Article prepared by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sapura Mohamad

Reinvigoration of Klang Islands Inter-varsity Conceptual Design Competition  award ceremony was held at Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC), in conjunction with the launching of Selangor Maritime Gateway project by YAB Tuan Amirudin Shari, Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor. Landasan Lumayan Sdn Bhd (LLSB) ,wholly owned  by Menteri Besar Selangor Incorporated (MBI), has initiated an inter-varsity conceptual design competition among the built environment programs in Malaysian higher institutions for the reinvigorations of Klang Islands.

LLSB has been appointed by the Selangor State Government as the Master Developer to implement key activities in the Rejuvenation of Sungai Klang Project which is known as Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG). Klang Islands comprises seven islands  offer great ecological assets and natural settings for sustainable tourism development. This competition is an initiative of MBI in adopting new, fresh and inspirational design ideas and concepts of our young generations from the local universities into SMG reinvigoration of Klang Islands. LLSB has allocated RM25,000, RM10,000 and RM5,000 for the first, second and third prize respectively.

Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying (FBES) UTM was committed in participating in this competition by sending two (2) entries under the supervision of four staff. However only one entry managed to became the finalist. Eight (8) second and third year students from Landscape Architecture and Quantity Surveying programs won the third place with a trophy and individual certificate who has contributed wholeheartedly in this competition. The coordinators for UTM team are Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sapura Mohamad, Dr. Lee Yoke Lai and Ts. Dr. Syamsul Hendra Mahmud from Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, UTM.