Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tourists & Public TAKE NOTE: Ban on horses, ATVs in Batu Ferringhi

Hmm, I believe our beach will be safer with the action of banning these 2 activities, just wondering what new tactics will the operators coming up with after on:
Penang’s North-east district land office will put up billboards at Batu Ferringhi to inform the public that horse riding and beach buggies (all-terrain vehicle) are now banned activities at the beach.

State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the office would soon put up the billboards while the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) will intensify its enforcement.

“The billboards will let the operators and beach-goers know that these activities are no longer available.

“So far we have been advising the operators that the activities are prohibited. We haven’t seized any buggies yet.

“However, the council had earlier confiscated several horses that have been claimed back by the operators. We have advised them to sell off the horses,” he said after launching an intermediate Chinese course at Han Chiang College on Saturday.

The council had in November last year decided to ban commercial horse rides and beach buggies on the Batu Ferringhi beach starting this month to protect beach goers.

An MPPP online poll earlier had shown that 69.2% of 501 respondents disagreed that beach buggies be allowed on the beach while 40.1% were against horse rides.
I still remembered few years back when I went to the beach there after so many years of my last visit. It was filled with beach activities and operators and touts everywhere. Can't I just sit along the beach and enjoy the breeze?

1 comment:

HL said...

Horse riding is common at Batu Feringghi Beach, but how about the ATV ? ATV is quite rare to see in Batu feringghi Beach I guess :p