‘Monkey business’ goes on in condo pool

GEORGE TOWN: While many are being confined in their homes during the movement control order (MCO) period, monkeys are having a whale of a time at a condominium’s swimming pool in Tanjung Bungah.

In a video taken by a resident, dozens of monkeys could be seen taking a dip in the pool while others were “chilling out” by the poolside.

A resident, who wished to be known as Goh, said it was the first time the monkeys gathered there.

“I think the monkeys dare to come out from the hills and go to the pool because nobody was using it due to the MCO.

“It could also be due to the current hot weather.

Free for all: Monkeys seen taking a dip while others were “chilling out” at a condominium swimming pool in Tanjung Bungah, Penang.Free for all: Monkeys seen taking a dip while others were “chilling out” at a condominium swimming pool in Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

“Since our condominium is located near the hills, it is quite normal to see monkeys near the vicinity.

“They would usually look for food at the waste disposal area or sometimes perch on the windows and roofs of some of the units, ” said the 55-year-old.

Goh hoped that the management would disinfect the swimming pool after the MCO was over.

“This to ensure that the pool is clean for the residents to use, ” she said.

A representative from the management said they would be closing the pool for several days after the MCO for a thorough cleaning.

“We will send the water for test to make sure that the pool is safe for the residents to use.

“More security guards will also be deployed to patrol the area”.

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