Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Let there be light!
The flood lights finally came on tonight at 7:00 pm at the USJ 11/3 padang. In case you did not notice, the cabling works were being carried out over the weekend. The poles were already up for more than two weeks now.
It is so nice to be able see the playground lit at night. It certainly adds colour to the area!
Now, we the residents, can enjoy walking around the small park in our area and not having to worry about someone hiding in some corner somewhere ready to pounce on us. Coupled with our security, it will most certainly provide a safer environment for us all.
We can also use that place for recreation at night, especially when it is so hot in the afternoon these days. So, if you have not had a stroll for a long time now, perhaps it is time you do! Do take a walk and you will be delighted to see the whole area in a brighter state.
And how did this come about?
Well, this was a result of a councillor's meeting in MPSJ, where our Chairman, Mr. Ng PH attended recently. There, he met with Mr. Ken Chia, a young gentleman who is also a MPSJ councillor, in charge of the Youth and Sports Development.
Ng related the state of the playground in USJ 11/3 which badly needed lighting at night. He told Ken that the playground's lighting system did not work and was like that for many years. He reasoned that with flood light in the area, more recreational activities can take place at night and would also keep potential crime from happening.
Ken then promised Ng that he would look into it and brought it to the attention of our ADUN, YB Hannah Yeoh who supported the lighting project. With that, Ken promised Ng that it would be done by November 08 and sure enough it is done! And today is not even November 08 yet!
So, a big "Thank you" to Ken, YB Hannah and MPSJ for lighting up the padang - finally - after all these years!
Now you can expect more people to use the padang for recreation at night, especially those who work late and cannot make it home early but want to have a place for recreation and exercise. We can do it in relative comfort too, as it is a lot cooler at night. And in a safer environment too!
So ... line dancing anyone?