an initial sum of RM250mil for this project," Ismail told a press conference on Tuesday after launching the three-day Bukit Kiara Public Park Development Plan seminar at the Bangunan Bakti Siti Hasmah here.

He added that while other world famous parks such as London's Hyde Park, New York's Central Park and Australia's Kings Park would be used as reference for the Bukit Kiara park, it would still have a Malaysian identity.

"Our climate is very different from theirs, so we need to make it uniquely Malaysian.

"We are going to design it along with nature. We won't be uprooting the trees and replanting as with many other parks," he said.

He also said that the park would have many benefits for the people in the city - physically, emotionally and even economically.

"Parks add value to property prices, people look for such features when buying property," he said.
 

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Kiara park to retain a Malaysian identity

By LISA GOH

THE planned 188.93ha Bukit Kiara Public Park, which is equivalent to the size of 300 football fields, should begin groundwork by the first quarter of next year.

National Landscape Depart-ment director-general Datuk Ismail Ngah said that, in the meantime, feedback would be gathered from various parties such as experts, residents and non-governmental organisations, with its focus on the park’s design.

“The park should take about three years to complete.

“We don’t intend to rush it either as the site is very sensitive.


A closer look: Ismail (left) having a look at the plans with the department’s deputy director (development) Mohd Taib Zin and University Putra Malaysia Design and Architecture faculty deputy dean Dr Osman Mohd Tahir (right).
“The entire cost for the park will depend on its design, but the Cabinet has approved an initial sum of RM250million for this project,” he said after launching the three-day Bukit Kiara Public Park Development Plan seminar at the Bangunan Bakti Siti Hasmah recently.

The area breakdown of the park is listed as Equestrian (25.32ha), Asia Broadcast Centre (42.62ha), DBKL Nursery (5.65ha), Botanical Garden/ Arboretum (99.16ha), and Kiara Valley Park (16.17ha).

In one of the seminar papers, it was also stated that the Kuala Lumpur City Council’s (DBKL) standards for the size of parks were as listed:


Playgrounds catering to less than 5,000 people (0.4ha - 1ha)

Neighbourhood park for 5,001 to 20,000 people (1.0ha - 10ha)

Local park for 20,001 to 50,000 people (10ha - 30ha)

City park for 50,001 to 500,000 people (40ha - 100ha)

Federal park for more than 500,000 people (>100ha)
Ismail added that while other world famous parks such as London’s Hyde Park, New York’s Central Park and Australia’s Kings Park would be used as reference for the Bukit Kiara park, it would still retain its Malaysian identity.

“Our climate is very different from theirs, so we need to make it uniquely Malaysian.

“We are going to design it along with nature.

“We won’t be uprooting the trees and replanting as with many other parks,” he said.

He added that the park would have many benefits for the people in the city - physically, emotionally and even economically.

Ismail also indicated that parks are value-added features for the prospective property buyers.
 

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I wish the new park will be at the Kelab Golf Diraja Selangor Site..haha
barula boleh dikatakan New York Central Park versi KL...
great kl view...more closer to the city...

park by suff79, on Flickr
 

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Bukit Kiara to be a public park

By FOONG PEK YEE
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PETALING JAYA: Visitors to Bukit Kiara can look forward to a safe and natural environment for exercise and recreation.

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung said the 160ha hill would be gazetted as a public park and plans were under way to make it more conducive for visitors.

To begin with, the entire hill would be fenced up for public safety, he said, adding that at least five gates would be erected in strategic locations for the public's convenience.

Chor said the ministry had requested the Land and Mines Department to gazette the hill as soon as possible.

“It is the only park of such a huge size in Kuala Lumpur and we (Government) encourage the public to use it.



Safety measure: A worker setting up fencing around the Bukit Kiara area in TTDI.

I was told that there are some 7,000 visitors there during weekends,” he said yesterday.

Chor said his ministry's National Landscape Department would do its best to maintain its natural environment during and after the development of the park.

The development started recently and it would take about 20 years for completion, he said, adding that it would include a special lane for cycling.

Chor said he had received complaints that the vegetation on the hill had been disturbed.

He assured the public that it would be temporary due to the ongoing development.

“In fact, we (the ministry) have planted 14,000 trees there so far and more will be planted,” Chor said.


Chor said the Government knew that some people and NGOs were anxious over the preservation of the hill and that was why it took steps to gazette it as a public park and upgrade it.

The park is a favourite with residents here.

There are 15 big public parks managed by City Hall and some 100 pocket parks in the city.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/6/3/nation/11410662&sec=nation
 

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By VIJENTHI NAIR
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Photos by SHAHRUL FAZRY | Jul 12, 2012
Upgrading work causes damage to Bukit Kiara park
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BUKIT KIARA, one of the last green belts in Kuala Lumpur, is slowly losing its beauty and value, and ironically this is in the name of preservation and development.

The National Landscape Department (JLN) has put up a 3.5m high fence along a 4.7km stretch as part of an upgrading project to demarcate the park and increase security for visitors.

Construction is still ongoing and this has resulted in an estimated 3,000 mature trees to be felled and trails damaged, among others.

The massive earthworks are also causing harm to the pristine water body in the heart of the park and all the points downstream.

With the construction and fencing, the walk up Bukit Kiara is not the same anymore.

Some trails have been blocked off and animals are now restricted of free movement in their own habitat.

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Nature lovers do their bit for Bukit Kiara

KUALA LUMPUR: Nature lovers walked the talk by turning up in large numbers at Bukit Kiara to call for the green lung to be gazetted.

Signatures were also collected for a petition during the one hour walk organised by the Friends of Bukit Kiara at 8am yesterday.

The petition, among others, wants a stop to all construction work at Bukit Kiara. It will be submitted to Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung.


For a good cause: Some of the people who turned up for the walk organised by the Friends of Bukit Kiara.

In October last year, the National Landscape Department started putting up a 3.5m-high fence along a 4.7km stretch as part of an upgrading project to demarcate the park and increase security for visitors.

The construction, which is still ongoing, caused an estimated 3,000 mature trees to be felled, trails to be damaged and has affected water quality in the area.

Selangor Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) chairman Henry Goh said the gazetting was promised by the Federal Territories Ministry back in 2006 and is still pending.

“There is a proposal to construct arboretums, buildings and cement lanes, as well as shop lots and a food court within the forest.

“We are not against development but it should not be done at the expense of nature,” said Goh, who took part in the walk.

Others included MNS president Prof Dr Maketab Mohamed, Trails Association of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (Traks) president Scott Roberts, Global Environmental Centre (GEC) River Care Programme coordinator Dr K. Kalithasan, The Star group chief editor Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai and Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng.

Chor had earlier explained that clearing work being done at Bukit Kiara was to ensure it stays a green lung reserve.

He said the security fencing was built by the Landscape Department to protect the park from illegal encroachment.

He was also quoted as saying the paths were cleared to bring the equipment and material for the fencing. However, some residents had expressed concern that the clearing work was a prelude to commercial development.


http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/7/16/nation/11669378&sec=nation
 
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