Residents around Bukit Damansara have complained that everytime there was a concert at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Club, there'd be traffic congestion and horrendous littering with rubbish piled-up the morning after.
The report HERE.
So, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has decided to not approve applications to hold big-scale concerts at the premises.
The “12 Hours Live with Chivalry” concert held last Saturday was the club’s last.
Frankly, I don't see what the fuss is all about and if you ask me, I think DBKL is hasty in making the decision.
In the first place, the club is not within the Bukit Damansara area and residential homes are across the other side...in fact out of sight.
If anyone should be complaining, it should be the Sri Hartamas residents who would need to use the road in front of the club. But they're not the ones making a din.
Besides, the concerts were usually on weekends.
I use the club road almost everyday to get home (I live in Taman Tun Dr Ismail). Sure, whenever there was a concert, the road(s) would be jammed and congested. But, we could still go through.
Sure, there'd be littering -- post-pasar malam rubbish is worse.
What you need is regulating the traffic and the parking during major events at the club.
At the recent international golf tournament at the KLGCC , the area was so jammed, but there were people directing motorists and it was ok.
The trouble with -- I hate to say it -- SOME Malaysian authorities is that they always opt for a convenient way out. If there's a problem, you ban this, ban that. You stop this, yous top that yadayada. Easy, what. No need to think.
But you need to think. Just a little. Plan a little.
People are selfish, you know. Always never in their backyard. In this case, it's not even in the yards -- front or back.
And I honestly think that Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Club is really a good venue for concerts -- big or small.