KDN NO. PP10284/03/2010
April - June 2009
Reaching out to the Puchong community because we care
Tingling Your Senses
Puchong - A Food Haven
Shopping at IOI Mall
IOI Privilege Card
A community project by
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issue no. 20
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Hi Reach Out Readers,
Time really flies, doesn’t it?
So much has been happening since our last issue. Many
exciting things have been taking place around Puchong. Now
you can get more discounts and special offers when you pick up
your IOI Privilege Card. Specially for IOI township residents, the
card promises lots of wonderful discounts and goodies for the
cardholder. So wait no more. Grab a card for your family!
Over the past few months, the authorities - Subang Jaya
Municipal Council and the Police have been putting a lot of effort
to clean up Puchong of negative elements and businesses which
have been operating illegally all around us.
The authorities have taken stringent measures to wipe out this
menace to ensure our community is safe and has a conducive
environment for community development.
Efforts have also been taken to increase community-police
cooperation through the community policing programme. MPSJ
is also contemplating joining forces with the community and
police to combat crime.
There’s a whole lot more to find out in Reach Out this issue.
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You think I’m Cute? Wait
till you meet my Mum! By
Lim Siew Shun, SuzanneBandar Puteri
land of the
By Ong Jyh
7/7/09 12:25:11 PM
New Road Now Open at
Jalan Puteri 1/3 & 1/5
Jalan Puteri 1/5
Jalan Puteri 1/5
Jalan Puteri 1/4
Jalan Puteri 1/4
Jalan Puteri 1/2
Jalan Puteri 1/2
day care centre and primary school.
The senior executive councilor for
Selangor said the donation was
due to the fact that the speaker at
the surau had not been functioning
well for some months and any
balance from the RM10,000 will
be used to subsidise the surau’s
repairs and renovations.
Jalan Puteri 1/6
From IOI Mall
Surau Darus Salam receives RM10,000 from Kinrara
SURAU Darus Salam in Puchong
received RM10,000 for a new
speaker system to broadcast the
call to prayer (Azan) from Kinrara
State Assemblyman YB Teresa
Kok in conjunction with Maulidur
YB Teresa who is also Seputeh
Member of Parliament gave
RM2,500 each to a local Islamic
Jalan Puteri 2/7
Jalan Puteri 1/6
YB Teresa handing over a cheque for RM2,500 to Ustaz Mohd Faizul Azmi Mat
Daut of Sekolah Rendah Islam (Seri) Nurul Hidayah.
Donates to Surau
Jalan Puteri 1/3
issue no. 20
Jalan Puteri 1/3
The new road along Jalan Puteri 1/3 & Jalan Puteri 1/5 has been
opened since11th May 2009.This road provides additional access
to Lebuh Puteri in Bandar Puteri Puchong.
Persiaran Setia Access
Councillors Welcome Move to Regulate Practice of
councillors had to say:
Gary Chong: I supported this move
during the Licensing Committee
meeting when it was brought up.
The placing of tables and chairs
depends on the suitability of the
site. Even back lanes should be
allowed for such use. Many shops
do not have sufficient space within
their premises to cater to diners.
Instead of issuing summonses
AMIDST the supposed protests by daily, why not regulate these
residents who oppose the move shops? Operators have to
by the Subang Jaya Municipal ensure they comply with all the
Council to legalise outdoor dining, conditions set such as adhering
another group have come out to the operating hours and also
to support the nod by the local ensuring the cleanliness of the
council to allow tables and chairs place. By regulating, we can weed
to be placed by road sides and out and minimize the incidences of
corruption and bribes.
five foot walkways.
The practice of dining by the road Chang Kim Loong: Regulating
side does not only allow for more outdoor dining will reduce
space for operators, it also allows temptation
patrons to enjoy the cool open air Safety however, must not be
environment while tucking in their compromised. Lighting, road
favorite food or sipping their drink. humps and barricades can be put
This is what some MPSJ up to protect patrons and also to
alert drivers along the stretch.
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A 200m stretch along Persiaran Setia in Bandar Metro Puchong
has been reopened to traffic, according to Kinrara ADUN
YB Teresa Kok. Seen here are YB Teresa and Subang Jaya
Municipal Council president Dato’ Adnan Md Ikshan (sixth from
right) at the reopening ceremony.
Cheah Sang Soon: If there’s no
obstruction to traffic flow, I fully
support the system.
Arumugam A/L Kalimuthu: I
have my reservations. We need to
look at the overall impact. Issues
of hygiene, safety, congestion,
monopoly and sub-letting must be
Roslan Shahir: The Licensing
Committee supported the idea
unanimously after taking into
consideration a lot of factors
including our local lifestyle and
revenue for MPSJ. I am for it. I had
in fact proposed at the recent full
board meeting that the Licensing
Department go down on the
ground and educate the operators,
teaching them how to apply for the
Ng Sze Han: Malaysians love
sitting outside because of the hot
weather. I support this new policy.
Restaurant operators can then run
their business peacefully and with
minimum fees. I urge all restaurant
operators to apply for it.
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What’s Your Signboard License Number?
IN this modern time and age, even
with the advent of the internet and
online advertising, conventional
signboards that adorn the facade
of many, if not most shop lots,
are still a must for many business
Signboards form part and
parcel of the various advertising
tools that most businesses use
to make their presence felt at the
location of their operations. But
how many of us ever wonder if
the signboards meet the required
standards and more importantly,
whether they are safely hanging
above our heads when we walk
In the past, the process of
applying for a signboard licence
was tedious with long queues and
waits. But with the introduction of
technology, getting a license for
a signboard is just at a click of a
button. So why are there still so
many businesses who disregard
the need to do so?
There is a small yet significant
difference between licensed and
unlicensed signboards – the
Subang Jaya Municipal Council
license or registration number is
imprinted on the signboard for
those who have been given the
approval and have paid the small
fee that goes with it.
For most shop owners
who wish to erect signboards,
ignorance of what is required
could be the main cause for noncompliance. Many shop owners
engage agents to design and
erect their signboards.
While some agents may omit
the need for a license, others may
demand a high fee for the job
citing high exorbitant license fees
as the reason.
The simple matter of the
truth is that the cost to register
a signboard is actually quite
affordable – a mere RM90 for unlit
signboards and RM60 for lit ones
per annum. One simply can’t say
that the fee is too expensive.
But not all middle men give the
wrong information though – there
are countless signboards built by
signboard companies that have
MPSJ license numbers attached
Licensing the Unlicensed
We met up with two MPSJ
councillors Roslan Shahir and
Gary Chong who sit on the
Licensing Committee to discuss
the matter. We also touched on
how the revenue gained from
licensing signboards could be
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used to upgrade or maintain the
needy areas of the municipality.
We first met Roslan who
encourages unlicensed signboard
owners to come forward to
How many of the signboards
are licensed so far?
Roslan: I would say that about
50% are licensed - mainly
those doing retail on the ground
floor because that’s where the
enforcement normally has got
access to. Offices on the first floor,
they get off
What can the
gets from the
signboard license fee be used
Roslan: Oh, lots of things
including maybe increase in
manpower! A lot of things that we
can do especially maintenance,
cleanliness and things like that.
I believe that the retailers and
traders would expect that in
return. I see that the problem
cropped up after the change in
administration when MPSJ came
into existence taking over what
belonged to MPPJ (now MBPJ)
Can existing signboard owners
come to MPSJ to license their
signboard without taking down
Roslan: Oh yes, they can. We
will encourage that. Only there
are certain guidelines that
they will have to comply with.
Some have extraordinarily large
signboards which are, of course,
The standard measurement is
there and anything above that
you have to apply for separately.
Is there a reason why the shop
owners will have to pay for
Roslan: One is in terms of
regulating what gets put up.
The other reason is about
standardizing the practice.
Move to Legalise Signboards
There could be a campaign to
encourage all the owners of
unlicensed “signboard” to apply
for licenses, according to Gary
Chong. He supports the idea of a
campaign to get the shop owners
to ‘legalise’ their signboards.
How many illegal signboards
are there in the MPSJ
Gary: I think quite a fair bit.
Normally, when you obtain a
license you will be given a number
but I don’t see such numbers on
all signboards. Legalise your
signboard so that there can be
revenue for the local council.
There are too many illegal
So it’s hard to say how many
illegal signboards there are?
Gary: To me, for example, for the
whole of MPSJ Municipality…
easily 200,000…It is a loss of
revenue for the local council.
(Based on RM60 for a lit
signboard, the council could
stand to increase their coffers by
a whopping RM12mil annually).
MPSJ should take action but I
don’t think we should be very
harsh on these people the first
time around. Educate, talk to
them to legalise and also advise
them on how to apply through a
soft approach. To impose a fine
on them would be too harsh. If
owners encounter any problems
applying for signboard licences,
let us know. We can help them
and guide them. As the authority,
we should be very friendly so that
we can make it easier for them to
What do you think is wrong
with the system which results
in so many signboards going
Gary: There are a lot of factors.
It’s a very general question when
you put it that way. Let’s say a
coffee shop, a typical Chinese
coffee shop. They like to use a
runner. They don’t go direct to
MPSJ because they are saying
it takes up a lot of time running
around, so most of them use a
runner or an agent to do all these
Sometimes, the agent may give
wrong information or cause delay,
so it’s not (the council’s) fault. They
don’t get the direct answer from
MPSJ, it’s through the middleman.
It’s so easy these days with the
internet. You can download the
forms, fill it up and send it to us
yourself. Most businessmen do
not encounter any problems when
they submit their applications for
a signboard license but I’m facing
a lot of problem from the hawkers
are not fluent
your plan to
shop owners Gary Chong
Gary: We will call a press
conference to disseminate the
information through the press. We
will give them (signboard owners)
sufficient time. Even though their
signboards have existed for quite
some time, I hope they will pay
up. In a way we are trying to
legalise them. If we come in and
we take out all their signboards,
what would happen? They would
make a lot of noise; make a
political issue out of this matter. It
is unfair to those people who pay
when some don’t. We will take the
soft approach and guide them on
the steps to apply for licences. If
we find out they are illegal, we
will give them a grace period to
apply. It is very fair. If a signboard
is illegal, we will give notice, not a
fine. Apply for the licence within
a month, otherwise action will be
taken. It is very fair.
When they apply for a license
they get a number. Do you have
a way for this license number
to be placed on the existing
signboards? Is it a sticker?
Gary: Right now no but I think we
will come up with the sticker.
How do they do it?
Gary: You don’t have to take the
whole signboard down. Just place
the sticker which contains your
serial number on the signboard.
For shop owners who have yet
to license their signboard, drop
in at MPSJ and register. They
may also opt to go online to do
so at www.mpsj.gov.my.
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Blitz in Puchong to Clean
Up Business District
Police & MPSJ act on
proactive measures to clean up
Puchong and surrounding areas
to make it more conducive for
residents and also law abiding
businesses. Both the police and
the Subang Jaya
Council have actively been
conducting raids on illegal
pornographic material as well as
Over the last month, raids
have been conducted almost
daily to weed out such joints. The
message is clear. The authorities
want Puchong to be safe and
conducive for everyone living in
and around it.
Subang Jaya Municipal Council president Dato’ Adnan Md Ikshan (centre) looking at some of the DVDs to be
destroyed. With them is Bukit Puchong police station OCS Basri Sagoni (left).
A total of 1562 computers were destroyed
recently by the police. The computers were
seized from 124 illegal gambling dens found
within the jurisdiction of the Subang Jaya Police
District last year.
86 arrests were made and the companies
involved were compounded up to RM20,000 for
their illegal activities.
Subang Jaya OCPD ACP Zainal Rashid led
the recent exercise to destroy the items seized.
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DESTROYED.....Subang Jaya OCPD ACP Zainal Rashid seen here crushing computers confiscated
from illegal gambling outlets.
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A bilateral research project
between the Subang Jaya
Municipal Council and Universiti
Sains Malaysia to tackle the
dengue problem in the municipality
will take off the ground soon with
the signing of a Memorandum of
MPSJ president Dato’ Adnan
Md Ikshan, who visited USM
last year with his health director
Dr Abdul Rahim Ahmad said
the project, which will look into
chemical and biological methods
to tackle the dengue problem
will be a pilot project funded by a
“This is the first of its kind for
a local authority to link up with an
institution of higher learning to
“We will engage the assistance
of USM to introduce a biological
enemy of the Aedes mosquito,
particularly the Aedes aegypti, to
help reduce the threat of dengue,”
The larvae of one jungle
of other mosquito species,
particularly the Aedes. These
cannibalistic mosquitoes are
bigger in size but they do not
attack people because they are
Adnan said with the assistance
of USM, the council would start
breeding the Toxorhynchites
splendens and subsequently
releasing them into areas where
dengue was prevalent.
Prof. Dr. Abu Hassan Ahmad,
the Dean of USM’s School of
Biological Sciences, will be
heading the team to work with
“Later on, we will be
introducing this mosquito breeding
programme to primary schools to
get students involved and also to
educate them on the dangers of
“Two schools have been
identified to start off this
programme. We will be writing
to them soon,” he said, after the
Memorandum of Understanding
between MPSJ and USM was
signed. The project is being funded
by CIMB Foundation. Adnan said
USM will also be working with
the council to examine the 13
abandoned project sites in the
municipality and subsequently
make recommendations on ways
to curb the breeding of Aedes
mosquitoes in these areas.
MPSJ YDP Dato’ Adnan Md Ikshan (left) exchanging documents with CIMB
Bank area retail manager Khairul Bariah Abdul Rahman while Selangor State
Secretary Dato’ Ramli Mahmud and Prof. Dr. Abu Hassan Ahmad look on.
IT’S only once a year when you get a chance to see
staff of the Subang Jaya Municipal Council leave One for the album....MPSJ award winners posing for a group photograph
their uniforms behind for their best attires and to let
their hair down.
Even the normally tough looking enforcement officers were on stage with wigs and
coloured faces to entertain the more than 1,000 council members during the authority’s
appreciation night at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.
The night saw 100 MPSJ employees acknowledged for their excellence carrying out
their duties to the council as well as to the community.
Heading the group were MPSJ director of corporate planning Hamizun Mohd Basar,
and the council’s legal director Anita binti Abdul Jalil.
MPSJ president Dato’ Adnan Md Ikshan in his speech said the staff were rewarded for
their excellent services during the course of the year.
He said MPSJ had also clinched three awards – placing in the Top 3 for Director
General’s Public Service Quality Award (Anugerah Kualiti Ketua Pengarah Perkhidmatan
Awam), first place for Quality Financial Management Award 2008 (Anugerah Kualiti
Pengurusan Kewangan 2008) and first place for APPC Management & Administration
Excellence Award 2008 (Anugerah Pengurusan & Pentadbiran Cemerlang APPC 2008)
MPSJ licensing department deputy director Mohamad
Junus Bin Baharom receiving his award from Adnan.
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issue no. 20
IOI Mall Plays Host to National Unity Celebrations Launched by Prime Minister
VISITORS to IOI Mall had a rare
glimpse of YAB Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Najib Razak when he
came over to launch the Unity
Week celebrations recently.
Spotting a predominantly blue
batik, YAB Datuk Seri Najib was
greeted by IOI Group founder
and Executive Chairman Tan Sri
Dato’ Lee Shin Cheng and IOI
Group Executive Director, Dato’
Lee Yeow Chor when he arrived
with his wife Datin Seri Rosmah
In his speech, the Prime
Minister called on all Malaysians
to accept our multiracial society
as a strength.
He said to achieve national
unity, the people should work
with the government in making
1Malaysia a success.
“Subscribe to the three pillars
for national unity –acceptance,
principle of nationhood and
concept of social justice,” he said,
adding that national unity should
be forged as it was the basis for a
more progressive and successful
Malaysia. He wants the people
One for the album....Najib joining other VIPs and children at the launch of the
Unity Week in Puchong for a photo
to know the nation’s history, and
appreciate the role of its past
leaders in building Malaysia
and the foundations of nation
building through the principle of
“When we know the nation’s
history, we will be able to know
where we stand and the nation’s
future direction,” he said.
On social justice, the PM said
each citizen, whether in the urban
or rural areas, who need help
must be helped.
Hence, he urged everyone to
support the 1Malaysia concept
in order to bring the country to
At the event, YAB Datuk
Seri Najib also handed over
Unity awards to the Unite Sports
Club in the sports category,
Playing dodge ball (from left to right)....
IOI Group founder and Executive
Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Lee Shin
Cheng, National Unity and Integration
Department director-general Datuk
Azman Amin Hassan, Minister in the
Prime Minister’s Department Senator
Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, and Dato’
Samson Maman starting off the
Alleycats lead singer Datuk David
Arumugam or whose real name,
Thiagarajan Arumugam, in the
arts category, Sinar Harian in the
media category and Zubedy Sdn
Bhd in the corporate category.
Also present were the Minister
in the Prime Minister’s Department
Senator Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon
and Deputy Foreign Minister
Senator A. Kohilan Pillay.
Choir Makes Its
Performing art lovers can
celebrate with the debut of
the Puchong Orchestra and
Choir. Helmed by Neil Rode,
the country’s first community
orchestra was formed as a way to
bring the township’s community
Proving critics wrong, the
orchestra’s successful debut
at Shah Alam City Council
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auditorium has created waves in
the music fraternity.
Audience at the inaugural
concert were touched and
mesmerized by the orchestra’s
heartwarming two-hour performance.
Choir member, Datuk Dr.
Khairuddin Yusof performed and
dedicated the song, Beautiful
Maria, to his wife, Khairiah
Khairuddin who is also a choir
member. He playfully changed
the lyrics “Beautiful Maria” to
“Beautiful Khairiah” when he
sang the song.
The choir also performed
Tanah Pusaka, Memory and
Impossible Dream among others
in their repertoire.
Meanwhile, the orchestra
was not to be beaten by the choir,
performing Hungarian Dance
No. 5, Joget Hitam Manis, Dia
and MacArthur’s Park to cheers
from the audience. It was only
expected for the orchestra to
perform as well as they were led
by music arranger and conductor
of DBKL Orchestra, Romualdo
Romualdo said that it was
a dream come true to have an
orchestra in Puchong as he
would like to impart his musical
knowledge to the community.
In attendance at the concert
was YB Teresa Kok, State
Assemblyman for Kinrara, and
patron of Puchong Orchestra
and Choir. An ardent art patron,
she donated RM10,000 to the
orchestra to be used for their
The orchestra also performed
at the IOI Boulevard launch
which will be a hub for artisans
They will next perform in
Summit USJ on June 28 in aid
of United Voices, a society
catering to people with learning
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issue no. 20
WHAT’S NEW AROUND TOWN
A Night of Sight, Sound
& Exquisite Taste at IOI
IOI Group Executive Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Lee Shin Cheng giving his thumbs
up to the Group’s latest development project, IOI Boulevard to Kinrara State
Assemblyman YB Teresa Kok while Puan Sri Datin Hoong May Kuan looks on.
IOI Properties threw a cocktail party at the Palette, IOI Boulevard
recently amidst the aplomb of jazz music, great cocktail, food and wine.
Themed “The Swirl of Senses”, the party aptly depicts the very essence
of the soon-to-be-opened landmark, IOI Boulevard .
Located at the Golden Mile of Puchong, IOI Boulevard carries a
central feature called The Palette
which will feature 18 stylish F&B
outlets and 18 retail lots overlooking
an open courtyard covered by a series
of wave-shaped glass canopies
specially layered for improved cross
ventilation hence creating constant
cool and cozy environment.
The rectangular courtyard is
enhanced by a centre water feature
and romanticized by feature LED
lighting. Inspired by London’s Covent
The mock mural unveiled.
IOI Group Executive Director Dato’ Lee
presenting a token of appreciation to YB Teresa.
YB Teresa, Mrs. Farn, Puan Sri Datin Hoong
Tan Sri Dato’ Lee Shin Cheng (Left),
Mr. and Mrs. Nik Nasser
IOI Properties GM, Mr. Lee Thian Yew & Peter Lee
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Mandy Ooi (Left), IOI Properties Customer
Service Manager,Kristine Ng and Mr. & Mrs.
Beatrice Chan (left), Mei Ling, Wong Chun Pin, Susan
Cheah, Amy and Ivy.
Kylie (left), Celia & Yvonne
Mr. Lee (left), Mr. Farn & IOI Group
Executive Director Dato’ Lee
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issue no. 20
WHAT’S NEW AROUND TOWN
Garden’s laid back and relaxing atmosphere, the Palette
will be the art centre for aspiring artists to showcase their
talents; be it painting, photography, fashion design, dance,
music, food and calligraphy. Imagine sipping your coffee
while watching artists at work!
Guests who turned up at the cocktail party were
bowled over by the vast space and the intricate details put
into this latest showcase in Puchong.
With the perfect ambience for the evening and the
warm hospitality extended by the host, Tan Sri Dato’ Lee
Shin Cheng and Puan Sri Datin Hoong May Kuan, the
setting was definitely superb for a sneak preview of IOI
Business associates, partners and owners of the
numerous lots in the new complex had their senses
tantalized with plenty to eat and drink throughout the
Many took the opportunity to find out more about the
complex and to mingle with other guests while being
serenaded by the Puchong Orchestra and a jazz band.
Kinrara State Assemblyman and Selangor State
Exco YB Teresa Kok and several Subang Jaya Municipal
Councillors were among the guests who had the privilege
of being one of the very first to officially step into IOI
The party also saw the unveiling of a mock mural,
representing the artistic floor mural to be painted by 300
students of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.
The mural from the global university will see students from
40 countries creating their own view of IOI Boulevard.
The Puchong Orchestra was also in attendance at the
party performing both classical and contemporary tunes.
YB Teresa applauded IOI Properties Berhad in
creating yet another landmark in the locality especially
since it has “put in so much effort to build great homes
and buildings.” She also believes that IOI Boulevard will
be an art sanctuary for artists.
Ms Lee Yoke Har, General Manager of IOI Properties
Berhad said “We are all very excited about this project
which we firmly believe will elevate Puchong to the
cultural and entertainment status on par with Sri
Hartamas and Bangsar. With a little effort and the right
amount of enthusiasm, we can create a food haven and
an entertainment hub with a talent magnet here. We want
to offer that avenue to the creative community so they too
can have a stage to call their own.”
Some of the other fabulous features of IOI Boulevard
includes immediate visibility and accessibility from LDP,
1000 basement parking bays, wide walkways, dedicated
lifts in every lot and a comfortable environment.
Kinrara State Assemblyman YB Teresa Kok (centre) gets an informal briefing
of IOI Boulevard from IOI Group Executive Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Lee Shin
Cheng and IOI Properties’ Executive Director Dato’ David Tan
Members of the Puchong Orchestra creating beautiful music.
To view more photos, visit the IOI Boulevard Photo Gallery at www.myioi.com
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7/7/09 12:29:21 PM
issue no. 20
Shop Your Heart Out @
IOI Mall New Extension
IOI Mall’s new extension is open!
And it’s no surprise that many
shoppers have been running over to
catch the latest and newest offerings
at the mall.
Set in a totally refreshing new
environment, the mall’s extension
complements IOI’s vision of providing
the best for residents of Puchong and
its surrounding neighbourhoods.
Featuring bubble lifts and wider
walkways for shoppers, this new
ambience provides an even more
comfortable environment be it for the
individual shopper or for the whole
It is not only huge in size but
also equally huge in the variety of
The new extension features
upmarket tenants such as the Padini
Concept Store, Brands Outlet, My
Diamond, TGIF, Sakae Sushi, Papa
John’s Pizza, Nandos, F.O.S., Elle,
Crocs, Adidas and Daiso to name a
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The Padini Concept Store
occupies one of the biggest floor
space here, offering a wide variety of
the latest fashions.
For RM5 deals storewide, Daiso,
a Japanese concept store literally
has everything from toiletries, cutlery,
stationery and cosmetics from the
Land of the Rising Sun.
Complementing existing outlets
in IOI Mall, the new extension
promises more food and beverage
outlets in the next few months to
Judging from the crowd that’s
already converging at IOI Mall to
enjoy the offerings of the whole
shopping centre, this new addition
to the family promises to further
reinforce its standing as the landmark
of Puchong, not only in its structure
but also the “treasures” that lie
within, waiting for the unsuspecting
7/7/09 12:29:29 PM
issue no. 20
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7/7/09 12:29:39 PM
Delectable Dining Choices at
IOI Mall New Extension
Want to dine and shop at the same place? Well, check out the new dining outlets at the new wing of IOI Mall and
zest up your dining experiences.
too that include
Cheese, Land &
Sea and Texas
are available in 6”, 9” or 12”
sizes in original or thin crust.
Papa John’s focus is on
making superior quality pizzas
along with a variety of other
menu items. You will find pasta
and baked rice on the menu as
well as tantalizing appetizers
that include Cheesesticks,
Chicken & Mushroom Calzone
and Minestrone Soup. Topping
off your Papa John’s experience
is the Garlic dipping sauce
and Pepperoncini peppers
that comes along with your
pizza to make it all the more
It’s Friday Everyday!
Casual dining has never been
better with T.G.I. Friday’s, simply
called Friday’s by its aficionados.
From Loaded Potato Skins
to Buffalo Wings to World
Famous Friday’s™ Burgers, the
restaurant will entice you with its
American-styled menu and a fun
It’s PeriPeri Nice!
Sushi for Everyone
A new double-tiered sushi belt experience
Sakae Sushi goes beyond the bottom belt is designed for
sushi the kids’ menu hence making it
selection for their customers easier for the kids to pick their
by introducing a Kid’s Menu. preferred sushi at any time.
Available in a frog-shaped
Sakae Sushi has also
menu, the dishes available are introduced a new interactive
carefully selected by a special menu, available at each booth
market segment – the kids via a computer. The new menu
is easier to use and also feature
But the sushi experience a Top 15 Sushi section for those
for children does not stop who can’t decide amongst the
there. The restaurant has also myriad of sushi available. The
introduced a double-tiered menu shows the top 15 most
sushi belt for the convenience ordered sushi and changes
of all their customers – the
top belt is reserved for
the adults’ menu, while
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and carefree ambience.
The décor, music and lighting
in the restaurant are carefully
designed to allow its customers
a place where they can relax
throughout the week; creating a
weekend eve atmosphere.
Food and beverage at
scrumptious presented in a
vibrant and colorful menu;
there is something for
an additional outlet in IOI Mall’s
new extension, providing more
space and comfort for the whole
With a comfortable setting
for indoor and alfresco dining,
this new outlet is ideal for family
dining or even grabbing a quick
bite on your own.
Whether you are new to
Nando’s or a frequent diner, their
all-time specialty Afro-Portugese
Flamed Grilled Chicken, Nando’s
South African recipe origins offer
a wholesome meal for anyone
and everyone who step into their
Peri-Peri itself is Swahili that
means chili and is enriched with
Vitamins A and C. The delicious
chicken servings in the restaurant
have no preservatives, added
MSG, flavoring or coloring;
including their sauces.
Their flame-grilled chicken,
available in quarter or half sized
is marinated for 24 hours with
their Afro-Portuguese recipe
prior to being flame-grilled to
perfection. This ensures the
quality of the famous Nando’s
The restaurant also offers four
Peri-Peri sauces to complement
their dishes – Lemon & Herbs,
Mild, Hot and Extra Hot.
Customers can mix these
sauces to suit their taste buds
which make for an unforgettable
So hop on into the new
extension at IOI Mall to enjoy
your favorite meal.
7/7/09 12:31:36 PM
Something for Everyone
IOI Mall’s new extension is like walking into a whole new world
THERE’S something for everyone,
says IOI Mall’s Assistant General
Francis about the new look and
new offerings at Puchong’s leading
neighbourhood shopping mall.
With eyes gleaming with
passion and excitement, it is
very obvious why Ronnie is so
enthusiastic and busy in ensuring
everything’s in tip-top condition
for every visitor who walks into
IOI Mall’s newest extension
has been described as a
whole new world of a shopping
experience for everyone and
anyone who comes from near
“We have new tenants all
under one roof offering the latest
brands in fashion, accessories,
entertainment , restaurants and
cafes in the most comfortable
“Our latest feature which many
will welcome is our basement car Island Bar....IOI Mall’s latest extension features the San Francisco Coffee Island Bar Cafe for shoppers to stop over for
park. This is our first ever covered a relaxing cup of coffee and snacks.
car park for the Mall and I am
sure many will find this an extra
“The expanded GSC cinema will
touch to their favourite shopping centre
house nine screens and we expect a
in Puchong,” he said.
According to Ronnie, shoppers and huge patronage of this latest state-ofdiners alike can look forward to even the-art entertainment centre.”
“For entertainment, we will also be
more offerings in the very near future.
“We have a very good tenant mix welcoming the arrival of one of the biggest
offering a good selection of food, fashion Red Box Karaoke centre and Brew Ball
(for pool enthusiasts),” he added.
If that isn’t enough, Ronnie hinted of
“Already with us are TGIF, Sakae
Sushi, Papa John’s Pizza and Nando’s,” more to come but said he would reveal
he said, adding that the Papa John’s more when the time comes.
Going by what the man has to say
outlet is the first of its kind in Selangor.
Ronnie gave an insight into what’s of the mall, everyone who walks into IOI
coming for food - Penang Village, Mall will surely go home with something
Seoul Garden (Korean BBQ), Breeks they have always wanted to have. Many
Under one roof....shoppers will find everything in the new
Cafe, Kiku Zaku (Japanese restaurant), will go home contented with the variety
extension, even jewellery and diamonds.
Teh Tarik Place and Dynasty Dragon of culinary delights served.
The smile on Ronnie’s face says it all....it’s all systems go for IOI Mall’s new
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Added comfort....shoppers can now enjoy the new basement parking facilities.
7/7/09 12:31:44 PM
Puchong - A F
MY TRULY TANDOOR
PUCHONG is booming, not just from the developments
that are taking place. It is also known to offer the most
comprehensive variety of food from local specialties to
Round the clock, residents and visitors can enjoy
different servings of Asian and Western cuisine.
From simple but tantalizing Taiping local favourites
to spicy tandoori, Japanese delicacies, Indonesian
dishes, Kelantanese Kerabu and simple but heavenly
tasting fish head curry and much, much more.
In this special centre spread, we bring you some
notable restaurants and places to dine in Puchong. For
those who love the different spread of mouth-watering
Specialties – Northern Indian
Tandoors; Moghul, Kashmiri,
Punjabi Cuisine with a range of
kebabs and tikka.
Specialties – Offer
Thai, Korean, W
No 36 & 38, Jalan Puteri 1
No 13, Jalan Puteri 1/6, Bandar Puteri
Tel: 03-8060 0286
Specialties – Authentic Sundanese
dishes; Sop Buntut Bakar Set
(Grilled Oxtail Soup Set).
No 60, Jalan Puteri 5/5, Bandar Puteri
Tel: 03-8062 8050
Specialties – Ro
No 2A, Jalan Pute
SHUN KEE RESTAU
Specialties – Pig Trotter
Steamed Fish with Tau-C
(beancurd) and Dried Ch
3/1, Taman Industri Pusat
No G-1, Jalan Industri PBP
RESTORAN GOOD FORTUNE
Specialties – Curry Fish Head; Stir Frie
Pork; Stir Fried Kampung Chicken coo
IOI Privilege Card holders get to enjoy
in Chinese rice wine.
big privileges at participating outlets check out myioi.com website
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No 1 & 3, Jalan BPU2, Puchong Utama.
Tel: 03- 5882 9439
7/7/09 12:32:02 PM
A Food Haven
ASIA ONE CAFE
ties – Offerings of Japanese,
Korean, Western and local
Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri Puchong.
Tel: 03-8063 8033
Specialties – Nasi Kerabu,
Laksa Lemak Kelantan and
Nasi Dagang Ayam
No 26, Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri
Tel: 016-2366 111
MR HO’S BISTRO
Specialties – Achat Hu (fried fish
pickled with ginger and turmeric);
Bangkuang Char (jicama shredded
and fried with cuttlefish) and OtakOtak (fish mousse steamed).
No 19-01, Jalan Kenari 18B, Bandar Puchong
Tel: 03-8076 2686
ialties – Roast Pork
Bandar Puteri Puchon
2A, Jalan Puteri 2/6,
Tel: 03-8065 2988
KIKYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Specialties – Fusion and traditional
Specialties – Oriental
& Western (grilled
and fried chicken; lam
b chops; and pasta)
No 9 Jalan BK3/2, Banda
r Kinrara, Puchong.
Tel: 03-8075 1017
No 10, Jalan Puteri 2/2, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Puchong.
Tel: 03-8060 1766
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7/7/09 12:32:20 PM
After Dinner Places
AFTER spending a good time
shopping and enjoying a hearty
meal at IOI Mall, there’s no better
excuse for anyone than to look for
a comfortable place to enjoy a cup
of coffee and unwind. Shoppers
can choose the various outlets
that have set up shop at the Mall
-Old Town Kopitiam, Starbucks
and even TGI Friday’s.
The latest addition to the
choices available at one’s
fingertips is San Francisco
Coffee Cafe located on the 1st
floor of the IOI Mall Extension.
With ample seating in a cool
air-conditioned section of the
Mall, the Cafe provides a totally
different experience for those
wishing to order some desserts,
cakes, ice-blended coffee or their
favourite traditionally brewed
Choices are plenty at the
kiosk with its clean and tidy
settings. One can sit at sip coffee
while deciding which section
of the Mall to head for after
rejuvenating themselves with
their favourite beverage.
For those who choose to
explore what’s in the vicinity, then
Thirty Two Bistro might be a good
place to unwind while enjoying
a nice drink and some soothing
music that comes with it. Located
along Jalan Puteri 2/6, Thirty
Two Bistro offers both dining and
Separated into two sections
– dining at the lower level and a
chill bar at the upper level, Thirty
Two Bistro has a circular bar to
pamper its eclectic clientele.
Seating arrangements are well
thought out with the normal high
table and chairs surrounding
the bar itself complemented by
booths on one side and soft,
plush sofas on the other. There
is also an open air area for those
who prefer the fresh air.
The Thirty Two Bar experience
is enhanced by sounds of slow
rock, jazz and oldies melodies.
This does not equate to a strict
type of client patronage – young
and old, college students and
managers are seen at the bar
to unwind. Relaxation is for
everybody and it is exactly what
the bar offers.
There is also a wide variety
of wine available and most
definitely, one can even chill out
in style with a touch of Havana.
Check it out and enjoy!
Terms & Conditions
IOI Mall New Wing
The voucher is valid with minimum purchase of RM50 and above in a single receipt
One redemption per transaction
No change is given if the purchased amount is less than the voucher amount
Not valid with other on-going promotion/offer
Other terms & conditions apply
This offer is valid until 31 July 2009
Get a FREE
Get 10% off your total bill during our special
1 month promotion period in July 2009.
Enjoy an Additional 5% discount on your
total bill with the purchase of any choice of
cold cuts from our menu.
Cut this voucher out and get a
free Leng-Kak-Chee Leong Fun
Drink (herbal jelly with sweet
basil seeds) when you order
Terms n Conditions
1) Offer is not exchangeable for cash.
2) Offer is valid for a single redemption with a
minimum purchase of RM 50 in a single bill.
3) Please present this advertisement to enjoy the
This offer is valid until 31July 2009
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Terms & Conditions
Mr Ho’s Bistro
No 2A, Jalan Puteri 2/6, Bandar Puteri
* This voucher is only valid for dining in customers.
* One redemption per customer only.
This offer is valid until 31July 2009
Taiping Lang, No 19-01, Jalan Kenari 18B, Bandar Puchong Jaya.
7/7/09 12:37:47 PM
50 SPECIAL FEATURE
Cooking Up A Storm in
Puchong has become the melting pot for culinary delights. Find out why the food industry is converging in this
FOOD hunters have found
Puchong a gastronomic haven
from one corner of the township
to the next.
There’s no corner that you can
turn to without being rewarded
with some mouth-watering local
or international cuisine.
Puchong?”. We set ourselves
on the trail and talked to a few
owners of restaurants in Bandar
Puteri, Puchong Jaya, Bandar
Kinrara and even Bandar
Chan Thin Fook, the proprietor
of Restoran Good Fortune
Country Food in Bandar Puchong
Utama, said he chose Puchong
because he grew up here.
“I was the first to open my
restaurant here. It’s been 9 years
since that first day,” he said.
Chan is obviously not the only
one who has chosen Puchong
My Truly Tandoor
Raja Ikram Qamar - Co-owner
I looked everywhere before deciding to set up my outlet in Bandar
Puchong is alive. When there’s life, we can make it livelier
with our business. I have been in the food and beverage industry
for 23 years. There’s potential here.
Our customers come from Bukit Jelutong in Shah Alam,
Putrajaya and even USJ.
We have a good mix of Chinese and Indian families patronising
our restaurant. They have since become our regular customers.
Chan Thin Fook - Proprietor
as a place to offer his culinary
Here’s what the others have
Anggrek Kuring - Indonesian Food
Fungsiwaty - Proprietor
I chose Bandar Puteri Puchong
because it is centralised. Its location
between Putrajaya and Sunway is
Our customers come from as
far as Petaling Jaya, Taman Tun Dr
Ismail, Ampang and Subang Jaya.
Although my outlet is in Puchong,
more than half my customers are
from outside this township.
They come over to enjoy a
good spread of Sundanese cooking
without having to go all the way to
Alan Chan Partner
The location of our
greenery around us.
We have the corner
lot surrounded by
greenery, making the
location very unlike a
general is a thriving
and growing area with
good potential for the
food industry. Many
people are coming
here to work and also to set up their
When I first came to Puchong, I
missed the food outside the township.
But as the township grew, there’s more
and more varieties to choose from.
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7/7/09 12:38:07 PM
IOI Privilege Card
Exclusive for the IOI Community
No minimum spending
No point accumulation
Residents of IOI townships in Puchong will enjoy more
shopping and dining benefits with the launch of the IOI
Privilege Card – a loyalty card created especially for IOI
township residents, a welcomed privilege in view of the
current economic situation.
The card is made available to the 85,000 residents of
IOI townships in Puchong as well as residents in other IOI
townships. The card is limited to one per household.
Residents will be able to use the card to obtain yearlong discounts at participating business outlets within the
Puchong IOI townships.
To date, there are 60 merchants participating in
offering hot deals for members, with more coming soon.
A unique program initiated by IOI Properties Berhad,
a premier community developer, this card aims to create
a sense of exclusivity within the IOI community. The
card encourages the 85,000 residents within the IOI
townships to shop and dine within the townships and
save at the same time. In return, business owners will
get to enjoy increased customers and business, making
this a win-win situation for both parties. Exclusively for
the IOI community only, this card unites the business
and residential community under one distinct identity and
builds brand loyalty, while strengthening community ties.
How to enjoy the privileges:
Step 1. Step 2. Step 3.
Ms. Lee Yoke Har, General Manager of IOI Properties Berhad showing the IOI Privilege
Card which was launched recently
Refer to Merchant Catalogue “Dimensions” or log on to www.myioi.com/privilege
Look out for “IOI Privilege Card” signs at shop front of participating outlets.
Present IOI Privilege Card to enjoy discounts and promotions.
The merchant list will also be updated from time to
time in www.myioi.com/privilege
Kinrara State Assemblyman YB Teresa Kok officiating the launch of the IOI Privilege
Card. Looking on (left) is Ms. Lee Yoke Har, General Manager of IOI Properties Berhad,
IOI Properties Executive Director, Dato’ David Tan, MPSJ Councillors and other guests.
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7/7/09 12:38:17 PM
Members enjoying some Korean delicacies.
Kids at work during the colouring contest.
ns” at to
At the launch of the IOI Privilege
Card at Puteri Mart recently a host of
activities and games kept participants
These included a Treasure Hunt (to
get to know the participating merchants),
colouring contest, Mystery Letter Box
game and Wheel of Fortune.
Participants got a chance to win
some exciting prizes like iPods, hotel
stays, F&B vouchers and even cash
vouchers. There was also a special
appearance by Hao Ren and even an
energetic performance by Fitness First.
Other attractions for the day included
Reach Out mascot, Cik Pucung.
face painting, sand art and a magic
Kinrara State Assemblyman YB Teresa Kok launched the
Privilege Card together with other VIPs. Amongst them were Ms.
Lee Yoke Har, General Manager of IOI Properties Berhad, IOI
Group Executive Director Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor and IOI Properties
Executive Director Dato’ David Tan.
They were also joined by several councillors from the Subang
Jaya Municipal Council and representatives of the various
residents associations of IOI townships.
Check out www.myioi.com/privilege for more updates.
IOI Properties Berhad Executive Director Dato’
Lee Yeow Chor at the launch.
Pastries and other savories being served to the crowd.
Energetic performance by Hao Ren.
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7/7/09 12:38:32 PM
issue no. 20
(A) 1 scoop - Santan
2 pumps - Monin Coconut
1 spoon - Sugar Syrup
250 gm - Ice Cubes
Put (A) ingredient in a blender, blend
(B) 10 gm - Jack Fruit
10 gm - Honey Dew
10 gm - Water Melon
10 gm - Sago (garnish)
Brown Sugar (garnish)
Dry Coconut (garnish)
Put all the fruit in a dessert glass and
pour (A) on top, then add in Sago, Brown
Sugar, Banana and Dry Coconut shreds.
3 pumps - Monin Mojito Syrup
2 slices - Lime Slice
2 wedges - Calamasi
12 pcs - Mint Leaf
1 stick - Lemongrass (garnish)
1 scoop - Ice Cube
1/2 can - Soda Water
20 gm - Cucumber Slices
100 ml - Pineapple Canned Juice
2 slices - Lime
2 pumps - Monin Passion Syrup
1 pump - Monin Mojito
1/2 scoop - Ice Cubes
1 stick - Chilli Padi (garnish)
1 stick - Cucumber (garnish)
Put all the ingredients in a shaker and
shake for 10 seconds, pour out and
serve in a glass.
Put all the ingredients in a shaker. Shake
for 10 seconds, pour out, serve in a glass
and add Soda Water.
Recipes courtesy of Bumbu Bali
is available at:
KDN NO. PP10
out to the
January - Mar
e we care
Giant, Bandar Puteri
Puteri Mart, Bandar Puteri Puchong
Mobil Station, Bandar Puchong Jaya
Selected F&B outlets in Puchong
For an e-copy, please log on to www.myioi.com
A New Sh
Bandar Puteri Puchong
Bandar Puchong Jaya
Pusat Bandar Puchong
Puchong Perdana / Indah / Intan / Utama
Taman Bukit Kuchai
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7/7/09 12:41:54 PM
issue no. 20
to Clean up
Acacia Puteri residents take time off to clean up their
A GOTONG-ROYONG to tidy
up the playground and open
spaces of Acacia Puteri 7 was
held on a Sunday morning.
About 30 residents including
children woke up early in the
morning and gathered together
at the playground to participate
in this event as a show of social
responsibility and in the true
spirit of neighbourliness. Apart
from cleaning up the playground,
residents also trimmed trees. A
lorry from Alam Flora went house
to house to collect all discarded
materials from the gotongroyong or household materials
Pruning overgrown trees.
Clearing open spaces.
JKP Zone 16 supplied
cleaning tools, drinks, cookies
and gloves whilst MPSJ supplied
trucks, dustbins, manpower and
mosquito larvicide powder to
make the beautification program
a successful one.
Clearing dried leaves.
Night of Fun @
It was a truly residential affair
during the Sutramas Annual
Gathering at the apartment
complex’s pool side.
Friends and neighbours were
able to catch up and the children
were more than happy to be able
to run around and play at the
nearby playground under the
watchful eyes of their parents and
The gathering itself began
with a feast – food supplied not
only by the stalls located within
the apartment complex but by
the residents as well. Many came
back for seconds.
The residents invited Mr.
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Law Yoek Suie, a local Chinese
calligraphist to give a free
demonstration. Mr. Law even
invited some of them to test out
The first exciting part of the
night was during the games
session created especially for
the children of the apartment
with glee and quickly made new
friends along the way. Some
of the parents were even seen
joining in the fun.
Yet another exciting part of the
event – one that everyone was
waiting for – the lucky draw. It
was a night where everyone was a
winner – almost every apartment
resident won something from
the multitude of prizes which
were donated by the residents
themselves, contractors as well
as IOI Properties Berhad.
A resident, Ms. Lam, said
that she was very happy to be
able to win a prize. She thought
the gathering went very well and
Games for the kids.
that it was “very nice because the
tenants who showed up never
thought they would be able to win
Another winner, Miss Devagi
said that she was very happy
with her win. She and her family
enjoyed the gathering and they
thought that there was never a
Concluding the night was a
short speech by the President
of the apartment Resident
Association, Mr. Nge Wai Kit
who thanked the residents for a
A young resident getting a feel of
7/7/09 12:42:03 PM
issue no. 20
Creating A Safer Neighbourhood B
Through Community Policing
THE Subang Jaya Municipal
uniformed enforcement personnel
on crime prevention duty to assist
in efforts to bring down crime rates
in the municipality, according to its
president Dato’ Adnan Md Ikshan.
This move will mark the
first time in the country when a
municipality actually deploys its
enforcement personnel on active
crime prevention patrols.
“We are seriously considering
deploying some of our enforcement
personnel to join the police and
community in fighting crime.”
“The officers when deployed
will be in full uniform and will move
around on motorcycles,” Adnan
said after presenting applets
to officers in the enforcement
unit who had just received their
Both Adnan and MPSJ deputy
president Mohamad Yusoff Ghazali
also received their honorary ranks
“We received suggestions to
deploy enforcement officers on
the ground for crime prevention.
This is a good idea.”
“We can have some of our
officers go on rounds every three
to four hours,” he said, adding that
this could also include having the
officers join the community for
Meanwhile, the communities
in Taman Bukit Puchong and
Puchong Jaya have created their
own community policing group and
launched a website to complement
“The website is one of the first
(in the country) that is built for
the purpose of preventing crime,”
says Kuan Chee Heng. The
website http://www.cops.org.my is
also available in three languages
– English, Bahasa Malaysia and
He also stated that there
is much important information
available in the website for the
public. He goes on further with the
opinion that the public should be
helping the police in preventing
crimes to deter criminals further.
WHAT IS COMMUNITY POLICING?
Community policing or neighbourhood policing is
a policing strategy and philosophy based on the
notion that community interaction and support can
help control crime and reduce fear, with community
members helping to identify suspects, detain vandals
and bring problems to the attention of police.
MPSJ deputy president Mohamad Yusoff Ghazali helping MPSJ president Dato’
Adnan Md Ikshan adjust his applet. Adnan received his honorary rank of Deputy
Commissioner while Mohamad Yusoff received his honorary rank of Senior
Assistant commissioner recently.
Selangor Police Headquarters
Address : IPK Selangor, Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen
Selangor Polis Diraja Malaysia, 40000 Shah Alam.
Telephone : 03-55145222
Fax : 03-55156858, 03-55101201
Subang Jaya District Police Headquarters
Address : IPD Subang Jaya, Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah
Subang Jaya, Lorong LP 2A/1 Taman Putra Permai, 43300
Telephone : 03-89484822
Fax : 03-89450859
Puchong Jaya Police Station
Telephone : 03-80762222
Bukit Puchong Police Station
Selangor Chief Police Commissioner, Dato’ Khalid bin Abu Bakar (centre)
looks on while Kuan Chee Heng presents a plaque to a police officer for his
team’s success in apprehending snatch thieves recently.
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Bandar Puteri Police Station
Telephone: 03-8063 2222
7/7/09 12:42:09 PM
issue no. 20
d Bayan Hill Homes Residents Launch
Community Policing Initiative
Bayan Hill Homes RA Chairman,
Woo said if residents formed
groups, then there would be
more awareness created about
crime in the area.
“Everyone plays a role in
detering crime. We can all be the
ears and eyes of the authorities,”
he said, adding that it was timely
for Bayan Hill Homes, being
one of the pioneer in initiating
a guarded community, to join
hands in this new programme.
Chief Inspector Lokman
Ahmad from the Puchong Jaya
police station who was present
said the neighbourhood in
Bayan Hill Homes was safe
and the community is actively
involved in crime prevention in
“Despite that, we will mobilise
police personnel to have more
police presence in the area,” he
Lokman added that the
police station would actively
participate in any community
events organised by residents.
Comments....a resident giving some comments and inputs during the dialogue
Chief Inspector Lokman Ahmad
Woo Fook Chin, Bayan Hill Homes
One for remembrance....residents and police posing for a photo during their
first Community Policing dialogue.
Angling Good Fun at MPSJ Carnival
MORE than 200 anglers took
on the challenge of bagging
the biggest fish at the Subang
Jaya Municipal Council Fishing
Carnival 2009 recently.
Rod, sinker, lines and hooks
were the order of the day as
participants made their attempts
to outwit the fish in the land, to
ultimately land themselves a big
Perdana lake, the event was
more a family carnival with the
fishing competition as the main
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Children meanwhile, had
fun taking part in the colouring
contest, while teenagers and
adults joined the sepak takraw,
kabaddi, karaoke, tug-of-war and
Spirits were high all around
the park, and especially where
the tug-of-war was taking place,
as spectators cheered on the
Many boys, on another
hand, were glued to the remotecontrolled speed boats, which
zoomed on the lake under
the control of their respective
The public watched in awe
when exponents demonstrated
the various self-defence martial
arts, each distinctive in its own
MPSJ president Dato’ Adnan
Md Ikshan later presented prizes
to all winners of the various
contests. Ahmad Rizwan Ali from
Puchong walked away as the
fishing competition champion
with his catch of 5.82kg.
The carnival ended on a
high note, with youths bracing
the drizzle and jumping into the
lake to capture ducks that were
MPSJ president Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan getting ready to start off the tug-ofwar event.
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issue no. 20
Men in Blue Celebrate Police Day
THERE was an air of camaraderie for the men in blue
recently when they took time off to celebrate Police Day.
Led by Subang Jaya OCPD ACP Zainal Rashid, the
men at the Subang Jaya Police District were dressed in
their ceremonial uniform early in the morning all ready for
the special day parade.
Both the uniformed as well as the non-uniformed
personnel of the district paraded in their best while Zainal
took the honors in a march past to inspect his men.
During his speech, Zainal reminded his men to always
give their best when carrying out their duties.
Officers who performed well were given commendation
letters and congratulated for their dedication to the police
Jogathon to Mark Police Day
The Subang Jaya Police District Headquarters at Sri Kembangan
recently saw a throng of people at their premise. The people, who
gathered on that bright and sunny morning, were not in trouble.
Instead, they were prepping themselves for the Police Day Run they
were to participate in mere minutes.
The run, held in conjunction with the 202
Remembrance (Peringatan Hari Polis) saw 350 people participating
in each of the available categories which include Veteran, Men,
Women, and Teenagers.
Those participating in the Men and Women categories were
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required to run a 7km course while others were required to finish
their 4km course.
“(The run) is just one of the celebrative Police Day events. The
response is more encouraging this year especially from the nearby
communities,” says OCPD ACP Zainal Rashid Abu Bakar. He also
says that the participation for the run this year has doubled from last
year and that they have received a lot of support from the schools
and Kor Sukarelawan Polis Siswa Siswi (Suksis) team from Universiti
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No Let Up on Illegal Joints
Gambling Dens Raided. One Night Stand-Off
THE police raiding team from the
Subang Jaya Police District left
nothing behind when they raided
four illegal online gambling
dens in Pusat Bandar Puchong
Led by Subang Jaya OCPD
ACP Zainal Rashid Abu Bakar,
the team carted away 71 units
of computers and other items,
sending a clear message that
the authorities are not condoning
such activities in the district.
“The outlets were raided and
items confiscated under Section
4B(a) Common Gaming House
We will continue
A police officer carting away a
computer monitor during a raid led
by Subang Jaya OCPD ACP Zainal
to carry out raids on illegals
operations in the district from
time to time,” he added.
Subang Jaya OCPD ACP Zainal Rashid during a raid.
A police officer stacking the computers seized.
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It was raining cats and dogs and
the traffic jam was horrendous
as hordes of participants of
the rat race returned to their
respected abodes to rest for
the night. However, some
of the residents and dinner
parties were surprised to see
MPSJ working at the time. The
MPSJ made their presence
more than felt that evening
beginning with a raid of four
illegal gambling joints in Pusat
Bandar Puchong. One of
the joints even went as far
as disguising their entrance
door to resemble a trash
compartment but the officers
were not fooled.
resembled a normal cyber café
with the exception that each
computer was rigged only for
gambling. One gambling den,
however, did away with the
surprised some restaurant
goers when they raided an
illegal Myanmar restaurant
located on the first floor.
The restaurant went beyond
serving its customers simple
food and beverage – it was
also a karaoke centre, a
grocery as well as a VCD and
There was also illegal
contraband found in the
premises. The restaurant was
operating without a license
and was using the location as
an entertainment centre.
The last spot the MPSJ
went to was a local pub that
was operating without an
entertainment license. They
also found several foreign
women working illegally at the
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A Little Switch to
Eating is part of the Malaysian culture emphasized with the
variety of food presented by our many cultures. Ask anybody their
favorite hangout and it will include some eating places whether
it is a mamak, kopitiam or cafe. However, not many realize the
importance of eating healthy as part of our diet.
Eating habits have been changed drastically with the invention
of everything instant – noodles, curry, sambal and even the prepackaged mix for nasi goreng. Not to forget our ‘mindless’ eating
habits when we are presented with a spread of buffet during
festive open houses. Changing into a healthy eating habit can
begin by making small changes according to Lai Pei Yee, a
dietitian at Columbia Asia Hospital in Bandar Puteri Puchong.
Sure go ahead and enjoy food but eating smart will make a lot of
1. Balanced eating.
Eat all groups of food proportionally and a variety of each
group, as shown in the Food Pyramid.
2. Choose nutrient dense.
For example, between whole wheat bread and white bread,
choose whole wheat instead. Be conscious about food that
will give you more nutrients.
3. Watch your portions.
Gradually cut your portions to accommodate your body.
Pregnant women and those who exercise more will definitely
need more food to replace those lost during the day.
4. Eat slower.
It is a fact that those who eat slower tend to manage their
weight better. Eating slower also allows you to taste your food
properly. It takes our brain between 15 – 20 minutes to get the
message that we are full. We will also get hungry slower.
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5. Fast foods.
Contrary to popular opinions, fast foods are not the only ‘bad
food’ trap that surrounds us. A steak can also be bad if it is
laden with fat; which could lead to many health concerns.
Keep in mind that fast food outlets do offer an alternative,
healthier eating choice aside from their usual offerings.
Little changes that matters.
• Choose dark chocolates over milk/white chocolate.
• Ketchup and mustard are better choices than mayo but are not exceptionally healthy that people should “stick to” them.
• Choose low-fat instead of full (milk, cream and yogurt).
• Grill or bake food instead of frying it.
• Tomato or olive oil-based sauce instead of cream or butter-based sauce for pasta or any main course
• Soft margarine (in tub) instead of hard margarine (in stick) and butter
• Evaporated milk instead of coconut milk (for curry)
7. Shake it yourself!
Instead of using table salt, make your own tasty spice mix by
gathering your favorite dried herbs and spices into a shaker.
You can choose to use onion or garlic powder, dry mustard,
oregano, paprika, black pepper, basil, mint and many more
spices to enhance your eating experience. Spices and
herbs are fine as long as there are no MSG, salt and other
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