Taiping Zoo and Night Safari visitors will get to enjoy a 50 percent discount off entrance tickets by participating in the Jom Plog (Let’s Plog) 3.0 programme organised by Taiping Municipal Council (MPT).
Plogging is an activity which combines jogging with picking up litter. It started from Sweden in 2016 in light of rising concerns about pollution caused by accumulation of plastic objects.
According to MPT president Khairul Amir Mohamad Zubir, the programme is aimed to encourage the public to perform cleanliness activities via teamwork.
“Simultaneously, the programme is to educate the community to always be concerned about environmental cleanliness issues, besides prioritising personal, residential and public hygiene.
“First carried out in 2019 at the Taiping Lake Gardens, the Jom Plog programme was upgraded by expanding plogging areas to four areas in 2020, which comprised Taiping Lake Gardens itself, foothills of Bukit Larut, Jalan Berek Taiping and around Kamunting Bus Terminal.”
Khairul said so in a media statement released recently.
The Jom Plog 3.0 programme started on January 1, 2021, lasting till March 31, 2021. MPT targets more than 500 participants while retaining the four locations mentioned.
Khairul added that the programme is divided into two categories, which are Location A and Location B. Location A involves participants’ residential areas and workplaces, while the more open-natured Location B involves public places and tourist spots.
“Participants of Location B are required to register and obtain plogging equipment such as gloves and bio-degradable plastic bags from allocated checkpoints.
“Participants will then be required to snap a photo of the collected rubbish from their completed plogging activities at backdrops available in all four locations.
“Next, show the picture to Taiping Zoo’s temporary counter at Pavilion Zoo to claim a 50 percent discount pass to visit the zoo,” Khairul explained.
For more information, contact MPT’s Public Relations and Tourism Department at 05 808 0777. To register, head to the council or Taiping Community Initiative Programme’s (PINK) Facebook page.