USJ family day is fowl-filled excitement

Laughter, cheering and children’s quick steps were among the sounds clearly heard in USJ 5 field when JKP Zone 3 organised its first ever “chicken catching” contest during USJ Family Day held last Saturday’s evening.

While many might think city dwellers have a phobia to real chicken, Subang juniors immediately dismissed the claim at the moment 50 chickens were released on field.

The children aged 12 and below went all-out to chase and catch the chickens running around.

The activity was the highlight of the Family Day. Designated for kids aged 12 and below, the 15-minute event saw all 50 chickens getting caught and brought home by the young accomplishers.

JKP Zone 3 chairman Rajiv Rishyakaran said the residents committee and him have been planning the event since December last year.

“We are proud to succeed the biggest and first ever family day at night. We also would like to thank our volunteers to their selfless dedication in organising the event.”

He said some 100 community volunteers showed up as early as 6am that day to help setup booths, arrange things and organised the venue.

(Second from the left) Hannah and Rajiv (forth from left) were doing lucky draws.

The Family Day also featured activities such as football matches between Brazil Club vs Subang Jaya Committee Youth Football League, clown art, sand craft art, health screening by Forest Medical Centre, ‘Meet the Firemen’ showcase and performances from “Wonder Ladies”, Kim Sng and SonShine Playhouse.

‘Wonder Ladies’ performing Korean hit- Nobody But You.

Big turnout drew a high pitch where some 1000 residents flew in from all over Subang Jaya, some even came from Puchong for the event held from 5pm to 11pm.

Komunitikini also setup a booth to offer Malaysiakini special subscription rates and Zunar’s latest political comics.

Subang assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh said the performances on stage were all from the local groups who have passion for art.

“Sometimes there aren’t many platforms for the local groups, but this is exactly the right venue for them to showcase their talents.

She noted that it was beatboxer Kim Sng’s second times to performing at a family day.

Considering the overwhelming response this time, Rajiv said he will consider making it a yearly affair.

Children enjoyed the games