MBSA bags bronze prize

Dr Nor Fuad (third from left) receiving the bronze award from Anwar (second from left) and shaking hands with Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali. With them is Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah.

SHAH Alam City Council (MBSA) won bronze in the Malaysian Arts and Flora Gardens Competition held as part of Kuala Lumpur Park Festival 2023.

The competition showcased flowers and plants in Malaysia, but presented artistically.

Shah Alam mayor Dr Nor Fuad Abdul Hamid received a cash prize of RM2,000, trophy and certificate on behalf of the MBSA team.

Two councils from Johor won the top two prizes in the category for local governments.

Iskandar Puteri City Council was presented the gold award for their garden themed “Posy Infinity”, while Johor Baru City Council won silver for their project, “Terrabiosis”.

“The Shah Alam pavilion, done by MBSA’s Landscape Department, was designed based on a ‘Memoirs of Shah Alam’ concept,” the MBSA Corporate and Public Relations Division said in a statement.

“It tells the history of Shah Alam, from 1963 when it was an oil palm plantation before evolving to become Selangor’s capital.

“The pavilion used a variety of orchids to introduce Shah Alam’s identity as an Orchid City to the public.

“The Renantanda orchid is MBSA’s official flower.

“In addition, the project showcased various green initiatives in Shah Alam such as urban gardening, compost fertiliser produced by MBSA as well as a recycling programme that incorporated the use of plastic bottles, paper, PVC pipes and wood pieces as part of the pavilion’s design.”

The statement added that MBSA would continue to strengthen low-carbon city initiatives to ensure the goal of making Shah Alam a low-carbon city could be achieved by 2035.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim launched the festival at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur.

It was organised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in collaboration with Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia and took place from March 4 to 12.

Other competitions included BalconyKL Showdown and Environmental Arts (open and student categories).

The event aimed to promote a gardening culture and educate the public on how to incorporate greenery into their living space as well as promote the outdoors through parks, activities and appreciation of nature.

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