PJS 9 residents posing for a photograph during a gotong-royong exercise recently.
ESTABLISHED in 2010, the PJS 9 Residents Association (RA) is an active organisation that looks after 845 households and an estimated 4,000 residents, including a sizeable number of students.
PJS 9 covers the stretch from PJS 9/2 to PJS 9/13, and its RA committee is led by Captain Wan Hock Leong.
Wan is also Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) councillor for Zone 2, which comprises PJS 7, 9 and 11.
As its location is in Bandar Sunway and it is close to three institutions of higher learning, PJS 9 has a population that is 30% students.
Wan, who has served as RA president for the past four years, said the association worked closely with the Rukun Tetangga to accomplish gotong-royong activities and community-building events.
“Last year, we had about 30 activities in total.
“We still run cooking classes, bread-making workshops and our own community farm in PJS 9/20,” he said.
Owing to the surge in student population, Wan added, a recent problem the neighbourhood faced was the rapid increase in the number of cars.
“A lot of the houses here have been converted into student hostels.
“Many of these students tend to park their cars haphazardly, often blocking entrances to the residents’ homes,” he said.
Apart from this, things in the gated neighbourhood run smoothly as the residents communicate constantly via Whatsapp groups and engage in regular activities.