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Turning Grief to Growth - The Story of Urban Orchard Kuala Lumpur

Yen Maseri Hj Idris, Caretaker, Urban Orchard Kuala Lumpur (UOKL) 

03-Apr-24 15:00

Turning Grief to Growth - The Story of Urban Orchard Kuala Lumpur

The Urban Orchard Kuala Lumpur (UOKL) is a project initiated by Yen Maseri Hj Idris, better known as Uncle Yen. After losing his youngest son in 2016, Yen started planting fruit trees along the riverbank of Sungai Penchala, near the Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery, as his way of dealing with the loss of his son, and honouring his late son’s memory. His vision is to create a sanctuary for people who are struggling with mental health issues, and to share the fruits of his labour with the public. He joins us to share more about how he turned the neglected swampy land in Taman Tun into a thriving biodiverse orchard, and also how he hopes UOKL will inspire more urban dwellers to reconnect with the earth, and find healing and happiness in the process.

Image credits: UOKL

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


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Categories:  environmentLaw/Activismeducation

Tags:  the bigger pictureearth mattersUrban Orchard Kuala LumpurUOKLurban orchardSungai Penchalaurban biodiversityclimate crisisurban pollution





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