Members of Lions Club, Ipoh City Watch, Council workers and Canning State Assemblyman, Wong Kah Woh and his team organised a clean-up of Polo Ground ala gotong royong on the morning of Saturday, October 3. The mass clean-up of the city’s favourite public park by a combined force of some 80 personnel was prompted by fears of dengue that has been plaguing the city of late.
“The objective of the gotong royong is to help resolve a long-standing problem affecting Ipohites. We’ll concentrate on clearing mosquito-breeding areas within this much-loved park and, hopefully, help to reduce cases of dengue,” said Dato’ Dr Wenddi Anne Chong, the coordinator of this joint Lions’ community and environment project.
“Polo Ground is a favourite with Ipohites. It’s a place where people come to exercise and to spend their free time. Thus it’s only proper to not only keep it clean, but mosquito-free as well” added Wenddi, the proprietor of Marianis, a fine-dining restaurant in town.