Date: 24 March 2018
Venue: Temporary Nursery @ Taman Tugu park site
SBM Offshore volunteered in the transplanting exercise conducted by the Malaysian Nature Society (“MNS”) as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) initiative. This is the first time the exercise took place at a different part of the Taman Tugu site, the Temporary Nursery. Initially the exercise started off near the Surau-Jumaat site then moved towards the to-be temple site. Now, the exercise has moved to the Temporary Nursery, which is the site for the Lookout Tower.
The team transplanted 325 plants within 2 hours. The transplanted plants are being cared for at the temporary nursery – previously a site of a dilapidated bungalow. In addition to the transplanted plants, the nursery will house and care for over 4,000 ethnic Malaysian rainforest trees that will be transplanted to the Taman Tugu park. The transplanting exercise entails carefully extracting plants (such as shrubs, ornamental trees and offspring from other trees) which were previously 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 has 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.
For those of you who would like to participate in the transplanting exercise, please contact us via the contact form on our website.