Thursday, 27 May 2010
For those who are traveling on the roads during the long weekend, we wish you a safe journey!
The following clip is a video of the successful launch of the inaugural People's Voice campaign by The Star at Bandar Utama, PJ. To beat them may be a difficult task to ask, but can we at least try to come out in full force? So mark a date in your calendar for June 5, 2010, 9am to 2pm with BBRA and The Star's People's Voice at Bandar Botanic.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
It is with great delight and acknowledgment that we are chosen as the first in Klang and second venue for The Star's People's Voice campaign.
The event which will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 will feature carnival activities from 9am to 2pm as well as serve as a platform for residents to raise issues with the local authorities.
For more information, the following is the news clipping that appeared in today's Star.
Bandar Botanic to play host to People’s Voice campaign
By ELAN PERUMAL
AFTER a successful initial run in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, The Star’s People’s Voice Campaign will be meeting residents at Bandar Botanic in Klang.
Themed You’ve Got The Power, The People’s Voice campaign was launched in April as a platform for residents to engage directly with their respective local authorities and relevant agencies.
The Bandar Botanic Residents Association (BBRA) will be playing host to the carnival set for Saturday, June 5.
Besides a day of fun, residents can look forward to raising issues that affect them with representatives from the local authorities who will be present at the event.
Special guest will be Klang Municipal Council president Mislan Tugiu.
When informed that the second People’s Voice carnival would be held in Klang, Mislan said he welcomed the move.
He said this was a recognition to the people of Klang, especially those in Bandar Botanic.
“Bandar Botanic is very unique and has a lot of greenery and beautiful landscaping.
“I am happy that this neighbourhood has been picked as the carnival’s first venue in Klang,’’ he said.
Representatives from developer Gamuda Land Bhd are also expected to attend the carnival.
Under the campaign, carnivals will be held twice a month at selected residential areas in the Klang Valley over the next 12 months.
RedFM will be broadcasting live from the venue and The People’s Voice cruisers will also be making rounds in the area.
Friday, 14 May 2010
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
If you have received a survey form in your mailbox (pic left), by Kawalan Keselamatan Sentral (KKS), which claims to be acting on a gated project in Bandar Botanic, we advise all BBRA members to discard it as it is against the knowledge of BBRA or even MPK.
KKS was never given the mandate to conduct any survey and is not a representative of either by BBRA or MPK. Please take note and tell your neighbours to do the same.
Beware – huge soldier ants nests.
Location – Jasmin field near Botanic Multi Purpose Hall.
Exact Location – Base of tree and on field itself.
Please take note that at the Jasmin region, there is a field near the Botanic Multi-Purpose hall, where a tree was recently struck by lightning or so it appeared.
The true reason is that the tree was infected with soldier ants which have built their nest there at the bottom of the tree. The soldier ants have already eaten the central core of the tree from bottom to top, leaving only the bark of the tree to supply food and water to the leaves.
During a thunder storm, the tree was so fragile that, because it was already hollow, it toppled.
Also, please be aware that at the base of the tree is a huge soldier ants’ nest. The surrounding fields are also becoming a soldier ants’ field because if one is to ‘scrub’ his shoes against the grass, all the soldiers ants would suddenly appears from the ground itself. Very often, practitioners who were going through their routine of Chi Gong nearby complaints of soldiers’ ants nests on the grounds.
Saturday, 8 May 2010
Were we all fooled into believing that the beautiful lake with fountains and gazebos is actually a retention pond? Do we know that it has deteriorated to a point where fishes die, the water stinks, and it might end up as a smelly sewage pond?
Many residents have complaint to the authorities and the developer who promised to maintain this pond of ours. Yet, they have today failed to honour their word! They have failed to live up to their promise.
We need a sustainable environment, and we need your support in driving this message to the TMO that is ignoring us!
Below is an open letter by a BBRA member who had to bear with the stench of rotting fishes during a usual morning walk!
"This morning I went for a walk and notice and counted not less than 10 dead fishes about 6-8 inches long in the area of Kiara and jenaris lake region. Some of the dead fishes are near the lake outlets at the Kiara end, towards the new Hospital region.
Obviously this is due to the deteriorating condition of the pond/lake.
My observation is that when when dead fishes appears in the Kiara & Jenaris region, with the jenaris Pump fountain already breakdown for a long, long time and the area from jenaris to Angsana waters do not circulates, dont you think more dead fishes will appears sooner or later?
I do not know what is TMO doing nowadays and they doesnt seem to bother at all over the contamination of the waters.
Oil patches appears also at the Angsana outlet lake end as well as other regions. There is no maintenance at all."
Friday, 7 May 2010
The monthly Angsana Walk initiative and "get-to-know" your neighbours campaign has seen a successful gathering of residents from the precinct. Organised by BBRA Phase 6, the second installment of the event saw new faces and friends joining for discussions and updates in the community.
Key concerns raised by residents were how to improve the maintenance of the park, including the oil slick at Angsana lake which is suspected to be caused by the row of commercial units (car wash) that wash their waste into the drains, improving security at precinct and parks, and stopping outsiders from using our beautiful park as a place to get drunk.
It was also during the walk that residents discovered broken pieces of glass (pictures below) at the children's playground, which is suspected to be from drunkards who were vandalising the park at night.
We thank residents for highlighting these issues and we would like all residents who witness such acts of vandalism or individuals drinking alcohol in our parks to contact your area representatives or the security immediately.
Angsana Walk is held on every last Sunday of the month, 5:30pm, and for more information, please contact the area representative listed in our BBRA Office Bearer directory.
There has been another case of illegal chopping of a tree in our park, and this time a very large tree has been sacrificed for the sake of Feng Shui. The picture (left) shows the stump of what used to be a large tree that is situated behind the Angsana Semi-D units.
On top of the illegal tree cutting, the owner has also dumped construction waste (picture below) behind his house. We hope that he clears his rubbish as soon as possible and be responsible enough to replace the tree with another one, as every tree in our community has been paid for by our over-priced property units.
We strongly urge the authorities, MPK and the developer to lodge an official complaint and file for appropriate compensation immediately.