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WETLANDS FESTIVAL 2024

The Gamuda Cove Wetlands Festival 2024, from 3 till 4 February 2024 aligned with World Wetlands Day, offers a fun-filled day of discovery. From exciting activities and tantalizing food trucks to guided tours and an outdoor bazaar, it's a celebration of nature. The festival features thrilling Eco Glamping and Nature Playscape Competitions, showcasing sustainability and creativity. It's a vibrant tribute to wetlands' importance, inspiring everyone to appreciate and protect these vital ecosystems. Come and celebrate with us!

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THEME

A Journey into the

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Continuation to our last year International Day of Biological Diversity (IBD); "Wonder of Wetlands", Gamuda Parks would like to celebrate and highlights more about Wetlands Biodiversity. To make the celebration merrier,

we tap into World Wetlands Day with organizing Wetlands Festival 2024 that holds with theme

"A Journey Into the Wetlands'.


The Wetlands Festival is set to take place at our latest attraction, the Wetlands Arboretum Centre (WAC), located within Gamuda Cove. Through this festival, we aim to immerse you in a dynamic exploration, allowing you to envision yourself amidst an area teeming with diverse forest flora and fauna uniquely adapted to this ecosystem. The serene lake water, mirroring the sky like a mirror, along with a family of ducks gracefully gliding across the surface, promises to create a captivating and mesmerizing experience for you.


In addition, we offer you array of programs, workshops and design competition showcase that keep you engaging and immersed not only within our wetlands symphony but also in collaboration with our nearby Orang Asli community. Seize this chance to acknowledge the delicate harmony of nature and culture at our inaugural Wetlands Festival!

THE WETLANDS ARBORETUM

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The Wetlands Arboretum is established to host an environmental education based and introduced a living plants arboretum as well as to propagate plants species that suit local habitat with a focus on wetlands ecosystem. There are more than 200 species introduced and approximate of 3000 trees are preserved for this establishment and initiative.

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FESTIVAL DATE

3 & 4 February 2024

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LOCATION

Wetlands Arboretum

Gamuda Cove, Kuala Langat

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TIME

10:30am till 6:00pm

VISITOR INFORMATION

FESTIVAL MAP

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OPENING CEREMONY

3 February 2024 / Main Stage

9:00am

Registration
 

9:30am

Arrival of Invited Guests

Speeches

Opening Gimmick and Group Photo Session

Orang Asli Cultural Performances

Performance by Local Singers

10:05am

Competition Tour

PRIZE PRESENTATION

3 February 2024 / Main Stage

5:00pm

Winner Announcement

Prize Giving Ceremony

Judges Appreciation
 

5:30pm

End of Ceremony

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ALL DAY PROGRAMME

3-4 February 2024 / 10:30am - 6:00pm

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Nature Playscape

Competition Showcase

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Wetlands Arboretum

Gallery Visit

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Orang Asli

Cultural Expo & Merchandise

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Eco Glamping

Competition Showcase

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Orang Asli Booth

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Environmental Workshop

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GPark Ranger

Roadshow

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Green Vendor

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Orang Asli Workshop

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Petting Zoo

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Lucky Draw

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Food Truck

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WORKSHOPS

Workshop @ Wetlands Arboretum (Registration Basis)
Target Participants: Public (Children and Adult | Family)

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3 February 2024 (Saturday)

11:00am - 12:00pm

Environmental Workshop Session 1
12:30am - 1:30pm

Orang Asli Knowledge Sharing Workshop 1

(Weaving / Engrave)
1:30pm - 2:00pm

Orang Asli Music Instrument Performance
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Orang Asli Knowledge Sharing Workshop 2

(Cooking Demonstration)
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Environmental Workshop Session 2
12:00pm & 4:00pm
Splash Mania Mascot Appearance - 20 mins

(Meet and Greet + dance)

4 February 2024 (Sunday)

10:30am - 11:30am

Environmental Workshop Session 1
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Orang Asli Knowledge Sharing Workshop 1

(Weaving / Engrave)
1:30pm - 2:00pm

Orang Asli Performance
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Orang Asli Knowledge Sharing Workshop 2

(Cooking Demonstration)
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Environmental Workshop Session 2
11:30pm & 5:00pm
Splash Mania Mascot Appearance - 20 mins

(Meet and Greet + dance)

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ECO GLAMPING COMPETITION

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The Eco Glamping Competition at Wetlands Arboretum, Gamuda Cove, is a captivating event woven into the Wetlands Festival 2024. Organised in conjunction of the World Wetlands Day 2024, this competition stands as a beacon of public engagement, showcase of local creativity, fostering awareness about the pivotal role wetlands play in promoting human and ecological well-being.

Eligibility
Open to all

Glamping Lot Size
Minimum 6m x 6m (The selected contestants will be invited to choose the plot on site), plot size may be varied.

Set Up Time
3 February 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm


Total Lots
10

Competition Requirements
Selected contestants are required to complete the set up within 5 hours (9am – 2pm)

Group Members
Up to 5 persons

Entry Fees
Free of Charge

Selection Process
Each registered participants are required to upload (3) of recent camping / glamping set up photos for the organising committee to select as contestant.

Judging Criteria

  • Concept (Creativity, Originality, Uniqueness)

  • Arrangement (Display, Functionality of Spaces, Placement of Accessories, Practicality)

  • Overall Appearance (Color Coordination, Balance and Overall Attractiveness)

  • Sustainability (Waste Management, Energy Efficiency, Impact to the Surroundings etc)


Prizes
Gold Award: RM 5,000 + Certificate
Silver Award: RM 3,500 + Certificate
Bronze Award: RM 1,500 + Certificate

COMPETITION
SECRETARIAT

ILAM Centre of Excellence (ICE)
Mobile No: +6012-912 0431 (Ms Jacintha Patel)
Email: wetlandsfestival2024@gmail.com

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NATURE PLAYSCAPE
COMPETITION

REGISTRATION CLOSED

A nature playscape refers to a type of outdoor play area specifically designed to incorporate natural elements such as trees, rocks, water features, and native plants. Unlike traditional playgrounds with standardized equipment, nature playscapes emphasize unstructured play and interaction with the natural environment.


Eligibility

  • Higher Learning Institution Category                     (Universities, Private Colleges)

  • Public Category (Open to all)
     

Playscape Lot Size:
Minimum 3m x 3m to a Maximum of 6m x 6m
(The selected contestants will be invited to choose the plot on site, plot size may be varied).


Set Up Time
29 January - 2 February 2024
9:00am – 5:00pm


Total Lots
10 (5 for each category)

 

Competition Requirements
Participants need to submit a design concepts, which include sketches and concept descriptions in A4 size, in one pdf format file.

Group Members
Up to 5 persons per team

Entry Fees
Free of Charge

Team Subsidy
RM 1,000 each team

Selection Process
Participants need to submit their design concepts, which include sketches and concept descriptions in A4, pdf format. Judges will evaluate these submissions and shortlist the entries to build on the ground.

Judging Criteria

  • Concept (Creativity, Originality, Uniqueness)

  • Functionality (Safety, Educational, Interactive, Durability)

  • Materials (The usage of natural materials, selection to suit the concept)

  • Sustainability (Ease of Maintenance, Sustainable)

  • Overall Appearance and Appealing to Children

 

Prizes
Higher Learning Institution Category
Gold Award: RM 3,000 + Certificate
Silver Award: RM 2,000 + Certificate
Bronze Award: RM 1,000 + Certificate

Public Category
Gold Award: RM 5,000 + Certificate
Silver Award: RM 3,500 + Certificate
Bronze Award: RM 1,500 + Certificate 

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ECO GLAMPING SHORTLISTED PARTICIPANTS

Public Category

  1. HN DecoGlamz

  2. Olive Nomad Solo

  3. The Origami Camp

  4. My Camping Style

  5. Eika Atikaa

  6. Red Pajero Overland

  7. Syiokcamp

  8. amadaen_

  9. AE Family Camp

  10. F4ACAMPLIFE

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NATURE PLAYSCAPE
SHORTLISTED PARTICIPANTS

Public Category

  1. Qhawarizmi Architect

  2. Praktika Architects Sdn. Bhd

  3. Neoscape

  4. P-IzzAz Design

  5. Modus X Architecture

Higher Learning Institution Category

  1. UTM’s Leftovers

  2. Taylor’s Transcend

  3. Claruscape

  4. Dragonfly Elites

  5. The BeepBud

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