Quote from the Star, 24th April 2012
BALIK Pulau folk can look forward to enjoying some leisure activities on a 0.0734 ha plot in front of the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) market complex which will be converted into a mini park.
State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the mini park would be unique as it would have a nutmeg tree sculpture and various trees.
“There will also be a mini stage for people to conduct recreational activities such as aerobics and dancing.
“Apart from the beautification project, I also urge MPPP to consider setting up a recycling centre in the council’s complex to encourage better recycling practices,” he said before officiating at the recent groundbreaking ceremony.
Also present at the ceremony were MPPP president Patahiyah Ismail and Penang State Assembly Speaker Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain.
MPPP Recreation, Tourism and International Affairs Department inquiry board member Mohamed Akbar Mustapha said the park would have seven nutmeg trees, 10 weeping willow trees, and 15 Bucida Molineti.
“Other attractions will include a water fountain, pergola, lounging deck chairs and a pedestrian walkway,” he said.
“This is the first mini recreational and educational park in Balik Pulau,” he added.
The construction began on April 2 and is expected to wrap up by May 13 next year.