They're going to do damage to my beloved Bukit Tabur!
That's the longest quartz ridge in the whole wide world!
Below which nestles the Klang Gates Dam that supplies clean water to much of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
Tabur is a *geological monument and may be declared a World Heritage Site if left untouched.
Home to a *unique vegetation with five species of plants that are found nowhere else in the world, and the serow, our endangered wild goat
But the Federal authorities are building a highway right through it.
As well as through a couple of forest reserves, which have been designated as part of the Selangor State Park.
Just take a look:
This highway is the Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR) connecting Rawang to Cheras.
It will definitely threaten the eco-system of the ridge as well as the park.
Not forgetting that the forest reserves provide natural flood mitigation, slope protection and landslide prevention to the hillside developments of Hulu Kelang / Ampang - the sites of a number of recent landslides and slope failures.
Bukit Tabur, it is actually a ridge comprising a series of hills that runs in a semi circle bordering the Taman Melawati area.
Made up of mainly quartz, some believe that there is a spiritual value connected to the quartz crystals that directs and amplifies "universal energy" .
And is supposedly extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection, and channeling - if you are into that kind of thing.
As for me Bukit Tabur offers rugged yet pristine unblemished landscapes.
and panoramic views from its peaks
I should know because I climbed it's eastern ridge with my family in December 2009.
It will be a shame to have it all destroyed in the name of progress and development.
And deny our children's children its beauty.
If you feel strongly about the preservation of nature and the environment, please take a few moments to sign the online petition below by clicking this link:
*Protect Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and Selangor State Park from the proposed KL Outer Ring Road (KLORR)
And if you wish to read about our adventurous climb up Bukit Tabur, then click here:
Not for the faint-hearted