The Taman Tugu Project is a not-for-profit corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) initiative led by Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) with the support of various public sector agencies, private sector companies, and civil-society organisations.

The scope and costing of the project has been through many iterations based on feedback from key stakeholders, engagement with the public sector as well as budget availability. The Project currently entails the following 2 components:

1Taman Tugu
Conserving a 66-acre green-lung in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and turning it into an urban forest park for the community;
 
2National 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.
 

Taman Tugu

The urban forest park will offer a fresh public green space for the community to use, to enjoy, to experience, to own.

Located next to Tugu Negara, the forest trails are in serene environment with more than 5,000 indigenous trees.

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The urban forest park will offer a fresh public green space for the community to use, to enjoy, to experience, to own.

Located next to Tugu Negara, the forest trails are in serene environment with more than 5,000 indigenous trees.

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National Public Trust

The Trust, incorporated as Amanah Warisan Negara (“AWAN”), will initially focus on owning, managing, and protecting Taman Tugu into perpetuity.

It will eventually undertake more projects involving heritage assets of national significance.

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The Trust, incorporated as Amanah Warisan Negara (“AWAN”), will initially focus on owning, managing, and protecting Taman Tugu into perpetuity.

It will eventually undertake more projects involving heritage assets of national significance.

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Why the Taman Tugu Project?

Reducing our carbon footprint

Conserving a 66-acre secondary forest; Preserving ~1,000 trees on site; Adding >4,000 new rainforest trees; all in the heart of the city.

Adding to public social-recreational spaces

A new outdoor green space with more than 7km of forest trails to explore and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Appreciating our rainforests better

With more than 5000 indigenous Malaysian rainforest trees, consisting of about 500 species, Taman Tugu is a natural outdoor classroom that helps you appreciate our rainforest better.

Improving places of worship for the community

Enhanced Surau Jumaat and Hindu Temple to replace existing ones which were built decades ago.

Generating up to RM400m per annum for the local economy

This is assuming 10% of tourists to KL stays an extra ½-a-day.

Protecting our heritage assets

The incorporation of Amanah Warisan Negara (“AWAN”) provides an avenue for protecting and better managing our heritage assets into perpetuity.

Taman Tugu Project Timeline

2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
General

Conceptualisation and approvals

Project launch

Public engagement and rakyat touch points

Urban Forest Park

Identification of nurseries and preparation of trees at nurseries

Construction of structures on park site

Landscaping and forest regeneration on Taman Tugu park site

Preview Forest Trails

Surau-Jumaat Community Area, Hindu Temple and Park Maintenance Office

Campsite and Remaining Forest Trails

Observatory Deck, Café and Retail, Elevated Forest Walk, Lake, Wetland Area, Water Play Area, Parking and F&B Area, and Indoor Events Space

Connectors

Detailed feasibility studies and identification of exact connector routes and landing points

Construction of connectors

All connectors

Khazanah ILMU

Detailed feasibility studies, architectural design and space planning

Construction of Khazanah ILMU

Landscaping and forest regeneration on Khazanah ILMU site

Khazanah ILMU

National Public Trust

Drafting of Trust Deed

Appointment of Trustees and submission of Trust Deed

Incorporation of Trust

Tabling of National Trust Bill