Selangor State Christmas Open House – Dec 10 at 1Utama

Selangor State Government is often pushing the boundary for sustainable development and using energy-efficient LED lights on the Christmas tree apparently isn’t enough.

The Christmas tree in 1Utama for the State’s Christmas celebration will be powered by people, rather than a distant power plant. The tree has been equipped with 4 bicycles which, when pedaled, light up the LED bulbs on the tree.

Various local councils has started campaign to collect the Used-Cooking-Oil to be converted into Bio-Diesel, but this weekend, we will see the actual usage of clean energy for the sounds & lights, powered by the collected Used-Cooking-Oil. The B50 biodisel is provided by a company Fathopes Energy & they will set up a collection booth too.

In-line with the state government commitment of waste minimization, no styrofoam and plastic bag will provided.  Some 5,000 burgers will be serve by the participants of MIMBAR, an entrepreneurship program by the caring Selangor State Government.

Choosing the venue for this year’s celebration is crucial, with our emphasis on access to public transport.  1Utama’s great public transport connectivity and its in-house sustainability efforts has won admiration from the planning committee.  Read here to learn more about 1Utama’s green projects.

Selangor State Government Christmas Celebration features many green initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint and provide leadership in green event management.

Clean Energy Genset for Sound & Lights will be powered by Bio-Diesel (B50) converted from Used Cooking Oil First of its kind in Malaysia, an interactive pedal powered X’mas Tree
Recycling recycled & biodegradable food utensils preferred Used Cooking Oil by the food vendors will be collected on-site, to prevent dumping into sewarage system
Supporting Local Economy Food stalls are sourced from local vendors with local flavours MIMBAR Participants is given priority, a Selangor State initiatives to promote entreprenueship
Waste Minimization Food items are choosen for their least packaging and ease of consumption Recycling bins are made available for used food utensils
Low Carbon Transport event is held next to a major bus hub, usage of public transport would be encourage & easy local residents are encouraged to ride their bicycles or car pool

Come one, come all to Selangor State’s Christmas Open House. This year the Selangor State Christmas Celebrations is returning to Petaling Jaya, in 1Utama Shopping Mall.

The Philharmonic Choir of Selangor


Kerajaan Negeri dengan ikhlas menjemput semua untuk bersama-sama Menteri Besar dan barisan pimpinan Negeri Selangor dalam sambutan Hari Krismas 2011. Sambutan ini akan diadakan pada 10hb Disember di depan pintu masuk pusat membeli-belah 1 Utama di Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya bermula pada pukul 6 petang.

Antara aktiviti yang dirancang adalah persembahan oleh penyanyi-penyanyi terkemuka Reshmonu dan Francissca Peter. Koir Filharmonik Selangor, Deafbeat dan 3rd KL Boys’ Brigade Company juga akan memberi persembahan nyanyian pada malam ini.

Selaras dengan dasar Kerajaan Negeri, sambutan ini dianjurkan dengan mengutamakan penjagaan alam sekitar. Sistem lampu dan bunyi persembahan mengunakan tenaga hijau biodiesel yang dihasilkan oleh minyak masak terpakai. Tambahan pula, lampu pokok Krismas akan dinyalakan melalui tenaga yang dijana oleh basikal.


Untuk membantu pihak usahawan, gerai-gerai makanan akan mengutamakan mereka yang diberi pinjaman MIMBAR. Bagi mengelakkan pencemaran system perparitan, minyak masak yang digunakan pada hari tersebut akan dikumpulkan untuk dikitarsemula.  Penggunaan bahan mesra alam juga diwajibkan.

Semua pihak dijemput untuk bersama-sama bagi memeriahkan lagi sambutan Hari Krismas ini. Bagi mengelakkan kesesakan lalulintas, orang ramai digalakkan menggunakan pengangkutan awam. Sambutan Hari Krismas 2011 ini dianjurkan oleh Kerajaan Negeri Selangor bersama-sama Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya, Tourism Selangor dan 1 Utama. Tempat: Hapadan New Wing, Pusat Membeli Belah 1 Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya. Tarikh: 10 Disember 2011 (Sabtu) Masa: 6 petang-11 malam

Photo credit: WWF

7 December 2011

The State Government graciously invites everyone to attend our Christmas celebrations with the Menteri Besar and members of the Selangor State Government. The celebrations will be held at 6pm, on the 10th of December in front of the main entrance of the new wing of the 1 Utama shopping centre, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.

Pedal Powered Christmas Tree Lights (Photo Credit: Denmark tourism bureau)

Among the activities planned include performances by popular singers Reshmonu and Francissca Peters. The Philharmonic Choir of Selangor, Deafbeat and the 3rd KL Boys’ Brigade Company will also be performing.

In line with the State Government’s policies, the celebrations will be organised with a green emphasis. For example, the light and sound system for the performances will be powered by bio-diesel converted from used cooking oil. There will also be a pedal-powered Christmas tree on display.

To encourage local entrepreneurship, the food vendors are selected with an emphasis on those receving MIMBAR microcredit loans from the State Government. In addition, used cooking oil  and other waste produced during the celebrations will be collected for recycling. The use of environmentally friendly utensils and packaging is also compulsory.

Once again, we welcome everyone to join us in the festivities at the Christmas celebrations. To reduce traffic congestion, we also suggest the use of  public transportation or car pooling.

The Christmas 2011 celebration is organised by the State Government of Selangor along with Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ),  Tourism Selangor and 1 Utama.

Details are as follows :-

10 December 2011, Saturday
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Entrance of New Wing, Opposite Central Park, 1Utama Shopping Centre,
No 1, Leuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre,
Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Sekretariat Akhbar Kerajaan Negeri Selangor,
Tingkat 4, Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah,
40000 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Telefon: 03-5544 7457 / 7459, Faks: 03-5513 5068;


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