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Friendship Park - Fish Gone..
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if you read the news yesterday about the incident at friendship garden, i think all the fish died due to the murky water.

Council defended that the park was never designed for any fish. its the public who released the fish into the man-made pond.

Some public argued that the coucil didn't put up signs or warning about releasing fish.

As for me, I am personally sadden by the incident. Look at the attachment. Thats the photo I took last year. and you probably won't see that again.

the news today from Borneo Post.:

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KUCHING: Fish in the pond used to be the main attraction of Friendship Park here.

And the recent dead fish incident had caused disappointment to the public who frequently visited the park.

A teenager who requested anonymity said she often visited the park just to look at the fish, adding that the dead fish incident was shocking and disappointing to her.

In a report on the dead fish incident at Friendship Park in The Borneo Post on Oct 4, a Kuching South City Council (MBKS) spokesman was quoted as saying that the pond was never designed for fish and therefore the council never released any fish into it.

He was quoted saying: “It’s the public who released the fish into the pond and fed them.”

He said the intention was good but oil from the bread and buns like butter and coconut buns would probably caused the water to turn oily and murky and overtime, the fish population in the pond multiplied to such an extent that they caused the water to be murkier and the water pump to malfunction.

Responding to this, the teenager said she was not sure if the council never released any fish into the pond.

“I remember when the first time I visited the park when it was opened in 2005, there were already beautiful Japanese Carp in the pond.

“And if the council never released any fish into the pond why were there signboards indicating no fishing in the park?,” she asked.

She said she used to see public releasing fish fry into the pond but never knew that the pond was not meant for fish and thought that others might not be aware of it as well because there was no signboard saying that the public could not release fish into the pond.

“Feeding the fish in the pond with bread and buns could have resulted in the murky water but at the same time being able to feed the fish was what made the park so special,” she added.

She hoped that after the repair works were done, the fish should be placed back into the pond and proper maintenance measures taken.

Not to forget, necessary signboards must be placed in the park to avoid such incident from recurring, she said.

Meanwhile, another member of the public who requested anonymity said it was his first time to the park and he was in the park after he heard about the dead fish incident.

“Although this is my first time to the park, I quite like this place because it is so beautiful and peaceful but I guess I was a bit too late to witness the fish in the pond.

“I believe that the scenery here would have been far more beautiful when the fish were still alive,” he added.

A couple who were seen having their lunch break at the park was also disappointed with the incident.

“Every evening one can see children feeding the fish and they are excited about it. Looking at their excitement makes us happy as well. But now, it’s all gone,” they lamented.

They pointed out that, visitors at the park were not only from nearby areas but some came from far away to relax in the beautiful garden and look at the fish.

“The fish were the beauty of the park,” they added.


http://www.theborneopost.com/?p=25714

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I believe the main cause of the dead was due to hot weather, low water level, over population and oil from feed caused low oxygen level in the water at night when the algae inside the water also consuming oxygen. It is not difficult to solve the problem for fish keeping as it is not the only pond in Sarawak with fish. The pond is big and deep and it is a perfect condition for keeping fish.

Aeration is required by providing mechanical pedals type of aeration device like in commercial fish pond. Allowable fish feed could only be used to feed the fish. Public is not allowed to use the left over bread from bakery that is oily as the residual oil will prevent oxygen from the air to dissolve in the water.

With so many gurus in Kuching in keeping kois, the coucil shall not have shortage of advice if they dare to ask. Previously I kept more than 10 kois of average size of 2 feets in a small fibre tank of 8 feet x 4 feet x 2 feet depth. But this is done with effective bio filter system. The water is crystal clear and I never change the water for five years.

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so sad the fishes are gone...its weird tat de council says tat de pond are nt built for a fish pond...i mean its even weirder tat any public wanted to release expensive koi fish there ....de council noticed tat de fish has multiplied over de years since it was opened, knowing tat de public feeding of food items tat arent suitable to de fish, then de council shld have put up a notice board within de area.

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chica wrote:
so sad the fishes are gone...its weird tat de council says tat de pond are nt built for a fish pond...i mean its even weirder tat any public wanted to release expensive koi fish there ....de council noticed tat de fish has multiplied over de years since it was opened, knowing tat de public feeding of food items tat arent suitable to de fish, then de council shld have put up a notice board within de area.


the council just don't wish to be blame for the incident. in another words "I am not responsible for that, *points finger*"

but again, whoever is to be blame, I hope all parties can work together so this won't happen again. the pond is indeed large for some maintenance work.

possily some of the dead fountains here shows how bad the water has been. there were 8 fountains i think and left 3 working ones if i am not mistaken.

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yup, de fountain are nt all functioning...given a long run, am nt sure how long de facilities in de park would last...i love taking de pics around the park ..wait til reformat them n upload them here...u hv any collections too?

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I have very large photo collection of Friendship Park. one of my favourite place for photography

Link Here are some existing ones. some are taken by me and some are contributed by the members. I still have alot that I didn't upload here.

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the council is not responsible for this. is the public. y put fish into the pond and blame other? that is what the public only know how to do

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the council is not responsible for this. is the public. y put fish into the pond and blame other? that is what the public only know how to do


No one really confirm who really put the fish there. as stated in the news. already got fish at the pond when the park was open.

besides having a "living" thing at the park makes the park more alive. now the council shud really look into this. indirectly the fishes at the park became a very very popular place for local and tourist to visit.

time for them to do some renovation.

Luckily, they still manage to save some fish.

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already confirm that the public put the fish into the pond. the public should look into the matter seriously and dont make stupid mistake anymore

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Now... there is something really fishy here... if my memory didn't serve me wrong the council did put some fish in. It was not only the public. If not mistaken the Koi's in the pond is from the council and probably the tilapia, Flower Horn (LO han) tortoise are from the public.

And another I would like to point out how can they say the pond is not design for fish? I nearly laugh my butt off when I read that part. If it was not meant for fishes, first they should have put up a notice up there. But you know what type of notice did they put up? If you guys go to the friendship park take a look at the sign. There is one sign that says NO FISHING! Now a question, if this pond was not design for fish keeping and the council will have no means to put up the no fishing sign. But why was the no fishing sign still erected together with the other notices? Its contradicting.

But I won't solely blame it on the council. I also want to blame it on the public who are irresponsible and uncivilised. Especially to those who after eating their take away food and conveniently chuck the Styrofoam boxes into the water not to mention soft drink cans. This are the people who caused the water pollution and furthermore I saw people feeding the fish with oily snacks. These people are the ones who contributed to the water pollution.

There are so many ponds in Kuching, Reservoir park and the state library the fishes are all living happily there. The council should control the population of the fish. Like in reservoir and the state lib where they organise fishing competition annually to control the pond from being overpopulated. It is the council's duty to make sure the pond is in a clean condition, which I fail to see them doing so.

Look at the picture i posted and see far right... isn't that a no fishing sign?

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