Man Goes Hiking But Instead Ends Up Collecting 10KG Worth Of Trash At Terengganu Waterfall

Hafizi said it took him almost 40 minutes to get back down, but it was worth it.

Cover image via @hafizitajudin (TikTok)

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A young man recently took it upon himself to collect and carry down as much as 10kg of litter from a trail leading up to Janda Mandi waterfall in Kemaman, Terengganu

Sharing his experience on TikTok, Hafizi Tajudin, fondly known as Pok Jie to his followers, said he could not help but stop his hike after seeing all the rubbish littered around the area.

The 27-year-old local told Sinar Harian that he and his friend, Nuralia Faziera, initially only picked up empty water bottles left by previous irresponsible hikers during their way up to the waterfall.

However, they finally cancelled their picnic plans when they stumbled upon a huge pile of rubbish sitting in a black plastic bag, and decided to bring it down.

Hafizi said it looked like the trash had been sitting there for over a week and he worried it would invite more people to pollute the trail

"Among the rubbish we found included drink bottles, food packaging, and used face masks. If this rubbish is not disposed of properly, over time it will increase and pollute the environment," he said.

They paused to continue collecting rubbish they found on the way down before finally reaching the entrance, where there were dumpsters to throw them away.

Hafizi told the Malay daily that it took him almost 40 minutes to go through 1km of jungle with the heavy bag on his back, but he said it was worth it.

The 27-year-old's considerate deed went viral over the weekend

His TikTok video was shared by Facebook page Discovery Terengganu, which garnered over two million views since it was posted on Friday, 22 October.

Many netizens thanked and praised him for taking care of the environment.

Image via Facebook

Meanwhile, others expressed regret that Malaysians were still not civic-minded and needed to be educated to not litter in public places.

Image via Facebook

Hafizi told SAYS that he never expected his video to go viral as the advice was mostly for his friends and followers on TikTok.

However, grateful for the opportunity to spread the message, he said, "I hope that my video will bring awareness to all Malaysians. Don't forget to throw your rubbish in the right place!"

Watch Hafizi's TikTok here:


Alam yang Allah dah cipta tu memang indah. Tapi boleh jadi rosak akibat tangan manusia sendiri. Jadi manusia yang bertanggungjawab! #PokJie #hiking

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Malaysians still have a long way to go in learning how to take care of the environment:

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