ONE of the more active residents associations in Kuala Lumpur is the Taman Yarl Residents Association, affectionately known as Tyra, which has been around since 1992.
With approximately 300 landed households, four apartment buildings and a gated community in Taman Yarl, a total of 150 people have joined the ranks as Tyra members.
Led by Tyra president Datuk Rabinder Singh, the association is open to representatives from the four high-rise apartments, the Joint Management Body (JMB) and gated community for equal representation of views in dialogues and community matters.
Rabinder said the association also cooperated with neighbouring Rukun Tetangga and residents associatons such as Taman Tan Yew Lai and Overseas Union Garden (OUG) to maintain peaceful community relations.
In addition to numerous efforts and campaigns to maintain the neighbourhood’s status as a low-density area, Tyra hosts festivals to mark cultural celebrations yearly with potluck and open houses.
As security is one of the main concerns, residents have built closer ties with the area’s police department through activities such as patrolling and organising dialogues.
Annual general meetings are also held to keep check on future activities and current concerns, as the association is awarded an annual grant of between RM5,00 and RM10,000 from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to conduct community programmes.
Tyra also holds sports matches at schools to get the children involved.
Social nights are a big thing with Tyra members besides community awareness programmes such as dengue and recycling talks.
Taman Yarl residents who want to speak about residential matters or get in touch with Tyra can call 017-8839 095 (Sathia Bama Sivadass) or email email@example.com