By: Zaki Saleh
Seri Iskandar: Many are unaware that a recreational park located at the entrance of Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Seri Iskandar can be visited by the public.
Moreover, for the residents, this location serves as a recreational spot, especially during the morning or evening.
Beyond serving as a place for leisure or relaxation, its lush greenery and expansive lake capture attention, complemented by the intriguing dinosaur structures that surely captivate the interest of children.
Yesterday, the Geological Rock Garden (GRG) at UTP was officially opened by the Chief Minister, Dato’ Seri Saarani Mohamad.
This Geological Rock Garden is the largest in the country, spanning 44,550 square meters and featuring five themes spanning different geological eras.
It has earned recognition from the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) as ‘The Largest Outdoor Geological Rock Garden in Malaysia’.
This accolade also positions UTP as a must-visit tourist destination in Perak.
Along the 1-kilometre path within the garden, there are dinosaur models, primitive mammal models, replica fossils, and rocks aged 422 million years, collected from across Malaysia.
In line with Visit Perak 2024, this park has the potential to attract geological enthusiasts and anyone interested in the natural history of the Earth.
Its significance extends to enhancing access to higher education and promoting educational tourism within the community.