Are you a nature-enthusiast like me?
Have you ever called up some close friends, and out suggested that we all go for some nature sightseeing & photography?
Last July 2009, i was busy with work and XeRoZ went to Ulu Langat's famous waterfalls, Sg. Gabai for photography.
I was left behind.
I was left behind, and wasn't very happy with it!
So, since TianChad has bought a brand new DSLR, i thought i'd organize a nature sightseeing & photography trip there.
We had half-boiled eggs as breakfast. It was very delicious, because kampung eggs are hard to come by.
This is the normal-sized, oval-shaped egg.
Whereas the kampung egg, is spherical-shaped, smaller-sized egg.
After filling our empty stomach, we continued our journey deep into the village.
Green trees welcomed us, and the air was so fresh!
We paid RM1/person. So totalled up to RM4.
As we were happily discussing about finding secluded spot with breathtaking sceneries, we were stopped by this uncle.
He informed us that BIG CAMERA's are not allowed.
If you want to bring in the DSLR, entry fee for EACH DSLR IS RM5
On what reasons?
1. Misuse of Camera.
I find this is a lame reason, because, what do you mean when you say DSLR owners misuse their camera? Don't normal compact digicam too can be used to capture photos? Why only charge DSLR? Any peeping tom or pervert can still misuse their cameras by snapping people bathing/changing/swimming and etc.
2. Haven been charging for big camera for years.
I find this reason not valid, you can google search about this waterfall and find many nature lovers brought their DSLR to capture the breathtaking view.
3. This is law.
What kind of law is this? Please specify what law states that DSLRs must be charged upon entering a waterfall?
In short, this whole sh*t is ridiculous!
The DSLR "entrance" fee is more expensive than our entrance fee.
And so we left, infuriated.
And we vowed, to never return to this place again.
People are not only destroyer of nature, but are milking money from it too.
It's too late...
(Read more at XeRoZ's blog: here)