Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Stop monkeying around my backyard


The boss of the pack (C) Lrong Lim

Reported today: 'The ambitious Sepang Gold Coast multi-billion-ringgit beach resort project will be scaled down drastically to protect the ecology of the area. State officers said the project would only be built on a 60ha area now, about one-tenth of the earlier proposed 604ha Sepang Gold Coast. Instead of a massive holiday paradise complete with a Jurassic theme park, a nature resort, an open zoo and even a replica of the Venice canal, the revised Sepang Gold Coast will be just a cosy hideaway featuring clusters of water chalets branching out into the sea like a palm tree... Environmental concerns were of prime consideration because the project involved land reclamation and the destroying of mangrove swamps in the ecology-sensitive Bagan Lalang-Tanjung Sepat shoreline.'

Lucky that those people have decided to put a stop to this Jurassic park and Venice canal fakes. Otherwise, expect to see some real white elephants lying around in the neighborhood after a while. Just recall what happened to the Paya Indah Wetlands.

Oh yes, those primates inhabiting the mangroves.

They could be partying, for now...