Sungai Way New Village folk spruce up their area

Participants getting ready to roll out in sprucing  up Sungai Way New Village
Tony Pua (back row, third from right in red t-shirt) and Ding (far right) pose for a group picture with a team that was armed with brooms and wheelbarrow and ready to roll out in sprucing up Sungai Way New Village.

The Sungai Way New Village is looking cleaner and brighter following a gotong royong clean-up activity to spruce up the area on Jan 17, 2014.

The effort is a joint collaboration between Sungai Way Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) Sungai Way, Bethany Church Malaysia, ADUN Kampung Tunku Service Centre and Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).

About 100 people comprising residents and volunteers joined hands to clean up the area.

They divided themselves into 13 teams of 7 – 8 members each before they combed the streets and back lanes in the village including the commercial area by picking up litter and garbage.

Residents cleaning up the area together
Residents cleaning up the area together.
Sungai Way New Village residents helping out in the gotong royong .
Sungai Way New Village residents helping out in the gotong royong.
Residents cleaning up a backlane in Sungai Way New Village
Residents cleaning up a backlane in Sungai Way New Village.
Residents cleaning up the commercial area of Sungai Way New Village
Residents cleaning up the commercial area of Sungai Way New Village.
Rubbish collected are placed into a truck supplied by MBPJ
Garbage collected are placed into a truck supplied by MBPJ. 
Ding (second from right) with residents and volunteers working together for a cleaner community environment at Sungai Way New Village
Ding (second from right) with residents and volunteers after the gotong royong for a cleaner community environment at Sungai Way New Village.

The event was officiated by Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua.

JKKK Sungai Way New Village chairman Ding Eow Chai, 54, said this was the third time they had organised the gotong royong clean-up in view of the upcoming Chinese New Year..

He sad the objective was to foster a community spirit in maintaining the cleanliness of the area and helping the environment.