Putrajaya Floria 2012 (Day 2)
The heat is on at Putrajaya.
With the wide publicity of the local media, more visitors are visiting Putrajaya.
Many people would expect the freshness of the flower may not last for 10 days.
The worry materialized on the second day.
Due to the extremely heat of the sun and spotlight, the newly planted flora has not established the root system.
Many flowers already ‘dehydrated’ and the sight was saddening.
I could hear some plant lovers expressed their sadness “sayang ….”. The theme flower, the “enduring beauty” are also drying up. Even the the cactus is dying.
If the authority arranged VIP visit on the last day (instead of the first day), then the condition could be different.
Lesson learn is to focus on the sustainability of the project instead of starting many projects with sad endings. I have seen so many local tourist hotspots left abandoned after spending millions of Ringgit.
Many developing countries are racing to build mega structure. what makes a city great is the soul and culture, and not the physical infrastructure.
I believe the organizer has been doing their very best to rescue the flowers. I hope the visitors on the last day can still see the cactus. It was interesting because Singapore just opened the Gardens in the Bay, I don’t think the plants suffer the same ‘casualty’ on day 2 as this event.
We did not stay behind to watch the Flora Parade (boats).
Wishing all the plants and flowers best of luck, and recover from the abuse of the crowd and extreme heat.
(Some of you may notice this was the same plant I took in part 1 of my post. It was in a really sad state.)