Under our Enrichment programme, special care is extended to ensure the comfort and security of the community.
Besides pioneering the Safe City Initiative in 2001, Sunway has also invested more than RM300 million to improve the connectivity and accessibility around Sunway City, through building Malaysia’s first dedicated and elevated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System BRT–Sunway Line and road expansion and infrastructure upgrades around Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya and USJ.
Care is also given to build an environmentally-friendly and sustainable green environment for the communities.
Safe City Initiative
In 2001, Sunway Group partnered with the Royal Malaysian Police, Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) and the state of Selangor to launch the Safe City Initiative in a concerted effort to reduce crime in Selangor.
A few key investments were made in the initial years including a construction of Sunway Pondok Polis (amounting to RM1 million) to strengthen security and safety of the community within Bandar Sunway. It was subsequently upgraded to Class C Station level with the establishment of some 100 police personnel.
Sunway Group has also sponsored two units of vans at RM280,000 serving as mobile police stations to further bolster security efforts within Bandar Sunway. Moving forward, Sunway will invest an additional RM3 million in the construction of a new police station to foster a better working environment for the police force.
Another initiative undertaken is the construction of the first Tourist Police Service Centre in Selangor. It is a one-stop centre located at Sunway Pyramid to provide tourists visiting Sunway quick safety advice and solutions.
Sunway Pyramid also took the initiative to be the first shopping mall in Malaysia to equip its mall with panic buttons to combat crime. Sunway conducts 24-hour joint patrols sessions alongside Royal Malaysian Police personnel in Sunway City. Sunway City, including Sunway-owned buildings, is also surveilled by some 3,000 CCTVs.
The Sunway security force today boasts a total of 1,000 personnel, 500 of whom are Auxiliary Police who have completed intensive training at the Malaysian Police Training Centre. Sunway has one of the largest contingents of auxiliary police in the country.
Sunway also launched “Leave Home Campaigns” with MCPF to encourage public in notifying the police and security personnel to reduce opportunistic crime during festive seasons. In a continuous effort to educate the public on crime prevention, Sunway sponsored RM40,000 to support a docu-drama video production for the aforementioned purpose.
In 2013, Sunway built the Selangor MCPF website, a one-stop digital platform with convenient access to useful crime prevention information and tips.
Malaysia’s First Dedicated and Elevated BRT-Sunway Line
The BRT-Sunway Line is Malaysia’s first dedicated and elevated electric Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, and is the first public-private partnership (PPP) between Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) and Sunway Berhad. This public transport project, operated and managed by Prasarana, serves to enhance the connectivity, accessibility and mobility for the communities in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya and USJ. Sunway has contributed RM123 million to the RM634 million BRT-Sunway Line project.
Launched on 9 June 2012 by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the BRT-Sunway Line was completed three weeks ahead of schedule and opened to public on 2 June 2015. The BRT-Sunway Line uses eco and disabled-friendly electric buses which run on a dedicated and elevated 5.4km track. The electric buses ply seven stations around Sunway City linking the Setia Jaya KTM (Malaysian National Railway) Station off the Federal Highway, and the future Kelana Jaya LRT (Light Rail Transit) Line Extension Station in USJ 6, allowing commuters to travel to the city centre and Kuala Lumpur International Airport with ease. The BRT-Sunway Line now serves more than 500,000 commuters in the vicinity.
Commuters can also access the amenities and facilities in Sunway City via the elevated and covered walkways built by Sunway. In addition, Sunway also works alongside the Royal Malaysian Police in Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya to provide round-the-clock security services around the township to ensure public safety.
This pioneer development is officially penned as the first BRT project in Malaysia in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) – the official keepers of Malaysia’s outstanding records and achievements. The environmentally-friendly electric buses are also recorded as the nation’s first electric buses for public transportation system by MBOR.
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Elevated Covered Canopy Walk
Since 2010, Sunway has invested some RM20 million to construct a 2.3km elevated covered Canopy Walk to improve connectivity and promote walkability among the community of Sunway City. The Canopy Walk is also patrolled by Sunway’s security personnel and with 59 CCTV units installed throughout the elevated walkway.
The first phase of the 380-metre elevated walk which connects Sunway Pyramid to Sunway University was completed in November 2010 while the second phase measuring 685 metres which connects Sunway University to Monash University Malaysia was completed in September 2012.
With the completion of Malaysia’s first dedicated and elevated Bus Rapid Transit system (BRT-Sunway Line) in June 2015, a 427-metre elevated walkway was built connecting Sunway Lagoon Station to Sunway Pyramid, to further expand accessibility within the township. And as part of the public-private partnership between Sunway and Prasarana, another 800-metre elevated walkway was also built connecting Taylor’s University to SunMed Station to benefit the community in PJS7 and Bandar Sunway.
Road Expansion and Infrastructure Upgrades
Sunway Group continues to work alongside Subang Jaya Municipal Council and Malaysia Highway Authority (MHA) as a continuous effort to ease traffic congestion in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya and USJ, and has since pledged more than RM200 million to carry out road expansion and infrastructure upgrading works as part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility efforts.
The RM40 million link to KESAS highway was built to facilitate direct access in and out of Bandar Sunway and was completed in 2013. The ingress into Sunway South Quay was opened in conjunction with the launch of Malaysia’s first dedicated and elevated Bus Rapid Transit system (BRT-Sunway Line) along Jalan Lagoon Selatan on 1 June 2015.
In addition to the RM40 million link, a proposed elevated road directly linking Sunway South Quay to the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) is in the pipeline.
Sunway has also undertaken the expansion of the road along New Pantai Expressway (NPE) from Sunway Pyramid leading up to Persiaran Kewajipan roundabout. The construction of this phase commenced in 2013 and is targeted to complete by the fourth quarter of 2015. The widened NPE road, partially completed from the junction of Jalan SS13/3 to the Kewajipan Roundabout, was open for public use as of November 2014. The widened roads and direct access to major highways are expected to significantly reduce traffic congestion within the vicinity.
Sunway is committed to green developments as exemplified by its flagship development Sunway City which was recognised as Malaysia’s first green township.
SRC was awarded the Silver Award by GBI in 2012. GBI requires that a minimum 15% of the township to be green.
SRC has surpassed the minimum requirement twofold with approximately 30% of the development being green.
Landscaping and Greening of Sunway City
In an effort to create a well-nurtured environment for residents and visitors to Sunway City, Sunway has reinvested some RM5 million and will continue to undertake landscaping and beautification efforts around Sunway City including the maintenance and cleanliness of landscaped areas, roads, paths and street lights.
Sunway has launched a Styrofoam-free initiative in Sunway-owned cafeterias within Sunway City to encourage people to bring their own containers for takeaway meals. Since 2009, Sunway Medical Centre, Sunway University and Monash University Malaysia have gone Styrofoam-free in pursuance of minimising health and environmental impact caused by Styrofoam.
Similarly in 2014, Menara Sunway, Sunway Lagoon Club and Sunway Lagoon’s staff cafeteria have also implemented the green initiative to educate Sunway staff and visitors about the impact of using Styrofoam food containers.
In a continuous effort to promote a sustainable green environment for our future generations, Sunway commenced a recycling programme in 2003 to cultivate a recycling culture among Sunway staff.
Temporary recycling collection centres have been set up and materials are recycled on a monthly basis. More than 500,000kg of recyclable waste per year in Sunway City is recycled.