Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sime Darby’s ARA DAMANSARA medical centre likely to open in 2011

KUALA LUMPUR : Sime darby healthcare is expected to invest RM 250 mil in the Sime Darby Medical Centre in Ara Damansara here , which is anticipated to be opened next year.
Plans were being drawn up to fit out and equip the centre with specialized facilities andservices for the treatment and manafement of heart, neuro , spine and joint diseases,it said in a statement here yesterday . The new 220-bed medical centre will be the third medical facility established under the group, after the flagship Sime Darby Medical Centre in Subang Jaya and Sime Darby Specialist Centre Megah in Petaling Jaya.
Tan Sri Dr Wan Zahid Mohd Noordin ,a Sime Darby board member who oversees Sime DarbyHealthcare ,said the medical centre would focus on quality , safety and continuous improvement,especially in areas that most directly impact patient care.
The neuroscience unit in Ara Damansara will feature a comprehensive epilepsy management programme that includes am electroencephalogram or EEG studies laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment for early diagnostic and treatment capabilities.
The centre will also have a fullyequipped and state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility including a specialized Stroke Care Unit, audiometry,musculoskeletal rehabilitation using wax and splints and a Child Development Centre with Snoezelen and speech therapy .

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

LRT Route Extention

RESIDENTS of Saujana Residency in Subang Jaya submitted an alternative site for LRT station 4 on the proposed Kelana Jaya extension line to the Mentri Besar’s office yesterday. They have suggested that the line run between Carrefour and Subang Parade as well as locate station 4 over the Federal Highway similar to the Bangsar station.

Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said the residents had also submitted their proposal to Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) for a review of the LRT route on July 12. The new route is planned to be sandwiched between Saujana Residency Condominium and Empire Shopping Gallery. The residents are concerned over safety issues as well as the noise from the train.

She said during the last Selangor State Economic Council (MTES) the Mentri Besar had asked the residents to study the plan to come up with a possible solution.

“We have had several meetings and the new alternative site for the station will see the line near a commercial area instead of residential,” she added.

Yeoh said Prasarana had replied they would study all possible solutions but were unable to commit on the alternative route proposed by the residents.

The proposed Kelana Jaya LRT extension line will start from the Lembah Subang–Kelana Business Centre, through Subang Jaya, USJ, Alam Megah and ending at the hub in Putra Heights. The proposed line will consist of 13 stations and 17km of guideway.

Both the Kelana Jaya and Ampang lines are expected to be commissioned by end of 2012. While the deadline for the public feedback has ended, information on the proposed LRT extension is available at

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Badminton Court at Ara Damansara

Dear badminton enthusiasts,

A new badminton hall called ARA COURTS BADMINTON HALL will be opening 15th MAY 2009 in Damansara area. It comes with 14 indoor badminton courts plus comprehensive facilities to accommodate any badminton tournament and badminton training.

ARA COURTS BADMINTON HALL is the first indoor badminton centre in the area that is equipped with TARAFLEX® rubber flooring - a synthetic floor covering which uses 100% pure vinyl wear layer on top of reinforced fiberglass and patented closed-cell foam backing that ensures good grip and also provides shock absorption, reducing the stress on ones' joints from the impact with the floor.

ARA COURTS BADMINTON HALL is a one-stop badminton services centre. It consists of 6 Rubberised and 8 Parquet Badminton Courts, a Sportshop equipped with electronic stringing machine which operated by YONEX Internationally qualified Stringers, coupled with Security & Camera Guarded Parking, Clean and Comfortable shower rooms, Free wireless WiFi services, and many more.

On top of that, we are also offering a Professional Badminton Coaching Program conducted by Synergy Badminton Academy(SBA) which is led by Former National Back-up Men's Single and Double Players, Hooi Teng Yung, Kiew Boon Heng and Lai Kar Shek. They are all experienced coaches (with at least 8 years of coaching experience) and are a product of BAM Badminton Academy. They have coached players ranging from Beginners right up to Advanced State, National and International level players. With the help of several Former National & State Level assistants, SBA is striving to introduce the game of badminton to people from all walks of life, strengthening the basic foundation of badminton, as well as becoming a constant feeder Academy in producing outstanding badminton players and cater to all badminton enthusiasts like you.

The exact address of the sport centre is at Lot 997, Jalan Dahlia, Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara 47400 Petaling Jaya. The Hall is just few steps away from the PANTAI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT.

Renovation work for the hall is expected to be completed by 15th MAY 2009. Come join us at the Grand Opening for Free Badminton Court Testing sessions. We will keep you updated with our activities.

For more info please call : 03-77296955

or email us at :

Kelana Jaya LRT Extension proposal

Existing track between Kelana Jaya to Lembah Subang (service station)

I believe that it would be beneficial if the PJ Councillors and ADUN and MPs collectively called for RapidKL to extend the LRT line to the Lembah Subang Depot and convert the existing tracks to revenue (passenger carrying) service.

A well-designed station could service Kelana Jaya and Lembah Subang and Ara Damansara, which would improve the quality of life in these areas. It would also increase the value of land and properties in the area – meaning that the council could collect higher charges from developers who want to build near an LRT station. It would also help the MBPJ concentrate development in the areas around the LRT stations – Transit Planning Zones or TPZ to borrow a planning term.

Aside from the immediate area there is also the benefit of future extensions and better public transport service. Lembah Subang is next to the NKVE, giving an opportunity for a fast bus connection to Shah Alam or KL or Subang Jaya. It is also just off Subang Airport road – giving the opportunity for a connection to the Subang Airport. There is also a possibility that the LRT can be extended to the Shah Alam Stadium area, which would be a great site for an intermodal transit terminal (Bus, KTM, LRT).

The cost of constructing the station at Lembah Subang would be very low – the LRT guideway is already in place and there are already platforms with roof structures as well.

Proposed link between Sg Buloh KTM station and the proposed Kota Damansara station
(Which by the way, based on replies from the transport Ministry is at least 5-10 years away)

The same consideration should be given to an extension of the proposed Kota Damansara – Cheras line to the KTM station at Sg. Buloh. Having this extension would allow a better interchange between the new line and the KTM service – giving passengers more choices to help them get into KL or out of KL. Sg. Buloh is also a site for a proposed intermodal transit facility, bringing together the KTM, express buses, and now the MRT.

I and the members of TRANSIT would be happy to give you some information regarding the benefits of an extension of the LRT to Lembah Subang and the extension of the proposed Kota Damansara – Cheras line to Sg. Buloh.

Kind Regards

Moaz Yusuf Ahmad