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BOTANICAL GARDEN

S H A H

A L A M
GROUP
A
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DRAWINGS
Key plan
Location plan
Site plan
Elevations
Sections

Key Plan

Shah Alam Map

Malaysia Map

Selangor Map

Location Plan

Jabatan Perancangan MBSA

Site Model
The site plan of Bukit Saputangan in Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam is studied and
analysed and hence, a 1:500 model is produced. With the use of cardboard, brown
board, and coconut husks the site plan is translated into a model with analysed
topography and the location of the tower; along with the landscape of the site.

SCALE 1:500

Site Plan

LEGENDS
Tower
Pavement
Tar Road Ending
Entrance
Site Boundary

Site Plan

E1

E2

Elevations

Elevation 1

Elevation 2

Sections

Section A-A

Section

Section C-C

Sections
Section

Section D-D

Section

Section E-E

Section

Section F-F

Section

Section G-G

Strength

W eakness

360 view from the top of observation tower

Not accessible by car

Vegetation prevents landslide

Insufficiency of facilities such as toilets

High topography of site would not be affected


by floods

Lack of safety forces such as railing on the


side of the site

Opportunities

Threats

Existing structure of observation tower attracts


tourist

Too many people using the observation tower


might drop its quality if not maintained properly

Ideal place for people to getaway from the city


life which attracts more people

No signs around which showed people that


they should not run and cycle downhill

Serves as educational site due to natural life


surrounding it

Hill to the tower is very steep which may cause


accidents

LANDSCAPE
botanical garden

The site is surrounded by a lush


green mountainous landscape.
Tall trees and pockets of light
accompany the path towards the
tower.
The tower stands at the clearing on
the edge of the peak.

Natural Features
Geographical features, Topography

Geographical Features
Naturally-created features that relates to the terrain
Topography
Of the surrounding area as well as the path

Peak of the hill.

Surrounded by natural
trees and foliage.

Rocky terrain.

Cliffs.

Analysis

Natural Features
Strength and weaknesses of natural features present on site.

Strength:
Natural foliage and trees creates a boundary between the path and the cliffs.
Peak of the hill gives interesting views and a possible landmark.
Trees gives shades from sunlight and heat.
Weaknesses:
Cliffs that surround the site can be dangerous.

Topography
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LEGENDS
Cliff
Highest peak
Secondary peak

Topography

Path Elevation (not to scale)


198m

192m
Fairly flat path

Maximum inclination 14 degree


Average inclination ~7 degree
Dangerous for unskilled cycling
Unsuitable for vehicles

186m

Surface Drainage

Natural Drainage
WATER SOURCE:
Rainwater Drainage
The sites natural surrounding elements function as drainage system.
No man made drainage systems are found at site.
NOTE: High Altitude Advantage
Site is located at high altitude, far from sea level.
Thus, floods do not threaten the site.

INCLINED SLOPE

EXPOSED GROUND

GRASS PAVERS

Surrounding Elements
Natural Drainage

FOLIAGE

Foliage
Canopy foliage is a natural filter that reduces rainwater fall
Areas that are least covered by foliage are exposed to more rainwater fall.

Inclined Slope
Slopes along the the path from a basin that will catch rainwater
potentially causing soil to soften. Thus resulting in path deformation.

Inclined Slope
Shown in a massing model, rainwater flows down from all sides of the inclined slopes from the site.
Creates cascading fall of water on all sides.

Ground Pavers
Pavers have patterned holes to reduce rainwater
accumulation.
The ground at the tower will potentially collect
rainwater due to the flat surface of the peak.

Exposed Ground
Exposed ground soil captures rainwater allowing it
to permeate through soil strata

SOIL CONDITION
ANALYSIS OF SOIL CONDITION
The types of soil on site determines and plays a huge part in construction
and vegetation.
Analysis and suitability is carried by touch as well as the percentage of
gravel, sand and fines.
Suitability of soil for the following:
Landscape
Structures
Drainage

SUITABILITY FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK


SITE A: GOOD
SITE B: AVERAGE
SITE C: GOOD
SITE D: BEST

SITE A
ANALYSIS OF SOIL CONDITION

SITE CONDITION: Gentle


Slope
Loamy soil

Excellent drainage
Loose moist soil
Dense fine grains
Promotes infiltration
Suitable for vegetation growth
Good for construction

Site completely
covered by fallen
leaves and twigs
NOTE: Loamy soil - slight dense soil

SITE B
ANALYSIS OF SOIL CONDITION

SITE CONDITION: Underneath existing structure


Silt Soil

Wet heavy clay-cakey soil


Drainage problems
Gravel and sand underneath topsoil
Easy site work
Unsuitable for vegetation

NOTE: Silt soil - granular material between


sand and clay mixed in water

SITE C
ANALYSIS OF SOIL CONDITION

SITE CONDITION: Inclined


Slope
Loam soil
Soil along the inclined
slope

In terms of soil condition


Sand and gravel on surface
Slight drainage problems
Good for construction
Suitable for vegetation
Threats to construction in reference to
the inclined slope
Sliding soil
Costly excavation
Potential Erosion

*Concave terrain causes water buildup


which softens the soil at times.

NOTE: Site C soil condition analysis covers the whole


stretch of the decline and incline of slope.

SITE D
ANALYSIS OF SOIL CONDITION

SITE CONDITION: Entrance


Gravel and Sand

Sand and gravel


Dry sandy soil
Best for structures
Average drainage
Average suitability for vegetation

Soil by the entrance

Density, Species.

Existing Vegetation
Density of Vegetation:
Analysed through physical observation of sight.
Species of Vegetation:
Vegetation are identified through the most occurrence of species or the most unique
that could be implemented in future designs.

NSITY

ost Densew of just green,


ated by the
owding of trees.

Least DenseScatterd Trees and


Vines throughout the
forest.
DenseNipah Palm create
denser atmosphere and
repetition of Shore trees.

Large number of irregular windows


corresponding each space appeared
on the side of the building, reflecting
the concept of raumplan.

Least Dense

Dense

Most Dense

(a)
(b)

(c)
(d)
Large number of irregular windows
corresponding each space appeared
on the side of the building, reflecting
the concept of raumplan.

(b) Rushfoil,
Croton
Distribution
Pantropical, some species extends into
temperate areas.
Uses
Medicinal oil, flavouring, biofuel source.

(a) Meranti,
Shorea Leprosula
Distribution
South East Asia rainforest, Thailand Peninsular,
Malay Peninsular, Sumatera, Borneo.
Ecology
Light-demanding species, can be found on both
flat and hill land.

(c) Meranti Merah,


Shorea Singkawang
Colour
In clusters, around the mother tree. The Meranti
Merah are slim trees in a favourable light tone.
When light penetrates the canopy and shines in
the bark.
Engandred
The Meranti Merah is a critically endangered
species since the year 1998.

(d) Sago Palm,


Metroxylon sagu
Found
The Sago Palm can be found on the shrub layer
amongst many other plants species of plants such
as tumeric, etc. Usually in cluster of 2-3 matured
plants that form a hedge look-a-like.

Uses:
Food called Sago, other known as palm seeds.

Strength

W eakness
-

Excavation of soil is needed in order to create land that


is safe to build.

Paving stones used in the tower area helps with the


dispersion of water through the soil.

The gradient slope can be dangerous to young users


such as children.

Different layers of the canopy (from the palms to the


meranti tree tops) create different atmospheres for users
on different levels.

Soil such as clay can cause flooding under the tower


creating an undesirable habitat for users due to increase
of mosquitos.

Vegetation provides shade for 70% of the site.

Opportunities
-

A very dense forest creates an eye-opener to users to


learn about endangered species, such as the
endangered Meranti Merah. Awareness can be raised to
this cause.

Threats
-

Removal of trees during excavation may cause


landslides.

Deforestation of the site will destruct the natural habitat


and poses a threat to the ecosystem.

CLIMATE
botanical garden

Menara Sapu Tangan is located in


Taman Botanical Garden, Shah
Alam, Malaysia.
Malaysia is located near the equator
and has a tropical rainforest climate.
It being hot and humid throughout
the
year.

Sun Path
7 am
8 am
EAST
9 am

10 am

Sunrise
Moderate sunlight

11 am

12 am

1 pm

Maximum light intensity


Hottest

2 pm

3 pm

Sunset
Moderate sunlight

4 pm

5 pm

6 pm

WEST
7 pm

No much facilities built in the area. Just a


tower located at there.
Mostly people will find shaded area to rest
or going inside tower.

Light Intensity

HIGH

Red area indicates the highest concentration of UV


Rays. More sunlight exposed when there are lesser
trees shaded.

MEDIUM
Yellow area indicates the moderate exposure of
sunlight.
LOW

Green area indicates the most shaded area due to


surrounded by trees.

Shaded Area

These shaded area provides refuge from sunlight and rain.

Tower provide a lot of shades.

People in the Site

Most people wore more less revealing clothes because they want to avoid getting bitten by insects and exposure of sunlight.
While other people who wears more revealing clothes such as sleeveless tops and shorts to make themselves cooler by the
presence of wind.
Some people wore caps to avoid sunlight distracting their sight.

Many red ants nests

RAIN

When it rains:
Advantages
The site is free from flooding
due to the hill

Trees here provide more


shelter during rain

Disadvantages
The route to the site will
become very slippery and not
recommended for people to
hike, as the slope is also very
steep

Trees that are weaker is seen


to tumble due to strong wind

The humid conditions after the


rain seems to attract many
insects such as mosquitos
and ants to many of the trees
and existing structures

The trees here provide no shelter for rain

RAIN
SUGGESTIONS

Ridges or steps can be added to the


slippery slope to prevent slippage
when walking up the slope

Add more rest stops/shelter area to


hide from rain

Regularly have staff sweep the


leaves off the roads as the leaves
make walking very slippery

Wind Direction
Feel more wind on top of the tower
(No trees are blocking the presence of
the wind)

Feel more wind on the flat land


(No trees are blocking the
presence of the wind)

Feel less wind on the ramp


(Trees are blocking the
presence of the wind)

Wind blown from west

Strength

Cooling breeze on the higher level.

W eakness

Opportunities

Build more resting and shaded area for people


to rest after a tiring hike.
Potential Solar Energy.

High exposure to UV light rays which could


cause sun burnt and sun stroke.
Not enough resting facilities.

Threats

Accidents easily happen due to steep slope.


Slippery accidents might occur after or during
the rain while hiking.
Attacks of mosquitoes due to the humid
weather.

CIRCULATION
botanical garden

Movement through space


- Francis DK Ching

Macro Route

KTM : Batu caves-pelabuhan klang route


- To KTM Shah Alam

KTM Shah Alam - Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam


-

10-15 minutes by car


Take uber rm10-14
Grabcar rm12

Puchong

Klang

Petaling Jaya

PARKING LOCATION

Operation Hours
Operation hour : 8:30am - 4:30pm (Tuesday Sunday)
Park is closed on Mondays except during school
holidays or public holidays
Entrance Fee : Adult RM3, Children RM1, visitors
55 years old and above RM1.
Peak Hour : 8.30am - 11.30am
Visitor

: Hikers and group of students

Reason

: Hiking and visiting the place

Type of People
HIKERS

FAMILIES

FRIENDS

CYCLISTS

SENIOR CITIZENS

ORGANIZATION

Types of Vehicle

CARS

BUSES

MOTORCYCLES

BICYCLES

MICRO ROUTE ROUTE

Vehicles route
The exclamation
point shows the
steepest slope
among the route.
It is difficult for
normal vehicles to
move up the hill
unlike a four-wheel
drive car which is
able to move easily.

Pedestrian route

The 3 exclamation
points represents the
steep slopes.
It is difficult for people
to walk up in that 3
slopes.
Hence, people needs
to be cautious along
the way.

Cyclist route

The 3 exclamation
points shows the
steep slopes.
Cyclists would push
their bicycles
whenever they pass
by the slopes
because it requires a
great amount of
strength to go up.

Condition Of Route

Flat
ground
Very
steep

DISTANCE AND
TIME TO SITE

SAPU TANGAN TOWER

1. 2 hours to reach site


2. Site distance from
entrance to Sapu Tangan
Tower 2.23km

4
2

Circulation of Sapu Tangan


Tower

CIRCULATION
OF SAPU
TANGAN
TOWER

4
3
2
1

Strength
1.
2.

The route is accessible by both pedestrians and


vehicles.
There is signage and maps, preventing users
from getting lost.

Opportunities
1.
2.

Visitors get to be in touch with nature


Appreciate the views and vistas while hiking

W eakness
1.

2.
3.
4.

The route is not divided where both vehicles


and humans use the same path which is
dangerous.
Steep and bumpy roads with potholes
No safety mirrors at T-Junctions
Route to the site is very narrow

Threats
1.
2.
3.

Hikers tend to get injured easily on the steep


route
Vehicles will most likely get a flat tire due to
the potholes.
Accidents might happen especially among
vehicles and pedestrians

VIEWS & VISTAS


botanical garden

An awareness of a range of time, events, or


subjects; a broad mental view: "the deep and
sweeping vistas these pioneering critics
opened up" (Arthur C. Danto).

LOCATION
ANALYSIS

Location of Bukit Sapu

In the middle of many tall


buildings in the city, Bukit Sapu
Tangan is located in a strategic
location as it stands out among
all the other surrounding. The
green vegetation, and the hill is
quite a rare feature in an
urbanised area with many
modernised buildings, thus
making it a unique attraction.

Location of the Garden


The garden is located close to
Klang and Shah Alam

Tower Location
The tower is located at the top of the hill, about 6 km round
trip from the entrance gate of Taman Botani Negara Shah
Alam. The location of the tower on the map is as shown
below(red arrow showing the location of the tower on the
map). The tower location allows someone to get a 360 view of
the surrounding places when they stand at the top most level
of the tower.

Convenience to Travel

It is not the easiest task to travel to the Bukit Sapu tower


as one has to go through many hilly terrains, covering a
distance of 1.8 km and the path keeps getting narrower
and steeper as one keeps going up. It however becomes
rather more convenient as the path has been tarmacked,
making it easier to walk on and that as well, does away
with snakes and other crawling animals that might pose
as a threat during the hike.

Bukit Sapu is quite


remote, as it is located at
the top of a hill
(Handkerchief Hill)

Travelling to Taman Botani Negara is


convenient as long as someone organizes their
own form of transport. Public transportation to
the place is grossly lacking.

DIFFERENT SLOPE
HEIGHT VIEWS

The platform entrance leading the pathway towards the tower.


Has a slightly steep slope, bringing suspense to the user to what
lies upon it.

The pathway converging towards a point, engaging the user to


move forward. The tall grown trees forms a canopy providing
shade and shelter.

The contrast between dark and light alternates along the route.

The front part from the entrance is brighter. It is much more


brighter and open. It gives a sense of a warm welcoming feeling
which invites the user to move forward.

The slope becomes steeper as it reaches the end. The area is


more enclosed compared to the front areas due to the shading
of trees. The coverage provides a comfy environment.

Reaching the tower, the steep slope at the end is brighter as if


its welcoming the user into a brand new undiscovered
environment.

The platform at the tower is very bright. The trees around are
commonly bushes which allows coverage at the mean time also
providing openness.

Shades
Gives a sense of coziness. Not too dark or too bright.
- The foliage provides natural shading and also blocks
unwanted sunlight entering the pathway.
- Cooling breeze will brush through the leaves giving a
chilling and windy environment.

PANORAMIC VIEWS

PAPPanaromic View

North West View

-From the north west , the billboard at the entrance can be seen at the beginning.
-The shade of the foliage shows the vivid images of the tree which gives a contrast to the trees
and light.

North East View

At the north east, most of the path are exposed to the sky which makes that area looks brighter and open.
The tower can be seen at the end of the path.

South East View

When going back from the tower to the entrance, the slope that going downwards blocks some of the path which
gives an illusion that somehow the path seems distorted from some of the angle.

NATURE VIEWS

lora
auna

Bamboo, mosses, durian


trees etc
Wild tropical rainforest trees
Mostly rubber trees

They used naturally


grown trees as the
landscape trees.

Insects : ants, bugs, flies,


mosquito etc
Animal: monkeys, deers

VIEW ANALYSIS
FROM THE TOWER

IMPACT OF FEELING THROUGH OUT THE SURROUNDING :

PANORAMIC VIEWS.( FREEDOM, OPENNESS)

FEELINGS OF THE VIEWS:

THE BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE ENDLESS HORIZON SHOW A DEEP SENSE OF


SATISFYING CONTRAST BETWEEN THE ELEMENTS OF THE SURROUNDING WHICH
DIMINISH THROUGHOUT A PERSPECTIVE VIEW. CONSISTING OF DIFFERENT REALM.

THE FILTRATION OF FRESH AIR THROUGH THE TREES MAKING IMPACT OF THE
BREEZE AGREEABLE.

FROM THE HEIGHT BY FOCUSING TO THE VIEWS AND HORIZON WE FEEL A DEEP
SENSE OF OPENNESS AND FREEDOM.

THE ELEMENTS PRESENT IN THE VIEWS SEEM TO BE EXTREMELY


SMALL, EVENTHOUGH THEY ARE MEGASTRUCTURES LIKE
SKYSCRAPERS. EX: THE BLUE MOSQUE, THE STADIUM, THE
CONSTRUCTION SITE, HOUSING AREA.
FROM THE VIEWING DECK WE CAN ANALYSE THE NOTION OF
CONSISTENCY OF THE HEIGHT OF A STRUCTURE, UNDERSTANDING
THE PROPORTION OF ITS HEIGHT.

THE EXPERIENCE IN STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF THE HEIGHT FIGURE OUT A


POWERFUL TELEPORTATION TO A HIGHER LEVEL WHERE PEACEFULNESS AND
SOLITARINESS RULE.

THE FEELING OF THE PLEASANT BREATHTAKING VIEW FROM THE HEIGHT


PRODUCE AN ADVENTUROUS AND EXCITING MOOD FULL OF ADRENALINE.

THE MEDITATED CALMNESS OF THE SPACE OCCUPYING WITH THE SOOTHING


SOUND OF THE BREEZE CROSSING THE TREES, LEAVES AND BRANCHES.

VIEW ANALYSIS
FROM THE
PROMINENT
BUILDINGS TO THE
BOTANICAL
GARDEN

Bukit Sapu
Tangan

BANGUNAN SULTAN
SALAHUDDIN ABDUL
AZIZ SHAH

WISMA MBSA &SULTAN


ALAM SHAH MUSEUM

SULTAN SALAHUDDIN ADBUL AZIZ MOSQUE

STADIUM SHAH ALAM

North view from the mosque is endless greenery in


which the botanical garden is camouflaged with the
surroundings

The botanical garden gives and endless natural green


carpet view when viewed from the higher floor of
these prominent buildings.

The greenery of the botanical garden contrasts with


the materiality of the buildings around it thus giving
more prominent and focus to the buildings around the
garden.

The types of trees planted surrounding Bukit Sapu


Tangan are in decreasing height thus the view of the
city is not obstructed for the user .

Bukit cerakah
forest reserve

By seeing the topography the botanical park is situated in a way it forms a continuous
forest from one state to another which would be a perfect getaway from the city but
totally remote area as it is easily accessible.

Interview video
What do others think about this
garden? Which are the favourite
views and least favourite ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpoc9gh62pI

ps: no subtitle, try your best to listen attentively

Question ask:
1 Where are you from?
Mother of family : Kapar, Klang
Fakrih : Shah Alam
Akhira : SS2
Zahira : Puchong

2 Why do you come to this park? Have you been here before?
Mother of family

: No, been here many times. But first time for the
Baby. It is easier for us to bring our baby up here
by using trolly.

Fakrih

: Third time.

Akhira

: First time.

Zahira

: Third time.

3 What do you like about this park?


Mother of family

: The nature

Fakrih

: The view from the tree house.

Akhira

: The view from the tree house.

Zahira

: A place where i can walk a lot.

4 In this park which are your favourite spot?why?


Mother of family

: The journey towards the treehouse which


surrounded by trees because of nature.

Fakrih

: Tree house. The view is very nice that allows


me to view Shah Alam city.

Akhira

: Tree house. The view is very nice that allows


me to view Shah Alam city.

Zahira

: Journey towards the tree house.

5 If you would like to take a picture, which view would you choose and
why?
Mother of family

: Under the tree house. Because the baby cannot


goes up.

Fakrih

: On top of the tree house.

Akhira

: On top of the tree house.

Zahira

: On top of the tree house.

6 In the future, would you like to come here again?


Mother of family

: Yes

Fakrih

: Yes

Akhira

: Yes

Zahira

: Yes

7 What do you think that can improve to attract more visitors to come
to this park?
Mother of family

: Provides rest stop and public toilet.

Fakrih

: Build a treehouse

Akhira

: Signboard along the way. Rest spot.

Zahira

:-

8 Lets criticize a bit, which is your least favourite spot here? And why?
Mother of family

: There is no spot that I dont like.

Fakrih

: Not sure, really.

Akhira

: Provides natural trails. I prefer nature way to


immerse myself in nature and they should maintain
The treehouse

Zahira

: Treehouse (afraid of height)

Analysis (Interview)
Most people who
visited this park
come from Klang
Valley. The main
reason of visiting
this park is to
immerse
in
mother
nature
and the view
especially from
the
treehouse.
The best view to
take photo is the
top of the tree
house that shows
the view of the
city giving the
sense
of
successful after
the hiking.

http://www.expatgomalaysia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Presto_Map.jpg

Analysis (Interview)
Most people who
visited this park
come from Klang
Valley. The main
reason of visiting
this park is to
immerse
in
mother
nature
and the view
especially from
the
treehouse.
The best view to
take photo is the
top of the tree
house that shows
the view of the
city giving the
sense
of
successful after
the hiking.

http://www.expatgomalaysia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Presto_Map.jpg

Analysis (Interview)
Most people who
visited this park
come from Klang
Valley. The main
reason of visiting
this park is to
immerse
in
mother
nature
and the view
especially from
the
treehouse.
The best view to
take photo is the
top of the tree
house that shows
the view of the
city giving the
sense
of
successful after
the hiking.

http://www.expatgomalaysia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Presto_Map.jpg

Analysis (Interview)

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kkk/s1600/24+Cyclist+&+Pedestrian+Rest+Shed+Station+Shah+Alam+Cycling+
Tracks+Brompton+Malaysia+Shah+Alam+Cycling+May+2014-121.jpg

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/09/2e
/58/72/national-orchid-garden.jpg

http://www.virtualmalaysia.com/wp-content/uploads/
2013/11/Public-Toilet-Malaysia.jpg

http://www.yearofthedurian.com/wp-content/uploads/2
015/05/durian-tree-house-9.jpg

http://www.expatgomalaysia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Presto_Map.jpg

There are some


suggestion made
by
them,
for
example, Provides
rest stop and public
toilet, build more
treehouse
in
different
spot,
signboard
along
the way.

Analysis (Interview)
When there is
pros, surely there
be cons. They
should provide
natural trails
rather than the
tar road. The
maintenance of
the treehouse is
bad. They should
repair it.

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http://www.expatgomalaysia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Presto_Map.jpg
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Strength
-

A Converging point that leads to the tower , in


which the path is enclosed by nature
-The surrounding brings out the emotional value
of being free and yet safe
The panoramic views of the city when viewed
from the tower

Opportunities
-It is an easily accessible short getaway from the
city where they can keep in touch with nature
-To indulge in the 360 panaromic view of the forest

W eakness
-

The difference in the slope height that made the


journey difficult as it requires more strength
Lack of flowering plants to paint the green
canvas surrounding

Threats
-The fallen leaves that jeopardises peoples safety
as they are slippery when stepped on
-There arent any safety boundaries at the end of
the slope that could jeopardise peoples safety

ACTIVITIES
botanical garden

The Shah Alam botanical gardens is filled


with a variety of activities. These
activities, however, are suited to more
than one target customer; ranging from
activities suited for adrenaline junkies to a
family of three, with a baby.

Interview 1
A couple from Klang with a baby
REASON OF VISIT
-

A family activity (Getaway from the city)


- Experience nature
Wants the baby to appreciate nature from a young age.
- One of the more challenging courses.
OBJECTIVES
-

Reaching the tower at the top.

Interview 2
University Students from Klang (5 pax)
Has had years of experience
REASON OF VISIT
-

- Taking up the challenge


Cycling (Extreme difficulty) & Hiking
OBJECTIVES

Reach the tower for picture-taking sessions.

Interview 3
Tourists from India

REASON OF VISIT
-

- Experience the Skytrex and Cycling


Heard the course was challeging through Google
- Came once before for a 5KM marathon event.
OBJECTIVES
-

Reach the top of the hill.

Interview 4
Botanical Gardens employee
OPERATING HOURS: 8.30AM - 5.30PM
RUSH HOUR:
-

Morning

REASONS FOR CLOSING AT 5.30PM:


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Monkeys usually wander the trails during this time..

Current Activities

Cycling
Cyclists are challenged with ridiculously steep slopes

Hiking
Challenging route with different degree of slopes

Nature Trail
The tour guide introduces the types of trees to their
audience.

Skytrex
Individuals are tasked to overcome an obstacle course
elevated above ground.

Image reference:
http://www.trustz.com/news/images
/staffday/1.jpg

Suggested Activities
Flying Fox
This would serve as a relief for visitors who have hiked up
the steep slopes of the hill. Also, due to the fact that the
hike to the tower is the only route to and fro, this would
serve as a less taxing, alternative route.

Image reference:
https://www.odt.co.nz/sites/default/f
iles/story/2016/04/customers_could
_soon_be_gliding_through_the_tre
eto_75061124ad.JPG

Barbeque Area
The base of the tower would be the area where the
barbeque is held, whereas the tower can serve as the
leisure area.
Image reference:
http://www.twehost.uk/bh/wp-conte
nt/uploads/2015/03/bbqbolderwood
.jpg

Image reference:
https://www.nps.gov/obed/planyour
visit/images/birdwatching_lg-556.jp
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Birdwatching
The thick and lush greenery provides enough cover for
the birdwatchers to stay hidden, while at the same time
provide some challenge in finding the exact location of the
birds

Target Audience
Kids
Kids would be motivated to hike to the top to observe the
view of the botanical garden through the binoculars.

Cyclists (Athletes)
Extremely steep slopes challenge cyclists and should only
be attempted by experts.

Tourists
Observe the different plants at different altitudes.

Photographers
The watchtower would encourage photographers to hike
up the hill in order to capture the beautiful view of the
botanical garden alongside the citys skyline that can be
seen in the background.

Nature Lovers
The flourishing flora and fauna would catch the attention
of visitors who wish to engulf themselves with the
surrounding lush greeneries.

SWOT
ANALYSI
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STRENGTHS
- Suitable length for cycling routes.
- Challenging slopes along the trail for hiking
WEAKNESSES
- Lack of rest stops and restrooms
- Steep slopes make cycling uphill difficult
OPPORTUNITIES
- Flying fox due to the suitability in height and lack of alternative routes.
- Top of the tower could be provided with binoculars for birdwatching.
- Barbeque area at the bottom of the tower
THREATS
- Steep, unmaintained road leads to danger for cyclists
- Absence of shelter would lead to dangerous situations during thunderstorms
due to the abundance of trees.
- Wild monkeys would start wandering around the trail area after approximately
5.30PM.
Image reference: http://www.junglefriends.org/assets/images/jnarchives/2011/20111227-2.JPG

WIND BREEZE

NOISE
ANALYSI
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The wind breeze creates a gentle


background noise of rustling leaves
that surround the trail.

NOISE
ANALYSI
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Throughout the trail, background


noise of insects are heard loudest
from the base of the tower, dead
silent in the center and then slightly
louder towards the end of the trail.
Monkeys could be heard coming
from the West of the tower, as well
as the base of the tower.
Birds could be heard West from the
tower, as well as at the base of the
tower. The noise is louder at the
entrance of the dense forest

NOISE FROM PLANE

NOISE
ANALYSI
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An assumed flight path goes
through the site from South-East of
the tower towards the North-West of
the tower.

THANK YOU

BOTANICAL GARDEN
SHAH ALAM
GROUP
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