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Recreational park not a dumping ground

Having the privilege of being an expatriate working in Brunei, I’ve had the opportunity to fully immerse myself in the natural wonders this nation offers.

Among these wonders, the lush green forests have always provided me with solace and a sense of rejuvenation.

However my recent experience at Taman Riadah Wasai Sungai Akar has left a lingering bitterness despite the invigorating hike.

Last Sunday under the hot sun I embarked on an eagerly awaited hike through Taman Riadah Wasai Sungai Akar. The day seemed perfect for engaging in activities and embracing nature’s beauty while breaking out some sweat.

Unfortunately my spirits were dampened and my joy tainted when I stumbled upon a sight – instead of finding a park designed for recreational purposes I discovered it had been transformed into a dumping ground by a negligent few.

It is truly disheartening to bear witness to disregard for our environment and witness firsthand the thoughtlessness displayed by those who treat this serene recreational area as nothing more than a convenient spot for dumping waste.

The serene oasis of tranquility that was this park, now stands defiled by piles of litter and discarded refuse.

This kind of conduct not only hinders the ongoing efforts to protect the pristine beauty of Brunei but also negatively impacts the experience of those who are looking for tranquility and relief, in the midst of nature.

Disappointed Hiker

Photo shows the rubbish pile-up at Taman Riadah Wasai Sungai Akar. PHOTO: DISAPPOINTED HIKER

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