Bandar Botanic Layout Plan

Bandar Botanic Layout Plan

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.335 - Cassia Rubbish Dump

Dear Residents Of Cassia and Other Precincts,
Bandar Botanic.

The Rubbish Dump at Jalan Cassia Utama.
-Andrew Sum

The road of Jalan Cassia Utama is slowly becoming a Rubbish Dump of Bandar Botanic and is becoming a laughing stock to visitors and outsiders. Are those in the TownShip Management and Local Town Council aware of this?

Recently a resident of Cassia wrote to me this:
Dear Andrew,
Jalan Cassia Utama is a one way street for vehicle to drive out to Persiaran Botanic. Hardly any vehicle uses the road because of its longer distance to get on to Jalan Langat. The road now has become a very deserted area and its an opportunity for people to abuse the surroundings of the road.
Issue 1Rubbish is thrown along side the road.
Issue 2Leaves clog up drainage outlets causing floods during rains
Issue 3Bus park along side the road blocking off half our the road
Issue 4Accident car park along side the road.
There will be more issues to come if nothing is to be done.
I suggest the following :
1. Open the road to two way traffic with sufficient humps to prevent speeding. If frequent car passes this road than it will deter such problems in the future.
2. As for the buses, they could park at the parking lots near the ‘99 Speedmart’ area but with proper signage mentioning the time allowable to park.
3. Get KKS(Kawalan Keselamatan Sentral) to check the owner of the accident car and immediately removed it
4. Get MPK to more frequently trim the grasses and sweep the leaves along this road.
All residents should be responsible of their own actions and stop treating Bandar Botanic like any other Taman.
Cassia Resident

Saturday, 27 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.334 - Angsana Walk Reminder.

Dear Residents,


Date: 28th March,2010

Day: Sunday

Time: 5.30pm

Location: Angsana Children Garden

All angsana resident & other residents too, are invited to meet at Jln Angsana 11 playground on 28 march 2010 5.30 pm. (get to know your neighbours session)- Halim, President BBRA.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.333 - Vista Carnival.

Dear Residents,
VIsta Carnival
26th, 27th, 28th March 2010.
by Vista Eye Specialist Klang.

Monday, 22 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.332 - Participants of The Angsana Walk

Dear Residents,
Participants of The Angsana Walk.
-Andrew Sum

The following are participants of the Angsana Walk. These new volunteers will form a very powerful momentum group to pursue matters of interests for the residents of Angsana Precinct. These true believers of change sees ahead the dawn of a new progressive era, in Angsana Precinct, and hopefully Bandar Botanic. I hope more residents will follow. This will definately be a well-run and well oiled programmed, headed by Mr Carl Denness, a new comer in BBRA. Denness will take the best traits of what these leaders have to offer and welded them seamlessly.
The Angsana Walk is all about Change and Time for Change.

Confirm attendance list:
1. Wan Chee Kong (Angsana 5)
2. Thana (Angsana 8)
3. Herley (Angsana 10)
4. Vincent (Angsana 4)
5. Danny Wong (Angsana 6)
6. Chris Ho (Angsana 4)
7. Halim (Angsana 5)
8. Denness (Angsana 4)
9. Chandra (Angsana 4)
10. Chong (Angsana 6)
We need some volunter on Angsana 1,2,3,7,9,11

Issues to be address:
Pls add if any…
1. U turn problem to Angsana phase.
2. Angsana road 2,4,6,8 beside the end empty garden.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.331 - BBRA On Facebook.

Dear Residents,
Bandar Botanic Residents Association is now on Facebook.

Just log in to and key in BBRA KLANG to register. Its Free and Easy.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.330 - BBRA-VISTA eye specialists.

Dear Residents,
A BBRA-VISTA Connections.
-Andrew Sum

No.15, Jalan Mahogani 5/KS-7,
Bandar Botanic,
41200 Klang.

Bandar Botanic Residents Association is working together with Vista Eye Specialist Klang to bring you special eye cares.
The Grand Opening of the Vista Carnival will be on the 26th March to 28th March 2010.
There will be Free Doctor Eye Checks, Free Refreshments and Fun-Filled Games on these dates.

Eye your way to the VISTA Eye Specialist Center in Klang for a fun-filled three-day carnival for the whole family from 26 - 28th March 2010.

Vista is one of the leading provider of eye care since its establishment in 1999. VISTA offers screening, treatment and consultative service pertaining to eyes.


General Eye Care & Vision Evaluation.

Glaucoma Screening & Treatment

Paediatric Eye Care

Diabetic Eye Diesease Evaluation & Monitoring

Age Related Macular Deneneration

Cataract Procedures

Shortsightedness; Lasik & iContact Lens

Laser Procedures (YAG, Argon).

The Carnival details are as follows:
26th March 2010
Time 2pm - 6pm
27th March 2010
Time 10am-6pm
28th March 2010
Time 10am-6pm

BBRAeNEWS No.329 - The Angsana Walk.

Dear Residents,
The Angsana Walk.
-Andrew Sum

Date: 28-3-2010
Day: Sunday
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Play ground/garden of Angsana 10
Purpose: To form a committee to protect the social-living interest of individual family and to discuss The Thana Letter.

Dear Angsana resident,
First, please allow me to introduce myself, I am Denness Lim from Unit no 44B, Phase 6. This mail aims to gather all the residents of Angsana to form a representative group in order to form a platform for exchanging news, provide/receive feedbacks or voice all opinions on issues/problems encountered by every individual or family with the hope to improve the vicinity for a better living especially in terms of safety, security and cleaner environment.
Gentle reminder, our BBRA President En Halim like to invite all the Angsana residents to participate at a small gathering which will be named “Angsana Walk” on 28/3/10 sunday at 5.30pm, venue will be at the play ground/garden of Angsana 10. The ultimate objective is to form a committee to protect the social-living interest of individual family.
Appreciate others respond and your attendance on this.
The important issue we going to discuss on this Angsana Walk on 28/3 is the Thana Letter and other problems affecting Angsana. If we Angsana resident won't support on this, I don't think its will work. Lets us cheer together on this. If you have better comments or idea, pleas do highlight and loop along with us.
Thank you.


Dear Caryn Dennes,
For your kind info. I had raised these matter with TMO & Andrew Sum somewhere in Jan this year. Hopefully we can get some response. We need more residents to also question TMO on the open area at the end of Phase 6.
(Thana Letter ref BBRAeNEWS No. 327)
23, Angsana 8.

Friday, 19 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.328 - Miss Donna's Dengue Special Package.

Dear Residents,
A resident Miss Donna Wong is offering Special Accident Coverage Package Promoting her company's Aniversary PA, with special coverage on death due to dengue fever.
Promotions ends on 31st March 2010.
If interested, please contact her at

BBRAeNEWS No.327 - The Thana Letter.

Dear Residents,
The Thana Letter.
-Andrew Sum

Today, I present below a famous Letter written by Mr Thanapalan, to me for on-forwarding to TMO. This letter was written on 12th December,2009.

Good Day,

I have received a email from a resident from Angsana Phase and he presented 3 items of request to TMO which I hope you can try your best to fulfill:

1. The road design especially at the u-turns at Phase 6 and Phase 4 is inviting nasty accidents. At these areas, the roads should be made broader with extra lanes to allow cars coming from the many directions to flow gracefully into their lanes. Currently, the lanes are insufficient, narrow, short for clearance and their dotted lines are confusing - in fact inviting accidents. Already a number of accidents have occurred. What has happened to expert road designers with logical thinking designs.

My proposed remedy - is to add extra & broader lanes at Phase 6 & 4 u-turns stretches.

2. The lake from Phase 4 to the end of lake at Phase 6 badly needs one or two fountains to circulate the water. Currently, the water is stagnant & leads to stench & mosquito breeding.

3. The beautification of the lake area between Phase 4 & Phase 6 is poor with limited / stunted trees. Drainage of rain water & mud at the end of the lake from the walking track must be improved. Elements of pride in their work must be incorporated when undertaking garden beautification works.

Please consult your engineers & managements and I would appreciate if you can let me have your opinion as soon as possible. The residents of Jenaris and Angsana would be most appreciated and welcome to see further improvements to Bandar Botanic by TMO.

Thanapalan Kasipillai
Angsana Precinct.

BBRAeNEWS No.326 - Thefts & Security.

To: All Residents

Dear Residents,
On Thefts and Security.
-Andrew Sum

Recently on 18th March, 2010, I received an sms saying that “there was a car break in reported in Bungor on Tuesday night and 3 cars parked outside at jalan Bungor 5, 6 & 9 respectively are involved. The owners lost valuables and reported to Police. Please be alert.”

I have checked with the KKS Security and they confirmed that is correct. However, they have reimbursed the loss to two of the car owners who are KKS paying members only. The other car owner was not given any reimbursement as he is not currently a paying member.

The point here is not to ‘cry over spill milk’ and not to question the professionalism of the KKS home guards. The purpose here is to find further ways in which how the residents can further assist the home guards to improve in their duty. Perhaps you have certain useful points which the KKS security has overlooked. By bring out these points, they can study and implement it.

If you have any constructive suggestions, views and opinions on how to enhance the improvement of the security in Bandar Botanic, kindly give your views and opinions into the BBRA blog comment box.

There are 2 ways in which you may post your comments:

1) Directly post your comments into the BBRA Blog by creating a gmail account.
2) If you need privacy & confidentiality, sent your comments to me via my personal
email ( and includes a pseudonym.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.325 - Moment of Beauty

A Moment of Beauty.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose gardens over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. Where flowers bloom so does hope.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.324 - Sinking Road.

Dear Residents,

The Sinking Road at Angsana.
-Andrew Sum

An Aduan was made with MPK Engineering today to look into the issue following feedback from Mdm Kevin Eow (Jenaris Precinct) and Mr Vincent Lim (Angsana Precinct) who supplied the digital pics.

Aduan reads: To Majlis Perbandaran Klang.
Jalan masuk ke Precinct Angsana, di jalan Angsana 3, Bandar Botanic, terdapat satu jalan yang sudah mendap tidak rata. Apabila hujan turun jalan tersebut dipehuh air dan merbahaya kepada penguan jalan raya.

Diharap pihak tuan dapat memperbaiki jalan tersebut dengan segera.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.323 - Hot Air Balloon.

Dear Residents,
2nd Putrajaya International hot air balloon festival in Malaysia.
-Andrew Sum

Take your family to the 2nd Putrajaya hot air balloon festival in Malaysia this Sunday for a happy holiday, and see the wonders of the man made balloons. This is a wonderful experience for your kids and family.

Date: 18 - 21 March 2010

Venue: Putrajaya

Time: 7am to 9pm

Number of Hot air balloons: 23

Normal shaped: 18

Free Flying: 13

For Public Tethered ride: 5

Participating countries: Belgium, USA, The Netherlands, France, Switzeland, Malaysia and Japan.

Monday, 15 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.322 - On River Weeds.

Dear Residents,
Stubborn and Obstinate Weeds.
-Andrew Sum

To: TMO - Mr Goo CK/Miss Julia

Dear Mr Goo,

Re: Stubborn & Obstinate River weeds

May I kindly refer to the stubborn and obstinate river weeds in your Retention Lake. These river weeds are growing in profusion and although you have at regular intervals engaged your contractors to clear them off, they obstinately returns after a spell.

One of our observant residents Mr C T reported that there are sparodic clumps of weeds alleged purposely or carelessly left behind by these contractors of yours making us feel that the sub contractors are purposely planting or sowing new weeds for their next "business" job of harvest from TMO. Ha ha ha. The contractors cannot blame them for raising their suspicions especially when fresh weeds grows in profusions after a spell. This shouldnt be so if they properly and deligently clears off 100% of everything.

It would also be too costly for TMO to maintain the contractors regularly if they do not do a clean and neat job at one go.

The residents hope that you would instruct your supervisors to really supervise them to do their job properly to get rid of the weeds once and for all, and this can be done if they do it step by step, river phase by phase, rather than allowing them 'jumping here now and there there later'.

All these are meaningful & positive suggestions from concern residents and hope your good office would response by taking them into kind consideration.

I hope your positive actions would induce hoorays from the residents as you have done so on several occassions, on which I am confident.

Bandar Botanic is a beautiful place where flowers bloom and so does hope.

This letter is writen with an open heart and mind, and a healthy dose of respect to TMO Mr Goo and Miss Julia and team.

Dear Andrew,
Would like to share some observation and comments on the water weedsmatter.Noticed clearing work was carried out recently, but if one were to lookclosely, it is easy to find clumps of the weeds here and there.2 questions came to mind:a. was it TMO's intention to leave some weeds behind to continue acting aswater filter?b. if a is negative, then the question falls on those workers doing theclearing work. Did they purposely leave some behind so that they cancontinue to get work in that area? If so, what is TMO doing about it?These water weeds grow very fast. In a month's time we should see asubstantial part of the pond choked with weeds again.RgdsC T
(P/s: I have spoken to TMO and Miss Julia says it is the job of the contractors to clear up the weeds 100%)

Saturday, 13 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.321 - Kiara Gardens Lights.

Kiara Garden area Lights not functioning.
-Andrew Sum

To: TMO-Mr CK Goo

Dear Mr Goo CK,
We have received complaints from some residents of Kiara Precint that the entire Kiara area garden lights were not working since the botanic power trip on Chap Goh Meh. The residents shall be most grateful if you can you get your technicians and workers to install back the garden lightings there as without garden lightings the followings would result:

a) Outside lovers moonlighting there in the dark at night and are a nuisance.
b) Residents are in danger of snatch-thieves who hide in the dark.
c) Residents cannot see in the morning when picking up rubbish for fear of touching red ants or snakes.
d) Tai Chi practitioners and early morning walkers cannot see in the dark when walking from their houses, via the walkway path, in other precinct to the Tai Chi Area.

Your cooperation is most appreciated.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.320 - The Baltic Sea - A Rude Awakening.

Dear Residents,

World News: The Baltic Sea – A Rude Awakening.
I would like to share with you this which I have come across and we should be more alert and careful with our Retention Lake in Bandar Botanic as we do not want to witness its destruction similar to the Baltic Sea.
-Andrew Sum

Algae blooms threatened to choke the Baltic Sea
-Brian Banks dated 10-3-2010

An explosion of phytoplankton has reached alarming levels in the Baltic Sea consuming outrageous amounts of precious oxygen and choking out aquatic life creating one of the largest marine “dead zones” on the planet. As part of nature’s cycle, small blooms are the status quo but with plenty of fuel of phosphorous and nitrogen from agricultural fertilizers and sewage, the Baltic ecosystem is literally being choked away.
According to National Geographic, the Baltic Sea is now home to seven of the of the world’s ten largest marine “dead zones”—areas where the sea’s oxygen has been used up by seabed bacteria that decompose the raining mass of dead algae. Intensifying the problem is overfishing of Baltic cod. The cod eat a sprats, a small fish that eats zooplankton which in turn eats the phytoplankton. Without the cod to keep the sprats in check, the zooplankton population is being diminished allowing the algae to blossom to deadly numbers. This vicious cycle gets worse as the spreading dead zones engulf the cod’s deep-water breeding grounds.
Beyond the ecological damage, the algae blooms leave a nasty layer of slime that is harmful to both animal and humans. The green layer also starves out light from sea prohibiting the growth of natural seaweeds that provide protection and habitat for other species.
A new action plan called the Baltic Sea Strategy is underway led by the European Union (EU) to help coordinate the efforts of the the eight EU members within the nine Baltic states—not including Russia—to revitalize their shared sea.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.319 - Vulgar and Obscene comments.

Dear Residents and Outsiders,
Obscene comments on BBRA blog can put you behind the bars.
-Andrew Sum

If you comment on BBRA blog, please be responsible for your words. Commentators should be aware of the cyber law and defaulters can be traced to their whereabouts. With immediate effect all comments in BBRA blog will be scrutinized for the followings:

a) Vulgar Obscene Words & Comments

Though as a Blog Administrator, I would like BBRA blogs to be referred to as Freedom of Speech Blog for the improvements of Bandar Botanic , but recently a very much vulgar and sickening obscene languages has been posted by some very ‘Sick’ people which should be in the Mental Hospital rather than left running around. Therefore it is justified that I now regulate all comments posted into BBRA blog before I released it to the residents and public.

I am being sorry that I am being pushed to such an extent as to require me to regulate the blog immediately.

Honest and good residents who wish to post any comments please bear it with me.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.317 - Life Like That - Fishing fishing in our Lake.

Life Like ThatOutsiders Fisherman fishing in our Lake.
-Andrew Sum

Are the fishes released by our residents into our Botanical Lake more tasty and delicious than other fishes elsewhere?

In an episode yesterday, some residents spotted this man from outside, toting a fishing rod, hiding and fishing at the end of the Lake near Phase 1 Botanic West Roundabout. They reported this to the KKS Kawalan Keselamatan Sentral Manager Mr Veera.

Can you guess what did this man replied? Well, he blatantly told the security guards manager that he has got permission from the MPK to fish there! Why then does the MPK /Developers places sign of No Fishing in the area? It is like another kick in the gut by these outsiders.

However, Mr Veera told the fisherman that this lake does not belong to MPK but still belong to the Developer Harum Intisari Sdn.Bhd as they have not yet handed over to the MPK and insisted that he leave the area at once. The fisherman then stops fishing and moved away after some stern verbal warnings given.

I am writing this to Township Management Officer Mr Goo CK and those Enforcement Officers in the MPK so that they are aware of this.

The big question remains unanswered. Why the residents keep releasing fishes into the lake and outsiders continue catching them away? Fishes are very important to keep the ecology of the lake clean and healthy and more important they get rid of dengue mosquitoes’ larvae.

Its like young boys and girls throwing oranges into the sea during Chap Goh May (the 15th day of CNY) and unscrupulous fisherman netting them up to sell again.! Its like living off the expenses of the residents of Botanic. This solves the questions of why many of the fishes mysteriously ‘lost’.

Residents must not sit quietly on their dreams and keep ourselves deeply under wraps because what these outsiders did is diminishing our fishes in our lakes.

As BBRA Blog Administrator, here is my restrained, gracious and conscientious reply, when is enough, enough?

BBRAeNEWS No.316 - Qigong Anyone?

Dear residents,
-Andrew Sum

Every Sunday morning, we can see a group of residents of Bandar Botanic, near the town hall area, wriggling, and moving in a twist or snake-like or wormlike fashion. It is a contorted motion as if they are writhing in discomfort or as if a child is trying to free himself from somebody’s embrace. Don’t be mistaken for anything beyond our imagination.
This is Qigong – the technique of holistic art of healing.

Over 5000 years ago, the ancient Chinese discovered and developed techniques of training individuals to make self-adjustments in living habits, mind and body movements, life styles, to attain the general goal of a healthy and happy life, including extension of the life span. The benefits of these exercise includes rejuvenation and Qi healing, increased strength, vigor and energy. It is also relaxed, comfortable and evokes happiness. Student feels both physically and mentally regenerated after practiced. The energy level is improved, body illness is contained and it relieves stress, achieves happiness and extends life expectancy. Practitioners becomes more youthful in appearance and young at heart, decrease in age spots and dark skin pigmentation, firming of skin and muscle tone, rapid disappearance of excess fat around the waist and abdomen and darkening of grey hair. It is an excellent response to treatment of chronic diseases.