The Sun, 26 September 2014 - Tropicana Green Carnival

26 September 2014

"Live, Work. Play" concept is clearly significant in Tropicana Metropark, the "green" approach is equally prominen. The 88-acre integrated development project in the affluent neighbourhood of Subang Jaya boasts a 9-2 acre recreational park that "breathes" and breathes life. Known as Central Park, the open space concept of this green lung provides the perfect setting to cultivate a healthy lifestyle. NATURE INSPIRED besides providing clear, open spaces, fresh air and greenery, the park accommodates a breathtaking lake, designed to employ a biofiltration system to harness energy generated from windnaills installed around the park.

This self-sustaining circulation system helps to minimise water wastage and rid foul-smelling odours. There is also a cycling and jogging track set against a backdrop of lush flora and fauna, as well as a 1.3km covered and alfresco integrated F&B strip. With the environmentally conscious theme always part and parcel qf its development projects, it was only natural that the property developer launch its green campaign - Tropicana Green Carnival. Present to officiate at the launch at Tropicana Metropark Gallery were Subang Jaya municipality head Datuk Asmawi Kasbi, Subang town planning director Ismail Muhamad, along with Tropicana's executive director of marketing and sales Pam Loh and project executive director Daniel Teh, the event began with the usual formalities followed by a green pledge by the four VIPs, marking the start of the green carnival guests were then ushered outdoors where a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially unveiled a 30-foot modular (and reusable) viewing deck. The convoy was then led to the main development site where a tree-planting ceremony was performed to commemorate the event. A press conference and limch ensued In her welcome address, Loh quoted Mahatma Gandhi: "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver " This led to her point, one shared by Tropicana, "to provide customers with more than just homes... open spaces and healthy lifestyles."