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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Damasara Perdana

Damansara Perdana, located within Petaling Jaya's Golden Triangle, this exclusive suburd boasts many popular hotspots like 1utama, IKEA, The Curve, Tesco, Cathay Cineleisure, PJ Trade Centre, Point92 and son on. The imminent Mutiara Damansara MRT Station will bring further positive impacts to Damansara Perdana.

Property Market Price: min RM 255,000 to max RM 3,100,000, Median RM 680,000

Retak Rates: Min RM 1,050 to Max RM 5,800, Average RM 3,500

Saturday, 4 March 2017

MRT Sungai Buloh Kajang (SBK) Line Map

MRT operated by rapid KL

Helpline Tel:+6037885285

MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line

Kampung Selamat -> Kawasan Damansara -> Kwasa Sentral -> Kota Damansara -> Surian -> Mutiara Damansara -> Bandar Utama -> Taman Tun Dr Ismail -> Phileo Damansara -> Pusat Bandar Damansara -> Semantan -> Muzium Negara -> Pasar Seni -> Merdeka -> Bukit Bintang -> Tun Razak Exchange -> Corcrane -> Maluri -> Taman Pertama -> Taman Midah -> Taman Mutiara -> Taman Connaught -> Taman Suntex -> Sri Raya -> Bandar Tun Hussein Onn -> Batu Sebelas Cheras -> Bukit Dukung -> Sungai Jernih ->Stadium Kajang

Semenyih River

Semenyih River has been the source of water for the Semenyih dam since 2005. The river, which has its source at Bukit Ulu Semenyih (450m above sea level) is 37km long and is divided into three stages — upstream, midstream and downstream.

The Semenyih dam and water treatment plant was built to meet the water supply demand from Putrajaya, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Klang Valley and Semenyih.

At the end of 2016, the water treatment plant was closed several times due to contamination of the Semenyih River.

Closure of the treatment plant caused water supply disruption in 450 areas in the districts of Petaling, Hulu Langat, and Kuala Langat.

The frequent closure of water treatment plants has made consumers, both domestic and commercial, angry. As such, NGOs like the Federation of Malaysian

Consumer Associations (Fomca), Forum Air Malaysia (FAM) and Water and Energy Consumers Association (Wecam) have taken the initiative to tackle the problem of pollution in Semenyih River.

Fomca, FAM and Wecam carried out a site visit and traced the source of the pollution to several areas including industrial zones, landfills, burial grounds and agricultural land. Most of these areas are located upstream of Semenyih River. Garbage from the town and villages near the river also contributed to the pollution.

Based on these factors, we concluded that majority of the people in Semenyih are not fully aware on
the importance of the river.

Fomca, FAM and Wecam will be conducting awareness campaigns for residents living near Semenyih River as a means to address this problem. The campaigns will be held over a three-year period and will involve various activities such as gotong-royong and competitions to clean up the dirty areas, talks for the public and students in Semenyih, and consultations on alternative waste disposal for the industrial sector.

This campaign aims to make residents, traders and manufacturers around Sungai Semenyih aware of
the dire consequences facing them if their activities continue to pollute the river.

A similar programme should be carried out on the Langat River, a main source of raw water for seven water treatment plants in Selangor, namely Sg Langat, Bukit Tampoi, Cheras Batu 11, Salak Tinggi, Sg Pangsoon, Sg Serai and Sg Lolo. If the Langat River is contaminated, these water treatment
plants would need to be closed temporarily.

On Oct 8, 2016, the Langat and Cheras water treatment plants had to be closed due to contamination
of water from Semantan River. Closure of the water treatment plant resulted in disruption of
water supply to several areas including Cheras, Kuala Lumpur and the Petaling district.

Fomca, FAM and Wecam have taken the initiative to raise public awareness about the importance of
the river, but we need the cooperation of all parties to make the campaign successful.


Hotel unveils newly renovated ballroom function rooms and restaurant

Table for two...

With three crystal chandeliers adorning its ceiling, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur's new ballroom is set to become the place to host events in luxury and splendour.

Spanning 1,509sq m, the state-of-the-art, pillarless ballroom was designed by Hong Kong-based LRF Designers Limited, with the facelift completed after four months of renovation.

The works undertaken during this period also included the upgrading of 13 function rooms and the hotel's main restaurant — Lemon Garden.

A total of 52 guests were invited to the ballroom's relaunch ceremony and treated to a five-course dinner under one of the majestic chandeliers while being serenaded by per formers.

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur area general manager Manfred Weber thanked the guests for attending the ceremony in his brief welcome speech.

"I will not bore the guests by talking about the ballroom.

"This event is for guests to get together and enjoy great food and each other's company," he said.

Guests were also given a chance to assemble their own desserts with the ingredients prepared by the hotel's chefs at the end of the event.

The grand ballroom features a high ceiling, an elevated stage, a flexible partitioning system, elegant
decor and cutting-edge facilities.

The entrance of the grand ballroom is made of marble and white timber doors while plush blue and
beige hand-tufted carpets covered the floor.

The ballroom can seat up to 1,800 guests in a reception or theatre setting, 1,440 guests in a banquet setting and 660 guests in a classroom setting.

Equipped with advanced lighting system as well as audio-visual and communication systems, the 13 new functions rooms are all named after different states in Malaysia, with sizes ranging from 905sq m to 45sq Lemon Garden Restaurant's new modern and contemporary look exudes warmth and sophistication. Visitors can also check out the new menu, which was created to complement the new look.

For details, call 03-2032 2388.

Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex in Johor

Deepwater Port

Johor was chosen as the location of Malaysia's most ambitious down-stream oil and gas project due to  its proximity to deepwater port facilities and regional demand centres. This enables easy transportation of finished products to the market. The potential investments into tank terminals in the PDT include an expansion of the existing independent tank farm owned by the Pengerang Independent Terminal, and ongoing construction of the dedicated tank terminals owned by Pengerang Terminals (Two) Sdn Bhd. Other projects include the development of new tank terminals with deepwater jetty facilities capable of handling ultra and very large crude carriers.

World-class hub 

The US$7bil investment by Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco for a 50% stake in a new refinery and a petrochemical facility being developed by Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is helping to raise Johor's profile as a world-class downstream oil and gas,hub. New tank farms and deepwater jetties are coming up on stream in stages, adding to an array of trading, bunkering, warehousing and manufacturing projects that dot its southern coastline in the Tanjung Bin, Tanjung Langsat and Pengerang districts facing Singapore.

Going downstream 

The Pengerang Integrateg Petroleum Complex (PIPC) is home to Petronas's Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development, or Rapid, and Dialog Group Bhd-Vopak's Pengerang Deepwater Terminal. Total investment for the PIPC project is approximately RM97bil (US$27biI), according to the Johor Petroleum Development Corp.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

A passion for Pangkor Laut Island - Perak Malaysia

The Privately-Owned Island Pangkor Laut Resort
The Pangkor Laut Resort has earned superlatives and rightfully so, as this writer finds out the second time around.

By S.S. Yoga

This place is half-way to heaven, I said to my travelling companions, and they agreed. Imagine my delight when I found out that heaven was within reach! Yes, a god, a football god, deigned to appear before us mere mortals who happened to be at YTL's Pangkor Laut Resort one recent weekend. Eric Cantona, the former Manchester United player (and eternal legend), appeared from the heavens in a helicopter and was transported to his earthly abode, the Pavarotti Suite. How appropriate, since the late tenor after which this suite was named did pronounce this resort in Perak paradise.