New Taman Tasik Titiwangsa Has Already Been Vandalised

The revamped park had only been open for five hours.

Cover image via Noor Fazlina Rosley/Facebook

Taman Tasik Tititwangsa just reopened on Sunday, 15 December, after being closed for a year due to upgrading works

Image via DBKL
Image via DBKL

However, after reportedly being open for just five hours yesterday, the park was already vandalised by the public. In a Facebook post that has gone viral, trash was seen strewn all over the ground and words were scratched onto a new sign.

Noor Fazlina Rosley, who is the Project Implementation and Building Maintenance Department senior assistant director (architect) of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), posted footage in a Facebook post, which has since been shared over 4,000 times.

According to her post, people were also spotted using bicycles rented from unlicensed bicycle operators and cycling on pedestrian pathways

* * Baru 5 jam dibuka...: - vandalisma di papan tanda; - buang sampah merata2 (tapi kenapa, ya, kalau pergi ke taman2 di luar negara, kita pandai pula jaga kebersihan???); - penggunaan basikal melalui operator tak berlesen; - sudah lah guna operator basikal tak berlesen, ada percubaan nak naik ke atas pejalan kaki (warna kelabu) pula tu Sayangi lah kami dan taman2 kami sebagaimana kami sayangi anda semua.... #TamanTasikTitiwangsa buka bermula hari ini 15.12.2019, 6 pagi hingga 10 malam. #RiverOfLifeKL

Posted by Noor Fazlina Rosley on Saturday, December 14, 2019

Since then, netizens have been sharing their comments on the matter

Image via Facebook
Image via Facebook

Fazlina explained to SAYS that vandals can be held accountable with existing by-laws

"Any person who acts in contravention of any above shall be guilty of an offence under the Parks (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) By-Laws 2012 and Vandalism (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) By-Laws 1991, and shall be liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding RM2,000or a term imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both such fine and imprisonment," she shared.

The park was closed in September last year for DBKL to carry out for renovation and upgrading works.

According to The Star, the park was complete with a maze garden, Banjaran canopy walkway, children's waterplay park, and two playgrounds.

Guys, we can certainly do better than this:

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