Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong Themed “Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 14
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 Berbahagia Datuk Haji Najib bin Haji Mohd, Executive Director of Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur for taking time off to grace the Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 14 Jalan Jalan Bersih”. Federal Hotels International Group, The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur have once again jointly organised together with BBCEC Members, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Local Agenda 21 (LA21), and spearheading the first Gotong Royong this year in 2018 to continue with the commitment this collaborative efforts working towards a sustainable environment, promoting the friendly neighbourhood in Bukit Bintang Central area and bring all Malaysians, from young to old, together for a meaningful cause. 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 18thyear in 2018, 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. A Part of our Corporate Social Responsibilties is giving back to the community by nurturing the young as well as our Youth to be part of this very meaningful programme of maintaining and of building a better, cleaner and greener environment together. We take pride that all participants are contributing their time to take part in this massive gotong royong. As Corporate Citizens, Federal Hotels International together and its FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur are committed to continue spearheading the initiative of such community service, i.e. to clean-up our beloved Bukit Bintang Central area. Now, our Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Gotong Royong has drawn continuous support and participation from both public, Government Sector and Private Sectors, and on behalf of Federal Hotels International and FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, being one of the participating partners of this Bukit Bintang Central Environmental 35th Gotong Royong of the, we would like to thank all our their supporting partners in making this event successful.”
We also have our partners exhibiting their recycle wares and at the same time willingly sharing their experiences. Please move about around all the exhibition booths, sharing expertise on 3R, recycling of waste and waste management. Basic health screening is made available courtesy of KPJ Sentosa and Jabatan Kesihatan dan Alam Sekitar, DBKL.
After the flag off, there will be talks related to healthy life style, antismoking, good waste management practices, crime prevention and fire prevention for school children. Also special session in later part of the morning on dance exercise techniques and eco ranger challenge.
Mr Simon Leong, Senior Area General Manager of Federal Hotels International and Chairman of Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong said “We are pleased to work with LA21 partners in making this twice yearly events possible, our 35th gotong royong, into the year 18. We are happy to have continuous overwhelming support in all our events from our LA21 partners and the local community, on our mission to improve the wellbeing of people in this great city of ours. In Malaysia, it is alarming to note that we are rated as the highest among Asian countries in terms of waste produced, over 30,000 tons per day and we are also top on obesity, that is over 40% of the population falls under the obese category. Both of which are detrimental to our health and wellbeing if left unchecked. This morning, let’s do a little bit more of walking than normal, 3.8 km and at the same time picking up litters or trash, crossing our path along the few busiest roads in Kuala Lumpur. With this, we hope to inculcate the need to exercise to improve our health and managed and reduce waste awareness. Some call it “Plogging”, is starting with a P, for better health and yours contribution towards a cleaner Kuala Lumpur. Is really a good 2 exercise in one. Make it your daily routine. While on the road safety is the priority, walk on the designated section of the road and follow the instructions of the stationed volunteers and enforcement officers.”
Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong themed Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 14 is jointly organised by the Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee (BBCEC) comprising Hotels, Shopping Complexes, and Authorities. They are namely Federal Hotels International and FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, Plaza Low Yat and bbpark, Sungei Wang Plaza; Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang, Melia Kuala Lumpur, Bintang Warisan Hotel, Alam Flora, Indah Water Consortium, Perbadanan Pengurusan SISA Pepejal & Pembersihan Awam (PPSPPA/SWCORP); Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas); Rcomm Lestari; Jikas Kakitangan Bukit Bintang, Local Agenda 21 – Jabatan Perancangan Bandaraya; Pejabat Cawangan Bukit Bintang; K.R.T Jalan Angsoka; Malaysian Association of Environmental & Health and ERE Consulting Group Sdn Bhd. In support of this great community service to cultivate the spirit of working towards a sustainable environment, we have participation from various sectors that include Institution; Agencies; as well as other hotels, they are namely BOMBA; Tenaga Nasional Bhd; Yayasan Muamalat Belia, Kampung Malaysia Tambahan; Jabatan Perancangan Korporat; Jabatan Kesihatan & Alam Sekitar – Unit Alam Sekitar; Jabatan Kesihatan & Alam Sekitar – Unit Promosi Kesihatan (Pameran); JPK – Jab Penguatkuasaan Cawangan Trafik & Zon; JPPPP; Mov Hotel; Anggun Boutique Hotel; Paloma Inn; Komuniti Anak Darul Iman (KADIM); SMK Bandar Baru Sentrul; SNK Seri Sentosa, KL; SMK Desa Tun Hussein Onn; SMK Convent Jalan Peel; SMK Puteri Titiwangsa Bukit Bintang; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – Students; Fakulti Kejuruteraan dan Alam Bina (FKAB) – UKM; Kesatuan Kakitangan Am (KESUKMA) – UKM; Universiti Pertanian Malaysia; Megatech College; Bukit Bintang community namely Dependency PLT @ CurryLaksa; and Berangan – BB Resident; and Malaysian Association (MAHSA):
Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Pejabat Cawangan Bukit Bintang DBKL, Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur; Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia KL; Jabatan Kesihatan & Alam Sekitar – Unit Alam Sekitar; Jabatan Kesihatan & Alam Sekitar – Unit Promosi Kesihatan (Pameran).
Federal Hotels International AND FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur; Royal Chulan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur;, Melia Kuala Lumpur, Bintang Warisan Hotel, MOV Hotel, Anggun Boutique Hotel; Paloma Inn.
Plaza Low Yat and Sungei Wang Plaza
Alam Flora Sdn Bhd, Indah Water Consortium Sdn Bhd, Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp); SYABAS – Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd, Alam Flora Sdn Bhd, WPKL; Tenaga Nasional Bhd; Kampung Malaysia Tambahan; NGO, Yayasan Maumalat Belia, RCOMM, Institut Alam Sekitar dan Pembangunan (Lestari), Malaysian Association Environmental of Health (MAEH).
Private sector – ERE Consulting Group Sdn Bhd
SMK Bandar Baru Sentul, SMK Seri Sentosa KL; SMK Desa Tun Hussein Onn; SMK Convent Jalan Peel; SMK Puteri Titiwangsa Bukit Bintang; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. KPJ Sentosa KL Specialist Hospital
Bukit Bintang Community:
Dependency PLT@Curry Laksa
Berangan – BB Residents
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 18 years old in 2018 and it was first initiated by Federal Hotels International (FHI) & FHI Group of Hotels in Kuala Lumpur namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur together with Plaza Low Yat. With accomplishment of total 35 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.