Monday, August 19, 2013

Chini Lake-it's now or never

Tasik Chini,our country's only Unesco Biosphere Reserve
is in a verge of having it's ecosystem collapsing
due to logging,plantation activities,excessive iron ore mining
and even the effects of a national service camp nearby.
Who will be the ones to do something to save it?
The helpless orang asli of the Jakun tribe,nature lovers or politician,
whatever,for nature have it's limits in fighting back.

   

a new alien species,
a type of aquatic plant Cabomba Furcata called 'ekor kucing'
by the local aboriginals is beginning to replace the lotus.



and a sea of purple when in abundance.





A wooden carving of the legendary serpent of Lake Chini at the Resort's lobby.



The beautiful jetty at the resort.





Kayaks for rent.





Fish(looks like 'Lampam') in abundance but no one is fishing here.



A boat ride is a must here.







life jackets being left to dry at the jetty.



We are entering paradise....







floating markers of Laut no:6,Mempitih.



An abandoned floating house.





Lotus in abundance at the aboriginal village of  Cendahan.











Kayaking into paradise but how much longer can it hold on?




Iron oxide rich Laterite rocks



A 250m high hill in the process of being levelled.



thomasllp's Chini Lake album on Photobucket



View Tasik Chini Resort in a larger map

15 comments:

Smartan Dad said...

So sad that the nature wonders of our country is not preserved by the government.

❤Kamsiah❤ said...

cantiknya teratai...
dari Gambang ke Chini..masih jauh lagi ya..??

save22 for u

Ramakant Pradhan said...

It's an amazing place. It will be really unfortunate if this ecosystem is disrupted due to some greedy people.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Tasik Chini is one of the places I've not been to yet. So sad to see what's going on there..

Duncan In Kuantan

cold winter said...

beautiful flowers, I really like those lotus flowers and lily pads. beautiful ecosystem.. hopefully it doesn't die out in vain..

thomas said...

Kamsiah,
tak berapa jauh,sekitar 55km,berhati2 jln sempit dan jaga2 ada banyak lembu.
Map

Noor Mala Shahar said...

cantik bunga teratai


save 22 satu


http://www.noormalashahar.com.my

Sue Bee said...

org cakap Tasik Chini hampir hilang dah..betul ke?

thomas said...

Sue Bee,
masih ada lagi,tetapi tercemar teruk sekarang terutama di kawasan berhampiran tempat perlombongan.

de engineur said...

This reminds me of the old Malay movie "Naga tasik Chini"
Hope this lake won't go into extinction

Liza Izara Fazriel Fahmi said...

ok sangat cantik, tenang je

iaryylr said...

FOTO YANG MENARIK!

Faarihin Talip said...

Tasik Chini..
Belum pernah lagi sampai ke sana..

Jibie Jipp said...

Errr, frankly speaking, my expectation of Chini was actually higher than what I see on those pics. It's not really that nice than. I did hear about its deteriorating nature conditions because of land exploitation and all. Very sad.

BlogS Of Hariyanto said...

bunga teratainya sangat elok dipandang, namun tempatnya sepertinya tidak terurus, padahal potensi wisata yang ada di CHINI LAKE sangat luarbiasa sekali....salam :-)

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