Gasing Hill

By Ganesh

Thursday, 26 August 2010

I was quite shocked when I went up Gasing Hill the other day, I saw plots of land being sold, starting from the bottom right up to the top, on both sides of the road leading to its peak.   This saddened me because Gasing Hill, for years, has been a green lung to residents of Petaling Jaya. Not only that, being the highest point in Petaling Jaya, it used to be a place to “get fresh air” and look down upon Petaling Jaya to enjoy the scenery. Many people use it as a jogging path, faithfully jogging every morning, enjoying the fresh air and the natural surroundings of a beautiful “woodland”/jungle.   Many parents often bring their children up Gasing Hill to feed the monkeys. Infact, this has been a weekly event for me as my 3 year old daughter is fond of feeding the monkeys.   The plots of land for sale go right to the top (peak). Each parcel range from 20,000sq ft to 30,000 sq ft and there are about 60 parcels in total. I called the number on the board of a parcel and they confirmed, the parcels were for sale for people to build their houses. Coincidently, per sq ft cost RM150, indeed for the rich and wealthy….  

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