Date: 13 January 2018
Venue: Taman Tugu park site
Another transplanting exercise was conducted by the Malaysian Nature Society (“MNS”) with representatives from Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (“Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd”) as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) initiative. Before the exercise commenced, there was a safety briefing for the volunteers to ensure adherence to the health and safety requirements as construction has progressed at certain parts of the site.
In a short period of 3 hours, a total of approximately 30 volunteers saved about 160 plants from the site to the MNS nursery. Some volunteers brought their children to support this exercise. The transplanting exercise entails carefully extracting plants (such as shrubs, ornamental trees and offspring from other trees) which were not identified by the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (“FRIM”) to be preserved on site and transferring them to nurseries where they will be sorted, cared for and allocated into the following categories:
- Type-A: To be transplanted back into the Taman Tugu park site upon completion of the park
- Type-B: To be transplanted to other public parks/ nurseries
- Type-C: To be given away for private gardens
More transplanting exercises have been scheduled and will be conducted in batches based on the overall development plan of the Taman Tugu park site. These transplanting exercises are part of the overall conservation and preservation efforts on the future Taman Tugu park site. We look forward to collaborating with other private organisations, schools and societies for future transplanting exercises.