Hundreds of nature-deprived Malaysians throng Selangor waterfall as COVID restrictions ease (Videos)

The crowd at Sungai Pisang. Photos: Herkkk,
The crowd at Sungai Pisang. Photos: Herkkk,

Seems like all of Selangor’s hikers gathered at the same spot over the weekend. 

Videos showing them thronging the Sungai Pisang waterfall in Gombak circulated on TikTok recently, while the country is still grappling with COVID-19. Hiking was among several outdoor sports and recreational activities permitted for fully vaccinated individuals from Sep. 10 as the government warily begins to ease lockdown restrictions. 

“COVID loves to see this,” TikTok user MrNazz said in one of the videos, which garnered over a million views. Hundreds of unmasked individuals were captured in the clip hiking, bathing, and hanging out, prompting backlash from viewers. 

“I get that everyone has been locked at home for too long, but let’s be wise about going out.” TikTok user Mon<3 said. Another video garnered more than 500,000 views.

The videos have also circulated on other platforms, including Twitter, where some questioned why people were crowding at the same waterfall out of all recreational destinations available. 

“Why is everyone crowding at Sungai Pisang when you can cross districts to visit other rivers in Selangor?” FarisAlias07 asked on Twitter.

@shugr.coBuat baik tak suka buat jahat tak suka #sungaipisangwaterfall #gombak #pisang

♬ original sound – De’Nuckells

@herkkkkfasa 2 punya penangan 🤣 #fyp #rakyatmalaysia #keras♬ suara asli – devioh

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