|View of Kidurong highway taken on 21 February, 2015.|
Note the large size of the Angsana trees at left. The central medium is planted with Tabebuia rosea/alba trees which are planted much later.
|New cutting dated 15.8.1981|
The Sarawak Tribune
The Sarawak Tribune, August 15, 1981.
Landscaping specialists on visit.
Kuching, Fri. - Two beautification and landscaping specialists, Mr. George Alphonso and Mr Cheang Kok Choy of Penang arrived here yesterday for a five day visit at the invitation of the Bintulu Development Authority. Mr. George Alphonso told the Tribune that the Bintulu Development Authorty was taking the correct step of viewing seriously the beautification and landscaping of the booming town of Bintulu. He also suggested that the State should keep a standard nursery for various plants and trees, particularly the instant trees for planting along the sides of roads. Mr. George Alphonso is the former Director of the Singapore Botanical Garden while his associate, Mr. Cheang Kok Choy, is a former Director of the Penang Botanical Garden. Mr Cheang is currently involved with the Shah Alam landscape project. While in Bintulu, the experts will conduct a feasibility study on the beautification and landscaping of Bintulu. The visitors were feted to dinner at a local restaurant last night by Encik Sulong Matjeraie, General Manager of the Bintulu Development Authority. (see picture) - Mohd. Jaya Tan.