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    The RM30m 3C Complex

    Remember the 3C Complex - Children's Creative Centre - that costs RM30mil? It has been left to rot for over a year.

    MPSJ chief Mohd Arif Abdul Rahman said the 3C Complex would open by the end of last year. It didn't happen.

    The Star says residents of Subang Jaya, SJ and Bandar Sunway want some answers. Did the reporter talk to the right people?

    THE STAR
    Tuesday Jan 10, 2006

    In the dark over status of RM30m complex
    By THOMAS HUONG

    RESIDENTS of Subang Jaya, USJ and Bandar Sunway are concerned over the delay in the opening of the 3C (Children's Creative Centre) Complex.

    They are also puzzled as to why the RM30mil complex, near Sunway Pyramid shopping mall and SS13 in Subang Jaya, is allowed to take on a dilapidated look.

    The building has been left abandoned since Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) completed it in 2004.

    The cracked and broken window panes are still there despite StarMetro highlighting the building's condition twice last year.

    In a faxed statement to the newspaper last September, MPSJ president Datuk Mohd Arif Abdul Rahman said the council was calling for tenders from companies to manage the complex.

    He added that the complex should be opened to the public by the end of last year.

    The complex was built as a place dedicated to children and their development.

    It has three main buildings, spread over 1.26ha. There were plans for a four-storey learning centre, a three-storey workshop, a four-storey art gallery and a playground.

    Catering to youngsters aged between three and 16 years old, the complex was also to be the venue for indoor activities such as drama, dance, theatre and cooking classes besides outdoor activities such as gardening, camping and pet care.

    Residents' Committee Zone 5 (USJ 1) Kamarudin Rasol said residents were demanding an explanation from the council.

    "They are still in the dark about the status of the complex. Millions of ringgit have been spent. It will be a great loss to the public if the complex is not utilised," said Kamarudin.

    The complex could also be a safety hazard, he added.

    "The proximity of a busy highway and high-tension electricity cables to the complex could affect children's safety," said Kamarudin.

    A resident who wanted to be known only as Devan claimed that even before the complex was built he wrote to the council about studies that showed the possibility of cancer and leukaemia arising from long-term proximity to high-tension electricity cables.

    "I have also advised the council to relocate the complex. However, there was no response from the council," said Devan, a resident of SS18.

    Samson David Maman, a well-known member of the business community in SS15, Subang Jaya, felt that the complex could become a waste of the taxpayers' money.

    Samson also wondered if an environmental impact assessment (EIA) was conducted before the complex was built.

    "If the complex is not suitable for children, hopefully it can be converted into a facility that the public can utilise," said Samson.

    Residents' Committee Zone 4 (Bandar Sunway) chairman Goh Hai Thun said he hoped that the complex would not turn into a white elephant.

    "It must not be a waste of public funds that could otherwise have been put to better use," he said.

    Echoing the views of Goh, Bandar Sunway Residents' Association president Dr Rafi Khan said the location of the complex was not suitable.

    "It is adjacent to a light industrial and commercial area,'' he said. "The complex should have been located nearer to residential neighbourhoods."

    Dr Rafi claimed that residents were not informed or consulted when construction work began on the complex three years ago.

    "As far as I know, none of the residents' associations or residents' committees requested for such a complex. Since the complex has been built anyway, the council must make sure it is put to good use," said Dr Rafi.

    MPSJ was approached last Thursday for comment but up until Saturday, the council had not responded.

    SOURCE:
    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...14&sec=central

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    Such a sheer coincidence that we have 3 abandoned or unutilised property in SS13 Sugang Jaya. Milenium Park , CCC and Toilet . And the last resulted in seeing pasar malam traders still having to do their call behind vehicles. What's going on with these planned projects with the taxpayers fund ?

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    i think the giant bird park is now closed off... what is the latest plans there?
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    I hv a great idea for MPSJ what to do with it.

    Turn it into a major arts, craft and creative centre with an art mart, galleries, workshops, creative production hub, music studios, an institute and academies etc etc.

    And rename it Creative and Crafts Centre. I'm sure this move is more viable and can be profitable for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeque
    I hv a great idea for MPSJ what to do with it.

    Turn it into a major arts, craft and creative centre with an art mart, galleries, workshops, creative production hub, music studios, an institute and academies etc etc.

    And rename it Creative and Crafts Centre. I'm sure this move is more viable and can be profitable for them.
    Well, if no use...then turn it into pasar malam or wet market lar. or food court lar...since MPSJ so fond of another food court.

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    Normally when a big building like that is planned, some thought would have been given to the usage. If MPSJ wants to run it, they would have to get staff (appointments have to be approved by JPA). Or if they decide to outsource the management, then the company concerned should have been identified before-hand (hopefully by open tender), the terms & conditions negotiated, an agreement signed, etc. In this case, the only priority was the building. Looks like somebody needed the project badly.

    I hope MPSJ does not increase our assessment rate to cover for this ****-up, otherwise I will ask them to get the money from the a$$hole who approved this project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeque
    I hv a great idea for MPSJ what to do with it.

    Turn it into a major arts, craft and creative centre with an art mart, galleries, workshops, creative production hub, music studios, an institute and academies etc etc.

    And rename it Creative and Crafts Centre. I'm sure this move is more viable and can be profitable for them.
    I think that's a good idea, Actors studio's theatre in this area is very much welcomed.
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    Err...3C complex is just metres away from the busy NPE right above the stinking monsoon drain...no one in their right mind would wanna do a learning or cultural centre with it...for kids...ahem...n NOT even wanna have it for an office complex...

    Err...perhaps they wanna knock part of it down...n make a showroom out of it... for car or bike or...for other merchandise...or turn it into a petrol kiosk or something like that...

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    juz turn it into a food court where people can get cheap food and mayb a bazaar nearby

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    Hmm...if only I can buy this complex for RM1.....
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    3C Complex...

    Today in the Star Metro....

    All of a sudden this center will begin its operation in a month!
    Wonder how it is possible for the new tenant/biz operator to mobilise in such a short duration owing the fact that the center required repairs, renovations, furnitures, PLANNING, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeque
    I hv a great idea for MPSJ what to do with it.

    Turn it into a major arts, craft and creative centre with an art mart, galleries, workshops, creative production hub, music studios, an institute and academies etc etc.

    And rename it Creative and Crafts Centre. I'm sure this move is more viable and can be profitable for them.
    I think this is a good idea. It doesn't have to make money, MPSJ just need to collect enough money to upkeep the building.

    It should be something like the KLPAC in Sentul West, let the locals, new artists, performancers to performance and display their arts freely. Only those who want to collect tickets pay to MPSJ.

    But MPSJ must place a small team to co-organise.

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    Fishy thing too. Why is the complex administration and maintainence being given a company that cannot be named? In a time when out esteemed PM is calling for more tranparency, this action seems in the reverse. Seems like our public servants are either hard of hearing or intelligently challenged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlkok
    Fishy thing too. Why is the complex administration and maintainence being given a company that cannot be named? In a time when out esteemed PM is calling for more tranparency, this action seems in the reverse. Seems like our public servants are either hard of hearing or intelligently challenged.
    To me the fishiest thing is that the contract is worth 20 years. So if something happened, the service suck big time, dirty or whatever; you guys got to endure it for the next 20 yrs. And to who's relative the company belong's to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeque
    Hmm...if only I can buy this complex for RM1.....

    Well said! Teeque, Well Said indeed!

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