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Miss Japan? Let us take you there – without flying!

Since the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, it is suffice to say we have all had to put our vacation plans on the back burner. It looks like it will be some time before we can all travel safely again.

While we #stayathome to play our part in flattening the Covid-19 curve, let EdgeProp.my cure your outdoors blues by bringing the newly-opened Selangor-Japan Friendship Garden to your screen. Come, albeit virtually for now, explore this new gem in Shah Alam, Selangor, as we look forward to a day to take in the sight and smell physically.

The garden, which was built at a cost of approximately RM3.8 million, is an expression of appreciation for Japan. As we all know, the land of the rising sun is one of Selangor’s longest investors.

Although the park, which took two years to build, was completed last year, the open­ing was delayed due to the Movement Control Order. Open to the public on March 12 this year, the garden, which forms part of the East Lake of Shah Alam Lake Gardens, is a symbol of the investment ties between Selangor and Japan.

The 2.42ha garden, located just right next to the Dataran Kemerdekaan Shah Alam, fea­tures spaces such as the Torii Gate, Stone Basin, Zen Space, Maze Pond and Reflexology Space, amongst many others.

A Tsukubai has been constructed here, al­lowing you to soak in the Japanese culture of purifying yourselves by washing your hands and rinsing your mouths as the water trickles into a wash basin.

Open from 10am to 7pm daily, the entrance to the park is free.

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