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Published: Monday March 10, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday March 10, 2014 MYT 7:16:31 AM

Filth around night bazaar

An eyesore: Plastic bags containing rubbish are left along the pavements and are blocked from the view of garbage collectors by cars parked there.

An eyesore: Plastic bags containing rubbish are left along the pavements and are blocked from the view of garbage collectors by cars parked there.

THE night bazaar at Jalan Dagang Sb in Seri Kembangan is a popular draw.

During the day, the compound of the night bazaar is fenced and locked up but at night, the place comes alive.

However, residents and traders living nearby claim that the rubbish disposal system leaves a lot to be desired.

A check by StarMetro on two separate occasions showed that the rubbish is tied up in plastic bags and left on the walkways instead of being thrown into rubbish bins or dumpsters.

Some of the rubbish, including plastic bags and bottles end up in the drains and emit a foul smell.

Vincent Raj, 52, who frequents the area, said the rubbish bags are hidden from the view of garbage collectors during the day as cars are parked along the alley.

Raj also said he had seen people throwing rubbish, including food waste, indiscriminately.

“Nobody is doing anything about the situation,” he said.

He complained that rubbish had also accumulated in the man-made pond located near the night bazaar.

Raj said the situation usually worsened during the weekends as more people would visit the night bazaar.

“Congestion becomes an issue on Friday and Saturday, with many cars double or tripled park around the area,” he said.

M. Susila, who works in the area, said the lack of parking because of the night market deterred customers from dining in the area.

“There is hardly any parking here on weekends and this has disrupted our business,” she said.

Before the night bazaar started about three years ago, the land was used as a parking lot, she added.

Tags / Keywords: Health, Central Region, Family Community, rubbish, night bazaar, seri kembangan, jalan dagang, mpsj, parking problems

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