Bandar Utama gets new community hall

The new Bandar Utama 11 community hall houses a badminton court.

Bandar Utama residents can now have a place to hold gatherings with the opening of the much-anticipated Dewan Komuniti Bandar Utama 11 (BU 11) in Petaling Jaya.

At the launch, Petaling Jaya mayor Mohamad Azhan Md Amir said the centre was built to meet the needs of the BU 11 community which includes thousands of residents.

“The city council had allocated RM4.6mil for the construction of this community hall on a 606ha site and it was completed in February 2019.

“It is hoped this hall will benefit anyone who wishes to carry out community events or entertainment and sports activities for residents, including senior citizens, more comfortably,” he said at the opening ceremony.

Also present were Bandar Utama assemblyman Jamaliah Jamaluddin and Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) Zone 2 councillor Chan Pak Keung.

Mohamad Azhan (centre) flanked by Jamaliah and Chan at the launch of the community hall. — ART CHEN/The StarMohamad Azhan (centre) flanked by Jamaliah and Chan at the launch of the community hall. — ART CHEN/The Star

Mohamad Azhan said the community hall’s design was based on modern architecture principles.

The hall is equipped with offices, meeting rooms, library, nursing room, changing room, ample parking, surau and facilities for people with disabilities.

In line with fulfilling green development goals, the hall’s use of rainwater harvesting system will help to reduce treated water consumption.

The rainwater would be used for irrigation purposes as well as sanitary systems, the mayor said.

“Preparation of these systems in development plans are required for single and semi-detached residential buildings as well as all categories of other buildings such as government, industrial, institutional and commercial,” he added.

The community hall in Petaling Jaya is built on a 606ha site in Petaling.The community hall in Petaling Jaya is built on a 606ha site in Petaling.

Meanwhile, Jamaliah said the BU 11 community hall was a benchmark for how all halls should be built in future.

“It is a functional hall with rooms for various purposes as well as facilities for mothers and people with disabilities, to reflect inclusivity and a caring society,” she said.

A BU 12 resident, Rani T., 74, said she had been looking forward to the opening of the hall for a long time.

“I’m sure the community will make good use of it and hopefully, maintain its cleanliness too,” she said.

BU 11 resident Lisa Wong, 60, lauded the modern architecture of the hall and its facilities.

“I’m looking forward to using the library because I like to read,” she said.

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