2. What does Pantai Hill Watch do?
We document bad practices and present it to visitors to make a conscious decision on resort choice. Residents benefit other residents by sharing information and suggestions that are useful in improving communal life on the hill.
4. Who can join Pantai Hill Watch?
All residents who do not run resorts, are inclined towards nature conservation and protection and have interest in communal living are eligible.
6. How can Pantai Hill visitors help residents?
When visitors become aware of a resort’s continued bad practices, they can help by not giving them business and recommend others to follow. Visitors can refrain from making excessive noise by choosing to holiday in small groups that are non-party and non-corporate (no team building sessions). Visitors can also submit a complaint to Pantai Hill Watch via its website.
8. How is a resort defined?
A property with amenities like a swimming pool and cooking faclities which is available for daily rental with hired staff is deemed a resort (on Pantai Hill). Property owners who do not permanently reside at the premise further implies this resort definition.
10. Who does Pantai Hill Watch work with to enforce regulation?
Our first choice are visitors themselves and their critique of a resort. Subsequent players include the local police, village headman, indigenous population and the Town Council in Nilai.
12. What do the laws actually say?
Sale & Purchase by-laws (5th schedule)
– Buildings erected must be for dwelling only and the build-up must not be more than 1/5 of the land
– No burning of building materials or rubbish on the said land
– No offensive activity which can be an annoyance or nuisance to the neighbourhood
– Land to be used for residential and agricultural purposes only
Section 115 of the National land Code
– Buildings erected on the land can only be for a dwelling-house and agriculture use
– Dwelling house structure must not occupy more than 20% of the land