If you're a fellow resident in Ampang then you'll know what i'm about to talk about in this post.. As many of you realize, ampang is home to Taman T.A.R, one of the very few places in KL that is still lush and rich with greenery. Many people from all walks of life make it a point to come to Taman T.A.R for their afternoon strolls with the family, or for a jog for those health enthusiasts. However, you know KL.. Nothing actually stays that beautiful for long. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying someone came and chopped off those trees. Quite the contrary, actually. The trees and plants are still standing tall and proud. It is the little creatures that inhabit this little forest and the attention they bring that causes the problem.
As you scroll down, you will see a series of pictures that'll make you go "Wow, I would love to spend my mornings and afternoons here.. It's absolutely beautiful. Picturesque!".
But then, the minute you finish scrolling down to the very last picture in this post.. Your mind is probably thinking..
"Hey! Hey! Are you sure you're supposed to be doing that??"
"What's going on? Didn't know that cars could jog too.."..ignorant fools!!
"Eh, ni dah terlebih meriah dah ni! Why are none of them jogging? Ke tunggu monyet start dulu?"
"Amboi.. Kasi anak makan ke?"
"Now, this is beautiful.. I mean, the greenery. the trees, the shade, the.. --"
"Hey! What just happened?!"
"Hmm, building a house or a fort?"
" It's amazing how dulu, hutan banyak binatang.. But sekarang ramai manusia.. What's going on? Tu siap ada couple bawak anak kecik.. Ter-switch karang baru tau!"
"Haih.. There's a sign right there! Has Malaysia stopped educating their people English? Or are the people who come here to feed the monkeys blind? Pure ignorance, me thinks!"
"Well, at least ada nombor telephone kat situ.. Wonder if anyone has ever tried calling them to report this.. I'm sure ada."
So there you go folks, as you can see, so many people come to Taman T.A.R, not to jog, but to gawk and feed the monkeys. And as if feeding monkeys when they are specifically told not to is not ignorant enough, these little "humanitarians" even see imaginary yellow parking boxes on the jogging track. How are the joggers supposed to jog now? Hurdle over the cars? God, if it would ever lead to that, Malaysia would win track and field all the time during the Olympics..
Come on, Malaysians.. Jangan lah cakap the government has to put up signs in different languages for you to understand! You're not only pestering the joggers who come, but you're also disturbing the piece of the residents in Taman T.A.R, who I'm pretty sure, bought the houses there to admire the lush greenery and fresh air. Not to see you buggers throw rubbish in the drains and smell that "oh so wonderful" odour of all banana peelings. You have brains, have you ever tried using it? Food for thought, not food for monkeys!