Love Our Ocean

Finished on: 19/01/2019

Location: Semporna Jetty, Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia

Event story

SEMPORNA: About 1,295kg of garbage was collected around Kampung Balimbang on Pulau Bum Bum by volunteer groups through the implementation of a beach cleaning programme here today.

The 90-minute programme started at 7.30am with 132 volunteers from the Sabah Malaysian Muslim Welfare Fund Foundation (YDKMM), Balimbang Youth Club, Tinagayan Youth Club, Semporna Fire and Rescue Team, Semporna Mara Polytechnic College as well as villagers.

YDKMM Sabah chairman, Sittilin Salleh, said the programme was organised to introduce the edu-volunteerism concept that educates while raising awareness as well as sharing basic knowledge of the environment.

“The programme will be an ongoing social project under YDKMM and we will extend it to other islands in Sabah,” she told Bernama.

Meanwhile, a villager, Siti Rokayah Darhan, 41, hoped that more cleaning programmes would be implemented after this because the ‘gotong royong’ to clean up the garbage can beautify Pulau Bum Bum. –BERNAMA

Amount of bags collected

111 binbags collected