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NEWS ARCHIVE 2017                              

Urban Environmental Accords (UEA) Melaka Summit Collaboration Meeting
Date: 12 January 2017

Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah made a courtesy call to ILAM to discuss a collaboration with ILAM to organise the Urban Environmental Accords (UEA) Melaka Summit from 7-9 September 2017. The delegates exchanged souvenirs at the end of the session.


ALAM 8 – The Assembly of Landscape Architecture Students Malaysia
Date: 22-25 January 2017
Venue: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

This annual event came to its 8th edition. This time, it was hosted by Univeriti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and the Landscape Architecture Society, with the theme of ‘Daripada Alam Kepada Alam’. The theme aims to promote a sense of responsibility among landscape architecture students to care for the environment for generations to come. The programme was officiated by ILAM President, Assoc Prof LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir. The assembly provided a platform for landscape architecture students from the higher learning institutions to meet and exchange ideas.

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA2016 Judging Session
Date: 20-21 January 2017

A two-day judging process was conducted to judge the total of 145 submissions for this year’s MLAA Awards. The jury session consisted of 8 landscape architects, going through the initial shortlisting process, followed by a jury session, steered by 10 local and international judges. The jury session concluded with result recommendations for ILAM Council endorsement. Selected projects site visit was held on 14-15 February 2017 to determine top award winners.



Date: 9 February 2017

Venue: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seri Iskandar


LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail represented ILAM at the LADS Talk, which is a platform for students to voice their ideas. The programme was organised by Fakulti Architecture, Planning and Survey, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch.


MLAA2016 Site Visit

Date: 14-15 February 2017

Venue: Klang Valley


A 2 day site visit was conducted to inspect selected award winning projects in various categories to determine the winners of the Excellence Awards and Project of the Year Award for the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA, which was scheduled for 22 April 2017.

Landscape Architecture Professional Courses (KAIAL 2017)

Date: 18-19 February 2017

Venue: Faculty of Design & Architecture, UPM


A total of 133 candidates sat for the 2 day professional course in preparation for the ILAM Professional Examination, (18-19 March 2017), at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). This is the highest number of candidates so far for this programme.


MGBC Luncheon

Date: 21 February 2017

Venue: Amber, Nexus Bangsar South


A networking lunch was hosted by Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) to gather all the professional bodies who collaborate with MGBC for CPD series. The luncheon also served to celebrate Chinese New Year and to provide a platform for all associations to meet and greet. ILAM was represented by LAr. Sharipah Mohamed, LAr. Charles Teo, and Fatin Aqilah Abd. Jalil.


ILAM Southern Chapter

UTM Alumni Workshop Series

Date: 27 February 2017

Venue: Faculty of Built Environment, UTM


The Department of Landscape Architecture, from the Faculty of Built Environment, UTM, Skudai, held its monthly workshop, entitled: ‘Landscape UTM Alumni Workshop Series 2017’. The event was organised by final year students. The main objective of this workshop was to share landscape project input to all final year landscape students.

Landscape Architecture Agenda (LAA2050) Workshop

Date: 2 March 2017

Venue: Concorde Shah Alam

The first workshop of Landscape Architecture Agenda LAA2050 was held for ILAM council members to share the initial concept for the professional direction over the next 30 years. The end of the session witnessed the birth of Landscape Architecture Agenda 2050 (LAA2050), which is a 30 year agenda, comprising our vision, and 10 Strategic Focus Areas (SFA) required to drive the landscape architecture profession forwards. The initiative framework is in a developmental process until 2020, when it will be implemented in full force, leading to 2050.

ILAM Sarawak Chapter

Technical Visit to UCSI Hotel

Date: 11 March 2017

Venue: Isthmus, Kuching, Sarawak.


A casual study trip was organised by ILAM Sarawak Chapter to visit the newly completed USCI Hotel project to pinpoint various elements of landscape architectural design, as part of a Chapter enrichment programme. The visit was attended by 12 participants and lead by LAr. Catherine Lau.

ILAM Southern Chapter

Landscape UTM Alumni Workshop Series: ‘From Form to Concept’

Date: 12 March 2017

Venue: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)


This year, the second Landscape UTM Alumni Workshop Series, entitled “From Form to Concept”, was patronised by 9 practising Landscape Architects who are also UTM alumni. The workshop was attended not only by final year landscape architecture students, but also juniors. The workshop began with a design critique session of the final year students’ projects, followed by an open lecture delivered by UTM Alumni, LAr. Alfred Lee Fei Chong, and Mr Ng Sze Oun, both of whom shared their knowledge of creating a landscape plan using form composition, or art, as a beginning concept.

ILAM Professional Examination 2017

Date: 18-19 March 2017

Venue: Universiti Teknologi MARA, (UiTM)


A month after the KAIAL Professional Courses, the annual ILAM Professional Examination was held in Universiti Teknologi MARA, (UiTM) for two days, to certify the next batch of professional Landscape Architects. This year, there were a breakthrough of 100 candidates sitting for professional examinations.


Astro Awani Interview

Date: 21 March 2017

Venue: UNIV360, Serdang


A news interview was conducted by Astro Awani with ILAM council member, LAr. Sabarudin Buang, who shared the important of landscaping in both big and small scale developments, while LAr. Khoo Eng Kee talked about the success of UNIV360 to incorporate massive green spaces and elements in a small starter home. He also touched on the importance of creating landscape as a living system for humans, plants and wildlife.

Bernama TV-The Nation Interview

Date: 30 March 2017

Venue: Wisma Bernama


An hour of live interviews on the topic of “Landscape Architecture That Cares”, focused on the role landscape architects play in creating spaces for people to use and how our designs shape the lifestyle of the locale. Thanks to LAr. Dr. Nurhayati Abdul Malek for representing ILAM.


ILAM Southern Chapter

Sri Lanka Heritage Landscape Tour

Date: 2-6 April 2017

Venue: Sri Lanka


ILAM Southern Chapter once again organised a memorable landscape architectural tour, this time to Sri Lanka, to explore the cultural landscape and projects designed by Geoffrey Bawa. This tour was attended by 12 participants and among the various places visited were Geoffrey Bawa’s town house, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sigiriya Rock Plateau (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Hakgala Botanical Garden.


National Landscape Day Celebration 2017

Date: 2 April 2017

Venue: Taman Tasik Kamunting, Taiping, Perak


This year, the National Landscape Department once again organised the annual National Landscape Day celebration in the northern Malaysian town of Taiping. This public event was held at Taman Tasik Kamunting, with various activities, such as a garden product bazaar, exhibition by private and public agencies, busker performances, public workshops and sporting activities. ILAM set up an exhibition booth to educate the public about the landscape architecture profession.


Secret Garden of One Utama

Date: 4 April 2017

Venue: One Utama Shopping Complex


On top of the massive One Utama shopping mall, there is an oasis of green rooftop gardens with an abundant collection of lush plants. The successful story behind this beautiful garden is Dr. Francis Ng, the resident Botanical Consultant to the Secret Garden. The visit was attended by 40 ILAM members, with the tour conducted by Dr. Francis Ng, who explained the usage of a good planting medium, such as Biochar, which contributes to the healthy growth of the rooftop gardens.


1M4U Radio Interview

Date: 4 April 2017

Venue: 1M4U Puchong


A live interview was held with ILAM Young Landscape Architect recipient, LAr. Teng Pe Yang. The interview targeted the youth listeners to provide them with an insight into our role and how landscape architecture might be their choice of profession.


Taman Pudu Ulu

Phase 2 Launching

Date: 10 April 2017

Venue: Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

The launch of the new edition of green spaces in Kuala Lumpur, Taman Pudu Ulu Phase 2, was conducted by the Minister of Federal Territories, YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, and was attended by ILAM council member, LAr. Meor Saadon Sofian Mior Razali, alongside fellow members, Dato’ LAr. Ismail Ngah, and LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib.

MLAA Media Roundtable

Date: 11 April 2017

Venue: The Stripes Kuala Lumpur


A special press conference was organised by ILAM and Platinum PR about the then-upcoming Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA Gala Night 2017. The press session was attended by more than 10 local media outlets. During the press conference, the ILAM President discussed the type of awards to be given and also gave a glimpse of current landscape development issues and our solution for the future; ILAM new initiatives, LAA2050.

RTM2-What Say You

Date: 16 April 2017

Venue: Angkasapuri


A live interview, conducted in mandarin medium aims to discuss general issues and topics about landscape architecture contribution towards uplifting quality living environment, the live programme also received calls from the viewers to gain their opinion and feedback. Two ILAM Corporate Members, LAr. Ho Peng Ming and LAr. Lee Choong Hong are the guests for this programme.


Bernama Today Interview

Date: 20 April 2017

Venue: Wisma Bernama

Bernama TV aired a concise, 15 min interview, with LAr. Dr Nor Atiah Ismail, about the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA), and related publications.

9th Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA 2017

Date: 22 April 2017

Venue: Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur


The 9th edition of the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards celebrated achievements in the landscape architectural industry, with awards ranging from Professional Categories to Media Awards. This year, the black tie event was attended by more than 700 guests, with the Guest-of-honour being Dato’ Dr Tam Weng Wah (Deputy Secretary General – Policy and Development, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, KPKT). The award gala night also witnessed Univ360 walk away with the ‘Project of the Year 2016’ title.

Occupational Framework for Landscape Industry

Committee Meeting

Date: 11 May 2017

Venue: Kuala Lumpur

To further fine tune the Occupational Framework for Landscape Industry document, the ILAM President met with the Department of Skills Development in the Ministry of Human Resources.


PAM Annual Dinner 2017

Date: 12 May 2017

Venue: JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur


The annual Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) gala dinner and awards witnessed the recognition for the best achievement in the field of architecture.  This year, the event was attended by Dato’ LAr. Ismail Ngah, who is the President of BIM and ILAM fellow member.

ILAM Southern Chapter

2nd Professional Discourse Series 2017

Date: 15 and 21 May 2017

Venue: Johor

The ILAM Southern Chapter organised a two day professional discourse series. This event was aimed at providing a platform for developing expertise through sharing experience and knowledge from professional practising landscape architects and to foster a relationship between the practitioners and programme participants. The first session, on 15 May, participants visited various projects in Johor Bahru, namely, Senibong Cove and Anjung Medini, while the second session, on 21 May, brought the group to IOI Kempas, Taman Bandar, and Laman X-treme Pasir Gudang.

MIP Young People Lab 2017

Date: 18 May 2017

Venue: MIP Office


A collaborative planning meeting was held between various professional bodies, such as MIP, ILAM, PAM, IEM, and REHDA. Their goal was to discuss the programme for an upcoming event, which is aimed at budding, young professionals. The meeting for the event, to be held on 8 August 2017, saw representation by ILAM in the guise of LAr. Sharipah Mohamed, and LAr. Siti Maisarah Salahudin.


BIM – Rare Fruits of Our Heritage

Tree Planting Programme

Date: 21 May 2017

Venue: Selandar, Jasin, Melaka


The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), the Melaka Landscape Department, and ILAM, organised a tree planting project. The designated two hectare land was planted with rare, edible fruits, in order to establish a park which serves as a germplasm repository, as well as an educational reference for future generations.

Focus Group Meeting on Dealing with Construction Permits
2 June 2017
KPKT, Putrajaya

A special meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Housing, Local Government and Urban Wellbeing (KPKT), about dealing with a construction permit.  Among the topics covered were the application for planning permits via the OSC Counter DBKL, qualified personnel, and non-conformance matters. ILAM was among the organsations which contributed greatly to this focus group.

RTM Dialogue
7 June 2017

ILAM Vice President, LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan, was invited to talk about the challenges faced by landscape architects on the global scale, and to the fact that landscape architects play a vital role in striking a balance between development and quality, green, living environments.

Taman Tugu Kuala Lumpur

Master Plan Review
6-7 June 2017
Khazanah Nasional, KLCC

Several ILAM corporate members and council members were invited by Khazanah Nasional to provide valuable feedback on the Taman Tugu Master Plan. The team took two days to look at each aspect of the master plan and subsequently provide professional feedback to the project team. Joint attendees included architects, landscape architects, and the project team from Khazanah Nasional.

MCIEA Awards Assessment
15 June to 13 July 2017
Various locations

The Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards (MCIEA), which is hosted by CIDB Malaysia, is the premier accolade for all-round excellence in this field and an effort to recognise the players’ achievements in the construction industry in Malaysia. The assessment of the award began with Cyberjaya Mosque, SPR Building, and Sunway Velocity, to name a few. On the panel were members from CIDB, SIRIM, IEM, UIAM, with ILAM proudly presented by LAr. Noriah Mat.

Appointment of ILAM President as Council Member in Malaysia Design Council (MRM)
15 June 2017
MOSTI, Putrajaya

Congratulation to the ILAM President, Assoc Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir, upon his appointment as one of the council members of the Malaysia Design Council, alongside other professional bodies, such as SIRIM. The first meeting was held at MOSTI, chaired by the Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI), YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Tangau.

ILAM AGM 2016/2017
17 June 2017
Fakulti Senibina, Perancangan dan Ukur, UiTM Shah Alam

The annual ILAM AGM, held in June, with attendance by more than 100 members, ran smoothly. The ILAM Honorary Secretary presented a report of activities, alongside the financial report provided by the Honorary Treasurer.  The AGM concluded with a certification ceremony for 28 new ILAM Corporate Members for 2017.

SIRIM STS Collaboration with ILAM
6 July 2017

A joint meeting was held at the ILAM office, between SIRIM STS Sdn. Bhd., and ILAM, as a collaborative effort, to discuss development of Industry Standards. Members from SIRIM included Azim Ng Abdullah, Managing Director, SIRIM STS Sdn. Bhd., the ILAM President, and other stakeholders.

Arboriculture Seminar 2017
10-12 July 2017
KSC Hotel & Resort, Johor Bahru

Themed as the Planning and Management of Tree Amenities, the seminar was attended by professionals from various fields, including ILAM. During the seminar, ILAM President, Assoc Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir, spoke about the need for landscape legislation and policy with clear emphasis on comprehensive management and maintenance for landscape, to ensure sustainability.

Raya Open House

with the Minister of KPKT
16 July 2017

ILAM attended the Hari Raya Open House, hosted by the Minister of Housing, Local Government and Urban Wellbeing (KPKT), at the INTEKMA Resort, Shah Alam. Alongside the ILAM President, Assoc Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir, were ILAM Fellow, Dato’ LAr. Ismail Ngah, and ILAM ex-officio, LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib.

Lighting Simulation and Design Courses by Lumz
July to December 2017
Day Brite Industrial Manufacturing SB

A series of small CPD classes were conducted by LUMZ, in collaboration with ILAM, to teach ILAM members about lighting design and simulation. The programme, best suited for small-group learning, incorporated hands-on Lighting Simulation Training, using Dialux software. The participants also learned about products and experienced Mesopic Lighting in a special dark room.


The Young People’s Lab
7 August 2017
KLTB, Jalan Tangsi, Kuala Lumpur

The Young People’s Lab (YPLAB2016), a 1 day workshop, was initiated as a peripheral event of the 8th series of the ‘International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities’ (WCSC) event, to focus on young professionals (under 40 years of age) from the built environment spectrum. The programme engages youths to bring their collective energy, creativity and vision to the table to analyse, discuss and generate ideas and solutions for selected urban enclaves. The programme was jointly organised by MIP, PAM and REHDA, in collaboration with professional bodies, such as ILAM, MIID, and IEM. ILAM Young Landscape Architects Winners, LAr. Siti Maisarah, and LAr. Teng Pe Yang were also involved in the programme.

Sarawak Chapter CPD Series
Koi Pond Technical Visit:
Let’s Gawai Raya + Graduate Members Meet-up

12 August 2017
Kuching, Sarawak

Organised by ILAM Sarawak Chapter, the CPD series brought 21 members to Water World Trading Co. Showroom, to inspect the on-site filtration system. The chapter members also took the opportunity to celebrate the traditional Sarawak festival of Gawai, alongside Hari Raya, with much merry-making and food. This event was also attended by new graduate members, to build connections with existing members.


Farm Visit, Pluck and Pay

12 August 2017
Taman Wetlands, Putrajaya

Hosted by Putrajaya Floria Sdn Bhd., this family orientated CPD programme allowed ILAM members to experience farm life by visiting a farm, and harvesting rockmelons and red chilies. LAr. Haslinda Khalid, who is also the CEO of Putrajaya Floria Sdn Bhd, briefed the participants about the background of the farm, and its many activities.

Southern Chapter Professional Discourse 2017
20 August 2017

The well-acclaimed Southern Chapter Professional Discourse programme once again received overwhelming response from its 40 participants. This group visited various projects in Singapore, including NTU Pioneer and Crescent Hall, NTU NorthHill, along with a walk around NUS campus. The visit was jointly conducted by STX Landscape Architects, with briefings by LAr. Alfred Lee and LAr. Wan Shyrell.

Courtesy Call to
Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang (MBPP)

25 August 2018

A courtesy call, lead by ILAM Northern Chapter, was made to the newly appointed Mayor of MBPP, Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif. During the visit, ILAM offered expertise to MBPP for future collaborations. ILAM was ably represented by ILAM President, Assoc Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir, ILAM Northern Chapter Chairman, LAr. Teng Pe Yang, and seven ILAM corporate members.

Penang Eco Excursion

27-28 August 2018

Penang Hill, Teluk Bahang, Balik Pulau

ILAM Northern Chapter once again organised a Penang excursion, which sold out within 2 days. The programme saw the participation of around 50 participants, and stretched across 3 days, with fun learning activities and games.

Taman Tugu Kuala Lumpur
Greenovation Design Competition

4 September 2017 - 29 March 2018

Khazanah Nasional Berhad, in collaboration with the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM), organised the Taman Tugu Greenovation Design Competition. This event was open to all Malaysians, with the challenge being to design innovative benches or gazebos that will be built within the 27 hectare Taman Tugu area, in Kuala Lumpur. These will serve as iconic features of the truly astounding place, with an environment second to none.

Taman Tugu Tree Planting Activity
4 September 2017
Taman Tugu site

On 4 September 2017, the Prime Minister planted a Belian tree, at the Taman Tugu park site, to emphasise the Government’s continued commitment to heritage and environmental conservation for the benefit of future generations of Malaysians. The event was attended by ILAM and other stakeholders, who assisted the assembled school children to plant Merbau trees around the event site. During the event, the Prime Minister also announced the ILAM-Khazanah Nasional Taman Tugu Greenovation Design Competition.


Urban Environmental Accords Melaka Summit & Tree Planting
7-9 September 2017

Urban Environmental Accords is an international collaborative organisation, working to develop the Urban Environmental Evaluation Index, together with UNEP, and apply it to cities, worldwide. This year, the summit was hosted by Melaka, with the topics focused on water management, sero waste, and renewable energy. One of the highlights of the event was the NBOS Exotic Fruit Trees Planting Programme at Taman Rekreasi Durian Daun, organised by Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah, and supported by ILAM.


Landscape Asia (LAX2017)
13-15 September 2017
KLCC Convention Centre

The inaugural Landscape Asia 2017 event was organised by EG Group, with the support of ILAM, and various partners, such as the Ministry of Housing, Local Government, and CIDB. The first show witnessed healthy participation from various landscape suppliers across Malaysia, and abroad. In conjunction with the trade show, a talk session was conducted in which ILAM delivered two talk topics.

Urban Farming In Community Planning

27-28 September 2017

Vivatel KL & Kundang Estate

ILAM, in collaboration with the Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC), once again organised the yearly CPD series, with a focus on urban farming. The 2-day seminar was attended by more than 100 participants from various professional bodies. The first day of the programme focused on the design and planning of urban farming from community to high-rise buildings. The second day was a site visit to Kundang Estate, hosted by Gamuda Land.

Preparation Workshop for Landscape Architecture Courses Accreditor-Series 1
15 October 2017

The first edition of this workshop was conducted by ILAM President, Assoc Prof LAr. Dr Osman Mohd Tahir, and Chairman for Education and Professional Training, LAr. Mohd Nazri Saidon. A total of 7 participants attended this 1-day course. Among topics covered in the workshop were the accreditation process according to MQA, and the process of accreditation for the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Programme Accreditation Procedures and Standards.

Seminar on Kota Kinabalu -
A Clean, Green and Liveable City

23 October 2017
The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

In conjunction with National Environment Day celebrations, DBKK organised a seminar to create public awareness about cleanliness and to push the mission of the city hall to make Kota Kinabalu a clean, green, and liveable city. Among the panel of speakers sharing the topic of ‘Managing and Protecting Green Spaces for KK City’, were ILAM President, Assoc Prof LAr. Dr Osman Mohd Tahir, and ILAM Sabah Chapter Chairman, LAr. Eric Ye.

SPARK 2017

25-26 October 2017
PAM Centre Bangsar

A diverse group of individuals from the built environment profession came together for the two day inaugural SPARK - International Landscape Architecture Dialogue 2017, organised by ILAM, in conjunction with Kuala Lumpur Design  Month 2017.Themed: “Creating Spaces, Connecting People”, the dialogue was divided into 4 blocks, including “Connecting or Dividing”, “Design at Heart”, “Place-making” and “Solutions for Tomorrow” with some of the best speakers in the field. The two-day event was attended by more than 200 landscape architects, architects, urban planners, students, academicians and members of private organisations.

IFLA Asia Pacific Congress

and Council Meeting 2017
1-2 November 2017

The 2017 IFLA APR Congress provided an opportunity for regional professionals to meet and exchange experiences from their practice, under the topic of “Blue, Green, Culture“. The Congress consisted of a 2-day Speaker Series, with talks by renowned Landscape Architects, a Landscape Architecture Symposium, Technical and Culture Excursions, a Student Charette programme, and the IFLA APR Awards Night. Several ILAM members attended the congress and LAr. Dr Nor Atiah Ismail and Assoc Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir attended the IFLA APR Council Meeting.

Star Property Awards

-Jewel of Johor Judging Session
2 November 2017
Johor Bahru

ILAM Southern Chapter Chairman – LAr. Mohd Zai Kandar represented ILAM as a juror in the Star Property Awards Johor edition. The judging session sought to crown the best development in the southern region. The award ceremony was held on 24 November 2017.

HRH Prince Charles

Visits to Malaysia
3 November 2017
Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

It is in fact a life time experience for LAr. Syamim Azhari to be part of the Young People’s Lab (YPLab2017), and to present and meet HRH Prince Charles, during his visit to Kuala Lumpur. This close event of Sustainable Urbanisation Programme was hosted by the Malaysia Institute of Planners (MIP), in partnership with The Prince of Wales Foundation.

ILAM-ThinkCity Collaboration
4 November 2017
ThinkCity, Mercu UEM

The first meeting was held, upon invitation from ThinkCity, to collaboratively discuss street improvement in Brickfields, as part of the World Urban Forum (WUF9). The Meeting was chaired by Thinkcity Programme Manager, Duncan Cave, and James Speirs.

Shade Trees Management Plan Retreat
6-8 November 2017
Seri Suasana Port Dickson

A two-day retreat and workshop was organised by the Department of Landscape Development and Recreation, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, to formulate a management plan for shade trees in the city. Amongst the topics under discussion were the challenges of maintaining shade trees in the city, landscaping and microclimate, and tree care regulations. LAr. Sabarudin Buang represented ILAM.

EdgeProp Malaysia’s

Best Managed Property Awards
8 November 2017
The Edge Office, Mutiara Damansara

The EdgeProp is collaborating with ILAM to create The EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed Property Awards, with the objective to raise the bar of Malaysian property management practices, while benchmarking against the best-in-class property management global practices. ILAM is collaborating on the category of “Sustainable Landscape”. The awards are open to all professional landscape architecture firms.

National Seminar

on Children’s Playgrounds
14-15 November 2017

A two-day seminar aimed to create awareness about national playground safety requirements, based on ‘Malaysian Standards’. ILAM President, Assoc Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir, spoke of the Requirements of Playground Standards for Planning, Design, Implementation and Management purposes.


Courtesy call to DBKL, Landscape Development  & Recreation Department
15 November 2017
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)

A courtesy call was made by ILAM to Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s Landscape Development  & Recreation Department. In the meeting with the head of the department, Puan Jabarilah Ja’afar, ILAM offered our assistance to the city hall in every aspect of landscape planning. City hall was also looking to establish a close collaboration with ILAM for various future activities.


Seminar & Workshop on Transformation of Landscape Architectural Services for Local Governments
22 November 2017
Johor Bahru

ILAM Southern Chapter, in collaboration with the National Landscape Department Johor and the Johor State Government, organised a workshop aimed at uplifting and transforming the landscape Architectural services among local governments in the state. The seminar was officiated by Johor Chief Minister, YAB Dato’ Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin. As part of the programme, ILAM also set up an exhibition booth to further promote the profession and the ILAM Southern Chapter’s activities.

Pentago Landscape

Open Firm Series
30 November 2017
Pentago House, Kampung Attap,
Kuala Lumpur

Pentago Landscape, in collaboration with ILAM, organised a talk series about Artwork, Sculpture and Landscape Architecture. The outcome of the discourse was to encourage debate to obtain clearer guidelines that can benefit artists in their bid to express their creativity and enhance the image of Malaysia as supporter of new movements in art, within the region, and create a more equitable collaboration between art and landscape design.


KUL Design 2017

Appreciation Night
15 November 2017
KLTB, Jalan Tangsi

As a gesture of appreciation by Kuala Lumpur City Hall for the successful organisation of the Kuala Lumpur Design Month, or KULDesign, in October 2017, the organising partners celebrated with a dinner and a performance, and were hosted by the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur at the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau (KLTB).


Kebun-Kebun Bangsar

10 December 2017
Bukit Pantai, Bangsar

A Sunday morning was well spent by nearly 50 ILAM members and families, who volunteered for the Kebun-Kebun Bangsar project. The programme started with a briefing about the background of the project by Seksan, followed by the planting of 300 purple flowering herbaceous plants, Ruellia simplex, along the slopes. The participants also learned composting techniques from the experts, as part of the enjoyable activities.

Urban Heritage Walk

16 December 2017
Laman Tun Perak, River of Life, Medan Pasar

Another family orientated activity, organised by ILAM, focused on the urban heritage and river revitalisation project. 50 participants and family members gathered at the countdown clock at Dataran Merdeka for a briefing by Joanne Mun, from ThinkCity, about the Laman Tun Perak pocket park project. After the visit to the park, participants strolled along the River of Life project and were briefed by LAr. Phuan Ying Zee and LAr. Syamim Azahari from AECOM Malaysia, about the river revitalisation project for the Klang and Gombak Rivers. A stop was made at Masjid Jamek, to learn about the mosque restoration, before continuing to Medan Pasar and Lorong Bandar 13, to visit the ThinkCity urban intervention project.

Collaboration Between

ILAM and Standards Malaysia
27 December 2017

A meeting was initiated between ILAM and Standards Malaysia to discuss possible collaboration on the matters of Malaysia Standards, Accreditation and Auditing Panel, to uplift the quality in landscape industry and its services.

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