Taman Tasik Seremban (Lake Gardens)

Seremban’s Lake Gardens (I assume to be one of the oldest parks in Malaysia) contains one of Malaysia’s original rubber trees: “it was believed that the tree’s seed was among 22 that were brought into the country from Kew Gardens, England, in 1877. He said of that, 11 were planted in Singapore’s Botanic Gardens, nine in Kuala Kangsar and one each in Seremban and Melaka…”Interestingly, based on the formula issued by the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), assessments of various aspects including age and current prices indicate the tree is worth RM3.8 million. Given that the tree has high aesthetic value, we have put up the fence to avoid it from being targeted by irresponsible parties… The rubber tree seed was planted in front of the former British Resident’s official residence, located opposite the golf course. The authorities wanted to see whether it was suitable to plant rubber trees here,” he added.” https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/06/495461/century-old-rubber-tree-still-oozes-latex

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