By Adrian Lim
A dozen kids from USJ1 Angsana were given a roaring treat by the Lions Club of Subang Jya down in Kuala Lumpur to enjoy a day at Taman Tugu, an urban forest park.
Given that it was a school holiday, the Lions had invited a dozen children from USJ 1 Angsana flats to explore the park and learn a thing or two from the programs lined up for them.
The children and Lions were introduced to the proper methods of planting and a jungle trail to learn about the flora and fauna of a Malaysian forest. The program was led by Free Tree Society.
After a full afternoon outdoors, the children were feted to dinner and games at McDonald’s Taipan.
Subang Jaya Assemblyman Michelle Ng who was instrumental in coordinating the activity was pleased that the community had come forward to bring children out for educational activities. She added that the children, being from the B40 families, may not enjoy the same privileges and it was their first experience in an urban forest.
Lion Joseph Lee, the organizer, felt it was a fruitful activity seeing how contended the children were at the end of the day.