Friday, September 20, 2013

Landscape of Kambatik - an appreciation (Part 1)

 How would you define your little space on  this blue planet?  Life gives us time and space.  In today's internet world where consumptive behaviour is the norm, the challenges to remain what is human is upscaled to a global audience.  What you 'Like' traces your consumptive behaviour.  But in abstracting your view of life there is that expressive need to balance the concept of time and space.  How do you go about it?  There are two basic ways.  First, you can build your materialistic pyramid or you can create your natural world.  I have chosen the latter path because it gives me a second chance to look forward to life.  As we progress in our life we come to the stark realisation that there are many stakeholders out there pushing the envelope of life in very unsustainable ways.  Thus I have created the Kambatik Park to express the human need to live by nature.  The Park is my attempt to bring back wildlife in landscape design and to create a sustainable and biologically diverse eco-system I can gladly call home.  In the park, the human spirit roams......
Slopes and flat areas preserved

Flat area or plain ...for recreation and promotion of wildlife...

Flat low lying and swampy areas are preserved for grassland to attract birds, insects and small animals.
These areas perform as water cacthment in heavy monsoon seasons.

Many newly introduced plants and trees function as modular fits that add to the richness of the jungle or forest puzzle, in welcoming ways.

Oil palm farming that sustains the operation of the park is well integrated into the existing or past natural ecosystem, and biologically diversity is achieved by additional planting of exotic species like herbal plants, indigenous fruit trees and flowering shrubs.  Botanic islands are conserved to perform as 'green lungs' and educational purposes.

Red flushes of a jungle tree add colour to the evergreen landscape.

With the preservation of natural forest, tiny forest birds like the Tailor bird (pic above) brave themselves and  venture into the open garden areas.
With proper planting of introduced species like the Eugenia oleina, the Park resembles moments of spring and autumn when the young leaves or flushes gives out their best colours from orange  to red.

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