Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pengunjung kotorkan Berkelah

http://www.bharian.com.my/bharian/articles/PengunjungkotorkanBerkelah/Article

Pengunjung kotorkan Berkelah

Oleh Mohd Rafi Mamat

2011/12/14
KUANTAN: Ketiadaan kesedaran sivik pengunjung untuk menjaga kebersihan bukan saja menjejaskan keindahan alam sekitar, malah menyumbang kepada penyakit berjangkit.

Pengunjung sering membuang sampah di merata tempat walaupun disediakan tong dan tempat pelupusan bahan kitar semula.

Kerajaan negeri dan pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) juga terpaksa membelanjakan peruntukan besar untuk membersih dan melupuskan timbunan sampah dan ia akan memakan masa lama.

Namun, atas dasar prihatin dan menyedari pentingnya usaha menjaga kebersihan di kawasan perkelahan air terjun, tampil badan bukan kerajaan (NGO), Waterfall Survivors untuk membantu mendidik masyarakat supaya prihatin mengenai kebersihan.

Pencinta alam sekitar, Osman Muhamad, berkata kesedaran orang ramai penting demi menjaga kebersihan kawasan perkelahan supaya tidak terus tercemar.

“Tanpa kesedaran masyarakat usaha menjaga kebersihan tidak mungkin berjaya walaupun pelbagai usaha dilakukan agensi kerajaan dan NGO,” katanya yang bertugas lebih 20 tahun dengan Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri.

Beliau berkata demikian pada program Selamatkan Air Terjun anjuran Waterfall Survivors di Hutan Lipur Berkelah, dekat sini.

Program dengan kerjasama Kementerian Pelancongan Malaysia Pahang dan Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri disertai lebih 160 peserta terdiri dari pelajar sekolah, penuntut institut pengajian tinggi (IPT), penduduk setempat dan pengunjung pusat perkelahan itu.

Sementara itu, Jurucakap Waterfall Survivors, Royyie Lim, berkata pihaknya berjaya mengumpul lebih satu tan sampah seperti botol, plastik, pakaian, bekas makanan dan tin minuman yang dilonggokkan di tujuh tingkat kawasan air terjun. Katanya, peserta berjalan lebih dua kilometer sambil mendaki bukit berbatu yang licin bagi memungut sampah.

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." -Haida Proverb Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides.Take Nothing but photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints



Saturday, December 17, 2011

BFM 89.9 The Business Station Interviews Joe Yap - Founder of WS

Catch the interview done by Richard from BFM about Waterfall Survivors with Joe Yap, our Founder and President.

I Love KL on the 17th of December 2011, your connection to the people, places and events of the capital city. Could a waterfall visit really make you leave a career in banking? Richard talks to Joe Yap from Waterfall Survivors, a woman who not only did just that, but made a list of about a hundred waterfalls in the country to visit— one weekend at a time.




"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." -Haida Proverb Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides.Take Nothing but photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Volunteers work to restore natural beauty of waterfall

Volunteers work to restore natural beauty of waterfall
By ELWEEN LOKE
elween@thestar.com.my


WITH garbage bags in hand, they thronged the Lata Kinjang waterfall.

The recent outing to the waterfall was hardly a picnic for a group of waterfall lovers who call themselves the Waterfall Survivors.

Having travelled from all over Perak and Kuala Lumpur, they were at the popular tourist spot located 7km from Chenderiang, Tapah, to give it a sprucing up.


While picnickers were enjoying the beauty of the waterfalls, with its crystal-clear waters cascading down from a height of 850m, the 210 volunteers had the not-so-enjoyable task of picking up garbage around the hillslopes.

Event organiser Royyie Ling said the gotong-royong, which was co-organised by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia in Perak and supervised by Larut Matang Forestry Department officers, was the volunteers’ way of giving back to Mother Nature.

“This activity is being carried out in our bid to restore some of the natural state of the Lata Kinjang waterfall.

“It is part of our ‘Save Our Waterfalls’ campaign, which we have so far conducted in Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Pahang,” said Ling.

The gotong-royong at Lata Kinjang, she added, was the last of the group’s activities for the year.

“We look forward to organising more activities such as this to raise public awareness of the existence of such beautiful waterfalls in our country,” she said.

Ling added that the Waterfall Survivors, which has about 8,000 registered members on Facebook, had left its footprints at over 100 waterfalls in the country.

Commending the group for their hard work, state Tourism Ministry office director Syahruddin Abdul Hamid said the Ministry appreciated the group’s efforts in keeping the country’s waterfalls clean.

“This is in line with our 1Malaysia Green, 1Malaysia Clean campaign,” he said.

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." -Haida Proverb Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides.Take Nothing but photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints

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Wednesday October 19, 2011

Going green and clean


Save our Waterfalls campaign is an initiative to protect and clean up waterfalls in Peninsular Malaysia.

TO protect the environment for our future generations, various organisations have made a lot of effort to go green. This article highlights the green projects of three non-governmental organisations:

Waterfall Survivors

Waterfall Survivors is a social group founded on Facebook and now managed by Waterfall Explorers Sdn Bhd. The Facebook group was created on July 12, 2008 by Joe Yap. To date, Waterfall Survivors has left footprints at over 90 waterfalls in Malaysia after more than 200 trips.

Waterfall Survivors organises regular waterfall exploration trips, either as a daytrip or an overnight excursion. Its member count reached the 1,000th mark on Jan 3, 2009, barely five months after its inception. As at Oct 19, 2010 the count showed over 6,000 members.

Save Our Waterfalls (SOW) Campaign

Save Our Waterfalls campaign is an initiative to protect and clean up waterfalls in Peninsular Malaysia. The campaign is organised by Waterfall Survivors to raise public awareness about the availability of waterfalls in Malaysia.

This serves two purposes - to highlight new waterfalls for nature lovers to visit and to emphasise the need for greater civic awareness to keep our waterfalls pristine and litter-free. The campaign is also intended to promote tourism in Malaysia, especially eco-tourism and create new opportunities for the local communities.

The Save Our Waterfalls campaign also provides a platform for businesses and corporations to carry out Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects.

Lastly, the campaign also hopes to help ease the maintenance burdens of park managements and local municipalities by engaging members of the public to help in cleaning-up activities while advocating the minimisation of waste generated by waterfall visitors.

The campaign objectives are to preserve our natural heritage for future generations; to give back to the environment and the community via clean up and awareness programmes and to instil civic consciousness among Malaysians.



Waterfall Survivors organises regular waterfall exploration trips.

Batu Ferringhi Beach Cleaning Campaign

Last April, AEON Co (M) Bhd was involved in a beach-cleaning project at Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang organised by the Penang State Government where it collected 50kg of discarded waste along the beach.

Pantai Remis, Jeram Beach Clean-Up Project

The beach clean-up project took place on Oct 30 last year at a popular destination for family outings and picnickers, Pantai Remis in Jeram, a coastal town in Kuala Selangor. Through this campaign, AEON hoped that the local residents and, especially picnickers, would learn to appreciate this wonderful gift from Mother Nature, and take the responsibility of maintaining the cleanliness of Pantai Remis and its surroundings.

The educational and fun-filled day was organised by the Centre North Region 2 AEON Outlets - AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre; JUSCO Bandar Baru Klang Shopping Centre; JUSCO Bandar Utama;, JUSCO Bandar Sunway and Pasar Raya MaxValu Kota Kemuning.

As part of the long-term commitment to preserve the cleanliness of Pantai Remis, AEON also handed over 10 rubbish bins and three recycling bins to the Majlis Daerah Kuala Selangor. These recycling bins would be placed at the picnic and recreational areas along the beach.

The Body Shop

On the third weekend of September each year, gatherings of hundreds of thousands of people who want to make a difference take place around the world.

The annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is one of the largest volunteer events for the marine and shoreline environments in the world and volunteers will descend on beaches, lakes and streams all over the planet to pick up trash and debris.

As country coordinator for The Ocean Conservancy in the United States, The Body Shop in Peninsular Malaysia has been organising and sponsoring the Annual Beach Cleanup in conjunction with the International Coastal Clean-up on an annual basis since 1992. Since then, there has been a tremendous increase in volunteer support and participation in this initiative.

To date, there are over 3,000 volunteers with an increase in youth participation – a strong indication of more young people subscribing to this world’s largest volunteer activity and being conscious about the environment.

For over two decades, the ICC is not just about picking up trash and debris, but volunteers must also collect information about the items they find. The data collected will be submitted to The Ocean Conservancy for analysis.

Data collected includes figures from 1986 to the most recent clean-up. It provides an insight into the causes and sources of marine debris and serves as a means to educate the public on prevention methods and solutions.

In Malaysia, over 50% of total debris found came from shoreline and recreational activities like picnics, festivals, sporting events and beach outings. Litter was also washed from streets, parking lots and storm drains.

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." -Haida Proverb Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides.Take Nothing but photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints Tweet


Friday, September 9, 2011

REMOVAL AND TREATMENT OF LEECHES

Hand removing a land leech — since they do not burrow into the skin or leave the head in the wound.[19] A sore develops and lasts for about a week.[20] Grande Ronde River, Oregon (U.S.)

One recommended method of removal is using a fingernail or other flat, blunt object to break the seal of the oral sucker at the anterior end of the leech, repeating with the posterior end, then flicking the leech away. As the fingernail is pushed along the person's skin against the leech, the suction of the sucker's seal is broken, at which point the leech will detach its jaws.

Common but medically inadvisable techniques to remove a leech are to apply a flame, a lit cigarette, salt, soap, or a chemical such as alcohol, vinegar, lemon juice, insect repellent, heat rub, or certain carbonated drinks. These will cause the leech to quickly detach, however, it will also regurgitate its stomach contents into the wound. The vomit may carry disease, and thus increase the risk of infection.

An externally attached leech will detach and fall off on its own when it is satiated on blood, which may be anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours or more. After feeding, the leech will detach and depart. Internal attachments, such as inside the nasal passage or vaginal attachments, are more likely to require medical intervention.

After removal or detachment, the wound should be cleaned with soap and water, and bandaged. Bleeding may continue for some time, due to the leech's anti-clotting enzyme hirudin.

Bleeding time will vary with location, and will vary from a few hours to three days. This is a function of the hirudin and other compounds that reduce the surface tension of the blood.

Anti-clotting medications also affect the bleeding time. Applying pressure can reduce bleeding, although blood loss from a single bite is not dangerous. The wound normally itches as it heals, but should not be scratched, as this may complicate healing and introduce other infections.

An antihistamine can reduce itching, and applying a cold pack can reduce pain or swelling. Some people suffer severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions from leech bites and require urgent medical care.

Symptoms include red blotches or an itchy rash over the body, swelling around the lips or eyes, feeling faint or dizzy, and difficulty breathing.





Thursday, September 1, 2011

2012 Membership (Family)

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." -Haida Proverb Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides.Take Nothing but photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints

2012 Membership (Individual)

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." -Haida Proverb Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides.Take Nothing but photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

REGISTRATION FORM MOVING PLANET TOWARDS 3R- Save Our Waterfalls



Great News!!! This year we are again joining 350.org for their movement to save our planet!Our theme Moving Planet towards 3Rs... Reduce Reuse and Recycle!!!The campaign aims for 500 participants to create another historical moment for Waterfall Survivors at Kanching Recreational Park, Selangor.

Registration & Payment dateline: 10th September 2011

SPONSORSHIP

We are looking for generous corporations for sponsorship as a part of your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Please feel free to email us at royyie@waterfallsurvivors.com.my or contact Dominic at 016-3230230 for further details.

FAQ

1. How can I participate?

You have to make the payment of RM20 per person to Maybank account 1141 9720 7860 (Yap Wei Lea) and complete the form at http://waterfallsurvivors.blogspot.com/2011/05/moving-planet-towards-3r-save-our.html. For more information on registration, please contact Lok Man Hoong – 012- 3695531. Dateline 30th August 2011

2. What if I missed the payment dateline?
You are still welcomed to join us on the event day. You can register yourself on the event day, however you will need to pay RM30 as walk-in participant.

3. Can I get a refund if I end up not going?
Regrettably no refund will be made as arrangement will be made upon your confirmation of registration and payment.

4. What is the brief itinerary of the event?
0700- Gather at PETRONAS (opposite Tesco Mutiara Damansara)
0730- Last bus transfer leaving meet-up points
0800- Registration at event venue
Breakfast Provided
Environmental Games/Activities
0900- Opening speech by the Emcee
0910- Welcome speech by WS Founder - Ms. Joe Yap
0920 - Speech by VVIP
0930- Ice Breaker and Warm-up exercise
Safety Briefing by WS committee
Group Picture
0945- Participants break into groups
1000- Clean-up activities start
1200 - Transporting Rubbish to allocated place
1300- Lunch break (Provided)
Environmental Games/Activities
Free & Easy
1400 Group Picture with the rubbish
Start Collecting Goody Bags and Certificates
1430- Gather for bus transfer leaving event venue

5. What do I get?
You will get to experience a weekend contributing to the clean-up and awareness initiative at the scenic natural heritage at Templer's Park and meeting interesting people. You will also get personal accident coverage for the event day (up to RM25,000, only for age 16-70), cleaning equipments, bus transfers from meet-up point to the waterfalls, a certificate of participation, and goodies bag by our sponsors. Breakfast and Lunch

6. Do I get an event T-Shirt on that day?
To Support our environmental theme, we are not going to print T-Shirt for the campaign. Less production.. less emission = less heat! Wear a BLUE T-Shirt!!! Our theme colour is BLUE! However if you like to get a Waterfall Survivors' T-Shirt as a souvenir, you could purchase 1 at our counter.

7. Where will be the bus transfer?
The bus will be at Tesco Mutiara Damansara (N 3° 9.560', E 101° 36.778')

8. Where do I park my car?
We encourage you to park inside The Curve (RM3/entry) or Tesco. Please avoid leaving valuables in the car. Parking charges for Tesco Mutiara Damansara is FOC. Please avoid leaving valuables in the car.

9. What time do I have to be at the meet-up point?
You are advised to be there by 7am. The last bus will be leaving sharp at 7.30am! We encourage participants not to drive to the event venue, as there are limited parking available.

10. What is in the goodies bag?
A surprise!

11. Can I bring children?
Yes, only if they are age 5 and above, and they should be supervised by you at all times. However those below the age of 16 will not be covered under our personal insurance policy.

12. What should I pack?
We advise you to pack light as we do not provide luggage area at the event venue. Here’s a checklist for you and your bag:

Attire: T-Shirt - BLUE!
Long Pants (Advisable to avoid cuts when transporting rubbish to dumpsite)
Trekking shoes or sandals
Drinking water
Light snacks, i.e. nuts, chocolate, granola bars
Extra clothing for change
Towel
Cutlery and reusable container or plate

Optional
Insect repellent
Zip lock bags for non-water resistance items
Personal medication (if necessary), i.e. inhaler
Poncho or raincoat
Camera or video

13. Do I get any food or drink?
Yes. We are providing Breakfast and Lunch. However, please bring your own reusable container for food, forks and spoon. Water Station will be available. Please bring your own bottle for refill.

14. Which group will I be assigned to?
You will be assigned group at the registration counter. Parents should ensure their children are given similar to the similar group

15. What are the groups?
One group will be responsible for cleaning of the event venue and along the streets, while another group will go around educating and creating awareness to the public.

16. When do I get the certificate of participation?
You will receive it at the end of the event at the registration counter to collect your certificate.

17. Is there any professional around?
There will be certified Life Guard by Malaysian Life saving Society and certified First Aider by Malaysian Red Crescent Society on the event day. The event staff will carry a complete first aid and medical kit (any medication consumed is at user’s own risk). Officers from the Jabatan Pertahanan Awam will be on standby at event venue.

18. What time will it finish?
We are scheduled to wrap-up by 3pm – it is safe to keep yourself available from 7am to 5pm on that day, unless specify otherwise. The last bus transfer back to the meet-up points is at 4pm. Waterfall Survivors reserves the right to make modify the departure and return time at any point due to unforeseen conditions of the vehicle, road, or weather change.

19. Can I smoke or consume alcohol or take recreational drugs during the event?
You are allowed to smoke at the event venue, however kindly do so away from the crowd particularly children, as we acknowledge the risk of second-hand smokers. And please bring your own portable ashtray to avoid throwing the cigarette butt on the floor. (ECLIPSE Mint Box).

It is not advisable to drink any alcohol beverage or use any recreational drugs during the event. Kindly note that illicit drugs are punishable by death sentence in Malaysia under the Dangerous Drug Act 1952.

20. Anything else I should know?
You should note that clean-up at waterfalls involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our members and volunteers, we will not be held responsible for any personal injury or loss due to the action of members or volunteers which are beyond our control.

If you have any question pertaining to the information on this sheet, kindly email to enquiry@waterfallsurvivors.com.my and we will reply you soon.

Looking forward to see you on 18th September 2011!!!

For more information, please contact:

Sponsorship: Joe Yap at +6019 6787460

Media: Cindy Ho (Secretary) – 016 375 8235 or cindy@waterfallsurvivors.com.my

Treasurer: Nicholas Tan - +6014 630 3999 or nic@@waterfallsurvivors.com.my

Participant Registration: Lok Man Hoong - +6012 369 5531 or mhlok@@waterfallsurvivors.com.my

Ad-Hoc Committee Registration: Lee Yee Yee - +6012 6706490 or yeeyee@waterfallsurvivors.com.my









Wednesday, August 10, 2011

IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE AT WATERFALLS



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



Friday, July 22, 2011

TEDxCalgary - Dr. Mark Durieux - The Social Entrepreneur





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

Sunday, July 17, 2011

10 Malaysian, 1 Question's. Our Waterfalls

Thanks to Webster Ku for such a nice video





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

Friday, June 24, 2011

We at Waterfall Survivors has been cleaning waterfalls since 2009. And there is one thing that I find really disheartening. Signages are always seen at parks, waterfalls, rivers and recreational park where family and friends enjoy their picnic.

Cintailah Sungai Kita, Sila buang sampah ditempat yang disediakan, Di Larang Membuang Sampah Merata-rata, Denda RM500 ... and the list continues. And THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE YOU FIND MOST RUBBISH TOO!!!

Malaysians, aren't you shame on yourself when Tourist comes by at our Recreational Parks, Waterfalls and etc? It is not only going to reflect that Malaysia is a dirty place. It will basically directly reflect on YOU!

Let me ask this: DO YOU HAVE ANY MORAL VALUE? or YOU ARE ALSO PART OF THE RUBBISH? SAMPAH MASYARAKAT!

OK.. some people will tell me "Hey.. sorry I have not been to school!" So does that mean that you will throw rubbish all over of your home compound? Recently, we have been busy with some education and environmental projects on how we could change the mindset of Malaysian towards littering especially at our beloved waterfalls. While browsing through the web, I found this very interesting article by Tiger which I would love to share with all.

The Malaysian Litter Bug

July 10, 2007 by tigersden



Malaysians in general despite their ‘Pendidikan Moral’ or Moral Education continue to throw rubbish everywhere. Whether it be rivers, ponds, drains, streets, playgrounds, parks, it makes no difference to most Malaysians when it comes to littering. Just last month an incident occurred which left me in awe; I was at the street corner; waiting for a cab. While waiting for a cab; I decided to buy a box drink from the motorcycle vendor. I finish it but as there isn’t any trash can around I squash it and hold onto it until I find a rubbish bin. The cab pulls up, and I get in. The cab driver looks at me, turns to the side and asks me in the most befuddled voice, “Why are you carrying that box? I answer, “Because there isn’t any rubbish can around”. In broken grammar he then replies, No rubbish bin, so? Got floor what…

It’s not that they don’t know it’s wrong, they do. It’s just that they don’t care and they know that they would almost never be caught by an official, and even if caught, they know that throwing rubbish is seen by Malaysian law as such a minor offence that they could easily bribe their way out of it. Some might see littering as nothing much, but littering can set off a chain of events.

For example:

-I throw some rubbish in the drain, it gets clogged, it rains, there’s a flood.

-I throw some rubbish into the river; it contaminates the river killing off the fish and all the other creature’s dependant on the river.

-The rubbish strewn around the park collects water; creating a breeding ground for aedes mosquitos which infects people of the surrounding area.

-Sea creatures get stuck in the 6-pack plastic holder rings and die.

-Etc, etc.

Some also try to justify their actions saying, What they’re throwing is bio-degradable, and it helps fertilize the soil. True, almost everything is biodegradable; but it takes ages. Even items like conventional paper takes 1-5 months to actually biograde and because of mans tampering with these items (the lamination and ink), it leaves toxic traces which are harmful to the soil. Unless it’s stamped with the Biodegradable / Ok Compost mark, it can harm the soil; if in doubt, turn to the rubbish can.



Here’s a list of the length of time required for commonly used products to biodegrade when they are scattered about as litter:

- Cotton rags 1-5 months
- Paper 2-5 months
- Rope 3-14 months
- Orange peels 6 months
- Wool socks 1 to 5 years
- Cigarette butts 1 to 12 years
- Plastic coated paper milk cartons 5 years
- Plastic bags 10 to 20 years
- Leather shoes 25 to 40 years
- Nylon fabric 30 to 40 years
- Tin cans 50 to 100 years
- Aluminum cans 80 to 100 years
- Plastic 6-pack holder rings 450 years
- Glass bottles 1 million years
- Plastic bottles Forever

The mental set of the average Malaysian needs changing; we need better education and understanding of the affects of our litter bug nature.

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

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weekend Getaway at Waterfalls in Lenggong 28-29 May 2011



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

Selangor Heritage Photo Carnival

Come and Visit our Booth at Selangor Heritage Photo Carnival!! A must not miss event this weekend at on the bridge! 



Are you ready for the HOTTEST Photo Carnival on the bridge? 
Mark this day 4th June 2011.
From 10am - 10pm, You're gonna have 12 Hours of NON-STOP Fun…Fun…Fun…. on the bridge over the Klang River. 
Let's join the folks of the Royal Town of Klang in celebrating their heritage!!! 
Enquiries :  email   info@pcp2u.my   or   phone  016-715 1703


Heritage Walk Photo Hunt
Heritage Walk Photo Hunt 
Armed with maps, tulips and questions....photographers will "hunt and shoot" their answers in the heritage enclave of the Royal Town, Klang.
Get more information at our event pagehttp://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203267109694966 











Klang Heritage Puzzle Contest
Klang Heritage Puzzle Contest
Family members team up in pairs to solve jigsaw puzzles that are cut from images of Klang. Teams that solve within the stipulated time will receive tokens of appreciation. 














Children's Colouring Contest
Children’s Colouring Contest
Colouring contest is open to two age groups i.e. 6 yrs & below and 7-10 yrs. Prizes will be provided to entries with the most creative colouring on the sceneries of Klang.  







Clickrrr! Station Game
Clickrrr! Station Game
Participants team up in pairs and race against one another to find/do the answer to the questions. If the team has answered correctly, they will be given the next set of questions to proceed. The faster team with most creative/correct answers stand to win fabulous prizes. 

Kiddy Photography Workshop
Kiddy Photography Workshop
Primary school kids of age 9-12 yrs will learn the simple tricks on composition using compact camera or phone camera. Attractive prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 participants. 





All Rounder Photography Championship
 All Rounder Photography Championship
This championship aims to search for all rounder photographers who are able to capture a wide variety of themes or genres. Participants will be given topics to capture during the whole day event.  





Heritage Walk Tour
 Heritage Walk Tour
Guided tours for visitors to the Klang Heritage Walk. Get in-depth into the history and legends of Klang. 






Photography Exhibition (Heritage & Contemporary)
Photography Exhibition
The first ever photography exhibition held on Jambatan Kota, the heritage of Klang that has more than half a century of history.  Feast your eyes on the heritage and contemporary exhibits. 





Photography Trade Fair
 Photography Trade Fair
Get attractive bargains on photographic equipment and accessories at the trade fair. 






Photographic Societies Gathering
Photographic Societies Gathering
Meet up with the NGOs and photographic societies who have some meaningful causes to share. 





Culture & Art Performances
 Traditional arts and food demo, Cultural Performances, Street Art
Get endless opportunities for photo shoots.  









Family Fun shot
Family Fun-shot Contest
Families visiting the carnival can pose and capture their own fun shot, print it at the counter and paste on the fun board. Prizes will go to the families with the most interesting fun shot. 






Model shot contest
Model Shoot Contest
Hot model shot contest at the Carnival.Come and capture the beautiful model, print it at the counter. Winners will be awarded with attractive prizes.

Spectacular Fireworks over the Klang River
The Grand Finale - Spectacular Fireworks over the Klang River

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

National River Clean Up - Save Our Waterfalls & WS 3rd Anniversary

Great great great news!!! We are looking forward for a small clean up initiative at Sg Liam Waterfalls on the National River Clean Up Day!

Let's do our bit for Mother Earth!

We will also be celebrating Waterfall Survivors 3rd Anniversary on this special day.

The campaign aims for 100 participants to create another historical moment for Waterfall Survivors at Sg Liam, Selangor


Registration and  Payment dateline: 8th July 2011

















OUR SUPPORTS:

Selangor Forestry Department


OUR SPONSORS:

OUR CAMPAIGN OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS:

SPONSORSHIP
We are looking for generous corporations for sponsorship as a part of your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Please feel free to email us at royyie@waterfallsurvivors.com.my or contact Royyie at 016 913 6252 for further details.

1. How can I participate?
You have to make the payment of RM20 per person to Maybank account 1141 9720 7860 (Yap Wei Lea) and send your particulars to mhlok@waterfallsurvivors.com.my . For more information on registration, please contact Lok Man Hoong – 012- 3695531.

Cut and paste this!
Name:
Contact No:
Payment: Transaction number and date

2. What if I missed the payment dateline?
You are still welcomed to join us on the event day. You can register yourself on the event day, however you will need to pay RM30 as walk-in participant.

3. Can I get a refund if I end up not going?
Regrettably no refund will be made as arrangement will be made upon your confirmation of registration and payment.

4. What is the brief itinerary of the event?

0700- Gather at PETRONAS (opposite Tesco Mutiara Damansara)
0730- Carpool to Sg Liam
0830- Registration at event venue
0910- A few words from Ms. Joe Yap, President and Founder of WS
0915- Warm-up exercise
Safety Briefing by WS committee
Participants break into groups
0930- Clean-up activities start
1200- Lunch break (Provided)
Free & Easy
1330- Gather and leave event venue

5. What do I get?
You will get to experience a weekend contributing to the clean-up and awareness initiative at the scenic natural heritage at Sg Liam Falls and meeting interesting people. You will also get personal accident coverage for the event day (up to RM25,000, only for age 16-70), cleaning equipments, certificate of participation, and goodies bag by our sponsors.

6. Do I get an event T-Shirt on that day?
To Support our environmental theme, we are not going to print T-Shirt for the campaign. Less production.. less emission = less heat! Wear a Green T-Shirt!!! Our theme colour is GREEN!

7. Where do I park my car if I'm carpooling?
We encourage you to park inside The Curve (RM3/entry) or Tesco. Please avoid leaving valuables in the car. Parking charges for Tesco Mutiara Damansara is FOC. Please avoid leaving valuables in the car.

8. What time do I have to be at the meet-up point?
You are advised to be there by 7am. The last convoy will be leaving sharp at 7.30am! We encourage participants to carpool as there are limited parking available.

9. What is in the goodies bag?
A surprise!

10. Can I bring children?
Yes, only if they are age 5 and above, and they should be supervised by you at all times. However those below the age of 16 will not be covered under our personal insurance policy.

11. What should I pack?
We advise you to pack light as we do not provide luggage area at the event venue. Here’s a checklist for you and your bag:
Attire: T-Shirt - GREEN
Long Pants (Advisable to avoid cuts when transporting rubbish to dumpsite)
Trekking shoes or sandals
Drinking water
Light snacks, i.e. nuts, chocolate, granola bars
Extra clothing for change
Towel
Cutlery and reusable container or plate

Optional
Insect repellent
Zip lock bags for non-water resistance items
Personal medication (if necessary), i.e. inhaler
Poncho or raincoat
Camera or video

12. Do I get any food or drink?
Yes. We will be providing Lunch. However, please bring your own reusable container for food, forks and spoon. Please bring your own water.

13. Which group will I be assigned to?
You will be given your assigned a group according to your level of fitness

14. What are the groups?
One group will be responsible for cleaning of the event venue, while another group will go around educating and creating awareness to the public.

15. When do I get the certificate of participation?
You will receive it at the end of the event at the registration counter to collect your certificate.

16. Is there any professional around?
There will be certified Life Guard by Malaysian Life saving Society and certified First Aider by Malaysian Red Crescent Society on the event day. The event staff will carry a complete first aid and medical kit (any medication consumed is at user’s own risk).

17. What time will it finish?
We are scheduled to wrap-up by 1.30pm – it is safe to keep yourself available from 7am to 4pm on that day, unless specify otherwise. The latest time to leave back to meet-up points is at 2pm. Waterfall Survivors reserves the right to make modify the departure and return time at any point due to unforeseen conditions of the vehicle, road, or weather change.

18. Can I smoke or consume alcohol or take recreational drugs during the event?
You are allowed to smoke at the event venue, however kindly do so away from the crowd particularly children, as we acknowledge the risk of second-hand smokers. It is not advisable to drink any alcohol beverage or use any recreational drugs during the event. Kindly note that illicit drugs are punishable by death sentence in Malaysia under the Dangerous Drug Act 1952.

19. Anything else I should know?
You should note that clean-up at waterfalls involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our members and volunteers, we will not be held responsible for any personal injury or loss due to the action of members or volunteers which are beyond our control.

If you have any question pertaining to the information on this sheet, kindly email to enquiry@waterfallsurvivors.com.my and we will reply you soon.

Looking forward to see you on 10th July 2011!!!

For more information, please contact:

Sponsorship: Royyie Ling - 016-913 6252 or royyie@waterfallsurvivors.com.my

Media: Cindy Ho (Secretary) – 016 375 8235 or cindy@waterfallsurvivors.com.my

Treasurer: Nicholas Tan - 014-6303999 or nic@@waterfallsurvivors.com.my

Participant Registration: Lok Man Hoong - 012-3695531 or mhlok@@waterfallsurvivors.com.my

Ad-Hoc Committee Registration: Liew Mun Tip 012-3056173 or muntip@@waterfallsurvivors.com.my


Sunday, May 8, 2011

A WALK WITH NATURE TO WATERFALL (DAY TRIP)




A land of spectacular vistas, undulating terrain and ancient rain forests, Malaysia offers unlimited opportunities for a trekker. The wild of the country’s extensive national parks and wildlife reserves presents an opportunity to rediscover the allure of nature.

On our Nature Trekking Escapade tours, you'll trek through century-old forests, near the pristine rivers and waterfalls that make up the incredible collection of natural landscapes bordering the mountains and landscapes in the region.

ITINERARY
0800 Pick up from Hotel
0815 Start Journey
0915 Batu Caves
1030 Start Drive to Traihead for Jungle Trekking
1100 Reach Trailhead, Start trekking
1200 Reach Waterfall, Lunch at Waterfall (Packed Lunch provided)
Free and Easy (swimming, a walk in the jungle, photography, and etc.)
1300 Trekking Back to Trail Head (45mins)
1500 Reach trail head
1530 Visit Aborigines Musuem
1600 Depart back to Hotel

PACKAGE PRICE: RM130 per pax (Min 2 pax)

WE PROVIDE:
· Zip Lock Bag
· Mineral Water
· Lunch
· Guides (Qualified First Aider/Life Saver)
· Transport from Pick Up Point

THINGS TO BRING OF YOUR OWN
· Extra Clothing to change
· Towel
· Medication (if necessary)- First Aid Kit is with Guide
· Camera (optional)
· Personal Toiletries (Environment Friendly)

ATTIRE
· Casual T-Shirts with Long/Short Pants
· Jungle Trekking Shoes/Sandals/Sport Shoes
· Socks
· Extra pair of slipper/shoes (incase of emergency i.e. shoes worn out)

BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT

-Day Trips: Booking has to be made at least 48 hrs prior to departure.
-Overnight Trips: Booking has to be made at least 14 days prior to departure
-Full payment to be made upon confirmation of booking.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Participants should note that an adventure trip involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our guest, we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to the action of clients which are beyond our control. A signed release or Indemnity Form will be required from all participants from Waterfall Explorers Sdn. Bhd.

Waterfall Explorers Sdn. Bhd. and our partners reserve the right to make such alteration to departure and completion dates, reducing the extent of a trip, etc, that we deem necessary due to road, river or weather conditions or other conditions beyond our control including minimum safe running numbers, before and whilst on a trip.

Postponement notice will be provided by Waterfall Explorers Sdn. Bhd. or our partner prior to the trip. Due to bad weather or high water in which high risks is unavoidable or insufficient participants. All payment will be transferred to a later date of same trip scheduled or a full refund to guest if services not rendered.

Guest may postpone the trip to the later date but no cancelation shall be entertained. NO REFUND for cancelation by guest.

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

4WD ADVENTURE TO THE ROUGH TERRAIN OF MALAYSIA RAINFOREST (DAYTRIP)



Malaysia’s rugged terrain, dense rain forests and numerous mountainous regions make it an irresistible destination for off road driving enthusiasts. Mud, heat, sloping hills and rainstorms add to the challenge in the gruelling and exhilarating sport of off road adventure. With 58 per cent of the country still under jungle cover, Malaysia’s terrain bring out the best of man and machine in a test of skill under ever changing conditions. Our experienced four wheel guides will let you experience the fun and excitement on our rough terrains in our rainforest. Get ready for a good time!

Itinerary
0900 Pick up from Hotel and Briefing
0930 Start Drive to 4WD Trail Head (approx 2 hrs)
1130 Start of 4WD Adventure (1.5 hrs depending on terrain)
1300 Reach Waterfalls, Lunch at Waterfall
Jungle Trekking / Free and Easy (swimming, a walk in the jungle, photography, and etc.)
1630 Start 4WD Adventure
1900 Reach Trail Head and head back to Hotel

PACKAGE PRICE: RM200 per pax.(Min 4 pax)

WE PROVIDE:
· Zip Lock Bag
· Mineral Water
· Lunch at Waterfall
· Tea Break
· Guides (Qualified First Aider and Life Saver)
· 4WD Transport
· Transport throughout the journey (to and fro hotel)

THINGS TO BRING OF YOUR OWN

· Extra Clothing to change
· Towel
· Medication (if necessary)- First Aid Kit is with Guide
· Camera (optional)
· Personal Toiletries (Environment Friendly)

ATTIRE
· Casual T-Shirts with Long/Short Pants
· Jungle Trekking Shoes/Sandals/Sport Shoes
· Socks
· Extra pair of slipper/shoes (incase of emergency i.e. shoes worn out)

BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT
-Day Trips: Booking has to be made at least 48 hrs prior to departure.
-Overnight Trips: Booking has to be made at least 14 days prior to departure
-Full payment to be made upon confirmation of booking.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Participants should note that an adventure trip involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our guest, we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to the action of clients which are beyond our control. A signed release or Indemnity Form will be required from all participants from Waterfall Explorers Sdn. Bhd.

Waterfall Explorers Sdn. Bhd. and our partners reserve the right to make such alteration to departure and completion dates, reducing the extent of a trip, etc, that we deem necessary due to road, river or weather conditions or other conditions beyond our control including minimum safe running numbers, before and whilst on a trip.

Postponement notice will be provided by Waterfall Explorers Sdn. Bhd. or our partner prior to the trip. Due to bad weather or high water in which high risks is unavoidable or insufficient participants. All payment will be transferred to a later date of same trip scheduled or a full refund to guest if services not rendered.

Guest may postpone the trip to the later date but no cancelation shall be entertained. NO REFUND for cancelation by guest.

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