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B>PENANG:/BSeveral groups surprised Chee Huck Chye with gift hampers for his selfless effort in keeping the Medan Mayang Pasir playground clean and beautiful.
Several groups surprised Chee Huck Chye with gift hampers for his selfless effort in keeping the Medan Mayang Pasir playground clean and beautiful.
About 30 people from Kota Damansara and neighbouring areas took time off on a recent Sunday to go for a walk at the Kota Damansara Community Forest Park.
Watering plants, sweeping leaves and pruning bushes at the Medan Mayang Pasir playground has become a daily regime for Chee Huck Chye. But he is no odd-job worker.
The official opening of the Sentul Park Koi Centre last Sunday is another feather in the cap for YTL's Sentul West development.
If the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020 is anything to go by, the nation's capital will be greener. There will be an additional 40ha of land to be turned into district parks and the city will see another 410ha of neighbourhood parks, 150ha of local parksand 70ha of play areas.
Apart from the health benefits and environmental perks one gets from visiting parks, there is also the community benefits in having parks close to one's home.
A man-made lake and a landscaped park will soon grace the Teluk Chempedak area not only as a green lung but also as a means of channelling water away during heavy downpours.
Petaling Jaya will be declared a city in a couple of months' time. When it does, the status is supposed to accord the citizens with a better quality of life. But, not all residents are holding their breath. They claim this will not happen unless the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council does more, much more.