WHAT better way to celebrate Earth Day 2021 than by taking a walk in the forest?
If you are keen to explore nature, head to Taman Tugu, where in conjunction with Earth Day, an additional 1.2km forest trail has been opened to the public since April 24.
With the additional 1.2km trail, nature lovers now have 6km of forest trail to explore and experience at Taman Tugu, and this is set to increase to 7km by the end of the year.
The Taman Tugu trails are suitable for beginners and families.
Within the main trail itself, one has the option to choose 1.5km or 3km or 4km — making it friendly and versatile, catering to different fitness levels and one’s schedule or availability for that day.
Aside from the opening of additional trails, Taman Tugu also held a Plant Giveaway where the public can choose from three outdoor plant varieties for their home.
This initiative is to encourage the public to each play their part in helping to “Restore Our Earth”, the theme for Earth Day 2021.
In line with Restore Our Earth, corporate organisations and individuals can play a role by supporting Adopt-a-Tree at Taman Tugu. This into-perpetuity adoption programme allows one to dedicate a message on the plaque.
The tax-exempted donation will help sustain and preserve the environment and Taman Tugu for future generations.
Other park elements such as swings and benches are also available for adoption.
For details, email email@example.com to adopt a tree or park element.
So far about 20.2ha of the 26.7ha has opened – the rest will include outdoor activity grounds, parking and more trails which will open progressively from 2021 onwards.
Entry to Taman Tugu is free and opening hours are from 7am to 6.30pm, with the last entry at 5.45pm.
For more information, follow @friendsoftamantugu on Facebook or Instagram or check out www.tamantuguproject.com.my.
The Taman Tugu Project is a not-for-profit corporate social responsibility initiative led by Khazanah Nasional Bhd with the support of various government agencies and civil society organisations.
The project currently entails two components:
> Taman Tugu (Monument Park)
Conserving a 26.7ha green-lung in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and turning it into an urban forest park for the community;
> National Public Trust
Establishing a public trust to own, manage and protect Taman Tugu as well as other potential assets of heritage value – including our natural heritage.