Are hidden natural gardens a draw?
Joseph Wong | 12 Jan 2018 00:30

Hidden natural gardens within shopping malls and residential properties, especially in high-rise developments, can be eye-opening with the green environment consciousness taking a strong hold of Malaysians.

 These gems of greenery not only enhance the appearance of the development but also provide individuals with a tiny spot of “get-away” from the hustle and bustle of city life.

 For example, 1Utama Shopping Centre in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya has several natural gardens but Secret Garden on the rooftop, occupying 30,000 sq ft, is the biggest, followed by the rainforest and other isolated plots of greenery within the mall.

 Similarly, Starling Mall in Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya also has natural gardens within its shopping grounds. Of late, more property developers are also adding natural gardens into high-rise residential projects. These are mostly for the residents but several have them in common areas that visitors can also enjoy.