A STOMPer visited Bukit Timah Nature Reserve recently and noticed that park users had turned a corner of the reserve into a junkyard. Holes had also been cut in a fence around a cliff face, despite the warning signs placed on it.
In an email to STOMP today (Mar 17), he wrote:
"I spotted these when I was cycling on the bicycle trail at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
"The junk yard is located at the edge of the forest reserve near Dairy Farm Road opposite Petir Road.
"You can see many discarded plastic pails, bottles, nets and vehicular parts there.
"Some adventurous hikers have also cut holes in this fence to get near to the cliff beyond.
"The signboard reads 'Cliff Edge. Danger. Do not go beyond this point', but did not appear to deter them."
How unfortunate that a nature reserve has to put up with such abuse. But then again, given the sorry state of one of our other nature reserves, somehow I'm not surprised at our inability as a nation to appreciate the value and worth of our natural heritage.