Doesn’t it sound like good-old-80s Soviet propaganda, huh?
Sunday June 3, 2012 by FOONG PEK YEE - firstname.lastname@example.org
PETALING JAYA: Visitors to Bukit Kiara can look forward to a safe and natural environment for exercise and recreation.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung said the 160ha hill would be gazetted as a public park and plans were under way to make it more conducive for visitors.
To begin with, the entire hill would be fenced up for public safety, he said, adding that at least five gates would be erected in strategic locations for the public’s convenience.
Chor said the ministry had requested the Land and Mines Department to gazette the hill as soon as possible.
“It is the only park of such a huge size in Kuala Lumpur and we (Government) encourage the public to use it.
“I was told that there are some 7,000 visitors there during weekends,” he said yesterday.
Chor said his ministry’s National Landscape Department would do its best to maintain its natural environment during and after the development of the park.
The development started recently and it would take about 20 years for completion, he said, adding that it would include a special lane for cycling.
Chor said he had received complaints that the vegetation on the hill had been disturbed.
He assured the public that it would be temporary due to the ongoing development.
“In fact, we (the ministry) have planted 14,000 trees there so far and more will be planted,” Chor said.
Chor said the Government knew that some people and NGOs were anxious over the preservation of the hill and that was why it took steps to gazette it as a public park and upgrade it.
The park is a favourite with residents here.
There are 15 big public parks managed by City Hall and some 100 pocket parks in the city.
More concrete paths, anyone ? Sleep in peace fellows, the good guys said everything was fine…
Seems there’s no hiding from 650B discussions these days. Depending on who you listen to, the sudden explosion is either driven by consumers looking for something better or industry folks trying to drum up new business. In reality, both are true, and 650B / 27″ / 27.5″ mountain bikes are headed to bike shops this fall. What’s surprising is the “explosion” part. Unlike the slow adoption and cautious market entry many brands practiced with 29ers, no one wants to be left behind the latest craze.