KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (Bernama) -- Sime Darby Property Bhd has officially opened the gates to its 53-acre KL East Park, a naturally regenerating secondary rainforest and home to rare, endemic species and beautiful geological formations.
Situated within the property developer’s KL East township, the KL East Park offers visitors the chance to explore natural attractions, given its connection to the lush Bukit Tabur, as well as the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge which is renowned for being the world’s longest quartz formation.
Sime Darby Property’s Property Development chief operating officer, Datuk Ir Mohd Idris Abdullah said for the first phase, visitors will have access to 17 acres of the park, and can hike along a two-kilometre trail to the lookout point which offers a breathtaking view of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmarks.
Speaking to reporters after officiating the opening of the park here today, he said the KL East Park is part of the company's commitment to safeguard biodiversity while promoting inclusivity and reimagining spaces for a sustainable future, as well as its corporate social responsibility (CSR) effort to give back to the community.
"The company has a strong commitment to developing projects that are people- and environmentally-friendly, and we are open to innovative solutions that would fast-track the creation of future living that enhances the quality of life, with respect to nature," he said.
The company has planted more than 300 species of trees, herbs, shrubs and palms -- all noted for their ecological, economic value at the park and geotagged to ensure ease of conservation and reference.
KL East Park is an extension of Sime Darby Property’s offerings for its property owners at the award-winning The Ridge, The Veo, as well as for future property buyers at KL East.
The 153-acre urban integrated township development is accessible via various highways, namely the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Karak Highway, Duta-Ulu Kelang Express (DUKE), Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR) and Ampang-KL Elevated Highway (AKLEH).
The KL East Park is open daily from 7 am to 6.30 pm and entrance is free until Aug 31, 2023, after which a fee will be charged to ensure the park’s long-term conservation of its flora and fauna.
Those who wish for more information may visit http://www.kleastpark.com.
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