December 2016, Department of Landscape Architecture from Faculty of Built Environment, UTM Skudai was invited to entry landscape design competition for equestrian centre initiated by Dato Sri’ Mahamad Fathil Mahmood, the owner of 3Q Equestrian Centre, Rawang. A team of 10 landscape students accompanied by 4 lecturers (Dr Zanariah Jasmani, Dr. Lee Yoke Lai, Dr. Sapura Mohamad, and En. Ahmad Long) conducted a field survey and site study at Rawang’s Equestrian Centre.
UTM competition team prepared a landscape master plan for two months and consequently presented our landscape design proposal conceptual theme: ‘Lush Tropical Riding and Living’ at Dataran Prima, Petaling Jaya on 2 March 2017 (Thursday). Besides, a dynamic roles of landscape aesthetic design, the key idea integrations of tropical landscape design and ecosystem services is to heighten and sustain the landscape services and landscape management of an equestrian centre. The result of this competition will be announced in early April 2017. In all, students gained a fruitfulness opportunity from this competition that allows developing a greater understanding of equestrian landscape design as well as to play their roles in young entrepreneur landscaping.