Date: 05 September 2018
Spend your day with nature and be amongst the first to walk the Taman Tugu Forest Trails at the Taman Tugu Eco Day.
Learn about preservation and conservation of public green spaces and the rainforests from environmental non-profit Organizations (NGOs), documentary screenings and talks. You will also have the opportunity to get your hands dirty with various fun activities that will be happening throughout the day.
Let’s celebrate NATURE at the Taman Tugu Nursery. Let’s lead the scene and keep it green!
This event is open to all and is free of charge! See you there.
Talks & Workshop
The Climate Reality Project & Environmental Stewardship
Talk by Baida Hercus (Starts at 0900)
Find out more about Baida’s experience and learnings and get the latest on climate solutions from the Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore, which she had the opportunity to attend in the US this year. Also, discover how we can all be environmental stewards, taking one step at a time.
A passionate environmentalist and social activist, Baida founded Free Tree Society in 2012 to bring about changes in community values related to the environment and conservation. She enjoys engaging with the public to share knowledge on gardening, environmental stewardship, sustainability and climate change.
Irshad Mobarak, Naturalist, Conservationist and Educator
From The Naturalist’s Notebook – Lessons From The Rainforest
Talk by Irshad Mobarak (Starts at 1100)
The rainforest of Malaysia is home to an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. Within it an intricate web of interdependent and fascinating relationships exists. There are many lessons we can learn from these relationships.
Irshad Mobarak has been a keen naturalist since his childhood. Irshad left his banking career and started walking down the path of natural history. He has devoted his life to helping ordinary people unlock the mysteries of the natural world.
How to Ride Safe In The City?
A bike workshop by Elena & Hau Yong (Starts at 0945 to 1045)
With an increased focus on health and going ‘green’, cycling is becoming even more popular, including here in Malaysia. Learn how to cycle safely in the city and pick up some easy bicycle maintenance tips at a cycling workshop (9.45am-10.45am) happening at Taman Tugu Eco Day, 22nd September, 8am -2pm.
Elena & Hau Young are cycling enthusiasts who advocate for cycling infrastructures in Kuala Lumpur. Elena started a cycling tourism business; while Hau Young loves exploring places on his bicycle. He also uses his bicycle as a means of transport.
Indigenous Dance by Mah Meri Group
(Starts at 1000)
Traditional Angklung Performance by Children from Rumah Kasih Harmoni
(Starts at 1200)
Acoustic Performance by Markiza & Peter Brown
(Starts at 1230)
Markiza and Peter Hassan Brown have been performing and recording for many years in London and Malaysia. They have both released a total of 8 albums in UK and Malaysia. They are the nucleus of their band named Soft Touch and are often joined by Wong Lip Kee who has been the band’s guitarist since 2004. Wong Lip Kee is also helping with Soft Touch’s latest recording project – a series of songs about different social issues, which include refugees, justice, human rights, threat to the environment and vulnerable species. The names of the songs are Ecopocalypse, Losing Nature (video on Youtube), Like a Polar Bear, Refugee & Choices.
The Reflection Series
(Starts at 0830)
Clips that would leave a lasting impact and may make a few shed a tear
Documentary Screening: On The Brink Of Extinction – The Malayan Tiger
A Documentary by WWF (Starts at 1030)
We are losing our Malayan tigers, and we need to make them a national priority. Aptly titled “On The Brink Of Extinction”, the documentary comprised mini stories told through the eyes of different individuals, all highlighting the need for greater collaborative efforts to save the king of Malaysia’s forests. The first three of the mini stories will be screened at the Taman Tugu Eco Day.
Taman Tugu Eco Day Full Programme
Location & Parking
Note: Free shuttle services will be provided from the Padang Merbok Carpark & Lake Gardens Multi-Storey Carpark parking.
We’re moving forward in a manner where the Taman Tugu Project is not just about Taman Tugu alone but as one of the many champions for preservation and conservation of green spaces (including our majestic rainforests).
“Lead the scene and keep it green” is a general call to support and join in the the various movements working towards saving our green spaces.
Taman Tugu Eco Day Participating Partners: