KUALA LUMPUR: City dwellers should have the soul to love the beauty of the environment apart from nurturing the spirit to preserve the nature around them.
Deputy Minister of Federal Territories, Senator Datuk Dr. Loga Bala Mohan said the people should cooperate with the government to take care of the environment, besides acknowledging the safety, comfort and the beauty of the garden within the landscape.
“However it is reminded that acknowledging is not enough but instead work together to take care of the garden. This aspect is important as to ensure the development of the country is sustainable.
“Much effort has been done by the government to raise the quality of the landscape and the surroundings in the country. This includes elevating the standards of the public’s gardens around Kuala Lumpur such as Pudu Ulu Garden which was launched by the Minister of Federal Territories on 10th April 2017,” he said.
Loga Bala said that in his speech before launching the Kuala Lumpur Orchids & Bonsai Show (KLOBS) 2017 at Pudu Ulu Garden here on Saturday.
He said, with KLOBS 2017, the people can apply the knowledge that is imparted through various programmes throughout the show in the effort to beautify, add more green and appreciate the environment.
KLOBS is opened to public at 9am until 10.00pm from 2-10 December and entrance is free of charge. Members of the public can travel to the show by the van shuttle service with Kuala Lumpur City Hall sticker KLOBS 2017 from Dataran Merdeka to Pudu Ulu Garden every day from 9am till 10pm.
However, the organizer is targeting 70,000 people would visit KLOBS 2017 throughout the nine days event. Forteen countries from Asia including, Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia are participating in this KLOBS.
The KLOBS provides 55 booths and this includes 10 for selling orchids, 10 for bonsai; 28 for selling plants and landscape materials and four for exhibition. About 300 bonsai trees from seven species are being exhibited and stand for competition in various categories.
Other activities that invite walk in participants include photography competition; flower arrangements for adult and children; drawing and colouring; netball competition; Night KLOBS Hunt; wall climbing and futsal competitions; KLOBS idol (karaoke competition) and Battle of The Band.
KLOBS also caters for floral fashion show, entertainment concerts, extreme games like flying fox and wall climbing, pony ride and farm in the park. The Student Village with co-organizer Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) is also a crowd pulling area for students and the public to learn about architecture, environment and the landscape .- Malaysia World News