Metro watch


• The emergency lane along Sungai Besi Highway (Kuchai Lama-bound) will be closed from today (July 4) to 12 between 9.30am and 4.30pm and 10pm to 5am intermittently. Three lanes will be open and flagmen will be on site to facilitate traffic flow.

• The emergency lane at the slip road exit towards Kuala Lumpur-Seremban highway (North-bound) will continue to be closed until July 15 between 9.30am and 4.30pm and 10pm to 5am intermittently. Motorists can still use existing lanes towards Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway.


• The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will have EZ-Pay counters throughout this month at six locations between 10am and 3pm at Jalan SD2/1G (now until July 8), Jalan SD12/1 near McDonald’s (July 9 to 15), SS6 near Giant Supermarket (July 16 to 18), SS24 near Taman Megah market (July 19 to 22), PJU 8 Flora Damansara (July 23 to 25) and PJU 10 Damansara Damai near McDonald’s (July 26 to 31). Payment counters at their headquarters will be open on weekends and public holidays throughout July and August from 9am to 4pm for assessment payments.

• Shah Alam On Wheels is back this Saturday (July 7) from 11am to 5pm at the Giant carpark in Seksyen 18, Shah Alam. People can pay compounds, lodge complaints or pay assessment fees there.


Petaling Jaya City Council is calling for the public to give suggestions for its 2019 budget. The focus should be on the development of infrastructure, public facilities, landscaping services, solid waste and general cleaning, health, safety and community building. Public can give their feedback via until July 15.


The Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia will be having a free dementia care skills training workshop this weekend (July 7 to 8) from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 1pm on Sunday at the ADFM PJ day-care centre, No 6, Lorong 11/8E Seksyen 11, Petaling Jaya. Admission is free but registration is compulsory for logistic purposes. To register, email or WhatsApp 016-608 2513 with full name, mobile number, email address and patient information.


Nature lovers can join the Malaysian Nature Society to celebrate the World Firefly Day at the Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, Kuala Selangor, this weekend (July 7 to 8) from 9am. This two-day event will feature exhibition, talks, ecotourism and firefly watching tours. Entry is free. For details visit or email


There will be a four-weekend training for caregivers of mental health patients starting this Saturday (July 7) at the Malaysian Mental Health Association 8, Jalan 4/33 off Jalan Othman, Petaling Jaya. This 12-module programme organised by the association aims to provide caregivers with a better understanding of mental illness. Pre-registration fee is RM30 while walk-in fee is RM40. For details call 03-77825499 or email

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