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Creative centre just for kids


By YIP YOKE TENG





The 3C Complex under construction (above) and when it is completed in November, it will look something like the artist's impression shown below.



THE 3C (Children Creative Centre) Complex in Jalan SS13/3, Subang Jaya, said to be the country's first large-scale establishment dedicated for child development, is more than half complete.

When ready in November, it stands alongside 3K Sports Complex and Millennium Park to offer various alternatives for children and adults in the area to spend their leisure time beneficially.

The RM30mil project started in November 2002, and is now 55% complete. Its cost is shared by the Selangor Government and Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ).

“Urban children today are exposed to many things on television but they seldom have the chance to personally experience them especially when their parents are busy working,” said MPSJ president Datuk Abd Hakim Borhan during a recent interview with Star Metro at the council.

“We try to help them through this social project, tickle their curiosity and develop their creativity through the educational programmes designed by professionals.

“We believe this will inspire our children to set and achieve their ambitions,” he added.

The project has come a long way since it was mooted by the former council president Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail and his team in 2000.

“The former president saw that there was no place in our municipality for children aged between six and 15 years to go to during their free time.

“We were worried that they might end up loitering in the many shopping complexes here,” said deputy council president Arpah Abdul Razak who was involved in the project's planning stage.

“I could not recall how many people were involved, everyone enthusiastically threw in ideas and searched the Internet extensively,” she added.







The closest models they could find were the Children Centre in the University of Philidelphia in the US, the Children Game Centre in Bangkok and the Children Discovery Centre in Singapore but all were not exactly what the team wanted. Much later, they discovered two better examples in Australia and Italy.

The team made familiarisation trips to Bangkok and Singapore while gathering the essence of all these models into the project.

Experienced educators from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, Kemas, Education Department, Unity Department and children educational institutes were invited for discussions.

The team also regularly sent its members out to survey children’s sections in local shopping centres to pick up ideas.

The result of all these efforts will be a four-storey castle-like building on 2.02ha with lush greenery and ample space. It will comprise three components, namely a learning centre, workshop and gallery.

““The learning centre is equipped with classrooms, library and playground on each level. It is a place for child development and parental preparation.

“Among the activities being considered are fun art, maths development, computer-assisted learning, science discovery, world understanding and music,” said Hakim, adding that the council would appoint a consultant firm to run these programmes.

The workshop will be a place for do-it-yourself activities where the children learn about art and craft. Their work will then be exhibited at the gallery.

“This gallery is also open to the public since there is no public gallery in the municipality. Adults too are encouraged to exhibit their work here,” he added.

The 3C Complex caters to children aged between three and 15. Parents are given full opportunities to learn and explore with their children.

Kindergartens and schools are also encouraged to make use of the facilities here to complement their syllabus.

“Some schools are quite sceptical about this project; we want to assure them that this is not to compete with them but to enhance their services that may be constrained by cost or space,” Hakim said, adding that there would also be space for rental, such as the auditorium, for educational institutions to hold large-scale activities.

Also notable is that the project features a campsite, so urban children can conveniently experience fun under the sun.

“This will be another happening place in Subang Jaya and this time around, it is for the kids!” Hakim said.
 

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i live around 10 minutes walking distance from this thing. it interested me and looked very arty when it was all white but now got pale cucumber green colour (it still interests me)

here are some pictures i managed to take today from a car:





as you can see it's very very hazy today. got bushfire in indon or something?

very anxious to see how the real layout would be like after completion. then the slim slim bits also dunno for what one. it would be good if they added more colour but please don't make it as GAUDY AND COLOUR-CLASHY as the dreaded millenium park (aka silver-[sun already erase the gold paint liao]-big-bird-but-of-no-use park) or the ugly ugly ugly KKK complex. :bleep:
 

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the walls look like a fort. while the other buildings in it looks mid eastern
 

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i see that the light fixtures are done inside liao but i dunno about the interiors. the landscaping around the building is really crappy and dirty though. the sunway area dunno why but always leaves a dusty impression. the green colour is a bit gross with bits of other colours..... trashy colour-clashing is stylish meh?
 

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Creative centre for kids 90% ready


By Salina Khalid











THE next time you happen to pass by the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) from Subang Jaya towards Sunway Pyramid, take note of the light green castle-like building on the right side of the road.

It is not going to be another theme park like its neighbour Sunway Lagoon, nor will it be a new shopping complex like nearby Sunway Pyramid. Instead it will be a place dedicated to children and their development.

Dubbed the 3C (Children Creative Centre) Complex, the centre in Jalan SS13/3, Subang Jaya, will be the country’s first large-scale establishment for the purpose.

It is expected to be completed sometime next year.

The complex, which stands alongside the 3K sports complex and the Millennium Park, will offer various alternatives for children and adults in the area to spend their leisure time beneficially.

The RM30mil project started in November 2002, and is now about 90% ready.

The state government chipped in RM7mil towards the construction cost while the rest is borne by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ).

The project has come a long way since it was mooted by former council president Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail and his team in 2000.

The former council president was unhappy that there was no place in the municipality for children aged between six and 15 years to go to during their free time.

The complex itself is divided into three main buildings, spread over a 1.26ha land with lush greenery and ample space for the children to conduct their activities.

MPSJ Corporate Planning Depart-ment (Public Relations Unit) deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said: “It will have a four-storey learning centre with classes dedicated for children of specific age groups; a three-storey workshop for children of all ages which will be connected to the playground area; and a four-storey gallery where children can exhibit their artwork and craft.”

The gallery, he said, would also be opened to the public and could be rented out for exhibitions.

Azfarizal said the complex was part of the council’s effort to boost the children’s mental ability and to instil good values in them.

He said the complex was not meant to compete with kindergartens in the area, but to complement the existing facilities available for the children.

“We have a lot of kindergartens in Subang Jaya and most of them have limited space to conduct activities for children.

“The centre is built to provide activities and programmes that can boost their skills and capabilities that are not available at most other kindergartens in Subang Jaya,” he said.

Catering to children aged between three and 16 and older, the centre will also conduct activities in addition to helping them to excel academically.

The indoor activities will include drama, dance, theatre and cooking classes while the outdoor activities cover gardening, camping and pet care.

Azfarizal said once completed, the council would appoint a consultant to operate and conduct activities for the children at the complex.

The council will oversee the overall operations and management of the complex.

An advertisement has been placed in local newspapers for a consultant.

He added that there would be space for rental, such as the auditorium, for educational institutions to hold large-scale activities.

Meanwhile, Subang Jaya assembly-man Datuk Lee Hwa Beng said the opening of the complex was much awaited by Subang Jaya residents.

“Such facilities will provide a conducive environment for development of children.

“Facilities like an art gallery will be especially good in Subang Jaya because we do not have any that’s dedicated for children.

“It will also provide a place for children, especially those under 12 to go to during long school holidays,” he said.

Lee added that the complex would help co-ordinate all the kindergartens in Subang Jaya by providing a venue for their activities including sports, arts and culture.
 
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