Three large bamboo structures are a new attraction in Ipoh city. Erected at Dataran Bandaraya (City Square), the project is a joint effort of the Landscape Department and Development Control Division, units in the Ipoh City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh – MBI).
Launched by Council Secretary Puan Hajjah Zuraina binti Kamarul Ariff on 20th November, 2020, the bamboo sculpture initiative was an exploration of sustainable and environmentally-friendly technology.
Construction of the sculptures started in March 2020 but was put on hold, following the enforcement of Movement Control Order (MCO). Work resumed after a slight delay.
Members of the project had attended a bamboo structure-building course at an institute in Sungai Siput, Perak, prior to embarking on this endeavour. Essentially, the bamboo strips were first put through a treatment process before being utilised in this construction.
According to Ipoh City Mayor YBhg. Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin, the bamboo structures resemble flower petals when viewed from top down. He added, “MBI will continue to construct more such structures in line with our efforts to turn Ipoh into a Low Carbon City by 2030.”