5 July 2018 (Thursday) – Bukit Lanjan State Assemblyman Elizabeth Wong Keat Ping has participated in the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Gotong-royongwith Community Friends held at Taman Warisan FRIM (FRIM Heritage Park) this morning.
Over 100 FRIM staff and Community Friends including representatives from nearby communities joined the programme. The aim of the event was to increase public awareness on the importance of conserving natural heritage as well as promote support fro FRIM’s efforts to attain the UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Wong also planted a kundang tree (Bouea oppositifolia) to commemorate this special occasion. This species with edible fruits is usually planted in rural areas as ornamental plants. Kundang is also the name of a place in Selangor.
FRIM Director General (DG) Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod said the park was developed as an alternative recreational area for the benefits of the surrounding communities as well as for FRIM’s regular visitors.
For the time being, the park is only open for corporate or private events such as family day, weddings and other celebrations. This park will be fully open to the public next year. Facilities available in the park include a gazebo, pavilions, an amphitheatre and parcourse.
Also present at the event were FRIM Community Friends Chairman Mohd Azzirin Datuk Abu Dolah, Deputy DG (Research) Dr Ismail Harun, Deputy DG (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah and other FRIM’s top management officials.