Relocate Penang Rifle Club away from Botanic Garden

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A shooting range within the grounds of the Penang Botanic Garden is troubling regular garden enthusiasts who see it as incompatible with the surroundings.

They say the daily shooting is aesthetically unsound and a threat to public safety as there is only a chain-link fence separating the shooting range from the public car-park. The loud noises also affect the biodiversity in the area, they claim.

The land where the Club sits now has been automatically gazetted as part of the expanded Garden and the Club should have moved out like the Boy Scouts Coronation Camp did.

If you are concerned about the present site of the Rifle Club and would like it relocated, you can sign the online petition here.

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Penangkia
Penangkia
13 Mar 2012 11.35pm

I can’t believe that (anyone could) insist that the shooting club should continue to squat inside the Penang Botanic Gardens.

What a shame for all Malaysians to have another “first” and “only ” botanic garden in the world that boosts a noisy shooting club within.

tunglang
tunglang
17 Jul 2011 5.40pm

2 places I would like to propose:
1) Padang Tembak FRU – here it has big spaces for such activity.
2) Youth Park’s archery ground – it is unused most of the time, what a waste of space. Noise? Why not use gun silencer?

Johan
Johan
17 Jul 2011 5.11pm

Every Malaysian should watch this youtube :

PenangResident
PenangResident
17 Jul 2011 3.58pm

Doesn’t it make more sense to relocate the Botanic Garden away from the Penang Rifle Club?

trigger happy
trigger happy
17 Jul 2011 3.04pm

Penang Rifle Club more appropriate to be set up near Rifle Range area ?
May be this will rejuvenate Rifle Range as a place not to play play with ……

ting pei
ting pei
17 Jul 2011 2.34pm

previous penang gomen allowed shooting range in the vicinity of natural park ?
it’s like linking bullets with hibiscus flowers ?
wow!

tan, tanjung bungah
tan, tanjung bungah
17 Jul 2011 11.13am

Hi everyone,

I fully agree that the shooting range should be relocated as it is not in sync with the serenity of the gardens.

We do respect the members of the shooting club but the authorities can allocate them another place, but away from the Botanical Gardens, to resume their activities.

wandererAUS
wandererAUS
17 Jul 2011 8.55am

…. those … responsible for putting the Rifle Club so close to a Botanic Garden… *** brains!
I wonder if the thought have crossed their minds… having the Club location near their homes!…

Andrew I
Andrew I
17 Jul 2011 2.29am

There you can shoot until you are spent.

Andrew I
Andrew I
17 Jul 2011 2.01am

Put it in the stadium.