Monday, April 26, 2010

Cameron Trippin Prelude: Just Remember The Green

I wanted to update so badly; time is just too little. Just finished off the final assignment of the semester! I hate you - plant design! You are MOST TROUBLESOME coursework I have ever encountered! Then, it is time to prepare for my final, which is less than 2 weeks! Omg! omg! Omg! Omg!!~~~Having anxiety attack right now!. So, i wouldn't be able to update as frequently as I used to~~ But, keep supporting my bloggie^^~~

 Okay, enough complaining and whining! Let's talk about something that we all should be concerned about. When we were younger, it seemed like time moves so slow. Yet, now in my 21 (21 bday post), I feel that time flies! When I was young about 10-year-old, I learned about recycling! I learned about environmental conservative. Since then, I heard of recycling from Primary School to University! Yet, I have to say that a lot of Malaysians just don;t really talk the talk, or even walk the walk. As for me, I ain't a Saint; yet, I tried my best to recycle whatever I can ! However, the truth is not because of Malaysians can't or won't do it, it is just that the Government was never really consistent in their programs at all! How many policies the Government introduce were successful?~~~They can have advertisement in TV shows every day. But, without proper implementation, recycling in Msia would not work!

Oh well, this post was not intended to criticize any parties. But, sometimes, I just can't help to feel that Government did not do enough ! We did not do enough! I see people throw away plastic bottles instead of recycling it! I see people shaving with the water tap on! I see people on the lights even though they don't use it!Yes, I am getitng emotional! Let's take a step back. Everything started from the trip to Cameron Highlands last year! It had been ages since I went there. It really changed a lot! Yet, today, this post is more serious! It is not the happy tripping prelude!

Before this, everything was greeeeeeen!!!! I still remembered the dreadful and deadly mountain roads to Cameron Highlands. It took us don't know how many hours to reach there! But, when we finally reached there, it was a fruitful experience! I still remembered the beautiful flower cars carnival held every year! (Wonder why there is no news about this even? already been demolished?) Today, from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands, it would just take about 1 and half hours to reach there thanks or no thanks to development. Cameron Highlands has successfully transformed itself to a tourism landmark! But, it came with a price!
  • road construction means more cars there (Yes, it took us 3 hours to go back due to traffic jam). This would contribute to air pollution
  • more people staying there means more building which means more construction!-less trees on the highlands - increase the risk of landslide and soil erosion.
  • more people means more food - land exploitation for agricultural purposes.

From the pictures above, can't you see that there are more buildings there than trees and mountains! Can't you see that tourists left a huge pile of "pollution" there? It was so sad to see it with my own eyes! IT WAS DEVASTATING TO BE TRAPPED in the traffic jams. I believe that  a lot of people would rather take beautiful scenic pictures; but, if this is the truth, I think we all should show it to the world! Let's show the real situation to the people!Yup, before showing pretty pictures of a place, we must see the ugly side as well!

I am not discouraging development! But, instead, I support sustainable development! With proper planning and implementations, I believe that Cameron Highlands would be developing better than now! Like building the premises with proper site designs so that, the mountains wouldn't be over-exploited!

Do you believe in 2012 - the movie? Even though the movie was a bit sucky, I have to say that it really did a good job in warning us! Right now, there are horrible natural disasters around the globe - tsunami, earthquake, sand-storm, tornado, bizarre, volcanoes eruption!!!!! Malaysia is super duper hot like crazy!!!!!~~~

I think that we should blog more about environment issues! If everyone of us blog and spread the awareness, maybe, there might be hope for us and the future generations! Let's try to stop 2012 from happening! A small step would be good - start recycling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ps: Next post, trip to Cameron ! It was still fun even though I sounded so harsh in this post(^^) Goo Green!


Pete said...

Sadly, development is eating into Cameron Highlands!

Bravebear said...

It looks so much better 15 years ago. Now looks so commercialized. Way too many stalls and shops there.

Xjion89 said...

[pete] yup. i really miss the green!!!

[bravebear] totally! even though it was quite ulu tat time, the scenery was super nice! now crowded with vehicles><

vialentino said...

wow...din know cameron so develop now...lots of building leh...worry tanah runtuh now

fufu said...

wow wow wow.... didnt expect camoron is that polluted >< wish the condition will be improved, i still havent been there...

Xjion89 said...

[vialentino] tanah runtuh is really the main concern here~~~juz wish tat dun development too rush and without proper planning~~~

ooooo, haha, u been around the world, but haven been there?~~~yup, hopefully, the government or the people there will control the development~~~

Borneo Falcon said...

The landscape definitely had changed

KwOnG FeI said...

i visited during CNY but i am yet to write anything on it..

Chris said...

long long time i didn;t go to Cameron H.. wISH TO go but no kaki..

Edwin T said...

revisited cameron highland recently and it is not that cooling anymore. ;(

renaye said...

err... u know people just don't get the message that the earth is dying.... they only think of themselves. we are so digging our own grave.

XeRoZ aka Marshall said...

Your post just cancelled my trip to Cameron~ LoL!

Chris said...

No updatE?

Xjion89 said...

[borneo falcon]
development for populations and agriculture...><

[Chris]hahaha, can go urself mah~~ and ngam ngam updated.

[Edwin T]
haizzzz, climate change due to us><

[renaye] we muz all be more environmental conscious...

dun cancel, u shud go and see how the situation there is...hahha

kenwooi said...

one day i must visit the boh plantation! =)

Cazzycazz said...

Well said and a great post ^_^. Yes I'm back, and wt the help of a good decide, I can now more even I'm on the run! Hehehe, good to see you still blogging, best is still going Green! Take care ya and happy belated Bday to you ya, gosh u are so young, same age as my baby bro :P Take care ya and thanks for dropping by ^_^

Xjion89 said...

ooo, Boh Plantation is awesome! u can see the factory up the hill~~~

haha, u finally returned!^^ thanks for the wishes!^^ oooo, already old liao loh~~~hahahaha, yes, let's go green!(^^)