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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Arduous task of cleaning our drains

Once the gunk from our drains get into the rivers, the chemicals from all the organic matter will mix with the chemical waste from factories which can become lethal and be detrimental to the environment.
When the aquatic life is harmed, it will destroy the entire food chain.
Below are photos of what MBPJ workers have to go through to clean our drains in SS20. We are extremely grateful to them. Let us help to keep our drains clean by not discharging food waste and other debri into the drains.




Thursday, August 25, 2016

DU park ready by end of August

RESIDENTS in Damansara Utama will welcome a newly revamped park in Jalan SS20/12 by end of the month.
The park, which was upgraded to “active field” status, will be equipped with a gazebo, new walkway, proper lighting and outdoor exercise equipment such as parallel bars and taiji wheel.
Resident Hui Seng Kit, 50, said a better equipped park would encourage people to spend more time outdoors, exercisingREAD MORE ......


Eateries dump food waste into rivers, polluting eight rivers in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor

Breaking all the rules: The health department prohibits direct discharge of water from pipes into drains as well as washing plates or preparing food in back lanes. Only restaurants with fat, oil and grease (FOG) traps will be issued licences. This restaurant in Taman Megah, Cheras, however, is still operating as a result of poor enforcement. — GRACE CHEN/The Star

TEEMING with food waste, clogged with grease and filled with water the colour of curry, drains surrounding coffeeshops and food stalls in most areas in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor can be a nauseating sight.
This filth then flows into rivers and pollutes the water.
Studies on the water quality under the River of Life project identified food waste as the main pollutant in eight rivers flowing through Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.  READ MORE ..... 

Health Talk on Social Participation and Announcing The Formation Of Social Connect Group

"Social Participation and Connections to help Seniors"
by Associate Professor Dr. Tan Maw Pin (Geriatrician, UMMC)

Date : 2 Sept 2016 (Friday)
Time : 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Cabin 8, Jalan SS20/14, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Let's Fly the Jalur Gemilang

Semenyih 2 Water Treatment Plant

ONE hundred million litres a day.
This is the volume of water the Semenyih 2 water treatment plant in Dengkil, will produce upon its scheduled completion by December 2017.
Commissioned by Selangor government, the plant will serve some 100,000 consumers in Semenyih, Beranang, parts of Hulu Langat and new developments along the Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas). READ MORE .......

Friday, August 19, 2016

Here’s why a seniors’ community network is such a great idea

For close to 40 years, Ben Ong lived in his suburban home in Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya without interacting much with his neighbours. They share a smile or a quick word from time to time, but never a conversation.
But when his wife suffered a stroke last year, Ong reached out to his neighbours for help. His children were living far away and Ong found himself at a loss.
“I didn’t know what to do… where do I find reliable nursing care for her? What about her physiotherapy? I was really quite panicky,” recalls Ong, 66, a retired accountant.  Read more ..........

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Central Zone helps to reduce waste sent to landfills

16 August 2016

Today marks the start of the Single Stream Waste Management programme to all the roads in the SS20 Central Zone. Thank you for joining in the battle in reducing the growing garbage heaps being sent to the landfills. 

We have been informed by Pn Marini of MBPJ that the response in the Central Zone is pretty good. Thumbs up to all who are participating in this programme organized by MBPJ. The little effort that all of us contribute will make a positive impact to the environment.

Thank you to Mr Lee Lih Shyan (Pengarah, Jab Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal & Pembersihan Awam, MBPJ), Pn Marini Mohammad (Jab Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal & Pembersihan Awam, MBPJ) & Pn Eileen Thong (KRT SS20 Chairman) for all the help and support in getting the programme started in the Central Zone.

Photos courtesy of Pn Marini and Pn Eileen.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Seminar - 'Living with Osteoarthritis"

All are invited to a Seminar on 'Living with Osteoarthritis"
organized by PISA (Promoting Independence in our Seniors with Arthritis),
University Malaya

Date: 29 - 30 August 2016 (Monday & Tuesday)
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Auditorium TJ Danaraj, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya

For registration details, please see attached brochure.

Click here to register online

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Pagi Ramah Mesra Bersama Penduduk SS20

30 July 2016
A fruitful get-together with YB Tony Pua (MP PJ Utara), YB Yeo Bee Yin (ADUN Damansara Utama) & AM Jamaliah Jamaluddin (MBPJ Councillor Zone 9).

Other guests present were:

Mr Billy Wong (MBPJ Councillor Zone 8 & 6);
MBPJ Landscape Dept, Pn Zuraidah bt Sainan (Pengarah), Pn Ariani (Penolong Akitek);
MBPJ Solid Waste Mgt Dept, Pn Premila Theruk Kumaran (Asst Health Inspector) & En Zunnur (Pengawas MBPJ);
MBPJ Engineering Dept, Tn Ir Ahmad Roslan b Hairudin (Penolong Pengarah Kanan Kejuruteraan Saliran) and other MBPJ personnel.

After the presentation by YB Tony Pua, YB Yeo Bee Yin and AM Jamaliah, there was a healthy Q&A session where numerous issues were raised by SS20 residents to the YBs, the councillor and representatives from MBPJ.

We thank all our guests for their presence and engagement with the residents and their continuous support to the SS20 community.