We know it’s not a problem unique to Langkawi, and in fact much of South-East Asia, indeed, much of the world suffers from the same ailment, the detritus of humans, washed up and unloved on the beaches.
How much of this stuff gets into the ocean is something we should all be thinking about, as we should about the cleaning up of it.
It’s very sad to take a walk along the sand at sunset and have to dodge the terrible effects of our inability to pick-up after ourselves.
Take a walk with us along a very short stretch of Langkawi beachfront.
and saddest of all, the consequences.
Far be it that we should pass judgement on how others live, but…….
Imagine if you were an official on a tourist resort island, and, one of your main attractions was the beach…….a beach that provides income for many many small businesses…….I don’t think you need to be Einstein to be able to work out some kind of system of maintenance in return for the ability to earn an income from said beach.
search the internet for beach clean tractor
All photos copyright Ross Duncan