Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Taman Tasik Cempaka Bandar Baru Bangi

One place  that people in Bandar Baru Bangi converge is Taman  Tasik Cempaka, a nicely designed lake garden planted with lots of Cempaka trees. The lake  is man made and waist deep but it is  not that huge and encircled  with a jogging  track . The distance of the track is around 2-3 kilometers and yours truly always jog in the morning to loosen up the muscles. On  Saturdays  people from all walks of life would gather there  in the early worning to do a work out in the form of aerobic exercise or poco poco dancing led by a very experience instructor. The joggers at the  lake would always  be accompanied by a blaring noice from the aerobic dancing   throughout the lake .

The dirty lake
An accident waiting to happen

The place is clearly a nice venue that the folks in Bandar Baru Bangi would release their tension. However, one not so good thing about the lake is that it is not a very clean place . Every morning I see workers using the machine blowers clearing up the leaves but the cleaning would only  focus on certain areas especially the main entrance of the garden . The other areas of the Taman Tasik Cempaka especially the area facing the housing units are ignored or very rarely taken care of. As a result, you see rubbish scattered everywhere . The dustbins that are placed in some of the places at the garden are not working properly or they have been vandalized by irresponsible people. The sad thing about the Kajang local council is that they they don't  take the necessary steps to repair or replace the damaged dustbins. I notice that they have been in that bad conditions for a long time.

The bridge linking the two sections of the lake

If you walk along the jogging track you will notice that there are nice lamposts arranged all along the jogging track. The design of the lamposts is neo-classical and they don't look that  bad. But if you look closely at the lamposts you will notice that the wires are protruding dangerously  from its proper socket. Someone must have taken the electrical parts of the lampposts and have inadvertently exposed the wires. The exposed wires are really dangerous to the young users of the garden. They just might touch the live wires and the consequences are obvious for us to see. It is just a matter of time that someone will get electrocuted by the exposed wires. I think only then the local council will start the blaming game.

The exposed wires of the lampost

Taman Tasik Cempakaa is divided by two sections and  is connected by a wooden bridge. The bridge is rather long and supported by a two  small metal pillars positioned almost at the two ends of the bridge which was built quite long ago. One thing about the  bridge is that the wooden  floor of the bridge has worn out. Some of the wooden planks need to be urgently  replaced. I'm not suprised that one day someone heavy  might just step on the decrepit planks and would just fall through and go staright to the tasik. It is just an accident waiting to happen.

Taman Tasik Cempaka is quite a nice place to be especially in th afternoon when the weather is not too hot. It is also a place for the young couple too be together to really express their feelings. However, the place now is now not very well kept and could also be a  dangerous place for children. I hope that those responsible for the upkeep of the graden to act upon the  complaints from the public. It is hope that the place will once  again be  a nice garden   especially when you are with your family members.

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