The Ipoh City Council are on track to fulfil one of the visions set under the National Landscape Policy (Dasar Landskap Negara) which was formulated by the National Landscape Department of the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT).
The vision to turn Malaysia into a Garden Nation was implemented across the country. For the part of Ipoh City Council, in 2016 they have targeted to plant a thousand shade trees of various species.
One of the species selected by Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man is the Tecoma or Tabebuia rosea which blooms abundantly after the dry season of April. Currently, there are over 190 such trees in the city, most of them are concentrated along Jalan Hospital.
The move to plant these trees along this route was made twenty years ago. Today, when these trees are in bloom, it is known as sakura season in Ipoh.
The Ipoh City Council intend to plant more of these trees together with any development within the city area to enhance the concept of ‘Bersih, Hijau dan Maju’.
Two years ago, I was out and about in Ipoh Garden to capture these flowers. Check out my earlier POST.
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