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New Year 2015 Edition Salam Sejahtera and a happy new year to all ILAM members and our faithful readers. This issue marks the second edition for the new council session and it is full of news and information for everyone. For the past few months, we have been involved in various collaborations, projects and events undertaken by ILAM. Among them was the ILAM-MGBC CPD Seminar which recorded a full house response from members and other industry players. Another milestone we achieved was the courtesy call to an ILAM Honorary Member, who is also Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. The fruitful visit was held to brief Tun about the current state of Landscape Architecture in Malaysia and the future direction of the profession. Stepping into the new year, we are in the midst of preparing our main annual event, the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA & ILAM Gala Night 2015. This prestigious event will be held on 11 April at One World Hotel, One Utama, Selangor. We look forward to seeing all our supporters and friends again this year. Via this issue, we will be providing a snapshot of what to expect in the latest landscape design trends with the submissions for this year’s MLAA Awards.

Coming in February and March will be our annual KAIAL2015 programme, or the Landscape Architecture Professional Practice Course and Examination, to certify a fresh group of Landscape Architects. We sincerely wish this year’s candidates the best of luck. Throughout 2015, there will be more collaborative events and projects with our chapters, NGOs and the public sector. To name just a few we have the ILAM-MGBC CPD Seminar, Floria Putrajaya 2015, and seminars with the private sector, all of which are currently in the pipeline. Last but not least, to our members who celebrate the Chinese New Year, we wish you a prosperous year of the Goat and may the New Year bring you and your loved ones an abundance of knowledge, health and happiness. Thank you.

Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir President/Chief Editor Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)

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Corporate Communication & Promotion Division Editorial Board Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir (Chief Editor) LAr. Charles Teo LAr. Nor Atiah Ismail Copywriters LAr. Charles Teo | Raymond Martin Designed by Design218 | Printed By Atlas Cetak (M) Sdn. Bhd.

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A statement planting design using Frangipani as the focal point by the poolside at the REFLECTION. By Landarc Associates Sdn. Bhd.

Special Thanks MLAA 2014 Participants UTM ISOFU Yie Hong Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credits International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) (lombok photo) FRIM

Contents 03 | Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) 04 | Cover Story Design Trends, MLAA 2014 06 | Report Courtesy Call to Perdana Leadership Foundation Flavour UTM 2015 08 | Product ISOFU - Award Winning Cages Zenoah - Leading in Environmental Adapted Technology 12 | Ideas Pedestrian Climate Responsive Design for Bukit Bintang 13 | Lombok Calling 14 | Updates IFLA & ILAM Timeline 20 | Event Calendar 2015


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In mid-January 2015, once The Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards submission process for the year 2014 was closed, the judging of entries could begin. Judging the submissions was a most exciting event as the best work of our industry bore witness to the profession as it has grown from strength to strength over the years.






With a record number of submissions this year with 106 entries in 6 categories, the awards have clearly shown a major leap in design trends and ideas. Therefore, just prior to the MLAA Awards in April, we are excited to share with you some of the latest landscape architecture trends - a snapshot if you will of what to expect during the incoming Awards night.







Sustainability Green and sustainable design has become a priority as many of the landscape designs put sustainable elements to the forefront. Some projects were even willing to scarify more built up spaces for greeneries, coupled with recycling efforts, clean energy generation, water conservation and composting facilities to name a few.

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urban mobility With the current trend of cycling as the new mode of urban transportation, more and more cities have conducted studies on cycling options and tracks which enable cyclist to commute from point A to point B. Landscape architects were recently involved in a study and design process for a new cycling corridor to connect places and reduce carbon footprints.




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Incorporating local artistic talent into landscape design is another trend that is popular. It can be seen in the sculptures which create an iconic piece in residential precincts or in the middle of busy streets in Kuala Lumpur.



A special courtesy call was held at the Perdana Leadership Foundation to meet Malaysia’s former prime minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. The meeting was held to discuss matters in regards to the development of the landscape architecture profession in Malaysia. Delegates from ILAM: ILAM President Assoc Prof. LAr. Dr Osman Mohd Tahir IFLA APR President Dato’ LAr. Ismail Ngah Former ILAM President LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib ILAM Honourary Secretary LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail ILAM Council Member Assoc Prof. LAr. Dr. Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain

Date 26 January 2015 Venue Perdana Leadership Foundation Putrajaya

The discussion focused on 3 topics, the first being advice about an upcoming act, the Landscape Architecture Act. The bill is in the final stage of the process and is ready to be put forward and hopefully endorsed by parliament. ILAM gained full support from Tun who gave his suggestion that ILAM should promote the profession further and make it visible to the public and other professions. The second issue was related to liberalisation, globalisation and AFTA, and how best for the Landscape Architecture profession to position itself ahead of the challenges. Tun advised ILAM to strengthen the profession by improving the quality of services provided, better education and thus graduates, endorse quality designs and landscape development as well as improve the requirements for landscape management and maintenance. Tun also believes that ILAM should continue to play a vital role in nation building and development and produce new and creative ideas to help solve environmental issues. Problems of flooding, uncontrolled deforestation, unbalanced urban development and other environmental degradation need to be championed by the profession. There must also be a balance between development and green and natural areas. During the final stages of the meeting, Tun explained that the future of the profession is assured yet feels it is timely that the profession be regulated as issues of sustainability, environment, public safety, quality environment and quality living have become crucial in today’s world. The role of landscape architects should fill those gaps and so Tun hopes that ILAM cleverly positions the profession alongside related fields and moves forward so that Malaysia can become the ‘Beautiful Garden Nation’.




“Flavour UTM 2015; Savour Your Life” is a seminar program which was organised to meet the requirements of the course work for Sbel 4753 (Seminar Landscape) for final year students of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM. The objective was to expose students to program planning and management skills, which allows them to manage a seminar program with the help of coordinating lecturers. This year, the seminar theme was “Flavour UTM 2015: Savour Your Life” and was a collaborative effort of the students with the Centre for the Study of Built Environment in the Malay World (KALAM) and ILAM Southern Chapter. The program lasted for two days and was packed with exciting activities such as a Photography Competition, Flavour Art Competition (Colouring, Painting and Miniature Garden Competition) and Mangrove Seedling while the second day was filled with Workshops and Forums. The first day of the programme attracted more than 280 participants while close to 40 participants attended the second day’s intense program. This event successfully ended with high public response, exceeded targeted numbers of participants and in the educational real life experiences gained by the students. Top Right Flavour colouring competition Top left Participants are collecting mud to fill up the polybags for mangrove seedling Above Right A visit to the bioproduct manufacturing factory Below Right Group photography after the closing ceremony

Date 17-18 January 2015 Venue Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

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Award Winning


Over the years, ISOFU has brought you the award winning outdoor furniture designs from Artie, ranging from dining sets, sofas and outdoor lounges. Recently, two designs won the Kapok Design Award - Best Of The Best 2014 during Guangzhou Design Week. The two products are the Bamboo Booth and Bongo Daybed.

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This piece is inspired by the piles of paddy straws after the autumn harvest. It takes the shape of an onion which creates a unique space. The void on the rear side can be used as a window, allowing the view to expand beyond the daybed. To make it even more interesting, the daybed can be hung in a tree, giving a bird’s eye view of the nearby landscape. The upper end of the Bongo daybed incorporates a woven pattern inspired by a haystack, while the lower end of the supporting section uses a hollow weaving style. The functional piece can be disassembled freely and used either as a sofa or as a daybed.




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Supported by the Guangzhou Government, the Kapok Design Award was set up during Guangzhou Design Week in 2006. The Award is known by the design industry for its annual summary of products that transform “Made in China” to “Created in China”. As an effective platform of the transition from design to industry, the Award plays a positive role in improving everyone’s daily life. There is no doubt that it is one of the most influential awards for modern industrial product design in China.


This flexible product can be assembled in different combinations which create a variety of shapes and functions. It is a sofa set when placed separately and it is a daybed when placed together. The round table in the middle can be replaced with a dining table, which creates an elegant and warm space for dining, ideal for both outdoor and indoor. The woven design adopts the shape of bamboo, and it is a reflection of the fusion between traditional culture and modern design, all in one single piece.


Leading in Environmentally Adapted Technology The history of Zenoah goes back 100 years, having been founded in 1910. Inheriting an innovative and technologically advanced DNA has lead to the development of the wide range of products we manufacture today. Our product development team has a high level of creativity and owns several patented technologies and designs. Zenoah is a proud member of the Husqvarna Group, the world’s leading producer of innovative solutions for outdoor power equipments. Traditionally, Zenoah has been known as a 2-stroke engine producer and its technology is well known. At Zenoah, we never stop exploring technical challenges to meet individual customer needs and environmental requirements.

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Pedestrian Climate Responsive Design for Bukit Bintang


Excellence Award, MLAA 2014, Student Design Category By Saman Mohandesan (Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM) The design seeks a solution to ease pedestrian movement while creating a comfortable environment for the public. The study covers existing urban fabric such as zoning, building distribution and height, nodes and link ways. The most essential data for the study is the temperature and humidity study during the different times of the day. The design idea and solution looks into providing a pleasing street experience, ample walkways, green areas and vegetated zones, various activity zones as well as attempting to preserve the vista. The various layers of the study form the overall master plan of the Climate Responsive Design aimed at assisting pedestrians by providing shade, controlling wind flow, using high albedo materials to reflect unwanted solar radiation and providing ample green spaces. This will reduce the micro temperature by up to 2 degrees Celsius.

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Volcanoscape & the Future of Mountain Creativity & Prosperity

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2015 marks 200 years since the largest volcanic eruption ever recorded in modern history occurred here in Indonesia. The eruption of Mount Tambara, a 4,300m high mountain and one of the tallest peaks in the Indonesian Archipelago, created new landscapes, buried three kingdoms and killed about 17,000 people. It also impacted global climate and created political and social impacts.

VOLCANOSCAPE and the future of MOUNTAIN The challenge and richness of volcanoscape and mountain region provide a place for landscape architects to collaborate with other professions helping societies to achieve attractive, equitable and sustainable environments.

Student Charette 6-9 August 2015 IFLA APR Council Meeting 9 August 2015 Design Competition Exhibition 10-12 August 2015 Spouse Programme 9-11 August 2015


Congress Day 1 10 August 2015 IFLA APR Committee Meeting 10 August 2015 Congress Day 2 11 August 2015

The phenomenon of Tambora, have inspired ISLA - Indonesian Society of Landscape Architects to call for landscape architects in the Asia Pacific Region and the world to contribute towards the sustainability and prosperity of what we call mountain and volcanoscape. The landscape created by the eruption of Tambora is an example of huge challenge for landscape architects to plan, design, and manage areas sensitive to disasters. Photo Credit:

INTEGRATE the natural and cultural characteristic of volcanoscape and mountain for sustainable ECO-living place. CONSERVE the local material and wisdom for innovative ECO-technology in volcanoscape and mountain. PROTECT the beauty of volcanoscape and mountain for ECO-tourism.

ISLA Awards and Indonesian Night 11 August 2015 Nature and Culture Tour 12 August 2015


IFLA Asia Pacific Regional Cultural Landscape Symposium 2014 Date:17-20 Nov 2014 Venue: The National Museum of Iran, Tehran, Iran Conference Dates: 17-18 November 2014 Post Conference Tours: 19-20 November 2014

The “International Conference of Cultural Landscape” is annually held by the cultural landscape committee of IFLA Asia-Pacific Region. The conference provides an opportunity for cultural landscape experts around the world to exchange views and share their experiences. The theme of the fifth International Conference of Cultural Landscape, 2014, was dedicated to “Urban Cultural Landscape”. Iranian Society of Landscape Professionals (ISLAP), as the Iranian member of IFLA, hosted the conference and included participation from experts from different countries. The conference objectives include reviewing different aspects of urban cultural landscapes, providing the context of knowledge and experience exchange, and efforts to achieving a comprehensive charter on urban cultural landscape. Topics covered in this symposium were: • Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) • Contemporary Urban Cultural Landscape • Future Urban Cultural Landscape LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah represented ILAM and acted as IFLA ARP Cultural Landscape Chairperson, together with Dato’ LAr. Ismail Ngah, who is an ILAM Fellow and also the IFLA Asia Pacific Region President.


Kuala Lumpur City Hall Sculpture Design Competition Award Ceremony Date: 3 October 2014 Venue: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)

Recently, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) organised a Sculpture Competition as part of the urban beautification programme, to cultivate more creative city dwellers. ILAM was involved in the early stages and the judging process. On 3 October 2014, ILAM council member, LAr Samsul Rohaizat Mohd Jemoner attended the award ceremony to honour the top winners. The ceremony was graced by the city mayor, Datuk Seri Haji Ahmad Phesal Haji Talib.


“River of Life” Project Technical Engagement Session Date: 14 October 2014 Venue: Menara DBKL 1

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Physical Planning Department conducted a Technical Engagement Workshop for the River of Life project Phase 2. This was done to seek feedback from all stakeholders in order to assist the consultancy firm, AECOM Perunding Sdn Bhd, to complete the development plan for Package 4A: Riverfront Precincts 8,9 and 11, as well as the preliminary design for package 4B: Brickfields, and Package 2: Titiwangsa Park. LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah represented ILAM during this session.

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Date: 14 October 2014 Venue: KAED, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) A visit was made to KAED, IIUM by ILAM President, Assoc Prof. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir, and a select group of council members to discuss on programmes offered and the university’s accreditation process.

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Research Priority Areas for Urban Greenery and Landscape Date: 21 October 2014 Venue: Faculty of Design and Architecture, UPM

A workshop was organised by the Faculty of Design and Architecture to specially formulate and brainstorm the priority areas for research. In particular, the topics of urban greenery and landscape. The workshop was attended by educators, policy makers and also landscape architects, including ILAM members. The result will be a future guideline for research topics about urban greenery.

Date: 14-16 October 2014 Venue: RHR Hotel, UNITEN A three day assembly, with the theme; “Landscape Services Key to National Environment Transformation”, was organised by the National Landscape Department, JLN. The assembly was to encourage idea sharing for value added matters in landscape services in order to transform the landscape industry in Malaysia. The session was also attended by ILAM President, Assoc Prof. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir, and council members, LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan and LAr. Abu Hassan Wahab.



ILAM-MGBC CPD Talk: Therapeutic Landscape Date: 31 October 2014 Venue: Vivatel, Kuala Lumpur

A joint CPD talk was conducted by ILAM and Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) on the topic “Therapeutic Landscape”. The session was attended by more than 50 participants from multiple professions. The talk was conducted by Dr. Sa’ari Mohamad Yatim. MD from Serdang Hospital who shared his experience on the best design for therapeutic gardens in the hospital. Dr. Shureen Farid Abdul Shukor from UPM shared her research findings about healing gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting was concluded with a sharing session by Malaysia’s Gardening Icon, Haji Abdul Rahim Rashid, on how to communicate with plants via human touch, love and music.



Desa Subang Permai Landscape Competition

Workshop on Draft Landscape Architects Act

LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib was invited as the head jury of the best residential landscape competition at Desa Subang Permai, organised by the Residents’ Association. The competition was part of the community’s efforts to cultivate a gardening culture among its residents.

This two days workshop was organised by the National Landscape Department. The focus was on the final draft of the Landscape Architects Act, with the preparation of the rules and schedules (Scale of Fees, Professional Code & Ethic, Accreditation Standard, Disciplinary Procedure, forms and others), which are to be read together with the Act. This workshop was jointly attended by ILAM President and Council Members. With this move, we hope the Landscape Architects Act will be ready by the end of the year to be tabled to the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia and also the cabinet.

Date: 2 November 2014 Venue: Desa Subang Permai

Date: 6-7 November 2014 Venue: RHR Hotel, UNITEN

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MBPJ Urban Planning Committee Meeting Date: 17 November 2014 Venue: MBPJ HQ

This is an on-going town planning meeting focusing on issues such as economics, environment, habitat, community and cultural aspects. In this meeting, mobility concept for the disabled was also discussed. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Mayor of MBPJ and attended by all councilors and Head of Departments. LAr. Samsul Rohaizat Mohd Jemoner attended on behalf of ILAM.

ILAM courtesy Call to Prime Minister’s Political Secretary Date: 7 November 2014 Venue: Bangunan Perdana Putra, Putrajaya

A courtesy call was made to meet the Political Secretary to the Prime Minister, YBhg. Dato’ Muhammad Khairun. The meeting focused on delivery of ILAM’s Special Notes to the Prime Minister on the current and the future landscape architecture profession in Malaysia with emphasis on the needs of Landscape Architects Act for national development. Via this meeting, ILAM also extended a formal invitation to the Prime Minister to attend the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards Night and to honour the Prime Minister as ILAM Honorary Member.

MLAA2014 Briefing and Open Day Date: 7 November 2014 Venue: ILAM office at ALAMi

As in previous years, ILAM conducted a briefing and open day to all the participants planning to submit for this year’s Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA2014. LAr. Charles Teo conducted a two hour briefing on the rules, do’s and dont’s, winning compilation strategies and photography techniques. At the end of the session, participants flipped through some of the best MLAA submission examples to gain some ideas. A similar session was conducted for the second time on 23 December 2014 upon request by Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh (MBI) and some of the landscape architecture consultants who missed the first session.

Launching of Putrajaya Urban Farming Programme Date: 26 November 2014 Venue: Community Farm 1, Putrajaya

The Putrajaya Urban Farming Programme was launched to cultivate community farming activities in the urban area and also to foster community relationships via farming. This programme is a joint effort between Perbadanan Putrajaya, MARDI, Putrajaya Community Corporation Berhad and is also under the Local Agenda 21 initiatives. The programme was launched by the President of Perbadanan Putrajaya, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr.) Aseh Haji Che Mat, and attended by LAr. Danial A. Hasan, and LAr. Samsul Rohaizat Mohd Jemoner, who represented ILAM.



ILAM-MGBC CPD Talk: Aquascape Date: 28 November 2014 Venue: Vivatel, Kuala Lumpur

A joint CPD talk was conducted by ILAM and Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) on the topic “Aquascape�. Once again, the talk received overwhelming support from industry professionals and also the media. The half day talk focused on two topics: Sky Beach and Water Based Activity Design by Nicole Van Den Steenhoven, from Bukit Kiara Properties, and Unique Aquatic Play Experience by Kirk Hutchinson from Waterplay Solutions. The talk was jointly sponsored by Nippon Paint and Playpoint.



Meeting on Additional Green Open Spaces for Petaling Jaya Date: 3 December 2014 Venue: Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ)

LAr. Fairuz Che Ani & LAr. Md. Salehuddin Idris attended a meeting with MBPJ to discuss additional provision for green spaces in and around the city of Petaling Jaya. The current city landscape guidelines have imposed several conditions which are in need of review. The meeting was set to improve the ruling which covers the creation of more landscape spaces within each building plot, surface run-off, landscape on the deck, grasscrete and vertical and roof gardens.

Advisory Committee Meeting, Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Date: 9 December 2014 Venue: Hotel Sama-Sama. KLIA Sepang

The Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan conducted a special advisory committee meeting on the new established faculty. Among the agenda was the future direction of the faculty and industry networking. ILAM President, Assoc Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir, was invited to the said meeting as one of the advisory panel members.

Forum LAMPU 2014 Date: 12 December 2014 Venue: Perbadanan Putrajaya

As part of the efforts by Perbadanan Putrajaya to vitalize Putrajaya, the inaugural Putrajaya Light and Motion Festival (LAMPU2014) was held at Dataran Putrajaya for two nights from 12 to 13 December. Major buildings in the area were lit, along with fun lighting activities and a light mapping showcase for the public to enjoy. In conjunction with the festival, a forum on lighting was organised by Perbadanan Putrajaya. ILAM was represented by council member, LAr. Fairuz Che Ani, corporate member, LAr. Dr. Nurhayati Abdul Malek and ILAM Administrator, Puan Zarina Muis.

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STEDex 2014

Date: 17 December 2014 Venue: Galeri Serdang, Faculty of Design & Architecture, UPM The annual Sustainable Tropical Environmental Design Exhibition (STEDex 2014) is back again, showcasing the best design from the faculty of Design and Architecture, UPM on sustainable design ideas and products. In conjunction with this exhibition, a catalogue book was also published. This year, the exhibition was launched by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arham Abdullah, Director, Industry Relation Unit, Ministry of Education Malaysia.



Seminar on Botanical Gardens

Flavour UTM 2015; Savour Your Life

Kuala Lumpur City Hall, in collaboration with the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), organised a seminar about the establishment of co-operation between the botanical gardens, for the purpose of plant conservation in Malaysia. The first day was packed with paper presentations from various botanical gardens in Malaysia while the second day was filled with workshops which discussed issues, solutions, programmes, and the roles of each botanical garden. ILAM was among the panel members who contributed ideas and feedback.

“Flavour UTM 2015; Savour Your Life� is a seminar program which was organised to meet the requirements of the course work for Sbel 4753 (Seminar Landscape) for final year students of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, in the faculty of Built Environment, UTM. The objective was to expose students to programme planning and management skills, which allows them to manage a seminar program with the help of coordinating lecturers. This an ILAM Southern Chapter event for 2015. Full report on page 7.

Date 13-14 January 2015 Venue: Training Institute, Kuala Lumpur City Hall

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA 2014 Judging Date 16-18 January 2015 Vanue: ILAM Office at ALAMi

The 3 day MLAA judging process was conducted at the ILAM Office by two groups of judges consisting of landscape consultants, council members, fellow members and educators. This year, there was a total of 106 submissions in 6 categories. The result was endorsed by the ILAM council members by the end of the judging session. A site visit was also conducted on 21-22 January to determine the Excellence Award winners.

Date: 17-18 January 2015 Venue: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Courtesy Call to Perdana Leadership Foundation Date 26 January 2015 Vanue: Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya

A special courtesy call was held at the Perdana Leadership Foundation to meet the former Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to discuss a few matters with regards to the development of landscape architecture in Malaysia. The session was concluded with a souvenir presentation to Tun. After the visit, a courtesy call was made to Datuk Badariah Arshad, Operations Manager of the foundation, to thank her for making this courtesy call possible. Full report of the visit is in this issue of Bulletin Landskap page 6.

event calendar 2015 Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)

Events listed are subject to change.

KAIAL course 2015

national landscape day 2015

7-8 FEBRUARY 2015

3 MARCH 2015


KAIAL exam 2015


7-8 MARCH 2015

MLAA awards ILAM Gala Night 11 APRIL 2015



singapore Floria2015 greens


52nd IFLA World Congress


Precinct 4 Promenade, Putrajaya 30 MAY - 7 JUNE 2015

St Petersburg • Moscow • Russia 10-15 JUNE 2015

Raya tea talk 1 AUGUST 2015


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danum valley

tin mining heritage

maliau basin Mataram, Lombok 10-12 AUGUST 2015


Sabah 8-11 OCTOBER 2015


Perak 4-6 DECEMBER 2015

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