Saturday, November 22, 2008

First Facts of Bintulu - Bintulu's First Public Park

The above extract is self-explanatory.  It is interesting to note that as early as 1960, Bintulu imported plants from the Botanic Gardens, Singapore for its landscaping projects especially for its first Public Park which was opened in 1961 in time for the 1961 Bintulu Centenary Celebrations .  The exact site of the Park today is the Bangunan BDA building lot. Notice the space from the fence of the park to the row of private houses on the upper right hand corner. This space today is taken up by the Jalan Somerville or the Somerville Road.

(Reference: Bintulu Centenary Celebrations 1961- Souvenier Programme Book,pg. 50.)

1 comment:

Jasmin said...

Wondering whether the trees are still there?? Should preserve as it is one of Bintulu's history.