Monday, September 27, 2010

Volunteers Wanted!

Waterfall Survivors is looking for passionate, dedicated individuals who are eager to volunteer for our group.

  1. Hiking volunteers - to coordinate/lead/assist in our weekly hiking day-trip or overnight trip; necessary training will be offered
  2. Event volunteers - to coordinate/assist in our Save Our Waterfalls Campaign and other related events/roadshows/fundraise
  3. Website volunteers - to contribute writings about waterfalls, outdoors, and eco-friendly lifestyle; suitable articles may be published by mainstream press; photographers are also welcomed as we believe each image tells a good story

Those interested, kindly email ( your full name, age, gender, location, contact no., profession, and relevant experiences.

Take the jump today and be part of our group!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day Four

Thanks a lot for the supports from Fitness First members at IOI Puchong. Here’s some photos from yesterday’s road show. Here you go.. the members of Fitness First that pledge for the cut of 10% Carbon to help save Mother Earth.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day Three...

Today our roadshow hit Menara Maxis Fitness First, which soon to move to Avenue K in December this year. I was rushing over from work in PJ but was able to make it in time to bump into Nicole whom I met at Menara Axis on Monday. Thanks to her for lending a hand for setting up the bantings. Although we had to share the space with the Spritzer girl who is there to promote their new drink (tasty carbonated soda), it was nonetheless a great fun. She even pledged a photo for us! I also met an empowering soul, Shamsuria who is supportive of our environmental campaign. Tomorrow our team is heading to Fitness First at Damansara Uptown, and to IOI Puchong on Friday at 6pm to 9pm. Then we will be at Empire Subang on Saturday at 11am to 2pm, and wrapping up a BIG ONE at The Curve on Sunday 11am to 2pm. Hope to see you guys there! And thanks to those who helped me out the past three days (Cindy, Royyie, Nic and Ping), as well as the FF members and staff. 10% Greener Goal starting today!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day Two...

Thanks to all those supporting our Campaign at Fitness First. Here are some photos from Menara Axis and Cheras Leisure Mall.
Hope tomorrow at Menara Maxis will get more people to participate! Don't be shy, we don't bite =)

My 10% Change for Mother Earth Photo Pledge

With just 5 SIMPLE STEPS!!!

How to Pledge for "My 10%  Change for Mother Earth"

Step 1: Draw on a board on what you want to do i.e.: I will not use plastic bag, I will recycle, I will not on my air-cond, I will save 10% of electricity & etc  check out here for some samples:

Step 2: Take a photo of yourself or with your family friends.

Step 3: Upload to your photo to your computer and email to with your Name, Contact Number, NRIC and Email Address

Step 4: Upload to your facebook and tag:

Step 5: Do what you have pledge to help Mother Earth.



Mother Earth needs your help! Do a little by pledging your commitment for a little change to help her.

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In conjunction with the 101010 Global Work Party, we are also inviting our members and friends to join us for a PLEDGE TODAY! Why wait?? DO IT NOW!

Submit your pledge photo today. The photo will represent what you have or will do as a small step to contribute to MY 10% CHANGE FOR MOTHER EARTH. It could be “drive less walk more”..., “eating green”, “reduce shopping”, “stop taking plastic bag”, “carry reusable water bottle”, etc.

How to participate?
1. Take a photo with your pledge with one of your family or friends, as we believe meaningful pledge should be shared with the people around us.
2. Email the photo to Also includes your particular:
a. Name:
b. IC or passport no.:
c. Gender:
d. Contact no.:
e. Email:
3. Your photo will appear on Waterfall Survivors Facebook and Blogspot when it is approved.

Rules and Regulations
1. The contest is open to anyone who resides in Malaysia except employees of Fitness First Malaysia, and committees of Waterfall Survivors.
2. The theme is “MY 10% CHANGE FOR MOTHER EARTH”. Photographer must capture photo that show personal commitment which resulting in an eco-friendly lifestyle.
3. All entries shall remain the property of Waterfall Survivors who retains the right to reproduce, publish or exhibit them without notification or payment to the photographers.
4. Photo submitted must not have won prizes in any other contest or published elsewhere.
5. All photo should be at a minimum file size of 1MB to ensure optimal viewing experience.
6. A photographer may submit any number of entries and the photograph/s must be snapped in Malaysia. However the photographer will qualify for one of the prizes only.
7. The winner will be notified and they must attend the Save Our Waterfall (SOW) Campaign on 10th October 2010 to collect their prizes.
8. All prizes must be collected personally by the winner or the other person in the photo.
9. Winner will be notified by email or by phone 3 days before the SOW event.
10. The decision of the judges is final and no queries on the results will be entertained.
11. The personal information submitted with each entry shall be available to Fitness First Malaysia for marketing utilization without notification to the photographers.IMG_6943

SAMPLE PHOTOS:!/album.php?aid=2060940&id=1232677438

Start date: 1 September 2010
End date: 1 October 2010
Result date: 7 October 2010


For more information please contact Clarence Sim at or 016 660 4611

Monday, September 20, 2010

Day One...

It was a madness carrying the stuff to Fitness First by myself on the train, but it was truly worthy. We managed to get great response for the Eco-Aware survey. Thanks to all members at Menara Axis for your support. Special thanks to the front-desk staff Shaun for helping me setting up the bantings which are a handful!

For those who missed out on the survey, you can click HERE to participate online.

And if you would like to join our Save Our Waterfalls Clean-up Campaign on the 10th October, you can find out more HERE.

Í can't wait for tomorrow at Cheras Leisure Mall and Wednesday at Menara Maxis... Feeling good to share green tips with others, let us all do our part for mother nature.

Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides.

Take Nothing but Photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints

Waterfall Survivors kick-start its 7-day road show at Fitness First Menara Axis today!

Join us at the following Fitness First to register for upcoming 10:10 Save Our Waterfalls (SOW) Campaign, and to participate in our photo pledge and eco-aware survey.

20/09 - Menara Axis (6pm-9pm)
21/09 - Cheras Leisure Mall (6pm-9pm)
22/09 - Menara Maxis (6pm-9pm)
23/09 - Damansara Uptown (6pm-9pm)
24/09 - 101 Puchong (6pm-9pm)
25/09 - Empire Subang (11am-2pm)
26/09 - The Curve (11am-2pm)

See you guys there.

Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides.

Take Nothing but Photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints

Pisang Waterfalls & Sg Dua Waterfalls on First Malaysia Day

For the first time Malaysia has made 16th September as a public holiday for all states. As usual, Waterfall Survivors, planned for a trip. Today, we had all the 3 major races in our trip. We have our Malay, Indian and Chinese friends with us. And more of that, we also have our friends from India and Pakistan! Not only 1 MALAYSIA, but 1WORLD :) hehe…

We were suppose to go Pisang Waterfalls, but due to some reasons, the group split in two groups. One group to Pisang Waterfalls and another group to Sg Dua Waterfalls aka Lata Khong.

After meeting up, we went for our breakfast at Steven’s Corner in Pandan Indah. After having our breakfast, we all started our journey to our own destinations.

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We all brought food for potluck on this special day. The fun filled day can only be describe with pictures.

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Sg Dua is a beautiful falls just a few minutes from the parking. But the place has lots of rubbish left by visitors. We brought some garbage bags and started our cleaning for the nice waterfalls

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Members enjoying their swim at Sg Dua Falls.

On the other side, at Pisang Waterfalls, the group reached there and started the hike in. It was considered tough for the families with kids. Although a tough hike for them but they enjoyed themselves so much.

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After the time spent at the waterfalls, both groups joined back at Bukit Tinggi for late lunch. 

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We all had a great time.


Pictures taken with Olympus EPL1: Sponsored by Olympus Malaysia

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Press Conference – My 10% Change for Mother Earth, Global Work Party 10:10

9th Sept 2010

Waterfall Survivors Joins “Global Work Party” to
Solve the Climate Crisis

Over 180 countries join 10/10/10: a day of practical climate action

Kuala Lumpur-- From Selangor, Malaysia to the roof of the president’s house in the Maldives Islands, people from 183 nations will be joining in the largest day of carbon-cutting the planet has ever seen on the 10th October 2010.P9090129

This year Waterfall Survivors will once again join our partners at 350 and 10:10 in the 10/10/10 Global Work Party. Spearheaded by, this event is shaping up to be the largest day of practical action to fight climate change in human history. In thousands of cities and towns across the planet, people will get to work on local P9090134climate solutions -- installing solar panels, planting community gardens, painting bike lanes, and more -- and send a simple message to their politicians: we're getting to work, what about you?P9090141

The event will kick off with a My 10% Change for Mother Earth Photo Pledge contest followed by a Recycling Collections of Plastic bottle, Aluminum Can and Newspapers at all Fitness First Outlet from 20th to 26th September 2010 then their Main event on 10th October 2010 at Rawang. Response from our members has been encouraging. To date more than 200 people have confirmed their participation for our 10/10/10 Global Work Party. We estimate that by the day of the event, we will have 500 participants.P9090146

“Waterfall Survivors will be working together with the Members of Waterfall Survivors and the Selangor State Government to push towards the reduce on 10%. We have a theme for this year “One World, One Goal” as we will stand together with the world to push for the reduce of carbon emissions.” said Joe Yap, the founder and President of Waterfall Survivors.P9090152

Last year saw millions of people across the globe (5,000 simultaneous events in over 180 countries) taking to nearby streets, mountains, reefs, parks to demand strong action on climate change. Waterfall Survivors joined these global communities in our very own symbolic “Save Our Waterfalls Campaign” at Kanching Waterfalls on October 25th. More than 350 volunteers participated in this event where more than 450 bags of rubbish were collected. These bags and the participants then formed “3-5-0” - to draw attention to 350 parts per million (ppm), which an overwhelming number of scientists now insist is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. P9090123

350 ppm originally came from a NASA research team headed by American climate scientist James Hansen, which surveyed both real-time climate observations and emerging paleo-climatic data in January of 2008. Their peer-reviewed article concluded that above 350ppm CO2 the earth’s atmosphere couldn’t support “a planet similar to the one on which civilization developed and to which life on earth is adapted.”P9090151

The carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is currently at 390ppm – well above the safe zone. We risk reaching tipping points and irreversible impacts such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and major methane releases from increased permafrost melt unless we can reduce the CO2 level to 350ppm within this century. P9090149

Malaysians still remains either unaware or unconcerned about what is really happening to our earth. Waterfall Survivors, aside from cleaning up the waterfalls, also aims to educate the general public on this grim situation as well as inform them of this global event. We hope to garner support from fellow Malaysians to help nudge politicians into seriously taking action to rectify the CO2 problem. We are already plagued with ‘dead’ rivers, dirty water supply, and illegal dumping of toxic wastes to name a few. The people can only do so much – but politicians can do a lot more. We need stricter policies and tougher enforcement.

“We in Selangor State Government will fully support this kind of environmental event, for a greener and healthier lifestyle for our future generation” said Adrian Yeo, Special Assistant to YB Elizabeth Wong, EXCO for Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment Selangor State Government.P9090145

Our heartfelt thanks go out to our main sponsor, Fitness First Malaysia, our co-sponsors, Olympus Malaysia, Bacfree Sdn Bhd, Teva Footwear and World of Sports and also to our product sponsor, Southern Lion. This campaign is supported and endorsed by Selangor State Government, Tourism Selangor, Majlis Perbandaran Selayang and Jabatan Pertahanan Awam.P9090153

The event per se will be a lot of fun, but it will have a serious purpose. Before the day is out, pictures of it and thousands of other actions will be all over the globe and on But we want to make sure that people in our city know how they can play a real role in making the future work. Please join us!P9090150

To join in the actions and adventures, log on to, or Feel free to give them a call at +6019 678 7460 for more information.