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14 Feb-May 2013

Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards Edition

Chief Editor

LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Bin Mohd Taib (above)


LAr. Charles Teo (centre) LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail (left) LAr. Sharon Lee Chee Wee (right)

Salam Sejahtera everyone! Here we are with another edition of Bulletin Landskap. April was a busy month as many nations celebrated World Landscape Architecture Month, while in Malaysia we held our annual Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) and Gala Night, which honoured the best in local and international landscape architectural practice. The annual Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) were witness to overwhelming support from various related industries, besides landscape architecture. Government sectors, developers, researchers and students were among those receiving awards this year and the event was attended by 600 guests - among the highest numbers ever achieved. In this issue, we will showcase the winners of MLAA2012 and, for those who wish to have a keepsake of this year’s submissions, please contact ILAM to order your copy of the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2012. Continuing in this vein, we would like to take this opportunity to announce that MLAA2013 is now open for submissions and we welcome qualified entrants to submit projects before 1 November, 2013. Please find more information within this issue of Bulletin Landskap. On the international front, leading up to the year 2020, ILAM has more exciting events planned as part of the nation’s Wawasan 2020 celebrations. I can now announce, with great pride, that we have been selected, by IFLA, as the host for the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress 2020. This momentous occasion will be held during our National Day celebration month in that year and we promise a meaningful, fun-filled and memorable experience for all delegates and guests. Not to be outdone, the ILAM annual conference “Sustainable Landscape Asia” will be hosted by Perbadanan Putrajaya from 2-3 October 2013 with the best presenters speaking about sustainable technology, design and management. Please visit our website for more details. We hope you enjoy this issue and continue to support the activities that we have planned for you and our profession. Thank you.

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2012

LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib

Available at ILAM office, call 03-5523 4638 to purchase

President Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)

Editorial Board


Corporate Communication & Promotion Division

03 | Sustainable Landscape Asia 2013

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10 | Award MLAA2012 Winner Highlights

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Special Thanks ISOFU Oasisland Amcorp Properties Berhad ILAM Southern Chapter ILAM Northern Chapter Front Cover Beautiful trees and sculptures reflected in the infinity pond. Winning project of MLAA 2012. Photos courtesy of Pentago Landscape SB.

04 | Highlight : MLAA Awards & ILAM Gala Night

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Photography Credits Playpoint Charles Teo Pentago Landscape ILAM Chapters MLAA 2012 Submissions

30 | ILAM Chapter News Legoland & Puteri Harbour Tour George Town Heritage Walk 34 | Update ILAM News 36 | International IFLA50 World Congress 2013 39 | Events Calendar


The first of its kind in Malaysia in the profession of landscape architecture, the inaugural SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE ASIA CONFERENCE 2013 will highlight matters and solutions for sustainable landscape planning and design from various aspects such as water conservation, energy saving and generating, smart maintenance and management methods. Out of the box landscape design solutions which contribute to sustainability of the landscape and environment are also amongst the conference agenda items.

THEMES: Green Technology & Sustainable Landscape: How to Design? How to Implement? How to Manage?


Phillip Johnson (Australia)

Carsten M. Huttche (Germany)

Dr. Kjell Nilsson (Denmark)

Phillip has been landscaping native and indigenous wonderlands in urban and rural Victoria for more than 16 years. Named as a finalist in the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards, he is recognised as one of Australia’s sustainability pioneers and his trademark “billabong” creations are perhaps the most awarded landscape designs in Victoria, and Australia. Phillip’s current involvement is to represent Australia at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013.

Carsten is an Environmental and Ecology Specialist with experience in water quality assessments, contaminant source studies, biodiversity land use assessments, environmental risk and impact assessment, stormwater quality management and bioengineering water treatment technologies and processes. He is also experienced in data management and GIS model development for environmental sensitivity mapping and climate change adaptation assessment.

Dr. Nilsson specialises in urban and regional planning, sustainable spatial development, interdisciplinary landscape research, green growth and innovation. He is a member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences and of the Scientific Advisory Group on Environment (incl. Climate Change) of the EU 7th Framework Programme. He is currently the director of NORDREGIO – Nordic Centre for Spatial Development.


Who Should Attend

Day 1 (2nd October 2013) 9.00am: Opening Ceremony 10.30am: Opening Keynote Speech 12.00am: Lunch 1.30pm: Keynote 1 2.30pm: Keynote 2 3.30pm: Tea Break 4.00pm: Keynote 3 5.00pm: Keynote Q&A session 5.20pm: IFLA2014 Presentation 5.30pm-7.00pm: President’s Reception 9.00: Putrajaya Interpark Ride (PIPR)

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Day 2 (3rd October 2013) 9.00am: Parallel Session 1-3 10.30am: Tea Break 11am: Parallel Session 1-3 12.30am: Lunch Talk 2.00pm: Technical Visits 5.00pm: Closing remarks

Hosted by

• Landscape Architects • Landscape Contractors • Landscape Suppliers • Environmentalists • Green Technology Manufacturers • Architects • Planners • Engineers • Government Agencies • Local Governments • Researchers • Educators • Students


Phone: (60)-3 5523-4638 | (60)-13 2020-827 Fax: (60)-3 5519-0827 e-mail: Facebook: Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) Website:





a night of memories

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards & ILAM Gala Night 2013 6 April 2013, Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

The guest of honour, Yang Bahagia Datuk Arpah binti Abdul Razak, Chief Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Local Government, officiated the event and visited the art exhibition by landscape architects. “Luna Corda� string quartet performing at the reception (above right) Mayor & officers from Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan (below right)




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ILAM celebrated the 5th edition of the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA 2013 with a night filled with world class performances and surprise award winners. The gala night received the highest ever attendance numbers with 600 guests. The guest of honour, Yang Bahagia Datuk Arpah binti Abdul Razak, Chief Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Local Government, graced the event. The guests were entertained by the “Luna Corda� string quartet, alongside a special appearance by ILAM honorary secretary and songbird, LAr. Dr Nor Atiah Ismail, and our saxophonist, Alif Nasir. This year, the Platinum Sponsor, Amcorp Properties Berhad, sponsored the 180 page Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2012 which was presented to ILAM by Tuan Haji Azlan Baqee Abdullah. This year, the MLAA Awards received 80 entries and the winners list can be found in the special section of this issue.

Winners of Consultant Categories with the project clients

Winners of Government Categories

a night of recognition


a night of social activities

a night of entertainment


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a night of fashion


kayangan heights inspired by the beauty of nature

The recent Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2012 crowned several entries and among the top winners in the Developer Category was Kayangan Heights, which stood out amongst the rest, due to its green township planning which marries nature with luxury living.

Kayangan Heights is an exclusive low-density, guarded bungalow development which comprises 166.74 ha of pristine tropical rainforest. Located far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, situated in an exclusive haven on the outskirts of Shah Alam, this low density residential development, complete with tropical forest landscape details, is spread across a stunning natural environment with several precinct of bungalows. Teratai Villas, Kenanga Woods and Begonia Crescent were all built in harmony with the contours of the land and are guarded with the latest security surveillance equipment and manpower.

Inspired by the Beauty of Nature Each of the facilities and development parcels are designed to maximize a green experience. Either along the driveway or in the residential plots, visitors are surrounded by natural green spaces. Quiet streams, a pristine lake and lush meadows are among the elements one can spy throughout Kayangan Heights. Pathways, provided alongside the parkland, increase the presence of green connectors. Recreation facilities such as the club house are designed to incorporate the verdant backdrop of the forest, which is a spectacular sight when viewed against the terminus of the infinity pool.


Environment & Sustainability The Kayangan Heights development maintains and preserves the existing natural forest by carefully planning each building around the woods. Existing trees are protected by adjusting the building footprint within the design. To further enhance the built structures, climbers and shrubs are planted to cover pillars and posts and thereby increase greenery throughout the project. All the residential units are interconnected by greenways. Natural streams and footpaths have been further enhanced and upgraded to become a parkland for recreational purposes. Biodiversity is a crucial element considered during the planning and construction stages, as flora and fauna are interconnected and the destruction of one species will affect many others. Therefore, during the planning stage, experts and consultants were required to ensure that all nature surrounding and within the development remained as undisturbed as possible. This regard for nature in each part of Kayangan Heights demonstrates the strong commitment of Amcorp Prima Realty to protect the environment and should be an inspiration for other property developers in Malaysia.

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LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib Competition Chairman

LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan Competition Judging

LAr. Sharipah Mohamed Certification & Financing

LAr. Charles Teo Competition Outline Promotion & Publication

LAr. Siti Zabeda Mohammad

LAr. Zainuddin Ya



Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)

World Landscape Architecture Month 2013

LAr. Kamariyah Kamsah FILAM (Group 1 Head Judge)

LAr. Meor Saadon Sofian Mior Razali

LAr. Phua Chin Eng

Prof. LAr. Dr. Mustafa Kamal Mohd Shariff (Group 2 Head Judge)

LAr. Nurulhuda Hayati Ibrahim

Each year, ILAM presents the outstanding Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards to Malaysian landscape architecture consultancy firms, developers, government agencies, researchers and students for projects, research papers or design works completed in Malaysia and abroad. These awards honour the best in landscape architecture from various aspects of the industry. The awards are open to all project submissions, completed at least ONE YEAR previously, and which have not won any previous ILAM Awards. The Awards are divided into seven categories: 1. Landscape Design Awards 2. Landscape Study & Planning Awards 3. Landscape Innovation Awards 4. Property Developer Awards in Landscape Planning & Development 5. Green City Awards 6. Landscape Research Awards 7. Student Design Awards The Jury Process The jury process for the Awards is “blind”. In other words, the identities of the entrants and creative teams are not revealed to the jury. Members of the Professional Awards Jury, as well as the firms, organisations, and the agencies they represent, are not eligible to enter the Professional Awards program. The decision process takes three days to review a total of 88 entries and a day of site visits to decide the recipient of the Excellence Award.

ILAM Academic Awards

ILAM Student Design Awards

ILAM Research Awards

Muhammad Falihin bin Jasmi Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

1. Excellence Award Living Museum The Edification of the Tale at Kota Mahsuri Mohamad Safiy Zakwan Md Baseri

1. Excellence Award Malaysia Landscape Character Assessment Assoc Prof. LAr. Anuar Mohd Noor

Mohd Hafiz bin Zainal Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA)

2. Honour Award Sungai Sijangkang Ecological Riverfront Mohd Suhail Ahmad Sahimi

Abdul Fahim bin Razali Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

The Wellness Landscape Ng Ooi Tee

ILAM Fellowships

Redesigning the Outdoor Spaces of Hospital Serdang as Livable Therapeutic Gardens Ain Syafikah Mohd Zaini

2. Honour Award Enhancement of Design & Planning Process for Residential Area through 3D Architectural Modelling Participatory Design Dr. Mohd Yazid Mohd Yunos, Leedya Syariza Azman, LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail, Prof. Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim, Nor Kalsum Mohd Isa

Yong Jia Yu Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Assoc. Prof. LAr. Zainul Hakim Mohd Zain LAr. Noriah Mat LAr. Nurulhuda Hayati Ibrahim

Mersing Waterfront Wan Amirul Asraf Wan Ali Splendid Metamorphosis of L’Apprenti UPM Iskandar Al Khalifah Mohd Razali

Campus Landscape Environment for Student with Disabilities, a Case Study of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak Campus LAr. Dr. Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain, Dr. Izawati Tukiman, Itrynadia Mohd Shahli, Nurbazliah Zaidin Application of RASCH Measurement in Measuring Perception on Walkable Environment Roslina Sapawi, LAr. Dr. Sapura Mohamad, Prof. Madya LAr. Dr. Ismail Said Mitigating Urban Heat Island Through Children Participation Workshop Method Dr. Mohd Hisham Rasidi, Prof. Madya LAr. Dr. Ismail Said, Nur Adila Rusli, Tetsu Kubota


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Taman Sahabat Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan The size of Taman Sahabat, or Friendship Park, in Kuching, Sarawak, is approximately 7 acres. The development of the park was jointly financed by the government, alongside contributions from the People’s Republic of China and sponsors from the private sectors, both in Kuching and China. The design of the park is divided into two coexisting yet independent sections; Malaysia Park and China Park. These two parks, much like the ancient yin and yang symbol of harmony, represent the friendship between Malaysia and China and are linked by a man-made lake. A vessel, complete with a statue of the Chinese Admiral, Zheng He, was built to symbolize this great man’s voyages of discovery and trade.




Ecohydrology Management of Lake and Wetland in Putrajaya Urban Ecosystem Perbadanan Putrajaya Perbadanan Putrajaya adopted the Ecohydrology Management approach to better manage the quality and quantity of surface run-off within the catchment areas of the massive, newly developed administrative city. Ecohydrology Management is based on the assumption that sustainable development of water resources is dependent on the ecosystem’s ability to restore and maintain the evolutionarily established process of water and nutrient circulation and energy flows, at the basin level. Amongst the most important approaches of this concept is the application of integrated management by stakeholders and activities which involves neighboring stakeholders in the catchment area. All possible sources of pollution within the catchment need to be understood, identified and defined in order to clearly undertake appropriate management and maintenance measures. The application of the ecohydrology concept using wetlands and lakes can be seen as a successful approach to pursue sustainability, by bringing nature back into the urban surrounding and benefiting communities.








Putrajaya Healthy Parks Healthy People, Putrajaya Inter-Parks Ride (PIPR) Perbadanan Putrajaya Putrajaya is equipped with various public facilities and parks meant to be used by its communities and visitors. Well-equipped with cycle lanes, pedestrian pathways, tree-lined streets and garden furniture, the landscape and parks of Putrajaya became an excellent venue for a cycling programme, named Putrajaya Inter-Parks Ride (PIPR). This programme was established in May 2010 to provide opportunities for the Putrajaya and neighbouring communities to come out to Putrajaya public parks and cycle for recreation, leisure and health, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle, initiating the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” tag line. PIPR aims to address the issues of starting a healthy lifestyle through cycling activities while promoting nature education for people of all ages. PIPR is an event in which participants are given the opportunity to cycle in public parks and park-lined city streets. Participants have the opportunity to interact with nature, the flora and fauna throughout the cycling ‘exploration’ to discover the beauty of gardens and parks of Putrajaya.

Taman Botani Putrajaya Perbadanan Putrajaya Putrajaya Botanical Garden is designed as an arcadian plant sanctuary where living collections of plants, mainly from the botanical region of Malesiana, can be found. The living collection also consists of over 700 species of flowering plants from other geographical regions of the world within the Equatorial belt, including Asia Pacific, Africa and South America. Currently, the gardens carry a modest number of over 6,000 individuals of botanical significance as a living collection, with a herbarium collection of roughly 5,000 plant sheets, a carpological collection and a small wet collection. It is also supported by a handsome nursery complex, complete with quarantine facilities. As a botanical garden, Taman Botani Putrajaya serves to house botanical collections, to undertake conservation efforts, provide botanical education, become a prime recreation and park service to the public, and provide a must-visit tourism opportunity for Putrajaya. The garden features 12 thematic garden experiences, namely Explorers Trail, Palm Hill, Sun Garden, the Lakeside, Floral Garden, Fern Garden, Canna Walk, Heliconia Trail, Bougainvillea Tunnel, Orchid Path, Vine Garden, and Pandanus Walk. Taman Botani Putrajaya achieved international recognition when it was listed in ‘Paradise Found’ as one of the top 40 most beautiful parks in the world.








Community Gardens of Putrajaya

Perbadanan Putrajaya The Community Gardens Project is one the community participation, engagement and empowerment initiatives, under the Putrajaya Local Agenda 21 Programme. The first community garden of Putrajaya was started during early 2008 and officiated in October of the same year by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, The Honorable Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in response to the residents’ interest in vegetable gardening. The Perbadanan Putrajaya, in a facilitator role, fulfilled the local government responsibility of discharging duties of educating the community by introducing Community Garden Clinics. These clinics were conducted by the Master Gardeners of the Perbadanan Putrajaya Horticultural Division, together with the Department of Agriculture. The city also provides “hands-on” advisory services for problem-solving at site by visiting gardens at regular intervals to inspect gardening practices, check on pests and diseases and ensure successful food production. The way forward for the next 5 years for the Community Gardens of Putrajaya Project is to ensure sustainability of the project. The future direction for the community garden project at Putrajaya would be to increase community participation with greater engagement efforts to foster community empowerment.

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Taman Pancarona Putrajaya

Perbadanan Putrajaya Taman Pancarona covers an area of 16.8 hectares with extensive plantings of multi-coloured foliage, tassels, flowers, fruits and berries, flowering trees and shrubs, all following the planting concept of “Shimmering Colours”, after the name, ‘Pancarona’. On weekends and at night, this park comes alive with sporting activities as it has comprehensive sports facilities akin to a mini sports complex with a half Olympic-sized football stadium, two futsal courts cum basketball courts, three volleyball courts, two netball and four “Sepak Takraw” courts. It also offers jogging tracks with strategically located resting gazebos and exercise stations. As part of the city’s essential components, this park offers plenty for the community of approximately 11,000 residents living in the high-rise apartments, adjacent to the park. It also offers a magnificent backdrop to the iconic buildings of the Core Island, creating a sense of integration between the urban built and natural built environments.





Dataran Merdeka Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur



Kayangan Heights Amcorp Prima Realty Sdn. Bhd. Kayangan Heights is a premium residential enclave tucked into natural forestland, yet situated just minutes from urban centres. Commercial, recreational and educational facilities inspire comfortable and stylish living.




Taman Budaya (Reservoir Park) Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara

Located off the Guthrie Corridor in Shah Alam, Kayangan Heights is minutes away from numerous amenities. The community is planned with the philosophy of a green concept, safely gated and guarded 24/7, with the advantages of low density housing spread across the entire development. The surrounding nature and ecosystems are maintained while residences reflect the local region with lush greenery alongside recreational parks, jogging tracks and a private club house. Kayangan Heights allows one’s horizon to be dominated by nature, untouched by human hands, in the privacy of a community shared by a privileged few. Residents can discover life beyond the dramatic city, all set amidst an environment which rejuvenates the soul and the senses.



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Damselfly and Geyser Creeks @ Setia Eco-Park

Serenity Park East Ledang Phase 1

Bandar Eco-Setia Sdn. Bhd.


Damselfly & Geyser Creek, two man-made waterways, act as natural detention ponds in this development, yet have been upgraded and repurposed as a recreational park for residents. Damselfly & Geyser Creek were built with the intention to provide a space for recreational activities ideal for joggers, cyclists and pedestrians who wish to spend an afternoon strolling around the gardens. The creeks promote biodiversity with a variety of plantings which attract wildlife. With garden amenities such as benches, gazebos, a boardwalk and pergola along the garden walkway, it connects seamlessly with the community and is easily accessible from any direction. Damselfly Creek is named for the presence of the many damselflies in the area which indicates the unpolluted water quality of the creek. Located at the highest peak of the development, the garden offers pleasant views with gentle breezes.

Serenity Park is a themed garden residential development which provides a safe and spacious environment for its community members. The development’s emphasis on spaciousness is further evidenced by the application of the concept of garden living. The 31 gardens and open spaces make up more than 15% of the total acreage (the authority requirement is only 10%) while the density is reduced to a mere 2.7 units per acre, far below the industry norm of 10 units per acre. The 31 gardens, which spread over 7 parks spanning the development, make the grounds much more than a site for a home. Individually themed, the seven parks correspond to the 7 days in a week, while the 31 gardens relate to 31 days in a month. Each precious space provides residents of the development with a different garden theme to experience and enjoy every day of the month. The ‘green continuum’ concept integrates buildings and gardens through a continuous network of linear parks and open spaces. Residents experience easy access to all green areas, while at the same time enjoying lush, shaded and comfortable living.








Pocket Parks @ Phase 9, Setia Eco Park

Puteri Harbour Satellite Clubhouse

Bandar Eco-Setia Sdn. Bhd.


The pocket parks of this design, originally bungalow lots at Phase 9, Setia Eco Park, have been lovingly converted into 6 beautiful, intimate gardens. Each space has a different theme, ranging from the King & Queen Community Garden, the Salad Bowl Community Garden, the Bonsai Community Garden, the Tea & Coffee Garden, the Floral Community Garden, the Putting Green Community Garden, to the Japanese Community Garden. Each themed garden provides a space for community members who are seeking different enclaves of activities which will suit each individual lifestyle. This series of pocket parks, inter-connected from the north to the south of Precinct 2, Setia Eco-Park, provides a continuous green environment for the surrounding community.

Puteri Harbour is planned as an integrated urban waterfront and marina development that offers a panoramic view of the Straits of Johor. Located adjacent to Kota Iskandar, Puteri Harbour offers a unique luxurious lifestyle community with exceptional waterfront living, dining, entertainment, arts and culture in a safe and picturesque setting. It is an ideal location for global or regional commerce and events, with state-of-the-art facilities and a business friendly environment which creates world-class personal or business investment opportunities. The Master Plan aims to realise the vision for the development as an iconic waterfront location with quality environments and structures which complement each other, integrate well into the surroundings and contribute towards a rich, vibrant and textured waterfront precinct – a place that is engaging, contemporary and culturally relevant.



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Waterfalls of Setia Eco Cascadia

Cluster C2S Complex, Kota Iskandar, Nusajaya

Setia Indah Sdn. Bhd.

Cahaya Jauhar Sdn. Bhd.

The concept of Setia Eco Cascadia development is a simple, yet surprisingly novel approach. It is about eco-living in the heart of a city, which will certainly set the benchmark for all future developments in the region. This surprising development features water, in many forms, across the entire estate. With the preservation of the natural terrain, different levels provide vantage points for breathtaking panoramic views of the many surrounding waterfalls and ponds.

Located in the southern section of Kota Iskandar, the Cluster C2S state administrative office complex consists of a pair of buildings which front each other; namely the Bangunan Dato’ Mohamad Salleh Perang and the Bangunan Dato’ Muhamad Ibrahim Munsyi. The two buildings are separated by a central circular lawn, linked by a pedestrian walkway. They sit on a curvilinear footprint of approximately 22.4 acres and are surrounded by 19.7 acres of beautiful landscape. The selection of the plants at Cluster C2S Complex plays an important role in the preservation of threatened and endangered plants species for future generations. From the biodiversity enhancement aspect, the forest landscape has attracted birds, insects and small mammals. From the educational and social resources point of view, cluster C2S Complex is a good example of utilising a landscape area for research and education.

To maintain its eco-friendly nature, a bioswale, a unique ecologically-atuned facility which filters rainwater before discharging it into the drainage system, is incorporated into the design. Water from upper level ponds cascades over 12 metre high majestic waterfalls and, along the 60 metre wide terrain, the water, rushing over different sections of the stunning rock-work, imitates nature at its best. The crashing water then flows into the main lake where, together with the waterfall, a grand and luscious entrance is created for residents and visitors. The drama and power of this stunning piece never fails to invite people to bask in its cool, refreshing beauty. Setia Eco Cascadia is a green wonderland where cascading landscapes are the key element, literally bringing a breath of fresh air to modern living.








Zephyrpoint @ Basong Damansara Heights

Hillvista Condominium Singapore

Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd.

OTLA Design Partnership

Zephyrpoint@Basong is a low-density, high-end residential development, located at Lorong Basong, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. The development, consisting of 4 units of Garden Villas & 3 unit apartments, includes car park facilities, a gym, a swimming pool & other common areas such as a business centre & management offices, within an area of approximately 1.37 acres. The landscape concept which is ‘an introverted oasis, with views’ plays on the idea of a tropical hideout in a residential setting; like a tree house, nestled high in a regal, mature tree within a garden. When you’re inside, you feel like you are one with nature and in a different world, far above the surrounding city.

Hillvista is an urban retreat with a ‘Modern Tropical Balinese’ landscape theme which uses water as a symbol of the source of life. It visually and spiritually enhances the living environment and offers a cool respite from the tropical climate. The landscape architectural strategy of Hillvista was to exploit the site to its fullest potential by placing the building at a North-South angle in order to eliminate the environmental impact of heat gain and glare within the apartment units. This arrangement created an opportunity for two swimming pool areas on both sides of the block, where a majority of the units can enjoy attractive pool and garden views, as well as the magnificent panorama of the surrounding green, hilly landscape.



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Impiana Resort Phuket

Setia Eco Park Phase 6 Waterway

Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd.

Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd.

Here at Impiana Resort, Phuket, modern villas dot the gentle slopes, while gardens and pools compliment the views of the ocean. A stunning backdrop of untouched tropical forest completes the scene. In order to achieve this, the major planning consideration of the Impiana Resort landscape design was to create a contemporary setting which would incorporate the site’s panoramic view of the nearby ocean. With the plantings chosen for the project, a touch of tropical flavour was introduced to the site, blending perfectly with the surrounding environment. Here, holiday makers can enjoy complete privacy as the landscape design carefully creates a unique secret garden space around each villa.

The waterway, covering a 6.5 acre plot of land, is part of the smart solutions to prioritise landscape features by converting monsoon drains to green waterways for the benefit of the community. The waterway runs between houses, with pathways that flow with the gentle gradients of the river shore. The water gracefully meets and disperses to and from the main pedestrian path of the township, which is visually connected to the larger pedestrian networks, contributing to the richness of the Eco Park’s landscape. The design concept outlined was a “Japanese-style garden”, with the physical attributes mirroring the ‘expression of nature’ concept of Japanese gardening principles. The application of some Japanese garden features, such as “Shikiishi (stone pavement)”, “Karikomi (trimmed shrub)”, “Tohroh (stone lantern)”, “Azumaya (gazebo)” and the traditional environmental practice of stone-plant combination are materialised in this tropical version of a peaceful Japanese Garden.








Kenanga Woods Kayangan Heights

Setia Eco Cascadia Show Village

Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd.

Tajul LandArt

Situated on the outskirts of Shah Alam lies Kayangan Heights, a hidden jewel, nestled quietly within 416.85 acres of undulating hills and pristine forest. Part of this development, Kenanga Woods, ensures its residents can have the best of both worlds in the form of a country residence or a holiday home, safe in the knowledge that they possess a luxurious, private haven, replete with lush greenery. With its extensive natural surroundings, Kenanga Woods offers opportunities for enjoying the outdoors with a myriad of recreational facilities. In order to enjoy the best views of the lake, each home unit faces the valley, with the local forest rising behind. The raised platform of each unit is covered with copious amounts of climbing plants, in order to connect the forest with the built environment in a seamless and eco-friendly manner. The park surrounding the lake is planned to not only provide recreational facilities for each home but as a further connection with the land to maximise privacy and minimise undue disturbance to the existing surroundings. The streetscape is carefully designed to ensure minimal maintenance, with the selection of small leaf trees which, at the same time, provide ample shade for pedestrians. For additional safety, hedges are planted to separate the pedestrian walkway from the arterial roadways throughout the development.

Setia Eco Cascadia is a township constructed upon the ethos of being eco-friendly. The land topography of the site was respected, with minimal leveling undertaken, in order to retain the originality of the area. The hills and dales of the land were also protected with the addition of natural, cascading formations that preserve and enhance the space with trees planted to create a green seamless flow towards the residential precinct. Here, landscape elements such as a dry creek are designed as a feature to cater for water runoff during heavy downpours, with the water channeled to the nearest pond to prevent flash flooding. The residence is also connected by green lanes and rear gardens which serve as recreational spaces and a community social space. At Setia Eco Cascadia, the natural and built elements all join to become a complete and harmonious single entity.



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The Datai Langkawi

Taman Awam Merdeka Johor Bahru, Johor

Malik, Lip & Associates

Tropics Design

Situated on the northwestern tip of Langkawi Island, The Datai is nestled inside an ancient tropical rainforest, with a secluded white sandy beach which faces the calm Andaman Sea. Conceived as a grand retreat, immersed in an ancient virgin rainforest, The Datai is an icon of luxury. Its secluded villas are set on meandering paths which lead down to a private bay and white sandy beaches; the ultimate in peaceful perfection. Blending with nature and fine traditions, The Datai maintains quality and excellence by providing superlative accommodation for all its welcome guests. Look around you and you’ll notice subtlety and incomparable luxury at every turn.

The Taman Awam Merdeka or Merdeka Public Park is located at Tasek Utara, approximately 3km away from Johor Bahru. The park, a symbol of independence, showcases some of the elements of history throughout the park via historical information on sculptures, photos and the nightly light and sound display. Among the components of the park are the Sultan Abu Bakar Memorial Garden, the Japanese Occupation Memorial Garden, Royalty Garden, Independence Pride Garden, Malaysian Garden, Padang Merdeka and Promenade for Independence March.








Dai Phuoc Phase 1 Vietnam

D’Vida Bukit Jelutong

Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd.

Mentari Design

The Dai Phuoc Phase 1 residential development was inspired by motifs found in the frames and panels of traditional Vietnamese homes. This clever feature ensures the landscape blends perfectly with its location, while providing a timeless three dimensional space. Further exploring this idea, the hardscape elements receive a strong Vietnamese feel which becomes the essence of each node within the design. A careful selection of tropical plants and signature trees redefines the entire softscape and provides multipurpose outdoor spaces for residents of all ages.

Located in a 150-acre commercial centre named Bukit Jelutong City Centre, d’Vida is designed to be the main commercial hub for the township’s residents as well as for the entire Shah Alam area. The design of d’Vida is to create a seamless experience for users taking a leisurely stroll around the area. Beautifully landscaped plazas and surroundings are designed to harmonise with the environment and join effortlessly with shady verandas, arcades and decks, which are all designed to encourage healthy outdoor activities. When considering the sustainable development aspect of the project, the developer has taken extra steps to implement rainwater harvesting in d’Vida.

The rooftops of the buildings are pitched towards the direction of the canal, thereby channeling rainwater to be recycled for irrigation purposes. This ingenious system compliments the built environment with the outdoor spaces and exemplifies the sustainable landscape approach.








University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Kampar

Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is an education development project located on 1300 acres of land in Kampar, Perak. The site, being an old tin mine, has 25 ex-mining ponds and lakes, encompassing 40% of the entire site area, with the west of the site incorporating a backdrop of mountain ranges that offers a beautiful panoramic view alongside a serene lake setting for the entire development. The landscape concept of “The Memories of the Best Years” describes the campus as a social node, a memorable gathering, an unforgettable event, a community space, a cultural identity, a distinguished occasion and a nurturing space as the university serves as a place where students meet to forge lifelong friendships and to experience a melting pot of memorable experiences. All the landscape elements showcased are very simple, elegant and minimalist in nature, without any fanfare or excessive primping. They indicate a strong and open relationship with the surrounding lake environment and encourage social interaction and a connection with the outdoors. This enables students, in their social capacity, to mingle, integrate and to coexist peacefully within their learning environment.

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The Central Park Bangsar South Urban Design Group Sdn. Bhd. The Central Park design focusses on drawing the surrounding urban energy, or “Chi”, into the unique “five pillars” central water feature. The five pillars water feature represents the 5 elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Branching out from the centre to the east axis is the “Eucalyptus Woods”, an informal planting, with a designated smoker’s area and public seating. Towards the west wing, “Palm Avenue” extends outwards, with a pathway planned to link to the future urban park development at “The Vertical”. On the north-south axis, the design allows for green open spaces with turf and trees acting as a buffer between the buildings. For high pedestrian connection areas, such as the main centre north-south axis to the LRT station, more paved areas are planned and planted with varieties of Frangipani Trees. The park is also carefully planned with sculptured glass and a steel structure staircase which connects to the car park below. A clever device employed here is the disguise of the air ventilation chambers, which pop up out of the ground just like many a free standing sculpture. When the sun sets, they are lit with warm light and become another urban feature.







Precinct 5 & 6 Putrajaya Waterfront Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Located in Precincts 5 & 6 at the southern gateway of Putrajaya, this soft edge waterfront landscape design was inspired by aquatic life and maritime activities. Whether it is the man-made beach or the water sports jetty, each of the landscape elements in the project provides facilities for the enjoyment of all city dwellers. A plaza and amphitheatre, a sandy pool for children and a viewing tower are also incorporated in the design to provide outdoor activity spaces for families or for residents who want to enjoy a relaxing, evening stroll. Plantings chosen for this project are a mix of tropical and water plants which grow in waterfront conditions.

Linear Park, Iskandar Malaysia, A Sustainable Development Based on BGA Green Mark Scheme Clouston Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. This project site is perceived as a regional central park for the Iskandar Coastal (ICSB) development. It is designated as a linear park and as a portion of the 10% green area required of the ICSB development. A study made on sustainable development and the incorporation of a BCA green mark scheme determined the possibility of including sustainable initiatives within the design. The sustainable design of this public recreational space focusses on optimising all of the park’s potential. The park design and planning has ensured that valuable heritage resources are well kept and maintained and can act as a showcase for present community members. It will also be a reference and knowledge hub for future generations.



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1 May 2013 - 1 November 2013

MLAA2013 Calling for Entries This year, ILAM presented the outstanding Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards to Malaysian landscape architects and those in related fields. The awards are open to all project submissions, which have not won any previous ILAM MLAA Awards. The award recipients receive featured coverage in ILAM’s Bulletin Landskap and a special publication in conjunction with the award - Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook and a Special Edition in the local press following the award ceremony. Award recipients will be honoured at the Awards Presentation Ceremony during ILAM’s Annual Dinner, scheduled in April each year. The Awards are also part of the activities held in conjunction with the World Landscape Architecture Month Celebrations.

The Award Categories 1. Landscape Consultant Categories a. Landscape Design Awards b. Landscape Analysis and Planning Awards c. Landscape Innovation Awards N 2. Landscape Contractor Category EW a. Landscape Construction Awards

3. Property Developer Category a. Property Developer Awards in Landscape Planning & Development 4. City Council & Gov. Agency Category a. Green City Awards 5. Researcher Category a. Landscape Research Awards 6. Student Category a. Student Design Awards


1. Landscape Consultant Categories The official entrant must be submitted by the member of ILAM (Except Student Member) from the consultancy firm which was involved in the submitted project. * Projects are not limited to Malaysia. Projects completed outside Malaysia may be submitted by ILAM Members or ILAM registered consultancy firms. NEW

2. Landscape Contractor Category The official entrant must be from landscape contractors or builders. 3. Property Developer Category & 4. City Council & Local Government Category The official entry may be submitted by a member of ILAM (Except Student Member) from the submitting organisation. * For Property Developer Category, projects are not limited to Malaysia. Projects completed outside Malaysia which are built by the submitting developer are eligible. 5. Researcher Category The official entrant can be from academicians, researchers and practitioners from higher learning institution, government sectors, local governments, private practitioners such as landscape consultants or individual landscape architects. 6. Student Category The official entrant must be from a student of a local university or higher learning institution.

How to Enter?

To Enter: Complete and return the ENTRY FORM with payment (non refundable) for each project to be submitted. Upon receipt of your entry form, you will receive an official, numbered entry kit for each project to be submitted. Each entry kit includes forms and instructions. Please note that each project must be submitted along with the unique entry number given by ILAM.

Schedule & Timeline Organised by

Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia


In-conjunction with International Federation of Landscape Architects


World Landscape Architecture Month

1 May 2013: Announcement of MLAA 2013 12 October 2013: MLAA 2013 Submission Briefing 1 November 2013: MLAA 2013 Submission Close, before 5pm 8 -10 November 2013: Jury Review Session 16 November 2013: Excellence Awards Site Inspection 29 April 2014: Publication of Malaysia LA Yearbook 2013 29 April 2014: Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 30 April 2014: Special MLAA Publication in local media


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Being space saving yet very chic and petite are some of the reasons it has been so popular, the Salima chair fits human body form. With an ideal height for your feet to rest gently on the ground and complete with a cushion for total relaxation, it is just ideal for an afternoon coffee and reading by the poolside or in a cool garden space.

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chapter news

Legoland & Iskandar Development Study Tour

Organised by ILAM Southern Chapter 20-21 March 2013, Iskandar Development Region, Johor A study on urban development and themed attractions of Iskandar Malaysia was jointly organised by ILAM and the Southern Chapter committee which attracted 18 members from all over Malaysia and 34 members from ILAM Southern Chapter. The visit covered the newly opened Legoland Malaysia where participants were briefed by Mr Adrian Pinto, Training and Talent Development Manager, about the development background and landscape management of the park.

Briefing by Legoland Training & Talent Development Manager - Mr. Adrian Pinto.

The study trip not only offered learning opportunities but also gave opportunities for ILAM members from different regions to meet with southern chapter members.

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A briefing by Iskandar Development Region was conducted by Encik Johan Ariffin Mohd Ropi.

Participants also visited Puteri Harbour where a briefing about the Iskandar Region Development, the social behaviour and residential area planning and park development in Iskandar Development Region was conducted by Encik Johan Ariffin Mohd Ropi (Assistant Vice President, Planning and Compliance). After which, the participants visited the Iskandar Region Development Authority Gallery.

The visit concluded with a courtesy call to introduce ILAM and ILAM Southern Chapter committees to the Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council (MPJBT). Whilst there, a briefing was conducted by YDP MPJBT, Hj Md Fuzi bin Ahmad Shahimi.

Courtesy call to introduce ILAM and ILAM Southern Chapter committees to the Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council (MPJBT). A briefing was conducted by YDP MPJBT, Hj Md Fuzi b Ahmad Shahimi.

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chapter news

George Town

Heritage Walk

Organised by ILAM Northern Chapter 17-19 May 2013, George Town, Penang

A total of 42 participants, consisting of ILAM and ILAM Northern Chapter members enjoyed a 3-day George Town Heritage Walk. This CPD programme, organised by ILAM Northern Chapter, was filled with fun activities and learning and exposure to George Town UNESCO Heritage Site conservation efforts.

Day 1 Introduction of George Town & Urban Heritage

Visit to KOMTAR viewing deck overlooking George Town Heritage Sites (top left), Tanjong City Marina (top right) A briefing was conducted by conservation architect and project client on urban redevelopment of Gurney Paragon (above & right)

The programme began with a visit to KOMTAR for a panoramic view of George Town and a briefing by Ar. Tan Yau Wei about the George Town UNESCO Heritage Site and building restoration works. The group then visited Tanjong Marina Pier and waterfront for a landscape project briefing by LAr. Phua Chin Eng, and later to the newly opened Gurney Paragon for a briefing. The project is a mixed development, predominantly F&B and retail outlets, which includes a heritage building, St. Joseph’s Novitiate, as the central focal point of the entire development.


George Town Heritage Walk group 1 - Street of Harnony (above) , Group 2 - Shophouses. (above right) Tropical Spice Garden briefing and spice trail exploration. (below)

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Day 2 Heritage Walk, River Rehabilitation & Themed Garden The second day of the programme focussed on a guided heritage walk, conducted by Penang Heritage Trust. The group was divided into 2 teams which looked at either shophouses or religious buildings. Towards the afternoon, a project briefing was conducted at the sales office of “By The Sea”, which explained the river rehabilitation of Sungai Satu by Carsten Huttche of Enviro Pro and the landscape architectural approach of the “By the Sea” project by Colin K. Okashimo & Associates. The excitement did not end here as the participants also visited the Tropical Spice Gardens and Straits Quay to conclude the second day’s programme.

Day 3 George Town Cycling Tour & Boutique Hotel Visits The last day of the visit was filled with a fun bicycle ride around the George Town Heritage Area with visits to several George Town projects, China House and heritage hotels such as Sekeping Victoria, Noordin Mews, Muntri Mews and 23 Love Lane.

George Town Cycling Tour along Beach Street & Boutique Hotel briefing at Muntri Mews (above). Briefing of River Rehabilitation Project by Carsten Huttche of Enviro Pro and the landscape architect by Colin K. Okashimo & Associates. (above right) Certificate presentation and group photo at Muntri Street (right)

update Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA and ILAM Gala Night 6 April 2013 Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

ILAM celebrated the 5th edition of the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA 2013 with a night full of classy performances and surprise award winners. The gala night received the highest ever attendance numbers with 600 guests. The guest of honour, Yang Bahagia Datuk Arpah binti Abdul Razak, Chief Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Local Government, graced the event. More coverage on the event is available in the highlight section of this issue.

Johor Bahru Urban Heritage Workshop

Courtesy Call to Amcorp Properties Berhad

19-20 January 2013 Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

An Urban Heritage Workshop with fringe activities such as Heritage Hunt and Photography Competition was organised by the Final Year Landscape Architecture students in collaboration with Pusat Kajian Dunia Alam Melayu (KALAM) and Institute of Landscape Architect Malaysia (ILAM) Southern Chapter. This workshop was supervised and coordinated by LAr Dr. Hamidah Ahmad and LAr. Dr Sapura Mohamad. The programme was aimed at instilling and enhancing awareness about the importance of urban heritage. Through the workshop and fringe activities, the activities also highlighted how conservation measures can be a tool to protect our urban heritage and still provide social and economic benefits to the city.

Meeting on Minimum Scale of Fees

5 February 2013 National Landscape Department Several ILAM council members, LAr. Mohd Fadrillah bin Mohd Taib, Assoc Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman bin Mohd Tahir, LAr. Sharipah Mohamed, LAr. Danial bin A.Hasan, LAr. Sabarudin bin Buang and LAr. Zainuddin Ya were involved in discussions regarding new guidelines for Conditions of Engagement and Minimum Scale of Fees For Landscape Architect Consultants (CEMSF), following the latest recommendations from the Ministry of Finance Malaysia.

Seminar on Management of Lake and Wetland Ecosystems 5 February 2013 Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya

A special seminar on lake and wetland ecosystem management, organised by Perbadanan Putrajaya, was attended by ILAM. Among the topics highlighted at the seminar were Ecosystem Managemant of Lakes and Wetlands by Prof. Syabaz Khan (UNESCO-IHP); National Strategy on Lake and Wetlands Management by Dato’ Lim Chow Hock (JPS) and Water Resources Management in Asia and the Pacific by Dr. Salmah Zakaria (UN ESCAP).

17 April 2013 Amcorp Office, Petaling Jaya

ILAM paid a courtesy visit to MLAA Platinum Sponsor, Amcorp Properties Berhad, as a gesture of appreciation and to establish a long-term working relationship between the private organisation and landscape architects from ILAM. The visit was hosted by Amcorp Properties Berhad Executive Chairman, Mr. Azmi Hashim.

ILAM Professional Practice Course and Examination (KAIAL 2013) The annual ILAM Professional Practice Course and Examination, KAIAL, was held with the participation of 41 ILAM graduate members attending the course from 6-7 April. On 11-12 May, the Professional Examination was held at UiTM participated by 50 candidates. Successful candidates will be given certificates of ILAM Corporate Membership during the ILAM AGM 2013, which is scheduled to be held on 29 June 2013 at Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur.

Courtesy Call to Bandar Eco Setia Sdn. Bhd. 25 April 2013 Bandar Eco Setia

ILAM, represented by the ILAM President and several council members, made a visit to Bandar Eco Setia Sdn Bhd, as a gesture of appreciation and to establish a long-term working relationship between the private organisation and landscape architects from ILAM. During the visit, Bandar Eco Setia Chief Executive Office, Mr. Koe Peng Kang, also brought the group to visit the parks and residential areas at Setia Eco Park.

Domestic News Meeting Between Kuala Lumpur City Hall with REHDA and Professional Bodies

ILAM at 40th BIM Gala Dinner 30 May 2013 Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur

23 April 2013 Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC)

ILAM, represented by several council members, attended the 40th BIM Gala Dinner held at Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur.

LAr. Noriah Mat and LAr. Samsul Rohaizad Mohd Jemoner attended a briefing organised by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) on the implementation status of OSC One Submission, Affordable Housing Scheme Policy, Kuala Lumpur Utility Guidelines and Kuala Lumpur Lighting Master Plan.

ILAM at FLORIA Putrajaya 2013

ILAM on Bernama TV 2 May 2013 ILAM Office

An exclusive interview with LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah was conducted by Bernama TV Biz Talk. Special coverage of Economic Transformation Programmes focussed on the Kuala Lumpur “River of Life” was among the highlights. During the talk show, ILAM elaborated about landscape architect involvement in the river beautification programme. The interview was aired on 4th May 2013 (Saturday), from 9.30pm 10.30pm on Astro Bernama TV Channel 502.

ILAM 3rd visit to Sarawak for IFLA2014 Asia Pacific Congress

ILAM will be publishing a special edition of Bulletin Landskap, in conjunction with FLORIA Putrajaya 2013, which will showcase selected garden designs. In addition, five landscape architects will be involved in the designer garden during FLORIA which is scheduled to be held from 22-30 June 2013 at the Waterfront, Precinct 2, Putrajaya.

7-10 May 2013 Kuching Sarawak

The working committee of IFLA2014 Asia Pacific Congress traveled to Kuching, Sarawak, to confirm venues and the programme, which includes the IFLA International Student Charrette programme and the IFLA Asia Pacific Council Meeting at Sarawak Cultural Village. The group also visited Sarawak Biodiversity Centre and Sarawak Forestry Corporation to discuss the technical visit programme for the Congress.

Nominations for Senator for Parliament of Malaysia At the recently concluded meeting at Balai Ikhtisas Malaysia, BIM, on 14 May 2013, the Board of Management decided to submit 5 names to Y.A.B. Perdana Menteri to recommend them for consideration of appointment to the Senate by DYMM Yang DiPertuan Agong. The names are as follows: 1. Sr. John S. C. Loh 2. Prof. Dr. Mohd Khanif bin Yusop 3. Ir. K. Gunasagaran 4. LAr. Dato’ Hj Ismail bin Ngah (ILAM) 5. Hjh. Ungku Anna Hj. Ungku Mohamed ILAM wishes all the best to LAr. Dato’ Hj. Ismail bin Ngah.

Visit of DBKU Mayor to ILAM

7 May 2013 ILAM Office

ILAM received a courtesy visit from the City of Kuching North Mayor, Datuk Haji Abang Abdul Wahap Haji Abang Julai, to discuss collaborating on a number of programmes which DBKU organised in Kuching as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Sarawak.


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Announcements ILAM Membership Termination The ILAM Corporate Members listed below have been terminated as of 22 February 2013: 1. LAr. Nurbaiti Abdul Wahab (0700262) 2. LAr. Azman Mohd Saad (0200208)

ifla news

IFLA Asia Pacific Regional Representatives.

International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

IFLA50 World Congress 6-10 April 2013, Skycity, Auckland, New Zealand

ILAM council members, Dato’ LAr Ismail Ngah, LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib, LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail and LAr. Charles Teo attended the IFLA50 World Council Meeting and the World Congress and presented Malaysia’s country report during the council meeting. At the closing ceremony of the IFLA50 World Congress, ILAM presented a video clip to promote the upcoming IFLA 2014 Asia Pacific Congress which will be held in Kuching, Sarawak from 28-30 April 2014. Welcoming Reception at Auckland Museum

IFLA Asia Pacific Regional Council Meeting at BECA

IFLA World Council Meeting at BECA

Celebration of IFLA 50th Anniversary and cake cutting ceremony by IFLA President, Desiree Martinez.

IFLA World Delegates


Feb-May 2013

IFLA World Congress at Skycity Auckland.

ILAM President, LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib presented IFLA 2014 Asia Pacific Regional Congress promotional video during the closing ceremony of IFLA50 World Congress.

ILAM Honorary Secretary, LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail demonstrated wearing a traditional sarong with the help of IFLA President, Desiree Martinez. This is part of ILAM’s bid promotion for the IFLA2020 World Congress which was supported by the IFLA World Council to be held in Malaysia in the year 2020.

ILAM delegates at IFLA50 World Congress

Tamaki Makarau Declaration 2013 Details on the next page

International News


Tamaki Makarau Declaration 12 April 2013 Auckland, New Zealand

A declaration, “Tamaki Makarau Declaration”, was jointly made by 41 nations of the world during the IFLA50 World Congress in Auckland, New Zealand. This document is outlined below:

Ukrainian Landscape Forum “Landscape Architecture and Modernity” 2013 21-23 March 2013 National Forestry University, Lviv City, Ukraine

The Guild of Landscape Architects of Ukraine welcomed landscape professionals to a specialised forum devoted to problems and perspectives that landscape architects face in the modern world. The event was held from March 21-23 in Lviv City which is an important cultural and historical centre of Ukraine. The forum was hosted by National Forestry University. A special guest from the Malaysian Institute of Landscape Architecture (ILAM), LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah binti Ismail, delivered her speech during the forum.

ILAM at IFLA50 World Congress 6-10 April 2013 Auckland, New Zealand

ILAM council members, Dato’ LAr Ismail Ngah, LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib, LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail and LAr. Charles Teo attended the IFLA50 World Council Meeting and the World Congress and presented Malaysia’s country report during the council meeting. At the closing ceremony of the IFLA50 World Congress, ILAM presented a video clip to promote the upcoming IFLA 2014 Asia Pacific Congress which will be held in Kuching, Sarawak from 28-30 April 2014.

We, the landscape architects of 41 nations of the world, commend the following resolutions to international, national, regional and local decision makers, and assert that: 1.

All landscapes of intertwined cultural, natural, urban and rural systems, including land and water, are important to people´s identity and quality of life and therefore must be respected.


We support the proposed UNESCO International Landscape Convention and urge all nations to engage with the process and support this inspirational convention, founded on local charter actions.


We recognize traditional and indigenous knowledge and wisdom held by people of the world, which contributes to understanding landscape and can guide decision making at this time and for our shared future.


We acknowledge that the profound connection between people and place roots culture to landscape and that our future requires our effective action and collaboration to sustain the wealth of the landscape, world-wide.

6-10 April 2013 BECA, Auckland, New Zealand

IFLA World Congress Hosts: 2014 : Argentina 2015 : Russia 2016 : Italy 2017 : Canada 2018 : Singapore 2019 : Norway 2020 : Malaysia

The Conference aims to address the many inter-related aspects of the environment. The field of Landscape Architecture ranges from horticulture, plants, ecology, landscape and green technology, to tourism and heritage. Parallel to the theme “A Greener Tomorrow” is the promotion of better, more sustainable living environments. This IFLA2014 Asia Pacific Regional Congress will provide an international view of the problems encountered by many modern cities and rural/suburban areas; while also offering solutions. The conference is a platform for professionals and academia in the related fields, from all over the world, to share ideas about the latest environmental issues – our goal being to discuss, and solve, the challenge of making our environment “greener” and more sustainable. The organiser is searching for individuals, professionals, academicians, researchers or organizations to submit their scientific, technical or policy papers to be published in the conference proceedings. Only selected papers will be published in a local university journal. You are cordially invited to submit your ABSTRACT (not more than 300 words) to: and the ABSTRACT should consist of: • • • • • •

Malaysia to host IFLA2020 World Congress During the IFLA50 World Congress in Auckland New Zealand, the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) presented its bid to host the IFLA2020 World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The bid was well received and agreed upon by IFLA World Council Members. The bid was supported by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB) which was represented by Mr. Edward Lim, Senior Sales Executive, MYCEB.

Calling for Papers IFLA2014 Asia Pacific Congress

World Landscape Art Exposition 2013 Jinzhou, China Opening Ceremony 11 May 2013 Jinzhou, China

Dato’ LAr. Ismail bin Ngah represented IFLA Asia Pacific as Vice President at the Grand Opening of the World Landscape Art Exposition 2013 in Jinzhou, China. The event was also attended by other IFLA delegates such as IFLA President, Desiree Martinez, past IFLA President, Diane Menzies and past IFLA Vice President, Alan Titchener. Part of the main showcase of the exposition was the show gardens designed by IFLA members which started as a global competition organised by the IFLA Asia Pacific Region.

Name of Author(s) Title Full Address of Corresponding Author Phone Number Fax Number E-mail address

CONFERENCE TOPICS: Congress Theme: “A Greener Tomorrow” The theme “A Greener Tomorrow” means more than just improving the number of plants per square metre or holding fast to small patches of nature; it encompasses the methodology and searching for best practices when dealing with the environment and improving living conditions. We plan to look at sustainable, economical, value added benefits for communities in totality; while reducing our environmental footprint and providing more energy efficient management strategies. With these principals as a guide, delegates will delve into such sub-themes as: • “Greener” Technology • “Greener” Tourism • “Greener” Heritage IMPORTANT DATES: Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 July 2013 Notification of Abstract: 1 August 2013 Full Paper Submission Deadline: 30 November 2013

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22-30 June 2013 Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)


FLORIA Putrajaya

Promenade Precinct 2 Visit the garden event of the year and see creative garden designs by 5 award winning Landscape Architects, alongside a nature art exhibit from ILAM. Come and join our Garden Tea Party and get to know our landscape architects.

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6 September 2013


MLAA Winners’ Seminar

Innovative Play Systems

ILAM ALAMi Shah Alam Be inspired by the winning submissions of Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) as the top projects and research papers will be presented by the respective entrants.

Le Meridien, KL Sentral 2-3 October 2013

Sustainable Landscape Asia Conference SLA2013 Perbadanan Putrajaya

20-22 September 2013 The first of its kind in Malaysia in the profession of landscape architecture, this congress will highlight matters and solutions for sustainable landscape planning and design from various aspects such as water conservation, energy saving and generating, smart maintenance and management methods. Out of the box landscape design solutions which contribute to sustainability of the landscape and environment are also agenda items for this special conference.

Kinabalu Park Expedition Sabah

Organised in collaboration with ILAM Sabah chapter, this trip will allow adventure enthusiasts to explore the beautiful fauna and flora of Kinabalu Park and Poring Nature Trail. Activities include a walk to Langanan Waterfall and a brief by the Sabah Parks Department.

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MLAA 2013 Calling for Entries CLOSED ON 5PM 27-30 April 2014

IFLA2014 Asia Pacific Congress Kuching, Sarawak 25-27 April Student Charrette 27 April IFLA APR Council Meeting 28-30 April IFLA2014 Congress 29 April MLAA Awards & Gala Dinner 30 April Technical Visits

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29 April 2014

MLAA Awards

ILAM Gala Night 2014 Pullman Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak

Note: Events listed are subject to change. Further details and updates available on ILAM Facebook at: Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)






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