A pigsty in Sibu’s high-end exclusive waterfront enclave

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By Chew Lip Song

RESIDENTS of Pulau Li Hua in Sibu are fuming that a household in their exclusive high-end residence has been rearing animals, including pigs, in the compound of the detached house.

A complainant claimed that the loud noises coming from the house suggested that it could be a commercial pigsty, not just rearing of one or two pigs as pets, Borneo Post reported.

“But even if it’s only one or two piglets, pigs are strictly prohibited in an urban area,” he pointed out.

He said that he had already written to the Sibu Municipal Council on Nov 19 last year and on March 16 this year, regarding the matter but no action had been taken.

The complainant even sent audio a recording of pig noises coming from the house.

According to the complainant, the neighbourhood had to endure the foul smell from that house’s compound.

“With the Covid-19 pandemic still a threat, I don’t think we want a pig flu outbreak as the one that struck in 1998 to complicate the matter; thus spoiling the clean Pulau Li Hua environment under your (council’s) watch,” said the complainant.

“We therefore urge the council to take immediate action to ensure that the council’s by-laws are being observed,” he added.

The developer of Pulau Li Hua described on its website that the project “represents a jewel of crown in exquisite homes set in secluded, luxurious setting in Sibu. Pulau Li Hua is conceptualised as an exclusive, integrated high class residential precinct with modern days lifestyle in mind.”

According to another property website, a semi-detached house there was selling at almost RM600,000 late last year and a bungalow at RM4.6 million.