Upcoming sports site for the villagers
A COMMUNITY hall that had been inactive for over 20 years in Kampung Melayu, Penang, was demolished to make way for a new sports facility.
Ayer Itam congressman Joseph Ng Soon Siang said the plan was to build a RM35,000 sepak takraw court by the end of the year.
He said the room built in 1960 has become a favorite haunt for drug addicts and bad hats over the years.
“You could see many drug addicts hanging around, according to the Kampung Melayu Community Management Board (MPKK).
“We will build a sepak takraw land to encourage recreational activities among the villagers here,” he said during a recent site visit.
Penang Youth and Sports Committee Chairman Soon Lip Chee, who was also in attendance, said they are still looking for a suitable contractor to build the land.
He said construction work was due to start in October and the Sepak Takraw Court would be completed by mid-December.
“The court will be built to specifications set by Malaysian association Sepak Takraw.
“It will come with proper ground and markings, and will be complete with posts, nets, metal fencing, an umpire’s chair and lights.
“The area of the court will be 570 m² and furnished with buffer layers,” he said, adding that the room would be open to the public with prices set by maintenance agencies.