A group of nature lovers and hikers sent in these photos of the degradation of Bukit Relau following hill-top land clearing which they described as “distressing”.
They also made the following observations:
The land clearing appears to have been done about 1000-1300 feet above sea level, at the peak, on the eastern ridge. (That’s well above the 250-feet threshold above which major property development is generally prohibited.)
After six months, there seems to be no sign of replanting or restoration work (despite MPPP’s assurances that this has been attempted?).
Large gullies and erosion are seen.
Some of the degraded hill-slopes appeared to be steep, around 50 degrees.
The ‘band-aid’ blue plastic sheets offer little protection from rain and erosion. Instead, they are badly torn, leaving many bare sections exposed to the elements.
The erosion may be affecting the greenery in nearby properties, which might include state land.