Saving Bukit Kiara
I know some of you may not have even heard of Bukit Kiara, but those who have will need to know! Guys just for your information, Bukit Kiara will no longer be there if we don’t do something.
I was in Malaysia last weekend after I heard of this development that is going on, I seriously didnt know what was happening, to me Bukit Kiara used to be a rubber estate where the rubber tappers will collect their earnings from it, Kiara is a place where I use to bike and run after my work or over the weekend. A little more info on Bukit Kiara as seen in Wikipedia
” Bukit Kiara is an affluent suburb of Kuala Lumpur, The area is in proximity to the suburbs of Bukit Damansara, TTDI, Mont Kiara, Sri Hartamas and Bangsar. Bukit Kiara has often been described as the ‘green lung’ of Kuala Lumpur, boasting many jungle trails through its characteristic hills. Despite rapid housing and commercial development in the area, the area is still known as an enigmatic and exclusive area of Kuala Lumpur”
For avid bikers and runners Kiara had many trial names like “Twin Peaks” , “Magic Carpet” , “OverTime, “The Office” as well as “Dogs”, “Banana Ridge” and “The Creek” which is already gone due to the deforestation making way for urban development.
Gathered some of my running friends and created a tweetup to see how bad the damage was done, check out the detailed briefing by @Tristupe aka EeVan with the gathered runners from all over.
running with the pack
I really dont know why they put this fence up.. its like 8ft tall, it looks like it can keep out Dinosaurs even instead of rubber tappers
Up at Twin Peaks (the highest point in Kiara) , yes the future generation will be able to enjoy this view, but they didn’t worked their lazy ass to come up here, bet they will be using some motorized scooter over the tarmac road.
Us and Aunty Chiu signing the petition to save Kiara. If you are reading this please help to spread the word or better yet, Sign the petition here . You may also visit Traks.org.my for more information
Yes Bukit Kiara to some may not worth the save but if you think in this direction, then “The future generation will live in digital tree and breathe fake air”
Brother Tristupe with me and my lil sis, you can also visit www.Tristupe.com on his post on saving Kiara
Check this video out