Wednesday, January 28, 2009

There is hope.

A few months ago they cleared our irrigation canal (in Lipat Kajang for 'sawah @ baruh'), flood prevention probably but at least there is hope for future development.

Just heard that someone (not from Lipat Kajang directly but someone with Lipat Kajang connections) has plan to develop Lipat Kajang. Pray hard that he will succeed. (Saya juga berdoa bersama).

I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel…………. hopefully big bright light that can illuminate the whole of Lipat Kajang.

He has plan to start a reindeer (“rusa”) farm (so I understand), probably a Homestay scheme, and pleasure cruise on a ‘rakit’ in the ‘sawah’. Lipat Kajang has got one of the biggest area of ‘sawah’ in Temerloh (Pahang) not fully or usefully utilized now. Great idea.

I also heard that some else has the idea of starting a Homestay scheme in the kampong.

And I have always felt that when the Paya Lanjut and Paya Cerok Panjang are full of water, we can always start a scheme of row boating (either English style or Malay style with ‘prahu’ and ‘pengayuh’) in those ‘paya’. Added to that someone may like to start a scheme of commercial fishing, (I am pretty sure such scheme can attract local tourists ……… except that they may be adverse to ‘lintah’ in those ‘paya’). I know sometime back the ‘paya’ were full of ‘lampang jawa’. The kampong may benefit indirectly and maybe directly from such tourist coming into Lipat Kajang.

Anyone wanting to start Night Safari, touring the kampong at night, in a 4WD, looking for wild animals?

But before we can even think of tourists (foreign or local) coming to Lipat Kajang, we have to clean our acts. Houses has got to be beautified (if necessary repaired and painted over. The question is “who is going to pay?”), grass cut, compound cleaned, under the house to be tidied up and flowers planted in the garden. And most of all the cow dungs (tahi lembu) must be cleaned up. And finally bushes along our kampong road edges must be cut and trimmed. Otherwise ‘malu besar’.

And Lipat Kajang folks to be properly (and extensively) briefed on what to expect in the future of and for the kampong and their support sought.

Lipat Kajang people (or decendents) are encouraged to participate& contribute (Orang Lipat Kajang, atau keturunan, di jemput memberi sumbangan idea)

1 comment:

  1. there is plenty of hope, but we cannot keep on placing our hope on other people, we ourselves must turn all that hope into success by giving commitments and sacrifices, we must be responsible enough as sons of the soil to be "the hope" of the community