Archive for ‘Landscaping’

8 June, 2012

Urban parks connected by bicycle lanes

PETALING JAYA: Damansara Damai’s four Urban Park Forest will be connected via a 60km bicycle lane under PJ City Cycleways Networks which aim  to build dedicated lanes for cyclists around the city.

Dr Tai (right), Ahmad Khalif (centre) and Dr Mohamed Mustafa signing the MoU at Urban Park 2, Damansara Damai, on Tuesday.

“Our planning department is  working on the plans and sorting out the necessary documents. We hope to get it ready by next year,” said Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) deputy mayor Puasa Mohd Taib.

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4 June, 2012

Selangorku Sentinels of Time – Photography Competition on Selangor’s Majestic Trees

A digital photography competition to capture images of majestic trees in the state of Selangor. Submission dateline for all digital entries is 30 AUGUST 2012

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29 May, 2012

Saving Sungai Klang

By TAN CHENG LI star2green@thestar.com.my

The use of ‘soft rocks’ — heavy-duty geo-textile bags filled with sand and weighing two tonnes each — to protect the banks of Sungai Kerayong create a more natural riverine environment as plants can grow on them.

Long treated like a sewer rather than a river, can Sungai Klang be revived?

BY NOW, many people would have noticed that something is up in several rivers within the Klang Valley. In Ulu Klang, shady trees that line Sungai Klang have been sacrificed for slope protection works. Where Sungai Kerayong flows through Cheras, a water treatment plant is under construction. In Selayang, the banks of Sungai Gombak have been beautified.

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15 May, 2012

Balcony Bounty with Krystal Tee on Gardening


In this series that shows how to plant culinary herbs on a hot balcony, home gardener Krystal Tee shows how homeowners can build a simple trellis to let vines provide shade.

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4 May, 2012

Council to upgrade all urban parks

CITY CYCLEWAYS:Inter-connected network of cycling lanes to be created in PJ to ensure the safety of cyclists

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Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman (in blue sweater) and Datuk Mustapha Kamal (front row, left) doing the aerobic dance. Pic by Sugumaran Suppiah

MORE than 400 residents of Damansara Damai and its neighbouring areas participated in the PJ Green Ride Event recently. The event, organised by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), saw participants raring to ride their bikes as early as 7.30am at the Urban Park (1) nearby.

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9 April, 2012

Working together to save PJ’s lake

By PRIYA MENON priya@thestar.com.my Photo by FAIHAN GHANI

Good job: (Seated, from right) Roslan, Cynthia and Dr Chitra having a closer look at the Taman Jaya lake.

THE Taman Jaya and Taman Bandaran lakes are undergoing several treatment procedures to ensure that visitors can enjoy odour-free visits soon.

The Petaling Jaya City Council, through a special task force called the MBPJ Lake Treatment System Committee, has been treating both lakes since January following complaints.

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5 April, 2012

Selangor Cycling Association praises MBPJ

Association: Network a bold step forward

SELANGOR Cycling Association secretary Amrun Misnoh said the PJ City Cycle Ways Network was a bold step forward to create a new standard of living where urban folks get to use an alternative transport to move around the City.

“The Petaling Jaya City Council’s bold move to propose 56kms of biking network throughout PJ is commendable. One of the main approaches is to have consultation with residents, cycling clubs and even shops that sell bicycles. We need ideas, only then can we refine the Cycle Ways project,” he said.

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5 April, 2012

Commitment for PJ City Cycleways Network by MBPJ

IN AN effort to be dubbed as “a true cycling city,” the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is coming up with a proposal to build inner and outer dedicated bicycle lanes.

The commitment for PJ City Cycleways Network comes in its 2012 review of the city’s transport strategy that hinges on the Special Area Plan and the Local Agenda 21.

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4 March, 2012

Earthworks proceeding despite appeal pending #SaveBukitGasing

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In response to concerns of various residents living in the vicinity of proposed development at Bukit Gasing (KL-side), Support Day was organized to allow residents and friends to remind DBKL that their concerns have not gone away. The earthworks on the steep hill slopes of Bukit Gasing continue to worry residents. Given the landslides in Medan Damansara, (where DBKL initially approved development of 21 bungalows) and tragic loss of lives in Bukit Antarabangsa, we have every reason to be worried.

We estimated that more than 150 people came and stood together to show their concerns. Many others came to sign on the banner provided and had to leave. It was especially good to see many youths at the event. No doubt they came wondering why DBKL supports development on Bukit Gasing when there is already a fast diminish of green space.

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27 February, 2012

Himpunan Hijau 2.0 Nationwide success!

For those who couldn’t make it to Kuantan for Himpunan Hijau 2.0 gathered in solidarity at KL’s Maju Junction shopping mall in support.

Other cities that held anti-Lynas protests included Penang, Bukit Merah (Perak), Kucing and Kota Kinabalu.

Let us not forget, the “Asian Rare Earth (ARE) Plant” is still cleaning up its radioactive waste, after over 20 year from its plant shut down.  Residents stand in solidarity.

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