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Friday, March 26, 2010

Wireless Broadband or Mobile Broadband ?

We are living in the era where dialup is viewed as taboo even though not too long ago it used to be the only means of connecting to the Internet. Modern KL-nites especially the younger generation are infatuated by the term “WIRELESS” or “MOBILE”; simply because it means the freedom to work or play at anytime, anywhere.

Many of us may already know the difference between Broadband, Wireless Broadband and Mobile Broadband. But because of frustration using existing service and also the compelling advertisement from famous brand name, a lot of us will change their service provider. And we may later exclaim disappointment because the service experience will be a mismatch to our expectation.


The modem at home/office still requires to be connected using a telephone line

Wireless Broadband

User connect to internet through a nearby tower and therefore can freely move about within the coverage area.

Mobile Broadband

The tongle that plugs into your laptop basically has the same access like your mobile phone to the mobile operators network coverage, therefore as long as there is sufficient bandwidth, you will be able to access to internet

The biggest misconception about wireless broadband* is that we can connect from anywhere. That simply isn't the case. Technically, Wireless Internet service providers (or WISPs, for short) will have to operate a series of cell sites that transmit their Internet signals in a fashion similar to how mobile phone cell site operate. This is a costly endeavor that takes time to establish. It also means that once you are out of the cell site coverage area, you will not be able to connect.

In Malaysia, or at least in Selangor, the setup of signal sites is contracted to State Back Companies. Coupled with the slow revenue turnover (or is it loss?), it is not hard to imagine the multitude of delay for WISPs to roll out their sites; which directly impact their subscriptions take up rate. It is indeed, unfortunately, like the chicken-and-egg scenario.

If you need Internet access while moving about, then you should go for Mobile Broadband.

Mobile broadband is the term used to describe various types of “high speed" internet access through a portable modem and/or mobile phone. Various network standards may be used, such as EDGE, GPRS 3G, UMTS/HSPA and etc. All of these “high speed” access piggyback on a mobile network infrastructure (EDGE, HSPA etc actually share spectrum with mobile voice calls). While it allows you to access to internet anywhere where there is mobile coverage with 2.5G signal or above, the data (internet) user will have to compete with voice user for the limited bandwidth. Usually the voice user will have priority over data user.

However, it is the same group of voice user who is subsidizing for the growing bandwidth capacity and enhanced infrastructure that mobile operators are offering to data user. Until recently, most mobile operators that offer Unlimited Mobile Broadband are still struggling to recover the cost of expanding bandwidth.

So, before we decide to subscribe to internet access package, we ought to be clear about our requirement; i.e. extend of mobility required by you when accessing internet and more importantly check with the provider the exact location of the nearest signal site. If you are subscribing to mobile broadband, check that the nearest base station that you frequently logon to supports high speed internet access, e.g. 3G and HSPA. When a signal site serves too many users, the user experience is different for Wireless Broadband and Mobile Broadband.


Some mobile operators do advertise their Mobile Broadband service as Wireless Broadband.

Contributor: Stella

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

JMC office update

According to the Chairman of JMC Sinaran Ukay Residents Mr Krishnan, a part time office staff has been appointed since the 8th of March to facilitate the needs of the residents. Others are there as temporary caretaker with no pay.

The office will be opened 3 times a week until the end of March where a full time office staff, building supervisor, handyman and cleaning contractors be officially appointed.

In the meantime, the services of the current cleaners are utilised temporarily to upkeep the condominium.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Important Announcement

This blog was initially created out of the need for all of us to communicate through a common channel, contribute positive and constructive ideas to strive for a better standard of living in Sinaran Ukay.

Unfortunately the latest provocative and discorded comments did not indicate any signs of reconciliation but only deepens the hostility amongst us which is far from what this peace-loving community really wants.

It is with deep regret that all comments for this blog has been temporarily suspended until further notice.

Sinaran Ukay Residence
for a better standard of living

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another Meeting with COB

Hope there is a solution in sight .

Signs of Neglect

Due to the conflict faced by the JMC, the residents are beginning to see the early signs of neglect. Is this the price the residents have to pay for the issues that seem to remain unresolved ?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ops Lalang dik oi Lalang

* lokasi sebenar - gaung di sudut tepi tempat basuh kereta

Pokok Lalang merupakan sejenis tumbuhan yang terdapat di hutan Malaysia. Pokok ini juga terdapat di negara-negara tropika dan kawasan serdahana lain termasuk ASEAN. Nama botani pokok Keladan adalah Imperata cylindrica.

Lalang merupakan sejenis tumbuhan yang dianggap rumpai. Lalang mudah membiak melalui benih yang ditiup angin, melalui keratan rozobium atau akarnya.

Bagaimanapun lalang mempunyai kepentingan tertentu. Lalang merupakan sejenis pokok perintis yang akan mengkoloni tanah yang diterangkan dari pokok lain dengan pantas. Ini membantu kerana hakisan tanah akan terhalang. Tanah dan galian yang terdedah akibat kehilangan tumbuhan penutup bumi yang asal dapat dikekalkan oleh lalang yang menghalang hujan lebat menghanyutkan ia ketempat lain.

Dengan itu lalang dapat membantu mengurangkan hakisan tanah dan pada masa yang sama lalang membantu mengekalkan kesuburan tanah.

Mungkin sebab itu lah lalang-lalang di Sinaran Ukay tak di potong.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Voice of the silent majority

Have you ever wonder when will this JMB conflict is going to end?

Is there a solution in sight. How is this effecting our lives, our homes our community ?

Do we just wait and see who is mightier than the other?

Is there any true effort for a truce, a reconciliation, a realisation for a vision of living together in harmony.

For just one minute, leave our ego, selfishness and arrogance behind and look deep into ourselves and ask .....

'Do we want to live like this forever?'

Give PEACE a chance !

Sinaran Ukay Residence
for a better standard of living

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Common sense prevail

The condition of the swimming pool took a turn for the worst after it was being drained and refilled ever since it was 'repaired' a couple of weeks ago. Green algae, murky water and croaking toads made it almost impossible for anyone to go for a swim unless he is closely related to the species called 'buaya'.

Out of the three filtering pumps, one was at least working before the repair and unfortunately none is working now. Even the underwater lights were not fixed for whatever the reason.

In conclusion, what was claimed to be a rectification exercise became a controversial one.

However, amidst all these hardships and inconveniences, there is still a flicker of hope among some good level headed residents of our beloved Sinaran Ukay.

Here is the story from one resident ....

Last Saturday at their normal get-together-breakfast a few residents felt sorry at the state of the pool and the need to do something about it.

They conducted a simple investigation to identify the problem (many has enough knowledge into maintenance and M & E works) and discovered there is no power to the pump.

Understanding a long holiday is in prospect this few residents decided to pass the hat around to purchase certain type of wires to enable for a rewiring for the pool to be in running state for the moment/holidays.

Yesterday, Wednesday 10/2/2010 with the help of Mansor, Yazid, Azahar, Jamal and a couple other residents got at least 1 pump started and running.

All was done at NO CHARGE to JMB, perhaps a couple of invitation to our periodical BBQ later *.

Good neighboring and truly concern resident will stop at nothing to ensure living quality of Sinaran Ukay Condo.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Message from the JMB Chairman

Dear Committee Members and Residents

What the residents are asking is a very simple thing to fulfill yet it seems so difficult.

First lets set a date within this week by thursday night to discuss the current issue without any kind of resentment and open mind. Since all us are true believers of GOD ..why we have to behave like enemies to one another. Lets find some good solution to reconcile and management the building accordingly.

The main issue is not the committee members. Just the total residents are not able to accept the manner and conduct of our friend Raymond and his wife. So what is the big deal to sustain them in their position. Being a voluntary why there were suggestion pay a salary to chang lin san. did we force her to sit at office by any means. or did we force raymond to take control anything. Do you realise that security guys and few contractors are not too happy with the current way of managing same goes to the residents.

Have we appointed any person in proper manner since the new committee took over. Even any person being appointed as office bearer shall require their full details like full name and NRIC to be stated clearly and their duties and responsibilities fixed. None is done yet some claims to be office bearers on the their own accord. Worst trying to exude full power as if they are beyond any control and regulations.

Being a JMB representative for the residents, what are your fighting for, other then making good Sinaran Ukay and maintain harmony. Why have to form rules which is not practical for Sinaran like limited hours for visitors. It applies to be considered if the parking is over congested. Forming a rule must be pragmatic not simply to show who is in control or merely to develop hatred.

Well there are many talks saying that previous management and committee did not do good. Well fine if that is the perception. But trying to claim handyman's salary which has not been official appointed through petty also unethical. As new committee and management with keen interest to reduce service charge too has not been addressed properly till today. WHY? I have previously suggested to allow discount of 20% on current charge as inducement for prompt payment and run the management with reduced budget. If it works for a year than, we can set it fised for the following years to come. Why hasty decision. Its easy for people to seeking reduction but for the management and the committee is the head ache as if we own the building and shall be answerable to residents all the time. So the best to go along with what majority wants amicably and guide people to follows rules from year to year as form of rehabilition.

I heard that COBARA advised the repair of swimming pool, but as far i spoken to CObara chairman- Sharul and Eriko the coordinator, no such advised was given to Sinaran Ukay. But i have repaired the tiles before due to soil sinking.. if you have reason to do so, you do and annouce before you carry out or seek suggestion as much possible to safe guard your self. Any good intention may go wrong if done improperly.

The over all goal that the new committee should hold on is to the make good and improve the situation by appointing third parties who could take order and show respect to all members as Buidling Manager, Clerk, Handyman and Electrician. Should show that you walk the talk without any conflict of interest and transparency to highest regards. I used invite members who are not committee or even if they tenants before and conduct residents meeting at least 2 -3 months once. But since the new committee, no residents meeting is held except the one i conduct without JMC present. What are your trying to prove and how long or how many more years you will be a committee member.

One of the suggestion for security control to add in, We could repair the barrier gate and activate the access card. This way we know residents with card will enter and those going out will have the security to open for them. This will reduce outsiders driving in freely. Parking chargers for extra cars could be carried out for extra cars if the matter adressed properly for minimal chargers for start and shall be explained through meetings not by email and simple circulars. The right approach is important. Many more things could be achieved amicably if brought to total discussion. Instead of few JMC members deciding as they feel right.

Personally, me and tuty has no intention to run the management and for me not desperate to be a chairman, even during the previous AGM i asked to leave out. You may ask to remove my signature or tender my resignation, is not a issue to me. Since many are speaking about GOD.. GOD will judge us accordingly.

Avoid all this silly bickering and get to reconcile with good faith and open heart. Appoint outsiders or person who could take charge as what people want to do and run according to proper guidelines.


THURSDAY 11th FEB AT 9:00pm.

Lets reconcile and make good with sincere thoughts.



Saturday, February 6, 2010

Another Tree felling, but this time by Act of God.

circulated as per request

** Tuty, appreciate it if you could circulate this.


Heavy rain this afternoon between 1230 - 1530 hrs (about this hours) at our area which affected one of the tree (big branches) behind the Club House (mangement office) fell caused by strong wind I supposed as I didn't hear any thunder. The tree has damaged the fence and also the water pipe.

Please see the pictures I took about 1600 hrs after informing by Security Guard.

One of the Cleaner has moved and chopped off some smaller branches before I was informed.
I am afraid that I am not able to make a decision to request anyone to action as I might offend our dear Residents who loves trees more than their safety! And claim to have purchased the units here because of the two big trees that we have removed in view of the safety measure which majority are aware of.


Since Puan Tuty and Mr Krishnan so eager to take over the Management Office without proper procedure by changing the pad lock on 02/02/10 almost midnight when you know that me and Nurul is away.

And there is nothing that we can do now for this accident that happen at our vasinity.
Therefore, Puan Tuty & Mr Krishnan, appreciate your immediate action to settle this incident.

Thanks & regards,


Thursday, February 4, 2010


3 Februari 2010

Pesuruhjaya Bangunan

Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya



Ybhg. Tuan.


Untuk makluman pihak Tuan, sejak kebelakangan ini kebanyakan penghuni di Sinaran Ukay Kondo berasa amat tidak selesa dengan cara dan tindak tanduk Badan Pengurusan di Kondo ini, yang diterajui oleh seorang saudara tertentu. Oleh yang demikian, kami ingin memanjangkan rintihan dan bantahan penghuni kondo kami kepada pihak Tuan untuk siasatan dan tindakan yang sewajarnya.

Antara isu yang menjadi rungutan penghuni adalah sapertimana berikut :

1. Pengurusan yang sudah tersasar dari tujuan asal iaitu menyediakan kemudahan, perlindungan dan memastikan keselesaan serta keharmonian penduduk.

2. Beberapa ahli jawatankuasa didapati dengan sengaja bersekongkol dengan individu yang tidak berkelayakan dalam Pengurusan Bangunan.

3. Pihak pengurusan dan kakitangan yang dilantik untuk menguruskan kondo ini telah dilantik dengan cara yang tidak mengikut peraturan yang sepatutnya.

4.Pengurusan langsung tidak mengambil kira pandangan penduduk apabila melaksanakan perkara-perkara isu bersama seperti landskap, penyelenggaraan, tempat letak kereta, sekuriti dan lain-lain.

5. Sebilangan ahli pengurusan menyalahguna kuasa untuk kepentingan peribadi.

6. Terdapat keraguan mengenai cara kutipan yuran maintenance dilakukan. Didapati wang tunai yang dibayar oleh penduduk ditukar dengan cek persendirian salah seorang ahli jawatankuasa tersebut sebelum di masukkan ke dalam bank JMB.

7. Keraguan-keraguan ini telah menyebabkan pengurusan juga gagal mengutip yuran bulanan sehingga ke tahap kritikal iaitu pada kadar kurang 20%.

8. Pengurusan dengan secara sedar telah membiarkan keadaan penduduk di kedudukan berhutang supaya apabila berlaku mesyuarat agung luar biasa, majoriti akan lupus hak untuk mengundi atau dicalon sebagai ahli jawatankuasa.

9. Pengurusan bersikap bongkak dengan meneruskan projek pemotongan pokok walaupun telah dibantah dengan keras oleh sebahagian penduduk. Perlantikan kontraktor terbabit juga disangsi ketelusannya.

10. Pengurusan telah gagal dan engkar menjalankan perbelanjaan berhemat seperti yang telah dipersetujui ketika mesyuarat agung. Pengurusan telah berbelanja untuk perkara yang kurang prioritinya pada waktu tunai di bank berada di tahap kritikal.

11. Pengurusan gagal melaksanakan perancangan awal untuk mengutip hutang tertunggak yang menjangkau nilai hampir RM2 juta.

12. Pengurusan tidak menguruskan pejabat secara professional, dan dilihat oleh penduduk seolah-olah menjalankan perniagaan keluarga. (contoh: tidak berpakaian formal, waktu pejabat dibuka dan ditutup tidak menentu.)


1. Memanggil Mesyuarat Agung Luar Biasa secepat mungkin untuk menilai semula jawatankuasa yang ada atau memungkinkan perlantikan baru dibuat.

2. Membuat rumusan mengenai kuasa atau hak jawatankuasa dan merangka prosidur supaya pengurusan operasi dan kewangan lebih telus.

3. Menghalang Ahli jawatankuasa dan pengurusan JMB sekarang daripada memasuki pejabat sehingga mesyuarat agung luar biasa dijalankan untuk membetulkan keadaan.

4. Memeriksa akaun bank, inbois bayaran, perlantikan kontraktor dan lain lain

Melalui petisyen ini penduduk memohon campurtangan C.O.B . untuk menguraikan kekusutan yang dihadapi oleh penduduk Sinaran Ukay Residence. Dengan tandatangan yang telah dikumpul seperti di lampiran sokongan penduduk, maka penduduk Sinaran Ukay telah bersuara.

Kami juga sertakan disini sebahagian daripada rungutan penduduk yang diutarakan didalam blog dan email.

Sekian terima kasih.


Di minta kerjasama semua penduduk untuk hadir ke Cafeteria Sinaran UKay Condo pada hari Ahad 7hb Februari 2010 jam 10.30 pagi. Ini bertujuan untuk menandatangani surat petisyen yang akan dihantar kepada pihak C.O.B (Comissioner of Building).

Dengan keprihatinan dan kerjasama semua penduduk, pihak C.O.B akan menjalankan siasatan terhadap sebarang masalah yang terdapat di dalam Sinaran Ukay Kondominium untuk kebaikan penduduk semua.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A resident's opinion

published with permission


Assalamualaikum & salam sajehtera

Sebagai pembeli yang sentiasa membayar yuran penyelengaraan setiap bulan, ingin saya menarik perhatian ahli jawatankuasa penduduk (JMB) terhadap tindakan yang ingin di laksanakan di persekitaran kediaman Sinaran Ukay Condominium.

Berlaku sedikit kekecohan antara penduduk dengan ahli JMB kebelakangan ini, akibat rasa tidak puas hati penduduk terhadapan tindakan yang di lakukan oleh ahli JMB di persekitaran kediaman kita semua, ahli JMB harus ingat dan merenung sedikit siapa anda semuanya, sebahagian daripada diri anda di lantik oleh kami penduduk untuk menyelengara persekitaran kediaman kita untuk kebaikan penduduk, tugas sukarela anda amat di hargai tetapi cara tindakan anda amat di kesali oleh saya sendiri sebagai pembeli.

Harus di ingat, kita hanya memiliki satu atau dua unit di kediaman ini, segala landskap serta kemudahan yang tersedia ada adalah milik semua pembeli, tidak kah anda ahli JMB mempunyai sedikit perasaan malu untuk melakukan sesuatu tindakan dengan menafikan hak pembeli lain. Jika anda merasakan undang undang membenarkan anda melakukan tanpa memikirkan pembeli lain, tidakkah anda rasakan undang undang itu harus di ketepikan demi kebaikan semua, undang undang ciptaan manusia sentiasa di ubah ubah dari masa ke semasa untuk kebaikkan manusia segajat, bukan di gunakan untuk kepentingan segelintir manusia yang rakus.

Saya sendiri tidak menafikan akan sebahagian kebaikan yang telah anda lakukan serta yang ingin anda lakukan di kediaman kita ini, Cuma permasalahan timbul di atas cara tindakan anda semua, contoh:-

  1. Kolam Renang

Anda menafikan hak pembeli tanpa memangil untuk berbincang dangan pembeli lain sebelum melakukan tindakan mengosongkan air di kolam renang, saya percaya anda mempunyai alasan tersendiri untuk melakukannya, notis di tampal di papan kenyataan saya pasti, tetapi memangil pembeli lain untuk melakukan perbincangan saya pasti anda tidak melakukannya, siapa yang memiliki kolam renang tersebut? Anda ahli JMB? Pasti jawapanya kita semua pembeli, salahkan anda berbincang terlebih dahulu sebelum melakukannya.

Sudah anda fikir kos yang harus di bayar dengan tindakan anda itu? Anda mempunyai jawapan tersendiri, berapa gallon air harus di gunakan untuk memenuhi semula kolam tersebut, berapa RM air segallon? Sudah anda kira? Siapa yang membayar semua itu? Mungkin tindakan anda betul dengan apa alasan sekali pon, tetapi berbincanglah dahulu sebelum melakukannya. Bincang akan kesan serta kos sebelum melakukan tindakan anda.

  1. Mencantas Pokok

Sekali lagi anda dengan alasan tersendiri anda melakukan tindakan yang saya rasakan melulu tanpa berbincang terlebih dahulu dengan penduduk, berbalik kepada ayat saya terdahulu, segala landskap serta kemudahan di persekitaran kita milik semua pembeli. Anda bukan tinggal di banglow di Tropicana Damansara atau di Pines Golf & Country Club di Charllote NC, yang membolehkan anda menebang pokok di halaman rumah anda sesuka hati anda tanpa perlu berbincang dengan orang lain, anda tinggal dan hidup di satu kawasan berpagar yang yang mana kemudahannya untuk semua, jadi panggilah untuk berbincang terlebih dahulu. Salah dan susah kah untuk memangil berbincang?

Ada penduduk yang yang sayangkan kehijauan di sini, membeli unit di sini dengan alasan kehijauan itu, sudah pasti perasaan marah akan timbul bila anda menghapuskan kehijauan itu. Andai apa juga alasan anda melakukan sesuatu perkara itu berbincangalah terlebih dahulu dengan penduduk.

Harus di ingat sekali lagi kepada anda semua, anda menguruskan satu organasasi yang bukan mencari keuntungan, anda menguruskan satu organasasi yang memfokus kepada keselesaan penduduk termasuk anda sendiri sebagai pembeli merangkap ahli JMB, janganlah di sebabkan 2-3 orang ahli JMB yang bersetuju menambil tindakan dan anda terus menafikan hak kami yang lain sebagai pembeli di kediaman ini.

Sebahagian daripada penduduk tidak begitu selesa dengan 1-2 orang yang di tugaskan untuk menguruskan pejabat pentabdiran serta pengurusan bangunan, samada di lantik secara sah atau tidak hanya ahli JMB yang mengetahui, secara jujurnya saya sendiri tidak begitu selesa dengan kakitangan pejabat, ketidakselesaan ini menyebabkan saya gagal untuk membuat pembayaran penyelengaraan secara tunai di pejabat, tetapi saya masih membayar dengan memasukkan tunai di kaunter CIMB. Perlukah ahli JMB menyimpan pekerja pekerja yang menyebabkan wujud situasi begini, susahkan untuk mengambil pekerja baru yang mempunyai sikap menghormati orang lain?? Saya berharap pada masa akan datang tidak ada lagi pekerja pekerja yang tiada rasa hormat pada orang lain duduk di kerusi di pejabat kita.

Janganlah di sebabkan 2-3 orang yang menguruskan kediaman ini mengikut hati dan naluri meraka , kita terus hilang rasa hormat sesama jiran yang telah dibina sekian lama, ingatlah pergaduhan bukan jalan penyelesaian, perbincangan adalah cara terbaik menyelesaikan masalah.

Sekain terima kasih.

En.Azahar Mohd Nor & Puan Shahrum Puteh

Nota. Saya menulis menggunakan bahasa yang di guna pakai serta di iktraf oleh Dewan Bahasa Dan Pustaka , andai ada ahli ahli JMB yang kurang senang dengan tulisan saya serta ingin membalas tulisan ini, sila gunakan ayat ayat yang juga di iktraf oleh Dewan, andai ada yang menggunakan ayat ayat yang kesat saya sendiri secara peribadi akan menemui beliau.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Birthday Surprise

Last week, residents Yana and Laila threw a surprise birthday party for their husbands; Onn and Asri who turned a year older and more mature respectively on 13 January. Both Onn and Asri were left speechless to find the living room of resident Yazid's office filled with family members and friends.

Despite it being a weekday, the party which started at 8.00pm only ended over 5 hours later as guests had abundance of good food and great laughs. The evening went off so well with guests being entertained by street musicians who serenaded some old numbers to their delight.

And now in great Sinaran Ukay tradition, planning is under way for next month's birthday celebration. Azhar & Alfie, watch out - you are next!!

contributed by Fazu

pix contributed by

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Birthday and BBQ

Residents of Sinaran Ukay are simply searching for an excuse to gather the neighbours and share a feast.

Last Sunday residents Yazid and Fazu celebrated their daughters' birthday by the pool. Both daughters Sara and Lia's birthdays coincidently fell on the 1st of January.

In the meantime, the grown-ups have to eat (not necessarily the cup cakes) and the most logical thing to do is to go out and buy more fresh chicken to marinate and of course BBQ for the evening.

Better watch that cholesterol level, otherwise get onto the thread-mill !

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Landshare@Sinaran Ukay

I am a big fan of Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall. Admittedly he is not a celebrity with much fame, but his effort and ideology had endorsed him a celebrated man in the mind of some. He is more famously known as the man behind The River Cottage, The Chicken Run and best of all - The Landshare project.

Find out more about Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall & The River Cottage @

In my humble opinion, the Landshare project is something Sinaran Ukay as a community can emulate as it is both environmental friendly and fun at the same time. The objective of this project is a balancing act for people to plant their own food but possess no land and for people who owns excess land. During summer time in UK, it is a family project where all members of the family will clear the land, plough and seed the soil, water and fertilize it regularly, nurture and finally harvest the herbs / vegetables!

Compared to the Landshare project in UK, we have an advantage because idle land within Sinaran Ukay compound is sufficient for us to kickstart this project without enlisting allocation of lands from authorities or sponsors. We are also blessed with summer season all year round. Therefore we can concentrate on the operational part, proposed as followings:

  1. Identify idle land within Sinaran Ukay that is suitable for this project; i.e. for planting vegetable or herbs, etc. Ideally not on a slope where no man nor woman can access.
  2. Allocate the idle land into small pieces of allotment, with the approval of the condo management, of course.
  3. Enlist families who are interested in this project. They will be subsequently known as GROWER.
  4. Set up a sub committee to oversee that allotments are being assigned in a fair manner, preferably by drawing lots among the growers.
  5. Communicate the guideline of this project to the growers; if necessary a small deposit can be collected in anticipation when the grower desert his allotment halfway, and therefore require extra help to clear his land.
  6. Each grower is responsible for his / her own allotment; i.e. what to plant, when to water & fertilize, the type of tools & equipments required, etc. However, I recommend a clear guideline on the type of plant allowed, for example, we do not want to plant cactus because it may obscure others or could even be dangerous to young children.
  7. The recommended plant types are either vegetables or herbs.
  1. Finally enjoy playing the real live Farmville (facebook) and celebrate the fruits of your harvest.

Contributed by : SC

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Good bye 2009 hello 2010

On Thursday, December 31st the little area around the BBQ pit was fast becoming a 'tropical' garden transformed by some residents of Sinaran Ukay, in time to usher in the fast approaching new year.

After many nights of planning and discussions, the time has arrived to greet 2010.

The evening started off with a welcoming speech by resident Capt. Nasa calling the residents to abstain from anything that might spoil the 'mood' of the evening.

1. no bickering about your neighbors
2. no mention of the Joint Management Committee
3. and no 'break wind' to pollute the environment.

Once the sizzling hot BBQ steak, chicken and lamb were served onto our plates, a 'doa' was recited by resident Tuan Haji Bakri thanking 'Allah Al-mighty' on the 'rezeki', the peace and harmony bestowed upon the residents of Sinaran Ukay.

Thanks to resident Yazid, we were pleasantly surprised by the appearance of a 3 piece band of buskers serenading us with songs from the past and present 'sing-a-longs' that made us want to stand up and 'boogie'.

In line with the 'TROPICAL" theme agreed by everyone, the most favored dressed male for the night was unanimously won by resident Jamal and Zila as the most favored dressed female.

Special thanks to Stella for conducting the quiz that challenges the 'kids' in all of us. It brought new meaning to the program 'I am not smarter than a fifth grader'.

As for the kids, they had a field of a time solving puzzles and played games that were painstakingly prepared by the non-exhaustive game-master Fazu.

Of course no social gathering would be complete without the exchange of gifts among caring friends who as neighbors are the nearest 'family' to rely upon in times of need.

As usual the 'countdown' to the new year has enabled us to witness from a 'bird's eye view' the colourful fireworks brightening the KL skyline, a privilege that we have come to enjoy since the last decade from the very comforts of our home here among the hills of Bukit Antarabangsa.

Lastly many thanks to everyone especially Capt. Nasa, Yam & family, Aziz, Zila & family, Yazid, Fazu & family, Jamal & family, Zam & family, Darif & family, Tuan Hj Bakri & family, Shai & Stella, Alfie, Aishah Diva & family, Asri, Laila & family, Onn & family, Dadzie & family, Mansur, Tuty & family, Azhar, and also to those whose names were inadvertently left out (you know who you are) for making this event a roaring success and hopefully by next year the friendship expands much further to the remaining residents of Sinaran Ukay.

Here is to the next decade of friendship ... till 2020, be kind to your neighbors .

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