Surprise Visit by Health Authorities to Pantai Hill Orchard Resort

Visit from NS Ministry of Health and Special water unit BKSA

Visit by Ministry of Health (NS) and BKSA (a licensing unit monitoring water usage from rivers)

Just when we thought the Malaysian rule of law was indeed a farce, these two governmental bodies turned up and caught us by surprise.

They requested to be shown our water source and pursued an investigation into water quality and water usage by all resorts and residents on Pantai Hill Orchard.

I guess the free and wild days of our spring water usage may be on its last legs, especially for resort operators. Other licensing issues and acts contravening land laws and penalties were highlighted. They have asked us to await their directive for the next steps forward.

We love this hill called Pantai Hill Orchard and we certainly hope that a little pain now will avert a catastrophic destruction later on.

Kampung Pantai villages say – Reputation Matters

Last week, the Kampung Pantai community leaders and representatives met up to discuss issues affecting Kampung Pantai.

They cited Pantai Hill Orchard Resort as an ongoing concern needing attention. They are worried that resorts on Pantai Hill may be generating a ‘BAD’ name for Kampung Pantai at large.

Here are a list of their concerns:

1. Resorts and residents are: ‘Elites of Kampung Pantai’ integrating poorly with rest of the village

2. Resorts don’t have Muslims in mind as their operations are deemed non-halal in many areas

3. Resorts have been a venue for prostitution activities

4. Resorts have been a venue for drug parties

5. Ongoing battle between resorts and residents draws bad publicity and attention from local authorities