Friday, November 26, 2010

Seeking CSR Sponsorship for Year 2011

Waterfall Survivors
Dear Members and Friends,

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
12 camping/overnight excursion

All our events are endorsed and supported by

Tourism Selangor & Selangor State Government.

Our Sponsors & Supports
Tourism Selangor
Olympus Malaysia
Fitness First Malaysia
World of Sports
Teva Footwear
Bacfree Filters
Pansing Marketing
Southern Lion


Presenting Sponsor – Highest Level:
• Most significant contribution to Waterfall Survivors
• Contributions will be financial or significant service
• Highest exposure possible

Contributing And Supporting Sponsor – Mid Level:
• Significant contribution to the Waterfall Survivors either financial or as a service
• Substantial exposure

Product Sponsor – Entry Level:
• Targeted marketing in the area of your choice
• Have your own idea? We would love to hear it. Contact us for branding ideas:  or 019-6787460.

We are looking forward for corporate that wish to contribute their CSR budget to our cause and help us Save Our Waterfalls and sustain our Waterfall Survivors group.

for more information our sponsorship requirements, please contact or 019-6787640

Monday, November 22, 2010

Putting the corporate back in corporate social responsibility

Monday November 22, 2010

source: The Star

Monday Starters - By Soo Ewe Jin

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.

  • Deputy executive editor Soo Ewe Jin applauds Maybank for its creative global social responsibility initiative when it garnered all its 10,000 employees worldwide for a day of community work on Saturday to make a difference where they are.
  • Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Migration of Waterfall Survivors Group to Waterfall Survivors Malaysia Pages.

    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:
    We can also be reached via our emails 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.

    Joe Yap

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010

    Green Tips

    Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides. Take Nothing but Photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints

    One Malaysia Green & Clean

    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

    Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides. Take Nothing but Photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints

    A fun day with WS members at Lata Kinjang & Lata Yuk

    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.

    PB132641 Lata Kinjang 151110Another 17km to reach

    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.

    PB132646 Lata Kinjang 151110Lata Kinjang from far

    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.

    PB132649 Lata Kinjang 151110Wow renovated with the stalls shifted.. Beautiful.

    We crossed the arch and went pass the bridge. And there lies the lower falls. Beautiful!!!

    PB132724 Lata Kinjang 151110The lower Lata Kinjang

    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!!!

    PB132715 Lata Kinjang 151110Rubbish… :(

    Twisties, Cheezels, Super Ring, Gardenia, Spritzers and many many more brands had a good advertisement all over!!!

    PB132711 Lata Kinjang 151110Where’s the brains of these people???

    PB132714 Lata Kinjang 151110Near the picnic spots

    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!!!

    PB132737 Lata Kinjang 151110The rubbish near the lower falls

    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..

    PB132698 Lata Kinjang 151110The upper part of the falls

    PB132708 Lata Kinjang 151110Our Group Pic at Lata Kinjang

    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.

    PB132745 Lata Kinjang 151110 Lata Yuk and the big stump at the falls (Now)

    P1090030 (Copy) Lata Yuk (Feb 2010)

    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.

    PB132794 Lata Kinjang 151110hehe.. trying out my photography skill.. still learning…

    PB132829 Lata Kinjang 151110Splashing….!!!

    PB132783 Lata Kinjang 151110Another view of the falls

    PB132868 Lata Kinjang 151110trying out my ND4 Filter.. I love silky water effect.. hehe

    PB132876 Lata Kinjang 151110another Slow Shutter…

    PB132894 Lata Kinjang 151110Our group picture at Lata Yuk

    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.

    PB132960 Lata Kinjang 151110The Orang Asli Kids

    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

    Monday, November 8, 2010

    Waterfall Survivors Event Calendar (updated 8th Nov 2010)

    Ongoing until Sunday, February 27, 2011

    Waterfalls of Malaysia Photography Contest

    Waterfalls of Malaysia

    Monday, November 1 at 12:00 am until
    Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Today, November 8

    Rope Awareness Workshop (RW1)

    Putra Heights, Subang Jaya

    Today at 8:00 am until
    tomorrow at 8:00 am

    Saturday, November 13

    Lata Yuk & Lata Kinjang


    Saturday, November 13 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Camp Craft Workshop (CCW)

    Batu Dam, Selangor

    Saturday, November 13 at 8:00 am until
    Sunday, November 14 at 8:00 am

    Sunday, November 14

    Pristine Falls in Kuala Kubu - Lata Medang

    Kuala Kubu Bharu

    Sunday, November 14 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Wednesday, November 17

    Rock Intro Experience (RIE)

    Bukit Takun, Selangor (near Templers Park)

    Wednesday, November 17 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Saturday, November 20

    4WD Adventure to Lata Berembun (Day Trip)

    Sg Klau, Pahang

    Saturday, November 20 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm

    Camping at Lata Berembun with 4WD Adventure

    Sg Klau

    Saturday, November 20 at 7:00 am until
    Sunday, November 21 at 8:00 pm

    Camp Craft Workshop (CCW)

    Batu Dam, Selangor

    Saturday, November 20 at 8:00 am until
    Sunday, November 21 at 8:00 am

    Sunday, November 21

    Strata Falls

    Tanjung Malim

    Sunday, November 21 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Tuesday, November 23

    Rope Awareness Workshop (RW1)

    Putra Heights, Subang Jaya

    Tuesday, November 23 at 8:00 am until
    Wednesday, November 24 at 8:00 am

    Sunday, November 28

    Kedondong Waterfalls

    Batang Kali

    Sunday, November 28 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Sunday, December 5

    Pisang Waterfall


    Sunday, December 5 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Saturday, December 11

    Chiling Waterfalls

    Kuala Kubu Bharu

    Saturday, December 11 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Saturday, December 18

    Hardcore 4WD to Lubuk Kawah

    near Tanjung Malim

    Saturday, December 18 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Saturday, December 25

    Salu Waterfalls & Batu Berangkai Waterfalls


    Saturday, December 25 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Saturday, January 8, 2011

    Pelangi Waterfalls (Another "NEW" Falls to share)

    Maran, Pahang

    Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8:00 am until
    Monday, January 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Sunday, January 16, 2011

    Sg Dua Waterfalls & Chamang Waterfalls

    Karak & Bentong

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Sg Lembing - Panaroma Hill, Rainbow Waterfalls & Touring around Kuantan

    Sg Lembing

    Friday, January 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm until
    Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Sunday, February 13, 2011

    Sg Liam Waterfalls & Sg Sendat Waterfalls

    Hulu Yam

    Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Saturday, February 19, 2011

    Lake Kenyir Waterfalls Expedition

    Lake Kenyir, Terengganu

    Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 12:00 am until
    Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    Beruas Waterfall

    Larut Matang, Perak

    Sunday, February 27, 2011 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Thursday, March 24, 2011

    A trip to Jangkar & Mabi waterfall in March 2011

    Near Kuching, Sarawak

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 8:00 am until
    Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm


    For more details click on individual headings or email us at or contact Joe Yap at 019-6787460, Dominic at 016-3230230 or Nic Tan at 014-6303999.

    Monday, November 1, 2010

    Waterfall of Malaysia Photography Contest


    For the few participants who has paid and register, we regret for the inconvenience and we will refund the registration fee to your account. Kindly email us your details to

    Names of registered participants
    1) Tong KC
    2) Lo Yew Seong
    3) Sabine Ferrao
    4) Kaladevi

    Apologies again.

    We will be giving out a FREE overnight trip with us to the above participants as our compensation of the time and effort. Details shall be email to you soonest.

    Thank you once again.

    Joe Yap