SEREMBAN: The state authorities has vowed to rid the favored seashores in Port Dickson of their “pasar tani” (farmers’ market) picture by making certain that traders don’t arrange their tents indiscriminately alongside its well-known shoreline.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun mentioned though the traders have been urged not to “monopolise” the seaside, the attraction had fallen on deaf ears.
“This situation was mentioned beforehand and the traders promised to restrict the variety of tents alongside the seaside.
“However, once they noticed enormous crowds turning up in the course of the Chinese New Year and faculty holidays, they broke their promise and put up tents in every single place,” he informed reporters on Thursday (Feb 3).
Aminuddin mentioned he was additionally conscious that many guests have been upset by this, with some describing the seashores as seaside pasar tani.
Previously, it had been agreed that the traders would solely be allowed to put up tents upon request by picnickers.
Beachgoers had additionally complained on social media that Port Dickson was dropping its lustre due to this apply.
Some picnickers additionally complained that they have been requested to transfer from a specific spot alongside the seaside to make method for the traders’ tents.
Others mentioned they might hardly see the seaside and sea as their view was blocked by tents.
Aminuddin mentioned the gang that turned up on the resort city from final Friday (Jan 28) was the most important since interstate journey was allowed once more in the course of the National Recovery Plan.
Hotels and homestays have been additionally closely booked, he added.
“The traders most likely noticed this as a chance to earn more money as they’d been badly affected by Covid-19 restrictions beforehand.
“But we can not enable our beachfront to be lined with tents,” he mentioned.
He added that the Port Dickson Municipal Council was most likely unable to act on the general public complaints owing to a scarcity of manpower in the course of the vacation interval, in addition to visitors congestion.
“There might have been extra issues if the council had taken motion on the day,” he mentioned with out elaborating.
Aminuddin mentioned the council could be requested to meet the traders once more and people who have been registered with it will be allowed to put up a restricted variety of tents.