Lack of trash bins at park surprises Dr Sim
By:Natasha Jee
Date:
KCH-sim rubbish-0410-nj (p1)

KUCHING: While checking on Phase 1 and 2 of the Batu Kawa Riverbank Park project recently, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian was surprised to find there were no trash bins around.

“The landscape architect told me that this is a new concept. Everyone is responsible to take away their own rubbish and not throw it in the park.

“This is similar to what is practised in Japan and reminds me of Japanese etiquette and civic mindfulness,” he said in a Facebook post on Sunday (Oct 3).

Dr Sim added he was doubtful that those who visited the park would take away their own rubbish.

“Please prove me wrong,” he said in the post.   

Meanwhile, he also called upon the public to visit the park and look after the facilities there.

“While getting ready for the official opening of the park soon, please do enjoy the park as it is for everyone in Kuching not only the local Batu Kawa community,” said the Batu Kawah assemblyman.

In April this year, he revealed that the park would be one of the tourism landmarks in the city.

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