Kuala Hijau: KL’s ‘green’ park of the future

The pocket park phenomenon has been slow to catch on in Malaysia, if it is catching on at all.

However, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has already begun work on a few pocket park projects in Kuala Lumpur while more areas have been identified to be transformed into these small nature recluses in the city.

It has been noted that these pocket parks not only beautify the city’s landscape but also serve to control the levels of carbon dioxide and pollution that is the bane of urban areas.

One such pocket park that has emerged is Kuala Hijau, a creative expression via nature in conjunction with Urbanscapes by the Biji-Biji Initiative in collaboration with DBKL.

Here’s a quick Q&A to understand Kuala Hijau a little better.

Q: What is the theme behind Kuala Hijau?

A: Kuala Hijau can be defined as a form of “space activation” that offers an alternative for pedestrians to experience, immerse in, and reimagine KL as an intersection where the city, its users, and nature can coexist.

Q: What does it comprise of?

A: Kuala Hijau is a three-part space activation project. There is an archway that aims to draw people into the preliminary space where there are pop-up plants and flexible stools for people to use.

Towards the end of the journey, pedestrians will find themselves in an oasis with vertical gardens and a viewing deck.

It’s a stone’s throw away from Urbanscapes House, so best to start your journey from there.

Urbanscapes House
2, Jalan Hang Kasturi,
50050, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

This article first appeared in uppre.com