"reverie" - a daydream; a fanciful idea or theory
Rubbish Problem in Kuantan
This is a photographic essay illustrating the rubbish problem in Kuantan. Just a 20-minute stroll from my apartment produced abundant examples of both the laziness of people to properly dispose of rubbish, and the awful absence of adequate rubbish bins.
It is such a shame that this uncivilised attitude has been allowed to foster, seemingly over generations, due to the complete lack of awareness that dropping litter and polluting the ground is wrong.
I have a constant reverie that Malaysia will one day be as clean and cultured as nearby Singapore, because of a truth, they are worlds apart.
The trail of trash starts right here with a drinks bottle
A paper cup lay on the grass
A collection of tomatoes idle on the road outside Tunas Manja Transit Point superstore
The upside-down wheels and base of a chair lie under this billboard
A stray medicinal bottle
A matchbox thrown carelessly on the floor
A parking coupon discarded on the ground
A dirty nappy unbelievably left on the grass beside a main road
The next day I went on a bike ride to the post office. Here's some of the 'sights' from my journey.
A toothpick on the road
An extremely common sight in Kuantan - cigarette boxes
A lost dummy/pacifier
Somebody threw their empty cup on the floor 100 yards from the Pahang State Mosque
Two empty cartons of chocolate milk have been wedged into the gap of a drain cover
Even bigger items like cardboard boxes are not spared life on the streets
An odd slipper with accompanying plastic bag lying by the roadside
Some sort of strap. Nowhere to put it, just drop it...
Mangled cans of Tiger Beer pollute the lovely little park opposite my apartment
A face mask...
An abandoned sports shoe adorns this aisle
Perhaps most alarming of all - a sofa chair left beside the road which has become a rubbish bin!
Does your home town or country suffer from similar rubbish problems?