Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 12

Cleaning campaign near The Federal Hotels International

Yang Berusaha Puan Hajah Nik Mastura Diyana binti Nik Mohamad, Deputy Director of City Planning Department, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur graced the Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong themed Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 12, at Plaza Low Yat Boulevard on Saturday, 29 April 2017 at 7.30am.

Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong themed Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 12 is jointly organised by the Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee (BBCEC) comprising Hotels, Shopping Complexes, and Authorities.  They are namely The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, Federal Hotels International, Plaza Low Yat, Sungei Wang Plaza, The Federal Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur; Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur, Melia Kuala Lumpur, Ansa Kuala Lumpur; Bintang Warisan Hotel, My Hotel, Metro Hotel @ Bukit Bintang; Alam Flora and Local Agenda 21 KL.

Ms Ooi Lee Ping, Director of Group Marketing, Sales & Business Development and Operations of Federal Hotels International said “We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Yang Berusaha Puan Hajah Nik Mastura Diyana binti Nik Mohamad for taking time off to grace the Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 12.  Federal Hotels International Group, The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur have once again jointly organised together with BBCEC Member, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Local Agenda 21 (LA21), Ministry of Federal Territories and spearheading the first Gotong Royong this year in 2017 to continue with the commitment of working towards a sustainable environment, promoting the friendly neighbourhood in Bukit Bintang Central area.  Bukit Bintang is the famed tourist belt in Kuala Lumpur, and it is important to continue to boost a clean working and living environment as well as to also spur interaction among the local community and students as well as joint responsibility and team work.
The Bukit Bintang gotong royong is now in its 17thyear in 2017, Federal Hotels International initiated the first Bukit Bintang Gotong Royong in 2001 together with The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur.  The objective of the gotong royong then and now is aimed to clean up the Bukit Bintang Central area and to educate both the public and students on the importance of keeping our premises in Bukit Bintang and the environment clean and green.  Working towards a sustainable environment, promoting the 1Malaysia spirit of friendly neighbourhood in Bukit Bintang Central; constantly maintaining and enhancing a consistent safe and clean image of Bukit Bintang to ensure that both locals and tourists alike continue to visit this attractive tourist destination and very popular shopping, dining and entertaining hub in the heart of Kuala Lumpur are the main core value of organising this gotong royong.  CSR today is part and parcel of our giving back to society, to nurture and aid in the progress of a better and clean environment. We take pride for all the participants in contributing their time to take part in this massive gotong royong.”

Mr Simon Leong, Senior Area General Manager of Federal Hotels International and Chairman of Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong said “We are proud to say, this gotong royong event “JOM BERSIH BUKIT BINTANG” started from a small community event in 2001 has been transformed into a twice annual do in this part of the city calender and we have been receiving overwhelming response for every occasion.

This morning’s event, besides “BERSIH” Bukit Bintang and its vicinity, the Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee also wishes all of you to live “SIHAT”. This is Bukit Bintang central environmental committee’s on going awareness campaign with a mixture of live clean, good health, good waste management practices and something new on our program this morning, Jom Senam.

We are really grateful to all our LA21 partners in making this twice yearly events going into the 17th year. All of you deserved a big applause for making this possible and sustainable.

Today,  beside cleaning we have with us a few of our LA21 partners who excels in their respective fields of wellbeing coming forward to impart their knowledge, educating school children on waste management such as reduce, reuse and recycles of resources, proper waste segregation and also the topic of health, personal hygiene and how to live healthy.

After the cleaning up we will be back here right in front of this stage to learn a thing or two on how to strengthen our muscles with the right exercise techniques. I hope this will help to trim off the excess baggage or fats, many of us are carrying daily. Exercise not just today, like any good practises, it has to be consistent (at least 3 times a week) to achieve results.

Something new this morning, which require participants to put in effort for the next 6 months. “Trim The Excess” challenge. The competition is simple, register your name and IC number and have your body weight taken this morning and you will be given few months to lose some weight, till the next gotong royong. We will weigh you again in the next gotong royong (some where in October or November), then we will compare the difference in weight lost between now and then, and our top 3 weight losers will stand a chance to win cash  prizes of, 1st RM500, 2nd RM400 and 3rd RM300. This is an open event with no age limit. Join in the fun, reduce fats, built more muscles and better health.

Also please do not miss out the opportunity to visit the exhibition booths put up by our award winning partners on waste management and how to live healthy, on the right and left hand side of this stage. Learn more and tap on their expertise and share your experience with them and reciprocal.

We wish to thank our partners for their continuous support of venue, equipment, logistic, breakfasts, door gifts and lucky draw prizes for this morning’s event.

Special thanks to the committee for their input and support during meetings in the run up to this event. I also wish to thank my team from the Federal and Capitol in putting things together for this morning’s event”.

Mr Louis Sebastian, General Manager of The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur said “Our Management and Staff comprising Front Office and Reservation, Finance & Accounts Department, F&B Department, Sales & Marketing, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Banquet as well as Chefs will be participating in this meaningful event.   The Federal KL has been practising the 3R – reduce, reuse and recycle concept as we believe it is important to cultivate the healthy environment from home and thus help to sustain the clean environment for future generations.  BBCEC Gotong Royong is an ongoing interaction that involve local communities from hotels, to retail and even school children to further promote Gotong Royong spirit.  We want to provide better holiday experiences for guests and tourists visit Bukit Bintang and Kuala Lumpur”

As Good Corporate Citizens, Federal Hotels International together and its FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur are very pleased to be able to continue spearheading the initiative of such community service, i.e. to clean-up our beloved Bukit Bintang Central area.  Now, this BBCEC Gotong Royong has drawn further support and participation from both public, Government Sector and Private Sectors, and on behalf of Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee, and The Federal Kuala Lumpur being the host of the 33rd  Gotong Royong, we would like to thank our their supporting partners in making this event successful:

        Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Pejabat Cawangan Bukit Bintang DBKL, Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur, Jabatan Imigresen Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur; Bomba Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia KL; Jabatan Kejuruteraan Awam dan Pengangkutan Bandar, DBKL; Jabatan Penguatkuasaan, DBKL; Jabatan Perselesenan dan Pengurusan Penjaja, DBKL; and Jabatan Pembangunan Landskap dan Rekreasi, DBKL

        The Federal Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur; Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur, Melia Kuala Lumpur, Ansa Kuala Lumpur; Bintang Warisan Hotel, Metro Hotel @ Bukit Bintang;

Private Sector and Shopping Mall:
        Alam Flora Sdn Bhd, Plaza Low Yat, , Sungei Wang Plaza, Indah Water Consortium Sdn Bhd, MMC – Gamuda KVMRT (T) SDN BHD, Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp); MRT Corp Sdn Bhd, SYABAS – Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd, Alam Flora Sdn Bhd, WPKL,
        Yayasan Maumalat Belia,  RCOMM/Lets Do it Malaysia; Persatuan Penduduk PPR Raya Permai, Institut Alam Sekitar dan Pembangunan (Lestari); Urbanice Malaysia, Malaysian Association Environmental of Health (MAEH); Jabatan Kebajikan Malaysia (JKMWPKL); Eco Club Malaysia; KRT Jalan Angsoka; Persatuan Kebajikan Penduduk KG Malaysia Tambahan; MAEKO;  UNIKL MLAT;

        Jabatan Kesihatan & Alam Sekitar, DBKL; UKM; SMK Puteri Titiwangsa; Komuniti Anak Darul Iman (KADIM); SMK Wangsa Melawati; SMK Raja Ali


The event was also attended by YBhg Dato’ Omari Bin Hashim, Setiausaha Bahagian Perancang Dasar, Kementrian Wilayah  Persekutuan; Puan Hajah Nik Mastura Diyana Binti Nik Mohamad, Timbalan Pengarah, Jabatan Perancangan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, mewakili Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur; Cik Norliza Hashim, CEO of Urbanice Malaysia, YBhg Dato’ Ibrahim Yusoff, Executive Director of Social Economic Development, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Tuan Khiruddin bin Draman

Pengarah Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat, Wilayah Kuala Lumpur; Encik IR Mohd Taufik Salleh, Ketua Operasi Wilayah Selatan Indah Water Konsortium sdn bhd; Tuan Haji Ghani Bin Mohd, Senior Manager, IWK, Pipes Line Network; Ybhg Dato Dr Zulkapli Bin Mohd, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif SWCorp and Encik Darwishah Osman, Operation General Manager, Alam Flora.

About Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong

Established in 2001, Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee started with a few members then, they are namely Federal Hotels International Group of Hotels in Kuala Lumpur namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, Plaza Low Yat, Melia hotel, Royale Bintang hotel, Bintang Warisan hotel, Nova Hotel, Sungai Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Hawker’s association of Jalan Alor, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur and Alam Flora.  We embarked the 1st Gotong Royong with about 250 participants.  As the years went by, more establishments volunteered their services.   BBCEC is 17 years old in 2017 with accomplishment of total 33 gotong royong since its inception.  BBCEC is proud to remain committed towards a good cause.  Todate, we have with us over 800 strong participants.

The Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee is committed to regularly meet up once a month, with the representatives from LA21, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Alam Flora to jointly work towards sustainable clean and green environment.  BBCEC will continue to organize such gotong royong campaign at least twice a year, with the co-operation and assistance from all parties concerned.