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New place to relax! Dongguan’s new Malaysia-China Friendship Garden
2019-07-08 10:18     Source : Dongguan Today

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The opening ceremony of the Malaysia-China Friendship Garden was held at the Dongguan Botanical Park on 28th June 2019.

On 28th June, the Malaysia - China Friendship Garden, having undergone lengthy preparation, was successfully opened in the Dongguan Botanical Park and received much attention. Dr. Dato' Aminuddin (Chairman of City Hall in Putrajaya, Malaysia), Dato' Fatimah (Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Land and Resources of Malaysia), Beh Ching Chye (Consul General of Malaysia in Guangzhou), Chen Zhiwei (Member of the Standing Committee of Dongguan Municipal Committee and Head of the United Front Work Department of Dongguan), and leaders of several other departments attended the ceremony.

At the opening ceremony, Chen Zhiwei said that China and Malaysia have always maintained mutual political trust, mutual economic benefit, and a mutual culture understanding. China and Malaysia are good partners with recent years achieving continuous results in exchange and cooperation activities. In 2018, the total trade volume between Dongguan and Malaysia was 29.7 billion RMB, a year-on-year increase of 26%. In the first four months of this year, the total trade volume between Dongguan and Malaysia was 10.61 billion RMB, a year-on-year increase of 27%. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia. The opening of the Malaysia-China Friendship Garden will serve as a new platform for cultural exchange and to promote friendly exchange between China and Malaysia. Chen expressed hopes that China and Malaysia can take this opportunity to carry out exchange and cooperation in economics, culture, and tourism.

Dr. Dato' Aminuddin reminded that the China-Malaysia Friendship Park built in Putrajaya, Malaysia five years ago was funded by Dongguan. Since opening, the Park has attracted many visitors and become one of the major attractions in Putrajaya. It also won the "Malaysian Garden Architecture Award" in 2018. He hoped that the Malaysia-China Friendship Garden will demonstrate the characteristics of Malaysia and become a good place for Dongguan residents to relax.

Covering an area of about 2,500㎡, the Malaysia - China Friendship Garden is mainly Malaysian in style, and was built by overseas Dongguanese in Malaysia.

(By Sharon Liu,Stefanie Tan and Sev Pischl)

Editor: 谭晶