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aurora97
20-05-2007, 05:55 PM
Reference to TheStar Article:

Nation
Sunday May 20, 2007
Another Singaporean killed by falling tree at Gunung Ledang

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/5/20/nation/20070520163548&sec=nation

Tourist/visitors are being killed in accidents like this are one (even one death is too many!) too many, the state gov and prk authorities should seriously consider putting up more safety meassure before Gunung Ledang turns into a "Killer destination". :mad:

One death = freak accident
two death = coicidence
three deaths = ?

nyem
20-05-2007, 08:12 PM
what do you expect them to do, cut down all the trees? The incident happened during a storm and freak accidents can happen.

isarahim
20-05-2007, 08:35 PM
Are Singaporeans specifically targetted?

aurora97
21-05-2007, 01:34 AM
I can't imagine being killed on a camping trip or on holiday in a foreign country, isn't there suppose to be like a proper clearing in park premises for campers?

isarahim
yeah so far two Singaporeans died in gunung ledang, both located not far from each other.

Visit Malaysian 2007 suprises

saml
21-05-2007, 08:22 AM
I have not been to gunung ledang so I cannot comment on the camping facilities but if the rest of the country are anything to go by I do not suppose that there is a clearing for the setting up of camps where there are utilities and decent toilet facilities available. Anyone who has been there? Accidents happen and well maybe the place is popular with singaporeans. My condolences to the families of the bereaved and I hope that our forumners do not trivialise the accident by making uncalled for remarks.

Eastern Citizen
21-05-2007, 04:53 PM
Gunung Ledang is a popular place camp destination becuase it is still very much the great outdoors and not manicured like some ofthe camp sites that you can imagine places in the west would have. Thus, it is very very important that when one goes to such places to respect nature at all times and to always be observant to minimise any untoward incidents. Accidents can and will continue to occur and we just have to be super-extra careful, is all. As with saml, I too would like to offer my condolences to the families of the bereaved.

TheDoer
14-07-2009, 02:04 PM
Anybody knows where exactly the accidents happen? I'm planing to go there soon. Any Tree falling, or mugging incidents below Kolam Puteri?

Anybody know where we can find a summary of incidents there?

Sentinel
14-07-2009, 02:40 PM
Are Singaporeans specifically targetted?Where have you been hiding brader?

Anyway, there are more Singaporeans on Gunung Ledang than any other nationalities. It is a favourite destination for them on long weekends but more so by "corporate training packages". Back in 2006 alone, I went up to Gunong Ledang 3 times on three separate weekends for corporate training, one in-house team building program and 2 external training programs (8th Habit - Stephen Covey and Blue Ocean).

I guess when there are more Singaporeans, the odds are stacked against them that the trees will "target" them when they do get uprooted...