30 May 2016, SHAH ALAM – Around 500 people turned up last night (Sunday 29th May 2016) to join DYTM Raja Muda of Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Idris Shah at the unveiling of ‘Project Revamp @ Extreme Park Shah Alam’ and also the launch of Selangor Youth Community, a youth movement led by Raja Muda himself as the Royal Patron and Executive President. Designed to be a simple and casual event intended to highlight the changes made for the youth community that uses the facilities at the extreme park, the event started of with an opening act by Psycusix, Malaysia’s leading fire and lights dancing performers. The highlight of the event was a dialogue session with Tengku Amir where he shared his experiences studying in University of Leeds where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology and subsequently underwent military training at Sandhurst Military College for more than a year. Tengku Amir then shared the background and role of SAY, the idea behind Project Revamp as well as his vision for the future of the State. An exciting skate demonstration by local youths who grew up developing their skills and talents in the Shah Alam skate park followed, and the event culminated with the guests joining Tengku Amir for snacks at the various food trucks made available on the evening. The Crown Prince then spent 90 minutes mingling with the attendees and the public around the area chatting and obliging to requests from everyone to take pictures.
“This is just the beginning. There is a lot of effort and work that needs to be done so it is an endurance marathon, not a sprint. Selangor Youth Community (SAY) will act as the glue, the facilitators between the government, private sector, NGOs and the public to find solutions for the betterment of the society. This is a great start. Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) and Sunway Group has set a great example and a good benchmark for other local councils and private sector companies to work together to give back to the community. It is not just the responsibility of the government. It is everyone’s task to make a positive difference” quipped Tengku Amir at the end of the event.
A visitor to the event Ms Fizzy said “It was a very nice, casual and accessible event. Reminded me of government launches and ceremonies in overseas, relaxed atmosphere and no pomp and grandeur, which is what the current youth can relate to in order to engage them and get their buy-in. Good job to Raja Muda, MBSA, Sunway and Selangor Youth Community!”