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Sat. 24th March 2012 at Hutan Pendidikan Bukit Gasing (PJ Bukit Gasing):  It was good to see more than 50 people that came to the gathering point for the walk. There were many more that were regulars that came and went ahead of the crowd, eager to enjoy the fresh air and nature that PJ Bukit Gasing provided. A number of us from Save Bukit Gasing team joined the Fun Walk. There were quite a number that came to see Bukit Gasing for the first time.

Many that came for the walk had commented on the number of developments that kept creeping up onto Bukit Gasing. All without fail were appalled when we explained that DBKL had almost 2/3rd of what Bukit Gasing originally was, but now only they talked about gazetting about 1/3rd of Bukit Gasing they were responsible for. More importantly, most were disgusted at the failure to protect KL Bukit Gasing by DBKL. All voiced concern at the rampant development in KL side of Bukit Gasing over recent years. In particular, they were shocked at the approval by DBKL for Gasing Meridian to develop multimillionaire bungalows on KL Bukit Gasing. They all shared with our safety concerns.

There was laughter when we mentioned FT Minister’s recent boast at the creation of Taman Bukit Kerinchi (consisting of only 34.6ha). It is evident that whilst Selangor State/MBPJ had quickly moved to gazette all of PJ Bukit Gasing (38ha), DBKL has permitted development on almost 2/3 of Bukit Gasing in their jurisdiction. Further laughter occurred when we mentioned Datuk Raja Nong Cik’s proposal to rename Bukit Gasing to Bukit Kerinchi. Such was the “Fun” in the Fun Walk Day. They changed history, why not geography [sic].

Anyhow, many took the opportunity to have pictures taken with the “Save Bukit Gasing – Save Lives” banner.  Thank you all that came to show your love for Bukit Gasing. Thank you also for giving us the support to spread the word about DBKL’s and FT Ministry’s relentless attempt to remove Bukit Gasing from KL Map. With more public support, we can bring DBKL and FT Ministry to their senses. We cannot and should not allow them to strangle PJ Bukit Gasing by over development. The sustainability of PJ Bukit Gasing will be threatened by their irresponsible actions in promoting developer rights over that of right of us all to a healthy living environment in KL and PJ.