After chatting with my lovely blogger-mate, I decided to write about the place of my “Every Sunday’s Outing” to post it up here…
Here I come… as what I mentioned in my previous post, Sg. Buloh Nursery ~ Lam Garden is the usual outing place I have to go mostly for every weekend.
Since then only I found out there might be a lot of people thinking all the Nurseries in Sg. Buloh had shifted away to other places. So since last year, I found out the business which is operate by Panda’s Family is dropping. I guess this must be the main reason, because people out there do not know that most of the Nurseries are still there operating, and will not be shifting out so soon.
*The Valley of Hope*
This place is formally a Leprosy Control Centre (Leprosy Settlement).
The whole compound is about 500 aches. This settlement area was constructed during the British Colony in 1930s. Leprosy patients here live in a well constructed environment under medical supervision.
Surprisingly, the leprosarium community here is living under a well planned of their own ‘rules and regulations’ and great town planning. Residents here are living in an environment with mixture of races. They are Chinese, Malay, Indians and others. The communities here have their own school, social club house, police station, fire brigade and places for worship for different religions.
The Story Behind:
There were stories of patients who have struggled and psychological suffered. And here is the place the patients could live in humane surroundings.
The Leprosy Settlement has marked a very significant stage in Malaysian History in relation to medicine, architecture planning and social cultural aspects.
Under the well construction under the trustee of the Commonwealth Medical Trust, the houses here are mostly constructed with the design and idea of Garden City by Charles Crompton Reade from Australia. Houses are all small, constructed in about 15ft by 20ft ~ Living area, kitchen and washroom are connected.
Since years back, most of the residents here stayed with the plantation and farming as their main income resources. And now, the generations of at least 2 are still here continuing the Farming and Nursery business.
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If you know about the New Sg. Buloh Hospital, drive all the way in from the main road in front of the Hospital, you will see the Old Leprosy Hospital in your left hand side. Then go further more… You will start seeing all the nurseries … there are a lot more in all the way in… about 5 min drive from New Sg. Buloh Hospital, you will see Lam Garden Sdn Bhd.