Pantai Hill Orchard Wars – the fight over water and noise

Pantai Hill residents want peace

We want peace but it looks impossible to achieve

The last few weeks on Pantai Hill has been stressful. We have seen an escalation of conflict between residents and resort operators. The issues once again revolved around water and noise. The stubborn hazy-dry weather, over consumption of water, aggressive vandalism and selfish behaviour of some resorts and individuals have sparked another heated exchange – ending with very little to show – as the call of peace was quietly rejected.

A resident and resort proposed a newly re-worked Community Agreement but this was also dead in the water.

Dear visitors and guests to Pantai Hill Orchard. Let me be clear. There is tension in these hills. Please be aware of angry residents who may not welcome you because – certain resorts you may be staying at are behaving SELFISHLY and are irresponsible as a member of the Pantai Hill Orchard Resort community.

There is an an ongoing legal battle, noise issues are inadequately addressed and issues with the quality of the water (right now) is problematic, because the levels are so low that most of the water coming through the pipes are a-washed in mud and slush from our main tank.

Some recently unacceptable actions by the Pantai Hill Orchard Resort Community:
1. Water shortage has pushed Awanmulan to collect water above the Pantai community line – compromising our water collection.
2. Awanmulan defended their actions by pointing fingers at another resort and arrogantly left us in the dark regarding their water collection
3. Breakdown in community communication has resulted in, inefficient and haphazard water collection methods, undermining the stability of our water collection and basic living for residents.
4. Vandalism of The Dusun’s water pipe – slashed/punctured and stuffed with plastics.
5. Noise complaints by residents not respected by resort operators – push residents to react directly at their guests. Serenity Sanctuary and The Shorea have been very poor in their response to residents affected by their oversight.
6. Quality of water and its origins are not clearly made known to visitors. The risk factor has increased due to persistently low water levels.(compounded by our community conflict)

Dear visitors, as you can see – these are unresolved issues leading to high tensions on Pantai Hill. As paying guests, you should be aware of what you are signing up to, paying for and the kind of environment you are coming into at Pantai Hill Orchard Resort.

There were also calls and offers to host a ‘Peace Talk’ by some residents but it seems – that to is fading into oblivion. Just like most things – majority will not do anything until something DRASTIC happens. Peace is not always the obvious choice when profit and ego is around 😦


The Shorea – Dishonest, Irresponsible & Greedy – Removes facebook comments

After being investigated by the Police for hosting and allowing a Techno party with drugs to continue (despite furious complaints by their neighbours) – The Shorea embarks on a PR campaign to protect its brand name by deleting (constructive comments) and removing the ability to comment on its facebook page.

Below is the evidence of what was posted and subsequently deleted by The Shorea.

deleted comments on he shorea facebook page

Comments posted on The Shorea’s facebook page deleted.

Pantai Hill visitor and worker trash

Pantai Hill Orchard resort trash

These pictures are all taken at the entrance of the Pantai Hill gate. In the mornings, construction workers gather here before going up to the site. This is where resort workers come and open the gates for visitors and sometimes the workers and visitors do a ‘quick one’. We hope that all contractors inform their workers of this unacceptable behaviour. Resort operators and residents building or doing any renovation works also need to inform their contractor to keep a strict eye on the rubbish accumulated at the entrance gate.Pantai Hill Resort Gates

Pantai Hill getaway – Shocking Heart Ache!

Pantai Hill orchard resort new toxic dumpThis incredible act of indecency. This barbaric behaviour of disconnect is truely unbelievable!!!Pantai Hill trash adds to environment destruction

We saw it for the first time earlier this week. We think its quite recent. Does anyone have information on the ‘savages’ that did this horrendous act? Please let us know.

Pantai Hill trash adds to environment destructionThe location of this spot is very near Vijay and Prema’s house. It may be quite easy to trace if it came from inside Pantai Hill’s gates. The rubbish contents include fibre glass wool, green paint, plastic strips and used paint buckets ….Somehow we need to sort this out.
Pantai Hill trash adds to environmental destruction

Trash everywhere – Pantai Hill Orchard Resort

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Development on the hill leaves its ugly scars. This is the work of Foo Ah Kow and his boys.  This is the original contractor that the developer commissioned to build homes for Pantai Hill. He will often appear neutral and approachable. But looks can be deceiving. He has a ‘God Father’ persona on the hill. So, dear visitors, please if you care for this nice place, bring this rubbish issue up with your resorts and if you do see this white-haired man – Foo Ah Kow riding his bike around, please say something to him.