Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
SEE YOU IN 2011!!!
Dear Members of Waterfall Survivors,
We are helping to circulate the below information. Please copy and post in your notes to help our forest.
Dear members of Eco Warriors Malaysia - got the messages below from Teck Wynn
This page summarizes the importance of the site: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Langat-South/128830887171971
The Selangor State Agriculture Corporation (PKPS) made a proposal to acquire the whole of Langat South Forest Reserve (6908 ha) for an oil palm plantation. The Menteri Besar has given Selangor Forestry Department and the Selangor Wildlife Department two weeks to come up with justification for conserving the reserve.
The departments have decided to hold a rapid assessment of the area next week (22-26 December). The assessment will include the following activities:
Camera trapping of large mammals
Identification of small animals & birds (during the day)
Identification of frogs and reptiles (at night)
Inventory of standing volume of timber
Identification of plants
MNS has been requested to help contact other experts to help with the assessment. Any assistance from Ecowarriors on this matter would be much appreciated. It would be great if we can get volunteers involved.
Thank you and regards,
Lim Teck Wyn
Malaysian Nature Society
Tel.: 016 361 9148
updated info below ......
Any volunteers would be welcome to come and take photos of forest, plants, look for birds and animals and generally show support. The main wildlife survey is coordinated by wildlife department who have agreed to ngo volunteers joining in. Please contact me for details of transport, etc.
if you can help with any of the above, please contact Teck Wyn
016 361 9148
Ongoing until Sunday, February 27, 2011
Monday, November 1 at 12:00 am until
Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm
Saturday, December 18
Batu Dam, Selangor
Saturday, December 18 at 8:00 am until
Sunday, December 19 at 8:00 am
Saturday, December 25
Saturday, December 25 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday, December 27
Bukit Takun, Selangor (near Templers Park)
Monday, December 27 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 7:00 am until
Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8:00 am until
Monday, January 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday, January 21, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm until
Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Lake Kenyir, Terengganu
Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 12:00 am until
Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 26, 2011
near Selesa Hillhomes
Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Larut Matang, Perak
Sunday, February 27, 2011 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 7:00 am until
Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Today, 17 employees from MEPS (Malaysian Electronic Payment System Sdn. Bhd.) organized a Save Our Waterfalls Campaign as their CSR contribution at Sg Pisang in Gombak with Waterfall Survivors
Group Picture before the event everyone still looking fresh!!
As planned they all reached the river side around 9.30am. After a briefing, Mr. Michael Kumar (Asst. General Manager, MEPS) officiated the campaign by planting in the signage.
MEPS contributed 2 signages which carries the message of “Please Take Care of Our Environment” with a picture of a dirty waterfall.
They started the clean up around 10am. Rubbish was strewn all over. Plastics wrappers, polystyrenes, diapers, sanitary pads were part of the main items collected.
By 12.30pm the group of 17 was really exhausted due to the amount of rubbish that was there. No choice, but we just have to stop there although there’s still more.
Lunch has arrived and we all cleaned our hands then had our lunch by the river. Well it’s time for us to enjoy the nature after a morning of hardwork.
After lunch, some went off and a few went trekking to the waterfalls to enjoy themselves.
The noble effort from the employees deserves a big round of applause. One of the employee is a few months pregnant mother and she is also there to do her bit for Mother Nature. Another employee is still recovering from a surgery not too long ago also did not miss the opportunity to give back to Mother Nature.
In the end of the day, we manage to ditch out 55 bags of rubbish. 2 signages were installed at the location together with 4 bins contributed by MEPS.
We would like to take the opportunity to say a big THANK YOU!!! to MEPS Management and Staff for their noble effort.
With the help from the Selangor Forestry department the rubbish were transport out with some trucks. They will also arrange some workers to collect the rubbish from the bins periodically.
We hope that more corporate will be able to contribute their CSR to our cause like MEPS did by helping us to clean up the waterfalls or funding Waterfall Survivors for the noble cause. We must educate these people. WE MUST HELP SAVE OUR MOTHER NATURE and SAVE OUR WATERFALLS!!!
State health, estate workers affairs, poverty eradication and caring government committee chairman Dr Xavier Jeyakumar said they had already implemented a fine of RM500 and jail term for a person caught having aedes mosquito larvae in their house compound.
"It is also bad for tourism as this country is known for its natural heritage" - DR XAVIER JEYAKUMAR
“Now, we are planning to take similar action on litterbugs,” Dr Xavier said at a Christmas celebration in Klang recently.
He was commenting on the rubbish left behind at the Sungai Liam Waterfalls in Ulu Yam.
“The state is spending millions of ringgit cleaning up waterfalls but some irresponsible people are not helping.
“It is also bad for tourism as this country is known for its natural heritage. To deter these picknickers from throwing rubbish, we will look into imposing fines and even a jail term,” he said.
“The picnickers should think about the future generation instead of just themselves. If people stop throwing rubbish, we would not have dirty waterfalls, clogged drains or dirty rivers,” he added.
Litter mars Sungai Liam waterfalls
Tuesday December 14, 2010
PICNICS at the Sungai Liam Waterfalls in Ulu Yam is no more a pleasant outing because the area has become an eyesore with rubbish strewn everywhere.
According to Waterfall Survivors, a group in Facebook that explores and preserve waterfalls, the site is very dirty.
Waterfall Survivors founder and president Joe Yap said she could see rubbish everywhere near the waterfalls and in the river.
Irresponsible act: Rubbish floating in a stream at Sungai Liam.
“Among the rubbish at the picnic site are sanitary pads, diapers, plastic bags, empty nasi lemak packets and drink containers.
“Even more frightening is to see picnickers still camping and playing with their children in the water filled with rubbish,’’ she said.
Last Sunday, Yap brought along volunteers to see for themselves the pollution in the area.
“Among all the waterfalls I have seen, this is the worst,’’ she said.
Major task: The members forming a human chain to remove the rubbish collected from the waterfalls at Sungai Kanching in Rawang recently.
Yap said Malaysia was a land full of natural beauty and everyone should respect and be proud of it.
“However, Malaysians do not know how to appreciate mother nature. We cleaned up Sg Liam about five months ago and now cleanliness at the waterfall is worse than before.
“Why do these picnickers bring all their food, bbq pits, utensils, snacks but never clean up after themselves?” she asked.
Unbearable stench: Two Waterfall Survivors volunteers taking pictures of the rubbish at the Sungai Liam waterfalls in Ulu Yam.
She said the place would be clean if each family brought along their own rubbish bag and disposed of used items at the proper garbage sites located outside the waterfalls area.
Waterfall Survivors has highlighted the problem to state tourism, consumerism and environment committee chairman Elizabeth Wong.
Yap said Waterfall Survivors was funded by its members and some corporations.
What a site?: Some campers oblivious to their dirty surroundings at the Sungai Liam Waterfalls.
“We hope that the Selangor Forestry Department will take stern action against picnickers who litter,” she said.
She hoped to get more funding from government agencies or corporations to work on more sustainable action.
“We need support from colleges and schools and they should join our Save Our Waterfalls campaign,” Yap said.
The group has cleaned up waterfalls in Sungai Kanching in Rawang, Kedondong Recreational Park in Batang Kali, Hulu Selangor, Lata Kinjang waterfalls in Perak and Ulu Yam waterfalls.
Stiff punishment for culprits
We made a special trip to Sg Liam on Sunday with the reporter and photographer from The Star.
We see people picnicking , putting up tents and swimming next to the rubbish!
MALAYSIANS!!! WAKE UP!!! Do you know that this might possible to cause health problem? Remember the Leptospirosis cases?? Don’t tell me it’s not related yeah.. Cos when the animal gets sick by eating up rubbish, they will sure cause health problems when we get infected.
Don’t come tell me that “It’s ok… Waterfall Survivors and the Forestry will clean it up!” HEY COME ON!!! It’s your rubbish… NOT OURS!!!
I don’t blame the park caretakers. Imagine.. there’s 3 caretakers to pick up the rubbish leftover by the irresponsible picnickers and campers… But there’s hundreds of families each weekend!!! Come on!! Waterfall Survivors organizes clean up with more than 300 people each time also it’s an easy job for our volunteers. Imagine!!! Just 3-4 of the caretakers!
Can you all just be more civic conscious!! Can u not pass this down to next generation??
We really hope to Save this waterfall. If there's any corporate who is willing to fund us to clean up this falls, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks a lot.. :)
Hulu Yam Waterfall Classified as Dumpsite Waterfall
* Domestic News 2010-12-07 18:30
At the Entrance of the Park. This shows that not many is managing the place.(Photo: Sin Chew Daily)
(Kuala Lumpur, 7 News) A known waterfall picnic spot in Ulu Yam, tragically being damage by litterbugs, beautiful waterfalls turns into a garbage dump!
Joe Yap, a representative from Waterfall Survivors Sin Chew Daily, the scenic waterfalls in Ulu Yam is strewn with garbage everywhere. From the look at the rubbish, it shows that it has not been clean up by the care taker for a long time. This not only affects the beauty of the waterfall but also the hygiene of the waterfalls and the environment.
She said that they have cleaned up the waterfalls not too long ago but the rubbish piled up again and it is worst than before.
"We have been to more than 80 waterfalls, more than half of are dirty but the Ulu Yam Waterfall in Selangor is the worst we've seen"
She said that the organization regularly hosts clean-up programs at waterfalls in response to caring for the earth, protect the environment movement.
Cleaning up in the Ulu Yam Falls in July did not solve the problem.
"This year in July we have cleaned Ulu Yam falls, but during a visit last week, we found that the waterfall's rubbish problem is even serious than before."
She believes, the falls are dirty may be due to dirty the lack of civic-minded travellers, littering, and government agencies rarely looked after.
She said that the waterfall is a tourist attraction, the cleanliness problems, will give visitors a bad impression of the Falls.
Joe Yap had contacted the Executive Councillor of Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment of Selangor State Govt, Y.B. Elizabeth Wong to reflect this and action will be taken by the relevant authorities soonest possible.
Sin Chew Daily ‧ 2010.12.07
Please help us spread the news!!! We are looking for sponsorship for year 2011.
Confirmed Events in 2011 Calendar
1) Waterfalls of Malaysia Photography Contest - Ongoing till 27th Feb 2011
2) Save Our Waterfalls Campaign Earth Day - 24th April 2011
3) The Selangor Eco-Charithlon - 5th June 2011
4) Save Our Waterfalls - Oct 2011
5) International Eco Conference - Dec 2011
6) Waterfall Survivors Annual Dinner Bash - Dec 2011
Confirmed Waterfall Excursions
50 day trips
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source: The Star
IN my interactions with various people in Corporate Malaysia, the one topic that is guaranteed to perk me up is when we talk about corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Many of the big boys have well defined strategies and they should be applauded for doing their part to ensure that their businesses are socially responsible.
But, as I have written before in this column, CSR must not become just a mandated responsibility, or an opportunity for top company officials to bask in the media limelight every now and then.
For CSR to work in a company, all the people who work there must be a part of it, and not apart from it.
They have to take pride in what the company's mission is all about and be willing participants in the journey. In short, they must believe.
If, for example, you as the CEO decides to embrace the green agenda because it is the most exciting and PR-savvy option, your staff may be wondering what you are talking about because they can see that the work they do is everything but green.
Likewise, you may bask in the limelight by giving away 20% of your profits to an organisation that promotes women's causes, yet ignore the fact that the women who work in your company are infuriated that there is a definite glass ceiling as far as they are concerned.
Sometimes, excessive publicity works against genuine social responsibility.
I have challenged a number of people to embark on a policy where they will do good but not get any media write-up and they think I am joking and quickly change the topic.
I find that there is a genuine concern on the part of the smaller companies to embark on CSR initiatives but they are often intimidated by what the big boys are doing. Or at least seen to be doing.
When we were promoting the inaugural Star Outstanding Business Awards, we took great pains to explain to the would-be participants that nothing is too small or insignificant to be recognised.
We explained that if they cared about the community or the environment, and not just the bottom line, when they are starting out, they will be contributing to a better future for all.
One of the eventual winners, for example, was a small shoe company in Terengganu called Kedai Kasut YOU which won the Gold in the Community category.
Kasut YOU started its business with only two shoplots along Jalan Banggol, Kuala Terengganu in April 2002. It now has 11 outlets but what wowed the judges was the fact that they had a simple CSR initiative whereby they gave out free shoes to the poor in the areas where they operated.
I know of many companies that quietly go about doing their CSR in this manner and I believe our society is so much the richer for it.
The catalytic effect is a very powerful one. It is important for any CSR policy to first impact the staff before it can impact those they come into contact with every day.
As an analogy, when we make a phone call to a company, we are nowadays put through a system that requires us to push so many buttons that we eventually give up.
What is hilarious, of course, is that we will be greeted with a message that says, Your call is important to us, or We value you as our customer.
And sometimes when we do get to a real human being at the end of the line, she may not be particularly helpful.
At the end of the day, as employees, we must be good ambassadors because our words and actions can either enhance the company's CSR policy or negate its real value.
The people at the top of the company are few in numbers. They are like the generals who issue orders to the ordinary soldiers.
But if they want the soldiers to march to their tune, they must themselves walk the talk. And that applies to all aspects of the business, not just the CSR policy.
Dear Members of Waterfall Survivors,
Please note that we will be migrating from the Groups to Pages as the group is bursting to more than 6k members and FB does not allow messaging and invitation to members once hit 5k (that's why we are removing members list. Sorry if you have been removed from the group). Hence we are unable to update members from there.
We will stop postings at the Waterfall Survivors group with effective from 31st December 2010. Updates and events will be available at the Pages.
To receive our updates and events invitation, please add us at our page here: http://www.facebook.com/waterfallsurvivorsmalaysia
We can also be reached via our emails email@example.com or contact Nic 014-6303999, Dom 016-3230230 or Joe at 019- 6787460.
We thank you for your continuous support and let's explore and preserve more waterfalls.
During the Conference of Parties 16 (COP16) at Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak’s announced Malaysia’s pledge to reduce its carbon intensity by 40% from its 2005 levels by the year 2020.
In the 1 Malaysia spirit, one of the initiatives to quickly follow-up on the government’s commitment in making a greener Malaysia is the 1 Malaysia Green & Clean campaign initiated by Tourism Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.
Emphasizing on the need for Malaysians take ownership and feel a sense of responsibility for Malaysia’s beautiful environments, the 1 Malaysia Green & Clean campaign is a timely move to highlight Malaysia’s natural beauty to Malaysians and visitors alike while marking spots that are in need of cleaning and restoration so that this beauty can be appreciated by future generations.
The website 1 Malaysia Green & Clean allows everyone to share their postings for the hall of fame and hall of improvements. Firstly to compliment the places which were well kept and worth sharing with tourist to introduce Malaysia’s Tourism and the hall for improvements is to let the ministry knows about those dirty places and get other relevant department to take action on it. Check out the site and upload your discoveries together.
Let’s together keep Malaysia Green & Clean!!!
an initiative by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia
On a bright sunny Saturday morning, we gathered at Mutiara Damansara and started our day with a breakfast at Kota Damansara. After filling up our tummy we started our drive to Lata Kinjang in Chenderiang, Perak.
We reached Lata Kinjang around 10.30am. The last time I was there was in February 2010 during the Gotong Royong Campaign invited by Majlis Daerah Tapah.
Reaching near the falls, we could see it nice and clear from the bridge. We reached the carpark shortly. After getting ready, we started our walk to the falls.
The place has been renovated. So nice… The road is so so clean. I was so happy to see such nice and clean park. Was telling the members that it was not so nice before with the old stalls infront.
Wow renovated with the stalls shifted.. Beautiful.
We crossed the arch and went pass the bridge. And there lies the lower falls. Beautiful!!!
OH MY GOD!!! Few minutes ago I was giving a compliment… and few minutes later I’M CURSING LIKE HELL!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THOSE PEOPLE???? The government spend money upgrading the place, did gotong royong to clean it up hoping to give the visitors a nice and clean place to enjoy their stay and yet they do not know how to appreciate!!!
Twisties, Cheezels, Super Ring, Gardenia, Spritzers and many many more brands had a good advertisement all over!!!
Some of the rubbish were strewn just beside the dustbin. I picked up a few putting them to the right place.
But suddenly, I noticed one thing… Something just came up my mind! Hmm… how come we don’t see tins so often??? OH… THEY CAN EARN MONEY WITH IT!!!
well… I better not go or I will start to speak French!!! :p
We all proceeded to the upper part of the falls. I stopped at the middle part as my back is giving way… While waiting for the others to come down, I took my own sweet time with our Olympus EPL-1 to take some pictures of the falls. hehe.. learning progress..
Around 12pm we stopped by at the stalls for our lunch before continuing our journey to Lata Yuk.
Started our short, easy trek to Lata Yuk right after our lunch. Just barely less than 30 minutes we reached the falls. Hmm… another surprise.. not rubbish but a BIG HUGE STUMP at the waterfall! Well, another kind of feeling of the falls comparing before.
Although Lata Yuk is just a short walking distance from Lata Kinjang, thank god that this place is still so beautiful and well kept. Lata Kinjang may be taller and bigger, but I prefer Lata Yuk as it’s a place which we can have on our own, clean and crystal clear water!
We spend a long time at Lata Yuk. Some dipping themselves in the pool, some taking pictures while others sitting at the side watching on and chatting.
We left Lata Yuk and start our walk out around 3.30pm. The sun is hot. Thank god it was a short walk. We reached the orang asli village after 20minutes.
Took our shower and left Chenderiang around 4pm. We stopped by at Bidor for our duck mee before heading back to Kuala Lumpur. A nice day with a bunch of new and old members.
See you all soon again!!!
Pictures are taken with Olympus EPL-1 Sponsored by Olympus