08 June 2009

water Crisis in Tebedu

The water crisis in my kampong has not been resolved for decades. Our ex-Ketua Kampung (had just passed away - 24 May 09) was asking for water supply for many years from the government, but to no avail. The reason they gave was... it is too complicated to build the water supply / tank in our area and bla bla bla bla and da vida da loca! The funny thing is, our kampong is not far from the Serian or Tebedu town. We have to rely on the small river there. We take bath, wash our dishes and clothes there. But we can't do all these when the river is flooded or on high tide. And we can't really bath when the river is almost dry.
(my nephews, enjoying their bath)
(and my cousins too)
(My wife had to wash our clothes at the river)

On the bright side. When all of us (friends and relatives) spend time bathing and washing our clothes there, our family bond becomes closer....

23 Reptozian Messages:

Bb Hussain said...

ah really..pity to your kampung..but anyway..I agree with u on the bright side..it makes u close to each other..

elcynthia 엘신티아 said...

Sipitang on the other hand faced many-many years of water shortage. there's pipeline but no water coming out from your pipe. Unfortunately they dont really have a "good-clean" river to supply them with water which ended the villagers to built/buy/prepare their own tank at every home to store water whenever its rained. Yup, therefor no rain=no water. Luckily recently the Menteri made changes. thank God!

Hamidah Mohamad said...

Your kampong is rather unfortunate for being denied the water supply though I can't imagine the trouble of washing clothes or dishes there, but the sight of those bathing there really attracts me.I just love the river coz I often swam there in my younger days so it brings back old memories.Great pictures.

Willie said...

Bbhussein > That's right. Being near to town, there shouldn't be any excuse of not getting the water supply.

Elcynthia > Poor sipitang. What's the use of having the pipeline when there's no water? Hope everything will be better.

Hamidah > Yes. the river is cold and fresh. Problems will arise when the water is high and when it rains.

Merryn said...

serious ah? wow, i cant imagine living like dat; having water supplied from the pipe since born. and i tot this only happens in movies.. shows how shallow i am..
:(

Jacob Yap said...

Shame!
We have world-well-known KLCC and blablabla. What for? But we have no clean water supply.

Willie said...

MERRYN > Too bad, it happens in the real world.

Jacob > that's the sad thing about us. Our basic needs are still lacking.

Mei Teng said...

Bathing and washing clothes in the river is not something I am used to. Water crisis is a serious problem. I hope something can be done to improve the situation. Given electricity or water disruption, I will always vote for electricity...coz water's really important to me.

CT NORAMIZA said...

yup, thats right willie, always look on the bright side :)

i got a girlfriend, she's from serian, but now lost contact, nuramira candice abdullah.

Willie said...

MeiTeng > yup. I prefer to have more water.

CtNuramiza > Sorry. I do not know her. Hehehe

Ms Tikot said...

Mcm cerita lamak jak, mencuci pakaian di tesungai. Hehehe

BJA said...

Hi Bro Willie, do you see the different with you New D60 Nikon, all the photos that you post on the blog are nice and clear. well done

amieyalen said...

best apa mandi sungai... tp kena make sure no buaya and the water bersih la... :D

Mahirah Kamaludin said...

macam cerite dolu2 pulak. mandi manda tepi sungai ;p

AmirFX said...

Lamak dah sik mandik d sungei ehhss... Nway, the Gov shud take action... Tuk dah tahun berapa.... Sik patut sekda aek paip bersih ke setiap rumah walaupun kawasan terpencil...

Ayie said...

those kinds of time together are well treasured...nice river.

Ivy Metaga said...

besttt lah mandi sungai ya ...

Samantha said...

You might need some handy water purifier tablets. In case you get too thirsty to boil the water before drinking hehe. Maybe there's no political target at your area which is why it's not exactly a priority to them :/ Not like the Bakin dam or something.

Willie said...

MsTikot > Cuma pakaian jak moden. Hahaha

BJA > Oh Yes! Thank U. So far, I am satisfied with my D60.

AmieyAlen > Ish! Jgn disebut buaya tuh.

Mahirah Kamaludin > Hahaha...nasib baik tak bercanda di tepi pantai.

AmirFx > Mek org tok macam di anak tirikan.

Ayie > Yes. Bathing in a river sometimes bring us joy.

IvyMetaga > Jom la dtg to my kampung?

Samantha > Ya. But we are the strong supporters of govt. Wonder why still no clean water for us.

cdason said...

used to do this years ago in my village in the kampung. The advantage is that rivers are kept clean so that everyone can use it. The disadvantage now that the river is no longer the main source of water is that no one bothers about the river anymore.=(

-cyrildason.com

Willie said...

Cdason > Very true

lvynana said...

best nyer mandi sungai, esp masa cuaca panas mcm ni.

Ida Athanazir said...

sure sejuk aik nya. So sweet foto of ur wife!