Beach Cleaning - Australian International
School Kuala Lumpur
(this beach is no longer accessible for visiting)
The Australian International School from Kuala Lumpur have added beach cleaning to their team building activities in the Teluk Batik area. Apart of the usual activities as ropes course, repelling, jungle trekking and obstacle course, one morning was reserved for cleaning one of the Teluk Batik beaches.
The Australian International School Kuala Lumpur
and the results of the Thursday morning beach cleaning
The main Teluk Batik beach is every morning cleaned up by the local municipal of Seri Manjung. It is necessary as the visitors to the beach leave every day tons of garbage at the beach. However, there are a few more beaches in between the main beach and Teluk Rubiah.
Although this beach can not be reached by either motorbike or car, people still come here either by a short hike from the main Teluk Batik beach or by boat. As it looks like not everyone brings back their garbage.
Some of the garbage is just dropped by passing ships at the Straits of Malacca. With the development of Teluk Rubiah and the Lumut port an increase of ships will bring more garbage.
The Australian International School from Kuala Lumpur wanted to make a clear statement that leaving rubbish at the beach (either dropped from ships or by visitors to the beach) makes the beaches dirty and unpleasant. Thus the group, 45 children and 3 teachers took a morning to clean the beach. The result was amazing although disturbing is probably a better word.
One of the secluded beaches of Teluk Batik after cleaning
The Australian International School Kuala Lumpur did an amazing job. Still, there is more cleaning necessary as not all the rubbish is cleaned up. The question here is... does anyone feel responsible doing this?
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