KRT Kampung Kasipillay: Sungai Batu River Adoption

Area:

Sungai Batu near to KRT Kampung Kasipillay

Community's achievement:

Under the ROLPOP5 engagement, KRT Kampung Kasipillay and Maybank (Group Risk) have established a community corporate partnership for the Sg Batu River Adoption Programme.

Objective: to engage the local communities living near the riverbank to be the eyes and ears of the agencies, to protect and to report the issues related to river.

Five phases of Sg Batu River Programme:

The kick-start of Sungai Batu Adoption Programme. On August 19, 2017 with the support of Maybank Group Risk, the KRT and RA of Kampung Kasipillay, together with the DID WPKL, HQ, DBKL Segambut, Alam Flora, GEC and CBOs conducted riverbank clean-up, river railing painting, river monitoring and rubbish collection.

Five phases of Sg Batu River Programme:

  • Phase One

The kick-start of Sungai Batu Adoption Programme. On August 19, 2017 with the support of Maybank Group Risk, the KRT and RA of Kampung Kasipillay, together with the DID WPKL, HQ, DBKL Segambut, Alam Flora, GEC and CBOs conducted riverbank clean-up, river railing painting, river monitoring and rubbish collection.

  • Phase Two

On 12 November 2017, 60 volunteers came and transformed the old-looking railing along the river bank stretch into new-looking railing through painting.

  • Phase Three

On the 22nd April 2018 in conjunction with Earth Day, 45 participants from Kampung Kasipillay, Rivercity Condominium and Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK) conducted beautification activities. The YCK students drew a mural of rivers flowing through a city.  

  • Phase Four

On 19 Jan 2019, 84 banana trees planted along the 400m stretch of Sungai Batu as part of Community Garden under the Sg Batu River Adoption with Kong Long Huat Chemicals (KLCH) Sdn Bhd. The community also team up with Lions Club Kuala Lumpur to conduct 5 montly small-scale cleans up.

  • Phase Five

Successfully launched Blueprint Gotong-Royong ‘Go Green Go Clean’ which is a SMART Partnership between RA/RT of Kampung Kasipillay with DBKL, Alam Flora, SWCorp, DID WPKL and volunteers on the 28 June 2019.

6 tonnes of wastes along 800m stretch of Sungai Batu were removed thanks to volunteers from UM MBA students, Zalora, religious group Choo Sin Thong, International Nature Loving Association (INLA) Kg Kasipillay, Harta Maintenance, DBKL who supported by removing all illegal structures, Alam Flora and SWCorps by transporting collected wastes as well as temples cleaned up their respective areas.