The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur has introduced a programme where visitors and tourists are invited to help green the city’s environment. This is by planting a tree of specie found in Malaysia.
Any visitor to the city can sign up for the programme. He or she will be given a young tree to plant. It will be at a designated area within the city’s Taman Tasik Titiwangsa park. Each tree will bear the name of the planter, and a visual record of the tree’s growth, will be kept on the programme’s website that is www.igreenedkl.com.my.
Participants of the programme can log-on from anywhere in the world, to view the development of their tree. The progress of the tree’s growth will be updated periodically on the website. This is to enourage the planters to return to Kuala Lumpur, and make regular visits to check on the growth of their tree - hopefully invite family and friends to come to Kuala Lumpur to view the tree and the park.
Left: Taman Tasik Titiwangsa Park with the Petronas Twin Towers as the back drop.
Far right: Julia Douglas digging in.
Below centre: Local school band playing the bag pipes and drumming support.
Below left: The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur with tree planters from United States.
Tree planters from United Kingdom, United States, France, Spain, South America, India, Japan and Africa with their certificates of the specie of tree planted. Each planter is also required to give a name to their tree.