Many locals have lot of memory at Tanjung Aru Beach. You may find many lovers start their romance there (later they may proceed to other beach to “do” their romance, probably that’s where I came from).
A lot of changes have taken place. When I was a kid, Tanjung Aru Beach was a favourite swimming spot for many. Now very few do that, coz of the dirty water flowing to the sea from the smelly longkang (drain) nearby. In the past, I collected seashells from here, but today I find more garbage.
Besides ourselves, I am not sure who should keep the beach clean. But if we want to advertise Tanjung Aru Beach as a tourism spot, we should work harder. There are many rubbish, such as plastic bags, bottle, wood, leaves, left on the beach for many weeks and nobody cleaned them on daily basis.
Even the playground facilities in the Phillip Park worn out and rusted, not safe for the kids to play. If anything unhappy happens, who shall responsible?
Many think of changing the world but few think of changing ourselves. We also need to do our part to keep this place clean. There are dozens of dustbin around, but many still throw the junk to the sand. I think the cleanliness campaign to “educate” our people is a waste of money. Since primary school, all were already educated not to dump waste everywhere. More effort should be taken to punish those litter bugs. Littering is plainly a self-interest act, as most of them won’t throw rubbish into their house.
Dedicated to Sabah people? Give me a break please.