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Three bamboo arch structures were built by the Ipoh City Council (MBI), located at the garden square in front of the council (next to the MBI Clock Tower).

They were launched today (November 20) by city secretary, Zuraina Kamarul Ariff.

According to the mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin in a media statement released today, the arch structures were jointly built by the Landscape Department and Development Control Division of the Town Planning Department. 

“The structures, resembling flower petals when looked at from above, are an innovation by the Landscape Department to explore sustainable and environmental-friendly technology,” he said. 

“Those involved with building the structure had undergone a course in technology of bamboo structure-building at an institute in Sungai Siput, Perak. 

“The project which started in March this year was halted temporarily due to implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO). 

“In line with the initiative to make Ipoh a Low Carbon City (LCC) by 2030, MBI will be undertaking more projects like such in the near future,” Rumaizi expressed. 

 

Chris Teh 

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Chris Teh

Born and bred in Ipoh, Chris Teh is proficient in Chinese, English and Malay, with the Japanese language in the making. Joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise his writing and translation skills. In his spare time, he catches Pokemon in Pokemon GO, discovering up and coming places on the side.

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