Decided the night before (after a heavy downpour), that this morning would be best to see some refreshing greens at a public park after a seasonally hot and dry week. Procrastination had been keeping me off this project and it's time to jump start the engine again...
Diligently joined the morning rush hour passengers to KLCC from Masjid Jamek LRT station. It's a convenient 3 stop ride even though it's standing room only. For me, just wanted to be there bright and early, much cooler too!
Designed by renowned Brazilian landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994), the 20 hectare park was aimed to "leave the world a little more sensitive and a little more educated to the importance of nature". Amongst the nearly 1900 indignenous trees, 66 species of palms (yes!) were planted to encourage bio-diversity as well as selected tree species to attract local and migratory birds.
Obviously, need more than a couple of visits to appreciate this park in general and the many palm species in particular. Some are new to me and found it really exciting to have seen them here.
Pity, all the palms were not named on signposts, only some specific indigenous trees been tagged with that information.
More info via this link KLCC Park.