Social distancing to be observed at Taman Tugu


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 11 Jun 2020

Visitors are constantly reminded to adhere to the one-way traffic along the trails in Taman Tugu.

TAMAN Tugu in Kuala Lumpur has taken more precautionary measures in ensuring visitors’ safety by having a controlled operating environment.

The five-point guide displayed at the entrance and various other areas highlights several approaches, including opening only the main trails and necessary facilities.

Taman Tugu Project director Calvin Jacob said it also included re-routing the trails into a one-way loop with separate entry and exit points to prevent visitors from criss-crossing each other.

“This is on top of temperature checks and restricting the visitor count in the park to ensure there is enough space for everyone.

“Group activities including guided walks, tours, gatherings and functions have been postponed until further notice while facilities such as covered rest areas, gazebos, swings, water fountain and food and beverage stalls also remain closed,” he said.

Calvin said the main aim to reopen the park since May 8 was to provide an additional green lung for people during the movement control order (MCO).

“We worked closely with relevant authorities to ensure sufficient precautionary measures are in place before opening the park.

“It took us about a week to prepare, including clearing fallen branches along the trails, creating additional lay-bys for visitors and sealing off some of the facilities along the trails,” he said.

The 26.7ha Taman Tugu Project is a not-for-profit corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative led by Khazanah Nasional Bhd.

At the park, a guard secures the entrance and parking area.

Additional signage have been put up along the trails to guide visitors and remind them of the need for social distancing.

“Response from the public has been positive after we opened for one month now.

“Visitors mostly come to the park during weekends before the MCO but currently, we get more visitors during weekdays due to more people working from home.

“We have our first-aid trained safety crew standing by to assist visitors,” said Calvin.

He added that the public needed to continue taking the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including practising social distancing and wearing a face mask.

Taman Tugu is open daily from 7am to 6.30pm.

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