Zaman dahulu antara tahun 70an masa zaman sekolah, aktiviti mingguan kami adalah mandi air terjun dengan kawan-kawan sekolah terutama selepas habis aktiviti kokurikulum pada hari Sabtu.
Sekitar kaki Bukit Larut sememangnya banyak lokasi menarik untuk dikunjungi setiap hujung minggu, kawasannya bersih dari segala bentuk pencemaran.
Hari ini orang takut untuk mandi kerana ancaman kencing tikus. Tikus menjadikan kawasan perkelahan sebagai tempat mencari makanan kerana terlalu banyak sampah yang ditinggalkan oleh pengunjung. Antara sampah yang kerap dilihat di tempat pembuangan sampah ialah lampin kanak-kanak, bekas makanan polisterin dan sisa-sisa makanan.
Pembinaan gerai makan juga salah satu punca lambakan sampah di kawasan perkelahan.
Minggu lepas tersebar berita dan gambar seorang Mat Saleh membersihkan kawasan perkelahan air terjun di Pecah Batu Trong.
Ikuti seterusnya ….
A Perak waterfall has gotten a Mother Nature makeover by an enthusiastic good foreigner good Samaritan.
Air Terjun Pecah Batu, south of Taiping, Perak was the site of a valiant clean-up effort by a foreigner who was identified only as Tim Campbell via Sekola Rimba Bukit Jana’s Facebook page where the photos were posted.
Arriving at the waterfall with a rake, burlap bags, and his motorbike, he proceeded to clear the area of dried leaves and discarded rubbish. Barefoot, he filled his bike’s sidecar with the refuse.
Campbell can even be seen scouring the general area for further discarded rubbish, no doubt a lonely packet of Cottage Fries hiding under the shrubbery somewhere.
While many were incredibly thankful for Campbell’s attempt to give back to the beautiful landscape that we all get to enjoy, other were deeply embarrassed that a foreigner had to come and clean the mess. One Facebook user commented that the sheer number of filled bags was enough to put litter-bug Malaysians to shame.
Our country’s tendency to disregard responsibility when it comes to our civic duty to keep public places clean is never far from the headlines.
In July of last year, community activists in Perak began campaigning for sterner punishment for those caught littering, saying that adding community service to the fine may care for the environment in perspective.
Retired teacher, and environmentalist, G. Mogan of Ipoh, Perak, had commented to The Star at the time that he had noticed that while foreigners appeared to treasure Malaysia’s natural beauty, the same could not be said for the many locals he had seen discarding rubbish on the ground.
Mr Campbell, we thank you for doing your part to keep our country beautiful. Littering Malaysians: malu.