First wetland park in Negri opens

Ong (second from left) is joined by (from left) OSK Property sales and marketing assistant general manager Jesslyn Yee, chief operating officer Seth Lim and project management general manager Jong Guan Wei during the official launch of the Iringan Bayu Wetland Park.

NEGRI Sembilan now has a wetland park of its own.

The first-of-its-kind in the state, the man-made Iringan Bayu Wetland Park near Seremban was officially launched by developer OSK Property.

The brainchild of the developer at the heart of the Iringan Bayu sustainable township, this 8.8ha wetland park is a welcome green lung for residents, and best of all it is open to the public.

Interestingly, the wetland segment of the park was originally meant to be just a rainwater retention pond, but the developer chose instead to go down a greener route and designed what has now become a habitat for flora and fauna.

OSK Property chief executive officer Ong Ghee Bin said the wetland park integrates biodiversity and environmental conservation with art and open space.

“The park is envisioned to encourage a healthy ecosystem that supports conservation and the appreciation of wetlands within the neighbourhood,” he said.

With this green ecosystem in mind, 200,000 wetland plants and 972 trees of 60 different species, including powder puff trees (Calliandra haematocephala) and weeping willows, were introduced to the site.

A view of the wetland park from the viewing deck.A view of the wetland park from the viewing deck.

Besides the picturesque wetland, the park features a jogging track and bicycle lane, 18 fitness stations, a basketball and futsal court and a playground.

Other pitstops for rest and recreation include the Bamboo Trail – a bamboo grove that provides cooling shade, outdoor picnic spots and floating platforms.

Adding balance to the natural elements are 24 sculptures scattered throughout the trail that make cool backdrops for photos.

The specially commissioned artwork includes the Tower of Joy, Man with Fish and Spider Daddy – an oversized metal spider.

Also close to the park and scheduled to be completed by the end of next year is Gitaran, which features double-storey terrace houses.

Phase 1 of Gitaran has received overwhelming response, and Phase 2 is targeted for a Q2 launch this year with 316 units for sale.

To date, over 1,000 single and double-storey terrace houses in the 308ha sustainable township have already been handed over to the buyers.

Iringan Bayu is also part of OSK Essential Homes campaign, an effort by OSK Property to provide an enhanced living environment.

The unique township with its own wetland park is ideal for housebuyers in search of suburban serenity and a guarded neighbourhood.

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