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The drying Taiping Lake Gardens

I tried my best to adjust the camera angles to present the better aspect of Taiping Lake Gardens.

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I would avoid those dried up lotus ponds, drains and lakes.

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Saving the century old rain trees @ Taiping Lake Gardens

Sometimes it is hard to understand what the authority was thinking. The local council planned to construct a RM3.6 million food kiosks and souvenir stores underneath the precious rain trees.

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You could see the blue fence with a construction signage on the left. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has expressed the concern that the construction might damage the root system of the iconic rain trees. After a huge public protest in August 2012, the local council finally decided to move the construction site to another part of the lake gardens.

Personally, I think people want a green park and not some tourist kiosks that often being abandoned (after spending millions).

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